10 Most Sinister Abandoned Mental Asylums [pics]

Abandoned buildings of all descriptions seem haunted by the ghosts of their past – but when the ghosts are the souls of those declared clinically insane and sectioned, the place is likely to hold more bad memories than most.

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  • Inside abandoned 100-year-old asylum which housed patients from around Scotland and served as psychiatric hospital for WWI veterans (and yes, it's apparently haunted)
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  • Abandoned Hospitals | Atlas Obscura
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