Graveyard Shift

14 Super Terrifying Haunted Asylums From Around The World

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Vote up the haunted asylum you'd be most scared to spend the night in.

The history of insane asylums is plagued with terror and abuse. A multitude of asylum and psychiatric patients have lost their lives, dignity, and maybe even what was left of their minds as a result of cruel and overcrowded confinement. Moreover, the "treatment" of mental illness in the past often involved horror movie-style methods. 

It's no wonder that - like the real-life homes that became haunted in the wake of horrifying events - most of the creepy abandoned buildings that once housed hundreds of mental patients now inspire many ghost stories and are home to continuous paranormal activity. This list compiles just a few of these haunted institutions that can be found around the world.