I am devastated by the recent news I came across. Tuesday night I learned as news 12 proudly announced Demolition has begun on the Kings Park Psychiatric center.
Built in 1885 and finally put out of commission in 1996 these historical buildings will finally be torn down, the property is said to be used for a recreational park, as well as residential and commercial use.
The Asylum housed the mentally ill beginning in 1895 and practiced electro-shock therapy, lobotomies and the latest quack medical procedures of the time. While this all seems horrifying today, with out these practices we would not have the knowledge or procedures we have today! Kings park in it’s time was considered the most advanced state of the art facility in operation.
In the above video you can gain a little insight as to what the center was all about.
The above link boasts hundreds of pictures of what the site looks like now and is a great source of information, not just for this particular hospital, but many other abandoned sites as well.
I am a huge lover of historical buildings and Victorian era architecture. It always greatly saddens me when I find these buildings being destroyed to build things like Target or Walmart. By the time I have grand-kids the ability to see such beauty will be forever lost save for text books. That alone breaks my heart!!
So Zombies aren’t ghosts or even paranormal, but WOW there is a lot going on around here. Be prepared folks, the zombie Apocalypse is upon us!
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Damaged House Magically Calls 911 for Help
An empty house in Marblehead, Mass. seems to have called 911 on its own after months of enduring a leaky pipe that covered the walls with toxic mold. And you thought that dog that called the police was smart.
No one actually spoke with the house (though I don’t know why you assume you’d understand house-language); instead, the call was recorded as a hang-up when it was received by police on Wednesday. After the dispatcher was unable to return the call, police headed to the location—31 Rockaway Ave.—where they discovered a damaged house:
According to the police log, they determined that something inside was leaking before they requested permission from higher-ups to make a forced entry through the back door.
It was then they saw just how badly this house had suffered.
Firefighters pumped out the basement, and all the utilities were stopped, according to fire Capt. Mike Porter.
Nobody’s been able to find the owner, but the bills are up to date and his family says he travels frequently. The house, unfortunately, will have to be gutted.
As for the emergency dialing, the lame “scientific explanation” is that water from the leak eventually short-circuiting the phone system, causing an errant call to 911. The cool explanation is that the house—located about 10 minutes from Salem, Mass.—was built on some kind of sacred witch grass, or whatever, but the point is that the house is alive, and it ate its owner, and then it called 911 because it was lonely and moldy. So, you can choose which story you believe. (The second one is better.)