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Danvers Insane Asylum

Also known as the Massachusetts State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers, it opened for business in 1878 and closed in the 1990s, a victim of deinstitutionalization policies and budget cuts. Among other things, the staff there specialized in the pre-frontal lobotomy, wherein an ice pick device was inserted into the orbital cavity, and swished around until … well, until you have some very angry ghosts. Abandoned since the early 90s, it became a notorious shell of […]