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Asylum on the Hill by Katherine Ziff
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Apr 14, 12

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Anyone who has attended Ohio University or lived in Athens knows of the Athens Mental Health Center (fka The Athens Lunatic Asylum). As a child, I remember it when it still had patients and was fairly self-sufficient, growing its' own food, generating its' own power, etc. Even though Ohio University has taken over the land and now uses it for classes, storage and an art museum, many of the spooky aspects remain (the hundreds of graves with only patient numbers and no names; the dark, Gothic brick architecture, etc). Those who study local history, psychology or criminology may remember Billy Milligan...
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message 1: by Melissa (new) - added it

Melissa I really want to read this - I did some work up there for classes.


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