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Unexplained Cases | Pennhurst Asylum

Written by: Rick Garner
Case Filed: 08/18/19 - Spring City, Pennsylvania
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



Pennhurst Asylum. Spring City, Pennsylvania. Officailly known as Pennhurst State School and Hospital, this property was originally named the Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic. For 79 years, its buildings housed thousands of mentally and physically disabled. It would seem many remain here. 

On November 23, 1908, the first patient was admitted. By 1912, the facility was overcrowded. At the time, the mentally ill were considered a blight on society - to be feared and not allowed to associated with the general population. A Pennhurst Chief Physician, Dr. Henry H. Goddard, even said, "Every feeble-minded person is a potential criminal."

Spciety's view on those “feeble minded” essentially excused unspeakable horrors to be exercised in the halls and rooms of Pennhurst. in 1968, reporter Bill Baldini exposed conditions at the facility in a …

Field Reports from Raymond, Mississippi

Written by: Rick Garner
Case Filed: 03/28/01 - Raymond, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



Established in 1829 as the county seat of Hinds County, Raymond has a rich and colorful history. The magnificent courthouse, built in 1859 before the outbreak of the Civil War, is a fine example of Southern architecture. Raymond was also the site of a decisive battle in the Siege of Vicksburg.

We learned a great deal about the history of Raymond. Our visit uncovered much that was unexplained, but there's far more going on in Raymond than meets the eye. There's more stories to tell, if we only take the time to listen.