This Abandoned Mental Asylum Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

If you thought abandoned mental asylums only existed in horror movies, think again. There are thousands of them rotting away all around the globe. This particular one will really give you the chills…

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The Western Mental Institute in Bolivar, Tennessee was opened in 1889, a time when treatment for those with mental illnesses was barbaric and truly terrifying.

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The hospital was overcrowded, housing more than 2,000 inmates, including some of the most disturbed criminals on the planet. It now lies derelict and forgotten nearly 127 years after it first opened.

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The eerie asylum practiced horrifying methods such as lobotomies and electric shock therapy, which was not frowned upon as it is now. Inside it’s a ghostly relic of an era of torture on patients…



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