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Diary of a Ghost Chaser - Beechworth Lunatic Asylum

Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, VICTORIAThe abandoned grounds of Beechworth Lunatic Asylum - also known as Mayday Hills - is a hot spot for ghost hunters, with regular and consistent accounts of unexplained figures walking the halls.Visitors recount an 80-year-old man tugging at their clothes, children laughing in the distance and the murmurs of a young girl who desperately tries to speak but can't be understood.The asylum closed in 1995 after 128 years of operation.However, hundreds of patients were buried on-site in unmarked graves and it's believed their spirits remain.Opened in 1867, the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum was one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the state.



Legend has it that doctors would restrain patients with shackles, conduct electro-shock treatments en masse, and pull teeth when patients self-harmed.The Beechworth Lunatic Asylum was one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the state, home to 1200 patients at its peak.Very few are said to have left alive.The…