The Kirkbride Project (1)Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller · 1 January 0001
Cody K. Sundvor and Jerry G. Angelo present "The Kirkebride Project", a horror/supernatural thriller/ that tells the haunting tale of five college students who disappeared investigating an abandoned insane asylum the day after they were approached by a strange man who informed the friends of the asylums whereabouts. When the team begins their investigation, they quickly realize they are being stalked by the murderous spirits of the hospitals gruesome past. When the hospital opened its doors, it received two men from the Judge Probate of the County. The next day, it received 80 more patients from the St. Peter hospital. The first patients were all men, and most of them were farmers or laborers. Women were not admitted to the institution until 1893, when 125 women were transferred from St. Peter. As the institution grew, so did the town. The population in the town more than doubled between 1890 and 1930. The State Hospital quickly became overcrowded, even though it had been intended to solve overcrowding problems. Patients could be admitted voluntarily but many were sent by court order. Most stayed for life. Over the course of the twentieth century, hospital leaders were on forefront of treatments like occupational therapy and shock treatment. Still, the court system treated the hospital as simply a convenient way to isolate social outcasts. Most patients were poor and had few resources in times of trouble.
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Cody K Sundvor