Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Copyright , by Albert M. In the preparation of this volume information has been supplied from so many sources that to specify a few would seem to be invidious. Files of old newspapers of St.
The first patients arrived at the newly opened Anoka Asylum in March The group of men who traveled by train from the St. Rather it was where most of these men would live out their days. According to historical records, 86 of those first patients died there and many were buried in numbered graves at the cemetery on the grounds. By , female patients had been transferred to the hospital from the facility in St.
Gonjiam was forced to close mainly due to economic downturns, unsanitary conditions, and problems with the sewage disposal system, not due to insane doctors or murderous patients. As the sewage problem grew, the owner left the country and did not leave documentation behind about the land or the buildings on it. Eventually, the hospital just closed its doors and it has been abandoned ever since, unless you count the numerous tourists, camera crews, and ghost hunters who come to stroll through the area, looking for evidence of paranormal activity or the proverbial skeletons in the closets of the asylum. The hospital is technically closed to the public and locals do not encourage tourists or give directions to the asylum willingly but roughly a thousand people break in and roam the grounds of Gonjiam Psychiatric hospital every year. The buildings stand complete with rusted out machines, hospital remnants, trash, and filthy mattresses, adding to its creepy and haunted reputation.