I’m sure if there were cameras in these insane asylums back in the day, we would be deeply disturbed by what we would see. These walls hold a lot of secrets and it’s probably best if it stays that way! Rather than finding out all of the secrets of these asylums, lets take a look inside of them long after the last patient was gone. I am sure I’ll be having nightmares tonight!
1. The below pictures from the Armand Auclerc Weston State Hospital, which used to be known as the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. It’s located in Weston, West Virginia and was open from 1864 – 1994.
2. This is Cane Hill Asylum. It’s located in Croydon, London. It was open from 1883 – 1990.
3. Open from 1896 – 1975, this is The Essex County Hospital Center also known as The Overbrook Asylum.
4. In Buffalo, New York you will find the H.H. Richardson Complex, which used to be known as The Buffalo State Asylum For The Insane. It was used from 1881 – 1975.
5. Open from 1890 – 1998, The Hartwood Mental Hospital is located in Hartwood, Scotland.
6. This is the Kings Park Psychiatric Center which is in Kings Park, New York. It was used regularly from 1885 – 1996.
7. Used from 1907 – 1987, the Philadelphia Hospital for Mental Illness is located in Byberry, Pennsylvania.
8. The Poveglia Island Asylum wasn’t used for very long, just from 1922 – 1968. It is located in Venice, Italy and has been nicknamed The Island of Madness.
9. Even though The State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers in Danvers, Massachusetts has been demolished, we are very happy they were able to get pictures of the inside. It was used from 1878 – 1992.
10. The Topeka State Hospital in Topeka, Kansas was used from 1872 – 1997.
11. If you’re ever in Trenton, New Jersey you may be able to drive by the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, which was founded in 1848.
12. Whittingham Asylum is located near Preston, England and was in use from 1869 – 1995.
Would you dare to walk around in any of these places? Would it matter if it was day time or night-time? I don’t think I could do it during the day, but once the sun went down I would be out of there as fast as possible!