“The Athens Lunatic Asylum was a mental hospital operational in Athens, Ohio from 1874 until 1993. During its operation, the hospital provided services to a variety of patients including Civil War veterans, children, and violent criminals suffering from various mental disabilities. It is best known as a site of hundreds of the infamous lobotomy procedure, as well as various supposed paranormal sightings. After the hospital's original structure closed, the state of Ohio acquired the property and renamed the complex and its surrounding grounds "The Ridges". “Thanks Wikipedia
The kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University is located at the “Ridges” Today, we are going to take a look at::
“Asylum”: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
Photography exhibition by Chris Payne ( These are my photos of his photos) August 27, 2010 – December 30, 2010 and yes this is Haunting
Thanks for stopping by. This is my first post since the computer crashed so I’m not sure how it is going to publish. At any rate my visit to the “Ridges” was certainly haunting and I will be doing a future post about that and the old haunted TB Hospital & Cemetery.