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  • Beechworth Asylum

    food for as long as two weeks. Cellblock 12 is known for echoing voices and cackling; Cellblock 6 for shadowy figures darting along the walls; Cellblock 4 for visions of ghostly faces. Many people have reported seeing a silhouette of a guard in one of the towers. One of the most legendary tales comes from Gary Johnson, who helps maintain the crumbling old locks at the prison. In the early 1990s, he had just opened an old lock in Cellblock 4 when he says a force gripped him so tightly that he was unable to move. He described a negative, horrible energy that exploded out of the cell. He said tormented faces appeared on the cell walls and that one form in particular beckoned to him. 3) Waverly Hills Sanitarium Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a closed sanatorium located in southwestern Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky. It served as a tuberculosis hospital throughout the early to mid 20th Century, a time when the disease was at its worst. The patients were mistreated, abused, and had experimental procedures tested on them. It is believed that as many as 63,000 patients died there. Waverly Hills opened in 1910, and closed in 1961. The building was reopened in 1962 as Woodhaven Geriatric Center, a nursing home primarily treating aging patients with various stages of dementia and mobility limits, as well as the severely mentally handicapped. Woodhaven was closed by the state in 1982 allegedly due to patient neglect. A show called Ghost Hunters (TAPS), captured a figure on…

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  • Waverly Hills Sanitarium Case

    We entrust many aspects of our lives to figures in positions of power – our births, our educations, our marriages, our livelihoods. The list could go on. But one important aspect we entrust is our health. We count on doctors and nurses to make the right decisions for our bodies, and sometimes that decision is the difference between life and death. In spite of the expectations set for our caregivers, human nature can lead us astray. Medical abuse has been very prevalent in a plethora of settings.…

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  • Harvey Play Analysis

    ‘Harvey’ is a Pulitzer Prize winning comedy by Mary Chase and directed by Ronald L. Watson. It was played at McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College, from March 31st to April 10th. The play’s time period is 1940s when the World War II had been occurred. Elwood P. Dowd was a middle aged man who had an invisible friend, Harvey. He claimed that Harvey was a 6 foot tall rabbit and liked to introduce Harvey to everyone. Elwood’s sister, Veta Louise Simmons, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, were…

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  • Seven Floors By Dino Buzzati

    Italian novelist, Dino Buzzati, in his story, “Seven Floors,” describes the struggles a man, Giovanni Corte, has with his slight illness in a sanatorium. According to the story, the seven floors of the sanatorium are separated based on the “gravity of their state;” the seventh floor is for the extremely mild cases while the first floor are for the casses the doctors can’t fix. Self-serving bias, described in module four, is defined as the tendency to perceive oneself favorably. The story begins…

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  • Mountain Mysteries By Larry Thacker Analysis

    that only disappear from the vehicle without a word? Why are they attached to this world? Why do they need to keep traveling? Many ghost stories are rooted in folklore and are simply stories told around a fire or to a group as something “they say” others are stories that are documented and proven. Many places are only thought to be scary or creepy, others are proven to be haunted. Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville has been called the scariest and most haunted place on Earth. The building…

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  • Town Of Cats Tengo Analysis

    memory was him in the crib watching his mother and a man who wasn’t his father “suck on her breasts”. He knew his mother left him, leaving him with a man whom was “short, squat and utterly unimpressive” to Tengo who was “tall, strapping man, with a broad forehead, a narrow nose, and tightly balled eyes”. Tengo his entire life knew that he wasn’t his father, but yet his father still took care of him to the best of his ability. Many people who have a whether divorce, a parental figure disappeared…

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  • Case Study: HAUNT Paranormal

    “After I told him of the overwhelming sensation of sadness I was experiencing, Eddie mentioned that there was a bathroom located on the floor that we were on that was known to have been the site of several suicides.” Adrienne then asked one of the sanatorium’s volunteers Sarah Sanders and was told that they were standing next to the infamous bathroom. This was not…

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  • Billiards At Half Past Nine Analysis

    influence on the novel. Most of the flashbacks take the reader back to this time period and expose the struggles the characters went through, especially due to their resistance to the Nazis. Through the varying narrators, he provides insight into Germany during these years and how brutal life became. He emphasizes how eventually the Nazis became so powerful that any act of defiance, no matter how small, would be punished by death. Johanna describes this when Robert visits her in the sanatorium,…

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  • George Orwell Influence On Animal Farm

    son, Richard; and his wife’s upcoming minor surgery, he yearned the last phase of the war. With her support, Orwell traveled to Paris on March 15, but on March 29, he received word that his wife Eileen had died in surgery (Forman). In 1946, Orwell moved from London to the island of Jura, off the coast of Scotland, to find refuge from his immense loneliness (Rossi). During this time, he focused on writing his next great work, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). Although Jura was inspirational, the move…

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  • Classification Of Hotel Enterprises In Russia Case Study

    Classification of hotels ", which included only two categories: hotels and motels at least 10 rooms. In 1998 a state standard of classification of accommodation facilities was established. It was GOST 51185-98 "Tourist services. Accommodation facilities. General requirements". According to the WTO classification this standard divided hotel enterprises into collective and individual. In its turn, a group of collective accommodation includes hotels, analogical and specialized means of…

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