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Abandoned asylums in America

Haunting photos of abandoned asylums across the U.S. have been published in a new book. Canadian photographer Matt Van Der Velde captured the eerie scenes of America’s disused hospitals, asylums and psychiatric facilities.

The collection features the private mental hospital where celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Zelda Fitzgerald and Truman Capote were treated. Another notable location includes the cells of an asylum that once held murderer Charles Manson.

The autopsy theater and morgue of Dr. Walter Freeman, known as the “Father of the Lobotomy,” is also shown. Van Der Velde, a veteran who has suffered PTSD, released the images as part of his book “Abandoned Asylums.” (Caters News)

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