6 of the Scariest Abandoned Mental Asylums in America

All across the United States they sit empty, masses of brick, mortar and stone. They are the relics of the mental health care system in the United States during the 20th century, one that began with good and simple intentions and ended in abandonment after decades of accumulated disasters. The state mental hospitals that dot the landscape of America are quiet places now, where once they were the sites of real psychological and physical torture who suffered tremendously at the hands of their fellow sufferers and caregivers. These are the places where physicians cut into their brains with icepicks and robbed them of their personalities. They are places where they were raped, medicated, abused, murdered. And now these buildings sit quietly, hulking silent containers of the dark miasma left after a century of misery and real fear experienced by hundreds of thousands of poor souls. They are real places where real horror took place. We invite you now to tour six of the scariest places in the United States. more

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