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Old 07-15-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Default Central State Hospital "World's Largest Insane Asylum"

Fascinating blog site produced by a guy who somehow got into some of the old decaying buildings at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville. Opened as the "Georgia Lunatic, Idiot and Epileptic Asylum" in 1842 (way before anybody thought about "political correctness"), Central State was the world's largest insane asylum at one time before gradually being shut down starting in the 1960s. The last remaining ward is supposed to close sometime this year, I think.

Oh how I would love to explore that place, which must surely be the most haunted locale in all of Georgia!

The Kingston Lounge: Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, GA
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:26 AM
 
Location: In the middle of Nowhere, Ga.
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Default Creepy for certain !

Do you think Paranormal State or Ghost Hunters would check it out?
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Braves Country
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I'm thinking tourist attraction. Anyone???
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Braves Country
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great pictures! Reminds me of Romania,..the communist years.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Milledgeville, GA
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Central State opened in 1842 after the Georgia State Legislature responded to a call from then Governer Lumpkin who passed the bill to create the asylum. It took 5 years to construct the first building now called the Powell Building. During the 60s there were over 12,000 patients. In the 70s and 80s the population began to decrease due to the addition of other regional psychiatric hospitals throughout the state. In 2010 it was announced that the hospital would close by 2014 after over 170 years of service. Presently only one building in in use and most of the others are abandoned and rumored to be haunted. The ghost hunters TAPS came a few years back but they were arrested by the campus police because some of the buildings are unsafe to enter and all of them have no trespassing signs on them.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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It's in Milledgeville? If I were a college kid at GCSU I'd totally check this out. Very cool.
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