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(Rock 103)   Mississippi College building a new parking garage for its dental school, only to find 1,000 bodies from the State Lunatic Asylum buried underneath (Possibly Not safe for work ads in article)   (rock103.com) divider line 147
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2014-02-10 12:52:55 PM  
well, mississippi did invent the tooth brush
 
2014-02-10 12:54:32 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: SLA! SLA! SLA!


Interesting that you should say that. I was reading about Patty Hearst last night. What does the Symbionese Liberation Army have to do with this story though?
 
2014-02-10 12:54:42 PM  
The Dentists drilled too greedily, and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Mississippi.
 
2014-02-10 12:57:52 PM  

BizarreMan: I love the picture in the article.


You mean the ad for the "10 of the Hottest latina adult film stars"? Cause I liked that as well.

Most indeededly.
 
2014-02-10 12:58:10 PM  
Man i'll bet the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum was just a wonderful place to be back in the 1800's. Opened in 1855, name change from Lunatic to Insane asylum around 1900. I'm pretty sure I saw this movie.
 
2014-02-10 01:01:16 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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Heh.  Mine too!


And yet I can get to Fark.com.   Well, I still have my smart phone for anything wildly inappropriate.
 
2014-02-10 01:01:56 PM  
It could be worse. It could be in Florida.
 
2014-02-10 01:02:03 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo


Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad. The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

Yay progress.
 
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2014-02-10 01:03:01 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x561]

Should have used this picture for the article


They used actual human bones for that scene apparently.  It was cheaper than a model.  Yuck.
 
2014-02-10 01:04:15 PM  

OnlyM3: Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.


"Rape houses" you say?
 
2014-02-10 01:05:26 PM  

yakmans_dad: I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos


The stuff of nightmares.
 
2014-02-10 01:08:56 PM  
I think I saw this movie. Did the construction workers start disappearing one by one? Security footage discovered only to show odd occurances? Face of the devil in the BUlldozer exhaust?
 
2014-02-10 01:10:52 PM  

Stoker: 3000 Dollars per body to move? Golly, couldn't they just take them up to the science, medical and anthropology labs and use them?


No insurance? Sign up for our Teeth For Dentures Program!
 
2014-02-10 01:11:19 PM  
Got to keep the loonies on under the path?

/Floyd
 
2014-02-10 01:11:51 PM  

VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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So, the dead asylum patients were wearing bikinis?
 
2014-02-10 01:11:53 PM  
OnlyM3:
Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

Yay progress.


Show us on the doll where the liberal touched you.
 
2014-02-10 01:13:22 PM  
Geraldo Rivera has devolved into a punchline the last few years, but he does get credit for exposing the horrors of the Willowbrook State School.
 
2014-02-10 01:13:37 PM  

supershaft: OnlyM3: Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

"Rape houses" you say?


Doot doot doot Lookin' out my back door
 
2014-02-10 01:13:50 PM  
I went to school here (Not the dental school, but the same large medical facility). We used to play flag football and ultimate in this approximate area - east of the dental school.
 
2014-02-10 01:14:43 PM  
I'm currently earning my pre-doc internship hours at a state psychiatric facility that is over 100 years old, so I am getting a kick out of some of these replies

/and "agida" from others...
 
2014-02-10 01:14:58 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 100 40-50 years ago.  :(


FTFY, there was still some scary stuff going on moving into the 70s...
 
2014-02-10 01:15:11 PM  

OnlyM3: DoBeDoBeDo


Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad. The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.
Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

Yay progress.


Well, as long as we're getting all partisany...It was the conservatives that decided we had too many nut houses and basically just shoved most of patients back out on the street.

This was actually a boon for the conservative party.
media.salon.com
 
2014-02-10 01:15:58 PM  

JoieD'Zen: yakmans_dad: I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos

http://eofp.net/glore.html St. Joseph, Missouri. Museum. Creepy as f*ck.


eofp.net

24.media.tumblr.com


That pic made me laugh incredibly too hard.
 
2014-02-10 01:16:00 PM  
Free teeth for them to work on, a win-win!
 
2014-02-10 01:18:10 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: 3 grand each to move the bodies? Really? I can rent a Case 580M backhoe for 4 weeks for under $1900.

Step 1.) Dig new hole.
Step 2.) Remove bodies from old hole.
Step 3.) Put bodies into new hole
Step 4.) Profit!


Well you have to hire professionals, and not just some slack jawed yokel that knows how to operate a backhoe. They'll probably ensure that the whole body gets moved and not just what's in the bucket with each scoop.
 
2014-02-10 01:19:14 PM  

Evil Mackerel: DoBeDoBeDo: Smeggy Smurf: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement

Heh, true.

Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 100 years ago.  :(

Don't look into it, the "treatments" that they use to preform are quite disturbing.


OTOH some science has advanced to the point where we again are using electric shock treatments, LSD, and probes inserted into brains in a much different way, with good results.

/still scary to think about
 
2014-02-10 01:20:02 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


Access Denied (content_filter_denied) 

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So, the dead asylum patients were wearing bikinis?


I was kind of envisioning Dead Island bikini clad zombies.
 
2014-02-10 01:21:15 PM  

patrick767: OnlyM3:
Yet liberal -modern day- fark thinks it's hilarious and just that the U.S. currently runs rape houses.

Yay progress.

Show us on the doll where the liberal touched you.


Some of the best one night stands I've had were from slutty liberal women
 
2014-02-10 01:21:41 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Smeggy Smurf: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

We used to lobotomize them, now we put them in Congress.  It's not much of an improvement

Heh, true.

Seriously though my kid is non-verbal autistic.  It turns my stomach to think what he would have gone through just 100 years ago.  :(


Reading old intake sheets from Eastern State Hospital, he'd probably be labeled "Idiot" and locked away for life. That seriously makes me want to punch people. With few exceptions, the only "official" diagnoses were either "idiot" or "insane"

yakmans_dad: I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos


That place is AWESOME!!!

/going for an overnight in May
 
2014-02-10 01:21:46 PM  
[This post is in response to several posts upthread discussing the atrocities committed by mental health institutions nearly a century ago.]

Last year, I read Howard Dully's autobiography, which details the lobotomy he was given at the mature age of 12. Why? His strict stepmother couldn't handle his acting out, which he did partly because he was depressed from his mother's death. He spent his teen years in a mental institution and his young adult years in prison. He started to take control of his life in his 40s and that's when he started hunting down his old medical records to discover who he really was.

If you want to read an informative article about Dully's life rather than a 300 page book (fair warning - his writing style is a little off-putting), here's a link.
 
2014-02-10 01:23:57 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.


If only they hadn't taken vaccines as children. There would have been no need for these asylums.
 
2014-02-10 01:28:16 PM  

BafflerMeal: pute kisses like a man: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

they're not treated much better now

and by treated, i mean, arrested and put in jail, since there are no other alternatives.  prisons are our new mental health facilities.


Yup, and also one of the US's biggest dumping ground for anti-depressant drugs now.  Much easier than actually dealing with prisoners' issues.


Had an untreated schizophraniac in my bldg arrested last year after much surveillence for threatening to kill the President and some Secret Service/FBI agents. That's a federal crime, but he's sitting in the county jail until they figure out what to do with him. I don't think an answer currently exists.
 
2014-02-10 01:28:24 PM  

JoieD'Zen: yakmans_dad: I'll see your mental health clinic graveyard and raise you

[lightning flash]

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

https://plus.google.com/116929781250794700535/photos

http://eofp.net/glore.html St. Joseph, Missouri. Museum. Creepy as f*ck.


Holely Fu*k!

www.interestingamerica.com
 
2014-02-10 01:29:06 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x561]

Should have used this picture for the article


They did!
 
2014-02-10 01:29:33 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Should have used this picture for the article


Now knowing that the corpes on that scene were real makes that pic so much creepier.
 
2014-02-10 01:29:37 PM  

freetomato: Geraldo Rivera has devolved into a punchline the last few years, but he does get credit for exposing the horrors of the Willowbrook State School.


Watched the "Cropsey" documentary last night.  Had footage from that video in it.
 
2014-02-10 01:30:58 PM  
 
2014-02-10 01:31:42 PM  
May the creepy smiling dude from Poltergeist haunt the nighmares of these dental students.
 
2014-02-10 01:37:33 PM  

lindalouwho: BafflerMeal: pute kisses like a man: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

they're not treated much better now

and by treated, i mean, arrested and put in jail, since there are no other alternatives.  prisons are our new mental health facilities.


Yup, and also one of the US's biggest dumping ground for anti-depressant drugs now.  Much easier than actually dealing with prisoners' issues.

Had an untreated schizophraniac in my bldg arrested last year after much surveillence for threatening to kill the President and some Secret Service/FBI agents. That's a federal crime, but he's sitting in the county jail until they figure out what to do with him. I don't think an answer currently exists.


It's a simple solution.  He spends some time in the looney bin getting the proper treatment. When he's released it's with the understanding that if he goes off his meds we hang him.
 
2014-02-10 01:39:11 PM  

Spirit Hammer: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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I think it's a std WebSense filter. I can't get it either.


Probably. I'm using OpenDNS and getting the same filter.
 
2014-02-10 01:44:47 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: lindalouwho: BafflerMeal: pute kisses like a man: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

they're not treated much better now

and by treated, i mean, arrested and put in jail, since there are no other alternatives.  prisons are our new mental health facilities.


Yup, and also one of the US's biggest dumping ground for anti-depressant drugs now.  Much easier than actually dealing with prisoners' issues.

Had an untreated schizophraniac in my bldg arrested last year after much surveillence for threatening to kill the President and some Secret Service/FBI agents. That's a federal crime, but he's sitting in the county jail until they figure out what to do with him. I don't think an answer currently exists.

It's a simple solution.  He spends some time in the looney bin getting the proper treatment. When he's released it's with the understanding that if he goes off his meds we hang him.


*snort!

But seriously, the judge stated that she wants him to livein a facility that will immedietly inform the feds if he leaves. That doesn't exist in this state, if it exists anywhere.

/was a nice guy
//standard neighbor quote
 
2014-02-10 01:46:15 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.


What will really piss you off is the kind of things that were considered insane. Russia isn't the first place to lock up their homosexuals.
 
2014-02-10 01:48:16 PM  
I'm more interested in the sidebar link for Michelle Lewin. RAWR.
 
2014-02-10 01:50:39 PM  

pedobearapproved: Sin_City_Superhero: 3 grand each to move the bodies? Really? I can rent a Case 580M backhoe for 4 weeks for under $1900.

Step 1.) Dig new hole.
Step 2.) Remove bodies from old hole.
Step 3.) Put bodies into new hole
Step 4.) Profit!

Well you have to hire professionals, and not just some slack jawed yokel that knows how to operate a backhoe. They'll probably ensure that the whole body gets moved and not just what's in the bucket with each scoop.


TFA mentioned that they discovered the bodies during testing. That would mean shovel test pits, probably as part of a Phase 1B cultural resource management survey. They might have known from state archives that something like this existed, but not known exactly where.

And yes, any skeletons dug up would have to be removed by archaeologists, and the bones probably studied to some degree before re-interment. On an area with that many bodies, that does add up to big bucks. The Dental School has elected to practice "avoidance" (yes, that's the professional term) because it's probably going to be a lot cheaper to identify another area and do Phase 1A&B work all over again.
 
msP
2014-02-10 01:55:54 PM  
Why do they need to pay $3 million to move the bodies? I feel like someone with big excavation equipment could move it just as easily as it moves dirt.
 
2014-02-10 01:56:50 PM  

Tonto's Expanding Headband: I went to school here (Not the dental school, but the same large medical facility). We used to play flag football and ultimate in this approximate area - east of the dental school.


Well, you're boned. So to speak.
 
2014-02-10 01:59:29 PM  

ERNesbitt: Spirit Hammer: VladTheEmailer: Couldn't get to the article from work due to Nanny filters, but my imagination just ran wild seeing as this was about a cemetery....


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I think it's a std WebSense filter. I can't get it either.

Probably. I'm using OpenDNS and getting the same filter.


Didn't bother to RTFA or look at the site, but since it's a rock station odds are ~100% that they have bikini babes to do personal appearances and whatnot, and I'm sure they're very well presented on the site.
 
2014-02-10 02:02:17 PM  

That Guy Jeff: DoBeDoBeDo: Not to be a debbie downer, but this really is sad.  The way people with mental health issues were treated back in the day really is a black mark on humans in general.

I mean, I know that science wasn't advanced enough to understand the issues much less how to go about dealing with them, but some of the shiat that was done in those places is just creepy.

What will really piss you off is the kind of things that were considered insane. Russia isn't the first place to lock up their homosexuals.


And we locked up some women with severe postmenopausal depression because we didn't know how to treat it.

/paternal grandmother, in the 50s. She had my dad at age 44, then twin boys a year later o_O
//family still refuses to acknowledge depression (being a mental illness) runs in the family
///"grandma was in Mayview because of menopause" lol
 
2014-02-10 02:02:42 PM  
I don't believe in ghosts, but... Nope. I won't anywhere near there.

Nope.

/Nope nope nope
 
2014-02-10 02:03:05 PM  

dopekitty74: Whatchoo Talkinbout: SLA! SLA! SLA!

Interesting that you should say that. I was reading about Patty Hearst last night. What does the Symbionese Liberation Army have to do with this story though?


Symbionese Liberation Army , State Lunatic Asylum. Seemed similar to me too.
 
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