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Ep. 121 - Athens Lunatic Asylum

Ep. 121 - Athens Lunatic Asylum

The Athens Lunatic Asylum is an institution that operated in
Athens, Ohio from 1874 until 1993. This hiospital not only has a
strange and morbid history, but it has gone through a series of
name changes. Today it is known as The Ridges, a name it took on in
the 1990s. While it was operational the hospital served thousands
including Civil War vets, children and violent convicted criminals.
The Ridges are now part of Ohio University and house the Kennedy
Museum of Art, an auditorium, offices, classrooms and storage
facilities. The faciltiy also houses something else. Spirits of
those who have died here have decided to remain. There are legends,
tales of seances and unwashable stains that are all part of the
paranormal happenings at this location. Join us as we explore the
history and hauntings of the Athens Lunatic Asylum! The Moment in
Oddity is by Bob Sherfield and features the life of Jeremy Bentham
and This Day in History is by Jessica Bell and features Joan of Arc
arriving at Orlean