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Abandoned New York Insane Asylum Arguably World’s Creepiest Abandoned Building

Abandoned New York Insane Asylum Arguably World’s Creepiest Abandoned Building August 9, 2018

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    A lot of us have a  morbid curiosity about abandoned buildings. And hospitals are the kings of creepy vacant buildings. So what’s the creepiest one of all? Actually, it’s not that hard to choose. Because we’re sure it’s this creepy abandoned asylum…

    The history of state run asylums is a long and sordid one, going back centuries.

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    In Europe — particularly in Britain — through most of the 17th century, the care of the mentally ill was left up to families and local parishes. Oftentimes, the ill would be locked up in workhouses or attics, or just left to roam the streets.