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Abandoned places are undeniably spooky; long forgotten, crumbling derelicts of another age, often haunted by painful memories, violence, and perhaps even ghosts. Among these decrepit, feral locations, perhaps the spookiest kind is abandoned insane asylums. These are places that even in life were infused with a thick air of suffering, madness, loneliness, and despair, and when they pass on into the realm of desolate abandonment, with maybe some ghosts thrown in for good measure, they transcend merely spooky to become terrifying places echoing with the pain and spectres of times past. Already naturally haunting places, insane asylums metamorphose into frightening, dark locales of dread in death. There are many abandoned asylums in the world, but perhaps the one that reverberates with the most sinister sense of hanging, unbearable evil is a place by the name of Letchworth Village. It is a place with a horrifying history that seems to have imprinted itself onto its now cracking, crumbling walls, and rates as one of the most haunted abandoned places there is. Letchworth Village Rehabilitation Centre opened in 1911 and was originally created for the purpose of housing the physically and mentally disabled and the feeble minded of all ages, from very young children to the elderly. Letchworth was initially lauded as one of the nation’s most prestigious and top-notch mental care facilities. However, this was sadly not to last. It started with rumours of mistreatment; whispers of cruelty towards the patients and horrific experiments conducted within the dank basements and underground tunnels of the facility. Stories of staff abusing or mistreating patients were rampant, riddled with tales of harsh punishments, beatings, and rape. All of this was merely rumour and hearsay at the time.

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Haunted Magazine #16 - Women in Paranormal Special  

Women, women, women, you can't live with them but you can get them to write the features for Haunted Magazine Issue 16, and like a female ve...

Haunted Magazine #16 - Women in Paranormal Special  

Women, women, women, you can't live with them but you can get them to write the features for Haunted Magazine Issue 16, and like a female ve...