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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 Sloss Furnaces - Birmingham, Alabama

Written by: Rick Garner
Case Filed: 10/31/01 - Birmingham, Alabama
Executive Producer: Rick Garner



Having never been to a steel plant, in production or not, I had no idea of what to expect.

10:35 p.m. - We begin a guided tour of Sloss Furnaces by Chris Simon, employee of McMillan Associates. Chris claims to have psychic abilities. He also admits that he's not skilled enough to always interpret what he senses. Psychic Rosemarie Sellner assists Chris in his interpretations, while cameras attempt to document everything.
10:55 p.m. - I receive a strong pain in my right ankle, that subsibes after leaving the building. We move up to the next level, the catwalk. Chris claims to have seen a white glowing light here with no source. It's difficult to breath; the air is heavy. Janis captures orbs and temperature fluxes are around a huge pipe suspended in the air, going to an upper level.