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Finding human organs in jars is not an altogether uncommon occurrence when poking around the recesses of America’s abandoned asylums and hospitals.  Bumping into a cabinet upon which two such jars, the formalin long since dried out, rests at 4 in the morning is slightly unnerving.  This happened to me at Tuscaloosa’s Bryce State Hospital some time back, as I was searching around for those middle-of-the-night photographs to kill time until civil twilight broke.  After first light, I got so caught up in shooting a brand-new (to me) Kirkbride building that I completely forgot about the jars of organs - until it was almost time to go, at which point, I returned to grab a few captures.  Here’s one of them.
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ianference:

Finding human organs in jars is not an altogether uncommon occurrence when poking around the recesses of America’s abandoned asylums and hospitals.  Bumping into a cabinet upon which two such jars, the formalin long since dried out, rests at 4 in the morning is slightly unnerving.  This happened to me at Tuscaloosa’s Bryce State Hospital some time back, as I was searching around for those middle-of-the-night photographs to kill time until civil twilight broke.  After first light, I got so caught up in shooting a brand-new (to me) Kirkbride building that I completely forgot about the jars of organs - until it was almost time to go, at which point, I returned to grab a few captures.  Here’s one of them.

Print available here.

Old abandoned water wheel Source: xdervish (reddit)

Old abandoned water wheel

Source: xdervish (reddit)

Abandoned Correctional Facility in Michigan Source: Inaspectuss (reddit)[[MORE]]Inaspectuss:FULL ALBUM:
http://imgur.com/a/DBI9c (Be warned, this is a humongous album)

ATTENTION:
I’m going back here in the next few days to take some more pictures. If anyone is interested, PM me for the location, and if you’d like, we can go. Believe me, I (and probably you) don’t want to go there alone, it’s very nerve-racking.

REGARDING LOCATION-SPECIFICS:
I will NOT give any location specifics out in the comments. If you want it, private message me. Be warned that I’ll be very picky about who I give it to, since this is a VERY undisturbed and well preserved location, and I don’t want it to see it go downhill in a matter of days.

LOCATION HISTORY AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
This is an abandoned female (it used to be all male up until the mid 80s) correctional facility in southern Michigan. The facility opened in 1861. In 1919, the original facility was demolished and a new one was built. While construction was going on, the prison land was a farm, and prisoners slept in tents. By 1930, the new maximum security facility was completed. It operated as a male facility up until 1979 when it was sold to the MDOC and then went into a transition period where it was converted into a female facility. The female facility continued to operate, and was slated to receive a ton of renovations and a 400 bed expansion. In 2004, after lots of budget cuts and consolidation, the facility was shut down. Despite being shut down, power remained on for many years after closure. From what I can gather, the power was shut down in mid 2010. Guard patrols continued through late 2013, and then ceased when another female facility that was about 1/4 of a mile away (shut down in May 2009) was demolished. This other facility was completely undisturbed, but was much more heavily patrolled than this facility, so entry was basically impossible. Back to the original subject, the prison was not emptied completely, and had lots of state-owned property still sitting inside. However, the prison was regularly maintained until 2010, and the floors were mopped and the grounds maintained every week (as you can tell by all of the mop heads and cleaning supplies lying around. The power and everything was kept on for so long because there were plans of converting this and the other female facility into federal prisons, but those plans fell through. Regardless, the facility has remained pretty undisturbed and is very much intact, considering it’s been closed for nearly a decade (the last official operating day was December 20, 2004, and office staff moved out in January). 

RECENT ACTIVITY AROUND THE PROPERTY:
I haven’t seen anything going on at this facility in years. While heading up there 2 weeks ago, a lawn maintenance crew was there, and they were cutting down trees and doing general grounds maintenance. While doing this, a number of entry points were boarded up and locked up tight. The staff building doors were unlocked, and apparently, they had the keys, so it’s all locked up now. I’m not sure why they suddenly decided to go there and do this, but I have some suspicions. 

OTHER STUFF:
All photos were taken with a Canon PowerShot A490.

Feel free to repost these wherever you desire, however you MUST credit me, and if you know the location, do not reveal it. I’m sure you can guess why.

Got questions? Ask. I’ll answer any question you have.

Abandoned Correctional Facility in Michigan

Source: Inaspectuss (reddit)

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Abandoned Villa in St. Julian’s, Malta Source: memorekz (reddit)

Abandoned Villa in St. Julian’s, Malta

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Abandoned Metro Station in Atlanta Source: Zimbobwei (reddit)

Abandoned Metro Station in Atlanta

Source: Zimbobwei (reddit)

Abandoned Springs Recreation Park Built 1924  Full album and info in comments Source: mikejones84 (reddit)[[MORE]]mikejones84:Abandoned in the 1980s. Originally built for mill workers and their families. On the banks of the Catawba River just outside of Lancaster, SC. FULL ALBUM

Abandoned Springs Recreation Park Built 1924 Full album and info in comments

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Yes, the cake was fake. Found inside an old stable. Laholm, Sweden. Source: teadow (reddit)

Yes, the cake was fake. Found inside an old stable. Laholm, Sweden.

Source: teadow (reddit)

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The Cuyahoga River bursts into flames due from its industrial waste; 1952; Cleveland, Ohio
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The Cuyahoga River bursts into flames due from its industrial waste; 1952; Cleveland, Ohio

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Mother and child in Hiroshima, Japan, December 1945 by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

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Mother and child in Hiroshima, Japan, December 1945 by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

ianference:

This is the grand receiving lobby of the abandoned Unit 2 building at Mont Alto Sanatorium in Pennsylvania.  Unit 2 was a children’s preventorium; basically a prophylactic tuberculosis shelter for kids.  This is the room at which parents would drop off their children, not knowing how long it would be before they would see them again (if ever).  While most of the surrounding buildings are still very much in use as a geriatric center, Unit 2 was abandoned, and now decay has set in in this lobby - at the center of which, inset into the ground, is the Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

ianference:

This is the grand receiving lobby of the abandoned Unit 2 building at Mont Alto Sanatorium in Pennsylvania.  Unit 2 was a children’s preventorium; basically a prophylactic tuberculosis shelter for kids.  This is the room at which parents would drop off their children, not knowing how long it would be before they would see them again (if ever).  While most of the surrounding buildings are still very much in use as a geriatric center, Unit 2 was abandoned, and now decay has set in in this lobby - at the center of which, inset into the ground, is the Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.