Apr 29, 2016
The Athens Lunatic Asylum is an institution that operated in Athens, Ohio from 1874 until 1993. This hiospital not only has a strange and morbid history, but it has gone through a series of name changes. Today it is known as The Ridges, a name it took on in the 1990s. While it was operational the hospital served thousands including Civil War vets, children and violent convicted criminals. The Ridges are now part of Ohio University and house the Kennedy Museum of Art, an auditorium, offices, classrooms and storage facilities. The faciltiy also houses something else. Spirits of those who have died here have decided to remain. There are legends, tales of seances and unwashable stains that are all part of the paranormal happenings at this location. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Athens Lunatic Asylum! The Moment in Oddity is by Bob Sherfield and features the life of Jeremy Bentham and This Day in History is by Jessica Bell and features Joan of Arc arriving at Orleans. This location was suggested by listener Tracy Martin and our Reserach Assistant was Jenni Watt.
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