When you hear of the world’s most Haunted buildings this is one place that definitely lives up to it’s reputation. The Beechworth Asylum in Australia, originally known as the Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum, dating back to 1867. The asylum could hold a total of 1200 patients when full.
One of the most noticeable features of the asylum was their use of Ha-Ha walls. From the outside the wall was vertical and looked like a normal sized wall. However this was not the case, from inside the asylum the wall featured a trench at the bottom, meaning the wall was double in size compared to what could be seen from the outside. The tall wall from inside the asylum assured that prisoners could not escape while giving everyone from the outside a view of a low wall, as to not suggest imprisonment.
So what makes this place so haunted?
In the 128 years that the place was in operation over 900 patients died here. There is a story of one woman who was a patient at the asylum who was a big chainsmoker. She was thrown out of a window to her death by another patient who wanted cigarettes from her. After her death her body was not moved for 2 days due to her Jewish religion. Her body had to be first seen by a Rabbi who was coming down from Melbourne. It is said that many people now see the ghost of the woman from the window which she was pushed from.
The distress that many people experienced here first hand has left an imprint within the building. Within one wing in particular there is a daunting and cold feeling where electroshock treatments were given. The treatments would cause ligaments to snap, bones to break and teeth to shatter. It is no wonder that this place is known as one of the most haunted places in the world.
You can visit one of the most haunted buildings in Stockport on the 18th of February with our team. You will be provided with refreshments and use of equipment on the night. Tickets start from just £30 (Currently on sale from £25)