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7 Terrifying Stories from Notorious American Asylums by Harry Parsons

Danvers State Hospital – Period Photograph Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Sadly, dignified and effective treatment for the mentally ill hasn’t always been the American standard. In fact, many insane asylums were notorious for subjecting patients to procedures that would today be considered sketchy and unethical, at best. All things considered, it’s understandable that old asylums in general often come attached to rumors that they’re haunted or otherwise unsettling.
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