The Dark And Twisted Stories Behind This Abandoned Lunatic Asylum Will Haunt You

Posted by Editorial Staff in Geeks and Gaming On 28th February 2017

Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, originally known as the haunted Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum is a decommissioned hospital located in Beechworth, a town of Victoria, Australia.



Just a few hours from Melbourne sat Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in Victoria, Australia.

It’s the second oldest asylum dating back to 1867 which was later named Mayday Hills.

One of the many ghosts who roam the grounds of the old asylum is Matron Sharp, whose apparition has been seen in various parts of the hospital.

The vast hospital housed as many as 1200 patients — 600 men and 600 women. In a span of 128 years, it is believed that over 9,000 patients died here.



It finally closed in 1995 but now operates as a campus of La Trobe University, as well as a hotel and conference center. In one of the rooms, you’ll find J.Kelly’s signature etched into the glass. Yes, J Kelly was the famous Ned Kelly’s uncle. Uncle Kelly was sentenced to 15 years after burning down his sister in-laws house in Greta. When he finally got out, he said his mind “was broken” and spent his final days housed in the hospital until he died in 1903.



Beechworth Lunatic Asylum is one of the most popular ghost tours in Australia other than the tours in Port Arthur in Tasmania. It’s one of the most haunted locations in the in the country.

A Jewish patient who was thrown to her death for a pack of cigarettes has been seen at the spot where she fell. In the above photo is where you can see an orb in the window she fell from

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