There aren’t enough good haunted asylum movies. I love Grave Encounters. I’ve seen other movies about haunted asylum but most of them are terrible. Old buildings, in general, are scary. Asylums are a special kind of scary because of the padded cells and rusted equipment. Their dark history makes them even more terrifying.
I might spend the night in a haunted house. Don’t know if I’d do a haunted asylum. I’d like to tour one during the day, get some nice pictures and inspiration for my stories.
Here’s a “real” haunted asylum.
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Pennhurst State School and Hospital was an institution for mentally and physically disabled individuals. In 1908, Pennsylvania built the school as an asylum for patients with special needs. It was first known as the State Institution for Epileptics and Feeble Minded.
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Today, people believe the buildings and underground tunnels are haunted by the angry spirits of patients who suffered and died here. There are reports of slamming doors, footsteps and sounds of vomiting coming from empty rooms. Witnesses have even seen the spirit of a little girl roaming the buildings.