There is evidence of it being used to treat those behaving erratically, and it can be assumed that the behavior can be attributed to mental illness. However, they believed that mental illness was caused by being inhabited by a malicious or evil spirit. … More Trepanning The Horror
There has been documentation of people being kept in cages when they were “unable to be controlled” by caretakers, and even the wallpaper was peeling from the walls. Patients attempted to kill each other, and were sometimes successful due to the overworked staff. … More Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Build in Weston West Virginia in the eighteenth hundreds this hand-cut stone masonry building is said to be the second largest establishment of its kind in the world.
It was meant as a place of peace and relaxation, but Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum turned out to build out of nightmares. … More Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum build out of Nightmares