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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Ohio ghost tour

From The Independent of Massillon, Ohio:

The soft summertime whirring of cicadias was the only sound as the sun sank over the horizon at the site of the former Massillon Pychiatric Hospital Saturday night. The sky glowed orange, shadows lengthened. Mental illness was not well-understood when the 250-acre state facility first opened in 1896, Sherri Brake-Recco, director of Heartland Haunted Tours, told the 48 believers and skeptics who stepped off the luxury bus into the still evening air. On the same site that Indian cornfields sprouted and James Duncan’s sheep grazed, patients were “treated” by malaria injections, induced comas, ice water-soaked sheets. One doctor in particular, she said, was known for his assembly line lobotomies. In through the eyeballs with an ice pick, done in 10 minutes. In the 1950s, there were more lobotomies than tonsellectomies. Despite the boarded up and broken out windows, the impressive architecture of the chapel and the McKinley Hall still demanded attention. So apparently, did something – or someone.
Rest of story contains accounts of images of children showing up in the cameras when they weren't visible to the naked eye and also some macabre Ohio tales.


Blogger protected static said...

This reminded me so much of the David Caruso flick Session 9. Ever see it? Really creepy, and set on the grounds of Danvers Mental Hospital outside Boston. brrrrr Creepy.

Did I mention how creepy it was?

8/04/2005 10:40:00 PM  
Blogger Carnacki said...

I never saw it. I'll have to put it on my Netflix queue.

8/04/2005 11:20:00 PM  

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