Athens Lunatic Asylum (The Ridges), Ohio: On December 1, 1979, a patient by the name of Margaret Schilling went missing. Despite the efforts of the hospital staff, Margaret was nowhere to be found. It wasn't until 42 days later that her body was discovered locked in a long-abandoned ward once used for patients with infectious illnesses. Tests showed that she died of heart failure, yet she was found completely naked, her clothing neatly folded next to her body. Worse yet, to the horror of…

Athens Lunatic Asylum (The Ridges), Ohio: On December 1, 1979, a patient by the name of Margaret Schilling went missing. Despite the efforts of the hospital staff, Margaret was nowhere to be found. It wasn't until 42 days later that her body was discovered locked in a long-abandoned ward once used for patients with infectious illnesses. Tests showed that she died of heart failure, yet she was found completely naked, her clothing neatly folded next to her body. Worse yet, to the horror of…

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Portraits of patients at Victorian lunatic asylum treated for 'mania and melancholia' | Daily Mail Online

Portraits of patients at Victorian lunatic asylum treated for 'mania and melancholia' | Daily Mail Online

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Metal head protector designed to keep mental health patient from harming themselves by headbanging.

Metal head protector designed to keep mental health patient from harming themselves by headbanging.

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Shot in an abandoned psychiatric hospital in the Netherlands. A door to one of the patient's room is pretty badly scratched by someone...or something... :)  Maik Keizer

Shot in an abandoned psychiatric hospital in the Netherlands. A door to one of the patient's room is pretty badly scratched by someone...or something... :) Maik Keizer

Patients in various states of misery, at the Ohio Insane Asylum. The photo was taken in 1946. Psychiatric medicine improved in leaps and bounds during the intervening decades.

Patients in various states of misery, at the Ohio Insane Asylum. The photo was taken in 1946. Psychiatric medicine improved in leaps and bounds during the intervening decades.

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This man was called Boxer. He was literally chained to his bed at a mental asylum at Cerne Voda. The asylum was a repurposed military hospital. If he wasn’t chained, he would flee causing panic among other asylum patients.

This man was called Boxer. He was literally chained to his bed at a mental asylum at Cerne Voda. The asylum was a repurposed military hospital. If he wasn’t chained, he would flee causing panic among other asylum patients.

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