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Monday, October 8, 2018

Pennhurst Asylum

Tis the season and I just managed to picture a whole new level of creepiness. The Secret Affair event is open with a new round of everything spooky. “Pennhurst Asylum: The Shame of Pennsylvania” is the chosen theme for this October round. Needless to say, I found myself inside the frightening Pennhurst Asylum hanging out with a couple dead bodies, Roxy and Lolita, that eventually became my bffs.

So what is the Pennhurst Asylum and why was the shame of Pennsylvania? Weirdnj.com reports the following: “Back in the mid 1960s, fledgling TV reporter Bill Baldini ran a five-episode exposé of Pennhurst State School and Hospital on Philadelphia’s TV10 (now an NBC affiliate). It painted a picture of neglect and abuse in the Chester County institution that was hard for the regular viewers to stomach. On the flickering monochrome televisions of the time came images of full-grown hands and feet bound by straps to adult-sized crib beds. Inmates of the institution were shown rocking, pacing, and twitching. Many were severely disabled either mentally or physically, but others were quite lucid and coherent—but withdrawn into themselves because of over-stimulation of the senses in the loud and sometimes frightening place, and a lack of much-needed mental stimulation.

 


This state-funded school and hospital center was at the heart of the human rights movement that revolutionized this country’s approach to healthcare for the mentally and physically handicapped. This facility was one of the most striking examples of the maltreatment that was characteristic of such institutions––at one point, papers labeled it “The Shame of the Pennsylvania”.

 

It was inevitable that the hospital would close down, but it took two decades of legal actions, federal judgments made and overturned, and growing financial crises for the place to be shuttered. By the 1980’s, overcrowding, lack of funds, inadequate staffing and decades of abuse and neglect accusations caught up with the operation, and in 1987 Pennhurst closed its doors.”

Currently, the eerie Penhurst is a well-known haunting attraction and is allegedly so haunted that paranormal investigators and visitors across the county had many ghostly encounters on the asylum grounds. If you follow paranormal TV shows, chances are that you saw or heard about this asylum.


 *On Her*

"Short Falling Hair - Colors" from Tableau Vivant (75L - Tableau Vivant Mainstore Gacha Machine)

"Insane" Tattoo from Endless Pain Tattoos (375L - The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Tattoo Layers for Standard Avatars and Applies for Maitreya, Belleza, SLink, Omega, and Signature in 2 Versions)

Body Scissors, Part of "They Say I'm Crazy" Tattoo from Misschevious (200L - The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Omega Appliers, 2 Sets of Mesh Eyes and Wearable Scissors)

"The Nurse" Outfit and Mask from Essence (399L - The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Body Suit for Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique Mesh Bodies, Gas Mask, Tail, Boots, and Stethoscopes for Hands and Neck)

"Deranged Bloody Claws" from Static (295L - The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Bento Mesh Claws for Maitreya. Available in Regular and Bloody Versions)

"Just Your Average Piercing" from F&M (35L - The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Wearable Hook)

"Chest Cockroaches" from MoonPhase (199L - The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Mesh Wearable Cockroaches for Face and Chest and Omega Tattoo Appliers)

"Demented Dolly Scepter" from Distorted Dreams (250L - The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Mesh Wearable Scepter with Holding Animation)

"Creepy Nurse 3" from Black Cat Poses (49L) 

"Creepy Nurse 2" from Black Cat Poses (49L)

*The Furniture*

"Bloodbath Backdrop" from Inner Demons (299L - The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Blood Backdrop with Mod and Copy Permissions. 12 L.I.)

"Prisoner Skeleton" from Moon Sha (125L - The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Mesh Decorative Skeleton. 1 L.I. with Copy & Mod Permissions)

"Old Asylum Commode" from Noctis (Available at The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Mesh Commode with Animations. 1 L.I. with Copy Permissions)

"Hospital Side Table" from Noctis (Available at The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Mesh Side Table. 1 L.I. with Copy and Mod Permissions)

"Asylum Bed" from Noctis (Available at The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Mesh Bed in 6 Versions with Animations. 3 L.I. with Copy and Mod Permissions)

"Eye Scoop and Eye Jar" from Noctis (Available at The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Mesh Eye Scoop and Jar. 0.5 L.I. Each with Copy and Mod Permissions)

"Hanging Teddy" from Noctis (Available at The Secret Affair *October Event*. Includes Mesh Hanging Teddy with 4 Color Options. 1 L.I. with Copy and Mod Permissions)

"Wrapped Corpses" from ContraptioN (Old Group Gift)



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