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Explore the Eerie Gothic Corridors of This Abandoned Mental Hospital

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Definitely one of the most chilling abandoned sites we've seen lately, the Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey has drawn many urban explorers, including photographer J. Phillip O'Brien.
 
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O'Brien's photos, which he compiled in this Flickr gallery, are also being featured at the blog Gothamist.
 
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Founded in 1931, the Marlboro Hospital has a dark and disturbing history, which includes an unexplained illness that struck 131 patients, four of whom died as a result.
 
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Before the facility was finally shut down in 1998, many patients had died within the grounds... and some disappeared without a trace.
 
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The crumbling gothic structure itself is tucked away in a dense forest, which now seems to be devouring it.
 
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As if that weren't spooky enough, apparently the aura of death that surrounds the main building has attracted families of vultures, who have taken up residence in the upper rooms.
 
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Tales of hauntings are also common to the area, as well as the legend of a homicidal farmer who lives in a slaughterhouse on the grounds. A group of wanted criminals even used it as a hideout earlier this year (they were finally caught).
 
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You can browse the entire photo gallery here... and also be sure to check out this clip from another explorer who visited the grounds recently.
 
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