My Mephetic Life

(an ongoing series)

The Danvers State Insane Asylum is, of course, the most famous of all abandoned psychiatric hospitals. It was built in 1878 in an extremely rural location in Massachusetts, and stood empty between its closing in 1992 and demolition in 2006. In April 2007, the apartment buildings erected in its place partially burned down in a fire. Many of the Salem witch trials reportedly took place in the vicinity of the hill upon which Danvers was built. Danvers is thought to be the inspiration for H.P. Lovecraft’s Arkham Sanitarium, which in turn provided inspiration for Arkham Asylum in the Batman comic book series.

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    The front building is still there and eerie as fuck.
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