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    Beechworth Asylum

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    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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    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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    Celebrity, Beverley Mitchell The Pennhurst State Mental Hospital, located in Spring City, Pennsylvania has been dubbed as being one of the most legendary asylums when it comes to hauntings and putting humans to the ultimate fear factor test. This legend became even more amplified when Beverley Mitchell was on set at Pennhurst filming the movie under the same name. While on set, Beverley Mitchell, who played younger sister "Ruthie" on 7th Heaven witnessed firsthand, the overwhelming feeling of…

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    The spread of tuberculosis in society changed the way medicine was approached to a more scientific focus. The disease also shifted the idea that the sick should not be helped to one more focused on community. Malcolm Morris calls for a “crusade against tuberculosis” in his article titled “The Prevention of Consumption.” In the article, Morris focuses on the way tuberculosis is transmitted, action by public authorities, sanatoriums, and the help for all people as ways to combat tuberculosis.…

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    site in which this evidence is captured is as lovely and haunted as St. Albans Sanatorium. It was during a photo session on November 1, 2014 for which Pat Bussard O’Keefe was shooting for After Dark Magazine, that two of the Ghost Writers’ team members recorded a most unusual anomaly. Pat and Ken O’Keefe photographed a mist forming from a nondescript shape into a very distinct humanoid-looking head. Sections from two of these photos are featured later in this chapter. Keep in mind that as a…

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    “weapon would serve less to defend him than to justify the other man’s killing him” (Borges, 179). The other man wanting to fight with Dahlman is suggesting that there might be no more hope for Dahlman to live. Dahlman wants to find joy in his life and it is as though the knife answers his wish to die while he was in the sanatorium since it “would have been a liberation, a joy, and a fiesta” (Borges, 179). Furthermore, the knife can mean that Dahlmans life situation later on is unknown and his…

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    Bruce Wayne Barraclough

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    St. Albans Sanatorium to make a connection with the immortal spirits that walk within her walls. Upon his arrival, he felt so connected to the ethereal essence of the asylum, that he and his team later went on to develop an event designed for the sole purpose of helping to reconstruct the wood, stone, and rock of the sanatorium back into its original form. “Paranormal Restore was a conference that brought together leaders in the paranormal field who wanted to help save St. Albans,”…

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    Harvey Play Analysis

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    ‘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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    Salem Sisters

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    1994 when St. Albans was still used to warehouse the addicted and mentally ill,” Misty said. The Sisters of Salem have discussed a possible experiment, playing the movie in one of the active rooms in St. Albans to try to trigger a response from the wraith. Investigators such as famed Electronic Voice Phenomena expert Michael Esposito have pioneered similar experiments with varying degrees of success. Another connection to the movie is that Ashley had been quoting Forrest Gump all evening. “I…

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    3:33 AM Approx: 1,300 words When some paranormal teams enter through the portals of St. Albans Sanatorium to investigate her dark interior, a bond is formed that calls to them, time and time again. 3:33 a.m. Paranormal is one of the teams that has heard and answered the asylum’s siren call. Led by the dynamic duo of Alex and Krystal Porras, this group of curious investigators has returned to St. Albans two or three times a year for the past six years. The team’s “baker’s dozen” visits to the…

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