The Beechworth Lunatic Asylum holds the title of world’s most haunted Asylum and that is something to boast about ! Abandoned asylums are by far the creepiest of any stereotyped locations, a creepy ass empty building full of former mental patients… But this location has something a little more than the walking dead. There is said to be something dark here, attracted by all the pain and suffering. With over 9,000 recorded deaths it is not hard to believe.
The Mad Within
600 men and 600 women would be held at one time in the second oldest asylum in the world, over the span of 128 years, 9,000 patients died within the cursed walls. The building closed its doors for good in 1995 after failed attempts of a hotel, conference center and even a university. All of these businesses tried to face the problems after spending a presumably large sum in the shell of the old asylum but they where all driven out by those who still resided within.
In one of the rooms, you will find the signature of J.Kelly, one of more famous ghosts of Beechworth. He was sentenced to 15 years after burning down his sister-in-laws house. When he entered he was thought quite sane but he left a broken man and died in hospital in 1903. He is seen in his old room, striding and banging. In the same room a manical laughter is heard and objects are seen flying across the room before smashing on the wall. Anger ? Or is this pleasure from the fear he inspires.
A Jewish Patient is seen here, she was thrown from the terrace over a pack of cigarettes.Check out the orb captured
The Reaction Hall is one of the most haunted rooms within the building. It was an area where patients would come together and sing or play music even preform from time to time. Two ghosts are seen here constantly. A young girl and an old man. The young girl is heard wailing and scratching at the walls and the old man is seen staring down at passers-by from the window.
The old Matron Sharpe is an active spirit around the dormitories. She is seen walking around the room and rushing up towards people who try and enter.
Tommy Kennedy was murdered in the kitchens when he was working with another patient. People report a tugging sensation or being poked in the ribs. The sound of pots and pans are heard clanging and smashing despite the fact there is no equipment left ! The screams of Tommy are heard, agonising and prolonged.
Little girl saw around the asylum.
The sounds of children giggling and light footsteps are heard all over the building. The building had a huge childrens ward, ofcourse until very recently children were deemed insane when they where acting anything but ” Normal ” and they where treated brutally. Whipped, slapped or kicked. All it took was i slap around the head and an awkward fall and a child would be dead. In alot of old orphanges or aslyums the childrens deaths where often covered up and bodies hidden by evil old women who fed from the suffering of innocent children. In the past resident children were punished for talking to imaginary friends here. We know now that children’s imaginary friends are not always imaginary…
There are alot more intelligently active ghosts here but alot go unnamed. A certain presence or presences here are thought to be alot more than just former patients. All the death, pain and suffering felt here would have easily attracted something darker than the spirit of a little girl. People have enetered the building and been hit with a sudden sickness others have been scratched and bitten. A large black shadow is seen in every part of the bulding, stalking the corridoors, followed by a stench of human feses and with glowing red eyes. The feeling of terror some are said to experience without explanation can only be summed up to something demonic within. Is it possible certain groups have broken in an preformed dark rituals ? It would not be the first time insane asylums have been used for this…
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Convicted and Condemed
All it took to be convicted to Beechworth Asylum was a request from a pissed off relative and a signature from a doctor who was not even required to examine you in person, and the majority of patients left in body bags…
By far the most haunted part of the building and most terrifying is the Grevillia wing. It was infamous wing that all patients feared, insane or not. With medication not being introduced until the 1950’s. So if you were called mad the only way to cure you were shackles or straight jackets in a tiny white room with padded walls. Often patients would spend weeks, even months on end in this room. Or electro-shock therapy, you would be strapped down and connected to electric wires, the shock felt throughout the body would have caused ligaments to snap and bones to break. The end result if often permanent brain damage that would normally kill so many brain cells and you would be a vegtable.
The image actually was taken inside Beechworth Asylum…
The Greville wing is by far the most haunted and easily the main part of the building to experience some intense paranormal activity.
All of this is, let’s be honest, shit scary but that is nothing compared to the dark history ignored down in the cellars and more.
Rituals & Necromancy in Beechworth
In some mourges or prisons or aslyumns there is rumour of evil practises being preformed of the corpses of the dead. Removing dead bodies or preparing the coprses for burial or indeed the burial itself were all roles that involved the dead were underpayed jobs and relativley easy work to get. So as you can imagine it attracted some of the stranger members of society. As for the doctors, that profession was diffiucult to get into, incredibly difficult. It would have taken a lot of hard work and dedication so it would have been efficent to certain sociopaths with fasination of human anatomy. So what happens then ?
A doctor begins by testing the bodies reactions or perhaps a person’s mental response to certain treatment and they are fascinated by it, then they begin to reach out further and experiment on the dead bodies, then when that was no longer enough to fulfill there self-proclaimed purpose they turned towards the rumours of necromancy and satanic rituals.
There was whispers of this type of activity taking place in the bowls of Beechworth Asylum and why not ! Acts of this kind always attract those darker things and i understand this sounds a tad wacky but go to places supposedly haunted by demonic creatures and then place judgement. It is not hard to believe that these kinds of acts took place at this location and even less hard to believe that something inhuman is still lurking the abandoned halls of the worlds most haunted asylum.