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Over 7000 insane asylum patients discovered buried under university

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posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:01 PM
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Holy cow, that's a lot of coffins.

At least 7,000 bodies of former insane asylum patients could be unearthed on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus, experts have reported.

UMMC officials first began to discover the scores of unmarked graves in 2013 during renovations at the school. That year, 66 coffins were found during construction for a road on the sprawling 164-acre campus.

In 2014, during work on a parking garage to the east of the dental school, roughly 3,000 more coffins were discovered through underground radar.

Estimates for the number of bodies have now reached as high as 7,000, and the coffins could be spread across 20 acres of the campus

Some history

The reason behind UMMC's mass network of forgotten graves dates back to 1855, when the state's first mental institution was built in the very same spot that university buildings now stand.

The Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum was created to give patients a better quality of life; until that point, people suffering from mental illnesses could often be chained in jails and attics to keep them away from others.

Pretty cool

After this weekend's discovery, experts are hoping to create a lab and visitors center to study the remains and garner important historical information from even the coffins and clothing. A memorial would also be built to pay tribute to the former patients.

Pretty spooky realizing that there were 7000 dead patients right below your feet this entire time. I wonder how haunted the university is/was?
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posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:09 PM
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Wonder if there is any good ghost stories coming out of there?


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posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

My stomach turns when I read stories like this. Those poor people were probably mentally tortured for years before their eventual demise.

Bleugh.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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And where are we at today with regards to mental health?

LOL, about a mile down the road from there. Sad.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

I'd bet there was also a lot of murders and maybe even genocide. How the heck do you manage to bury 7000 people.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
And where are we at today with regards to mental health?

LOL, about a mile down the road from there. Sad.


in the process of digging a bigger hole unfortunately.....



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

I'd bet there was also a lot of murders and maybe even genocide. How the heck do you manage to bury 7000 people.


With a excavator or back hoe???

sorry was that too soon???
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posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
And where are we at today with regards to mental health?

LOL, about a mile down the road from there. Sad.


I think the only progress we've made is erasing a bit of the stigma.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:45 PM
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Another point that needs to be mentioned is that this was in Mississippi, and during those times (and even now) racism was alive and well.

I bet a large amount of patients were not even crazy, if you know what I mean.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:50 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986

Pretty cool

There is not anything "Pretty cool" about this. Sounds horrible to me.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: Naturallywired

I'm talking about the memorial and museum/study lab they've decided to build after this discovery.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:58 PM
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posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: GuidedKill

originally posted by: network dude
And where are we at today with regards to mental health?

LOL, about a mile down the road from there. Sad.


in the process of digging a bigger hole unfortunately.....


So true. There has been a hell of a lot of talk about mental health recently in the msm.

If the MSM are talking about it then it's dangerous times ahead.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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It's sad but this was not an uncommon story here in the South...It's didn't matter race, color or creed, many people disappeared in the South in institutions like these....Hell even schools and boys homes weren't safe..



Known as the "White House Boys," these 300-some men were sent as boys to the reform school in the small panhandle town of Mariana in the 1950s and 1960s. They have joined together over the years to tell their stories of the violence administered in a small building on the school's grounds they knew as the White House.


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posted on May, 8 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

Are you just looking for a reason to disagree with me again? Sorry no debates here my friend.

Partisan thread is that way >>>>



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Because they were allowed to. It's incredibly frightening how one can be just cast away as a 'nut'. Then nobody hears from you again and nobody cares.

Keep your loved ones close.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Oh my what an ego!



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

How you got ego from my post is a mystery I'll never figure out.

Im kidding by the way, you are free to stay and say as you please.

Go freedoms!



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

Why the f#ck are you even talking about Hillary? Seriously?



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

It was a joke due to people here constantly claiming that crazy and dead people voted for Hillary.

So relax and drink a beer.



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