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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 …

Mystery of Camp Van Dorn

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 05/17/01 - Centreville, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner
5-part investigation and hours of raw footage!



Theodore Bullock is retired but he has 21 years of public service under his belt, including being President of the Pike County Board of Supervisors. Bullock has heard many tales of what happened at Camp Van Dorn. "What they was saying was the U.S. Army, they decided to kill these people on account of their reputation...things that they had done."
Dr. Lucious Lampton is Editor of the Magnolia Gazette. He grew up with stories shared by his father about the Army base. "There were stories of a shooting out there, in which a number of black soldiers had been shot and killed."
Could something so horrible be true?