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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 …

Angels Among Us: Reunion

Written by: Cindy Carter and Tim Freeny
Case Filed: 3/21/02 - Jackson, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner




"I'm going to hug your neck,"said Scott Watkins, when he met Sarah Haller. This reunion comes almost two months after Sarah was hit by a car on I-55 South.

She was involved in a fender-bender, and had stepped out of her car when another car struck her from behind. Scott Watkins saw the whole thing.