Category: abandoned places

Amboy, CA is a  creepy little ghost town in th…

Amboy, CA is a  creepy little ghost town in the Mojave Desert along Route 66

darbians: An abandoned hospital in Italy. Check the link for…

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An abandoned hospital in Italy. Check the link for the full set from here…

Osepdale B

darbians: A beautiful abandoned villa in Italy. Check out the…

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A beautiful abandoned villa in Italy. Check out the link for more from here…

Abandoned Villa Italy

Brooklyn Navy Yard (Brooklyn, New York)ADDRESS: 63 Flushing Ave,…

Brooklyn Navy Yard (Brooklyn, New York)

ADDRESS: 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

COORDINATES: 40.702000, -73.969000

Following the American Revolution, the waterfront site was used to build merchant vessels. Federal authorities purchased the old docks and 40 acres of land for $40,000 in 1801, and the property became an active US Navy shipyard five years later, in 1806. The tremendous efforts of its 70,000 workers during World War II earned the yard the nickname “The Can-Do Shipyard.”

A study initiated by the Department of Defense under Robert S. McNamara in late 1963, sought to accomplish savings through the closure of unneeded or excess military installations, especially naval shipyards. On 19 November 1964, based on the study, the closure of the navy yard was announced, along with the Army’s Fort Jay on Governors Island and its Brooklyn Army Terminal, all to take effect by 1966. 

Pennhurst State School and Hosptial, Formerly “Eastern…

Pennhurst State School and Hosptial, Formerly “Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic” (Spring City, Pennsylvania) 

ADDRESS: 1205 Commonwealth DrSpring City, PA 19475

COORDINATES: 40.193725, -75.560178

In 1903, the Pennsylvania Legislature authorized the creation of the Eastern State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic due to the number and status of the feeble-minded and epileptic persons in the state in need of specialized, institutional care. From 1903 to 1908, the institution was built on 633.913 acres of Crab Hill in Spring City, Pennsylvania. On November 23, 1908, “Patient Number 1” was admitted to the hospital, and within the next four years, Pennhurst was overcrowded. 

Patients of Pennhurst were classified into mental categories of “imbecile” or “insane”, into physical categories of “epileptic” or “healthy”, and dental categories of “good”, “poor”, or “treated” teeth upon admittance. 

In 1968, fledgling TV reporter Bill Baldini ran a five-episode exposé of Pennhurst State School and Hospital on Philadelphia’s TV10. The episodes revealed the horrid abuses patients in Pennhurst were forced to endure. Patients were bound by their hands and feet to adult-sized cribs. The asylum’s staff would often tie the patients to their cribs and leave them alone for hours if not the day. Patients who showed aggressiveness were often drugged to calm them down. Patients were often subject to beatings, sexual abuses, and assault by both staff and other patients. There are even documents suggesting human experimentation took place at Pennhurst. Perhaps one of the most horrid actions to these patients was the staff would often remove all the teeth of a patient who bit another patient or a staff member. This happened so often that even years after the asylum was closed, urban explorers would find teeth in the asylum’s tunnels. When one patient was asked by the interviewer what he would like most in the world, if he could have anything he wanted, the sad and withdrawn reply was simply, “To get out of Pennhurst.” In 1977 U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Broderick ruled that the conditions at Pennhurst State School violated patients’ constitutional rights. Pennhurst State School was ultimately closed in 1987. Its 460 patients were discharged or transferred to other facilities in a process known as deinstitutionalization. 

Needless to say, locals, former patients and staff, and anyone else with knowledge of the asylum regard Pennhurst as extremely haunted. Explore at your own risk…

darbians: An abandoned theatre in Italy. Check out the liink…

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An abandoned theatre in Italy. Check out the liink for more from here…

Abandoned Theatre Italy

darbians: The extrvagant abandoned castle in Italy.Go check the…

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The extrvagant abandoned castle in Italy.

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Sammezzano Castle

darbians: The reamains of an abandoned race circuit in…

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The reamains of an abandoned race circuit in France.

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Reims Race Circuit

darbians: A beautiful time capsule in the UKCheck out the link…

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A beautiful time capsule in the UK

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Esscence House

darbians: A time lapse filmed in an abandoned house.

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A time lapse filmed in an abandoned house.