Lobotomies and Bodies ‘Left to Rot’ at Horror Asylum

Danvers State Hospital in Massachusetts has a haunted history, dating back to 1874. This is also the sight where the Salem Witch Trials judge John Hathorne once lived. The first lobotomy was performed there in 1948, and soon electric shock therapy in the 1950s. Although huge, the Danvers building was once very overcrowded, with original …

Weird Tourism, Part 5 — 8 of the Strangest Sights and Attractions in North America

What a long, strange journey it’s been. Over our Weird Tourism series, we’ve visited some of the most mind-boggling locations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. But although we’re on the home stretch, the journey’s not over quite yet. We still have North America to explore. So, before we head home from our trip, …

Weird Tourism, Part 4 — 8 of the Strangest Sights and Attractions in Latin America

Our weird world tour began in Europe, visited Asia, and went through Africa. We’re nearing the home stretch, but the trip isn’t done quite yet. In this fourth part of our Weird Tourism series, we’ll marvel at the strangest sights and sounds of Latin America. There’s a lot of wild and bizarre nature on the …

Weird Tourism, Part 3 — 8 of the Strangest Sights and Attractions in Africa

In our Weird Tourism series, we’ve visited some of the most unusual places, seen the strangest sights, and gawked at the most bizarre attractions of Europe and Asia. This time, we’re heading over to Africa. When you think of Africa, you probably think of jungles or the Sahara Desert. And while both environments can be …