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WMDW - room 101

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By fahrmboy   |   
Published: April 2, 2005
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"Not Room 101! Anything but Room 101!"

What lies beyond this door is for your imagination to conjour. Perhaps it is your own worst fear.

Hall 11, Women's Most Disturbed Wards, Building 50.

Traverse City State Hospital.

voices of awakening
chased by the light
room 101
session one
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kidninja007's avatar
this is wonderful, i love it...

its just so, i dont know, but i love it
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GeeWizProfessional Photographer
I saw this, then read the discription and for some odd reason, i dry wreached.

Beutiful work.
fAlling-sloWly's avatar
wicked nice the hole leave u hanging wanting to noe whats behind the door wicked i love this photo!
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Suspence! :D
KyotoSong's avatar
I discovered this picture and your gallery thanx to the IdeAS 2005.
I really like your works!
ciao,K
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:D

:hug:
sundays-tart's avatar
Wait, I recognize this from Orwell's 1984, but was that absed on reality?
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Actually, this room was originally no different from the others in the ward. There just happened to be something in there that scared the bejeses out of me and made me realize how real the place was. ;)

The description is about how a building with a history like this can bring out unsetteled demons in everyone. :)
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what scared the bejeses out of you and out of curiosity was the police tape already there or did u put it there for the pic?
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It was used during a fundraising public tour in the late nineties to block off restricted rooms.
wwjd's avatar
This is very nice I really like the angle. So much sadness .
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90-degree angles are boring to me.

So is happiness.
ace-piper's avatar
is this all for real or from your imagination cuz its chillingly intersting either way
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Traverse City State Hospital is very real as was what happened there. Search for more information, if you like; it's out there. :)
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ya i checked it out and also some other abandoned asylums. i am SOO fascinated by all of it but i would never EVER go near one, thats how big of a chicken i am. but its all so unbelievably amusing to me
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Eh, I was scared to go in, too. But I driven more than an hour to see it, so I was determined. :D
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wow you're my hero lol and soooooooooo brave
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I dunno what ya did right, but something.... Looking at the series I can feel my heart start to race... it's really eerie. There's like a built in claustrophobia about the place... makes me feel trapped just lookin at the pictures... even if they _did_ help some ppl, I feel sorry for the ppl who had to stay in this place... :shudder:

Great job. If ya were goin for creepy, you've more than succeeded :fear:
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Thanks for your interest and support. :)

I'm glad the series stirred some thought and emotion. :D
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This series is amazing. It is hard for me to read and look at the pictures because the subject matter hits a little too close to home.

Congrats on your win.
nerdyglam's avatar
This series is amazing. It is hard for me to read and look at the pictures because the subject matter hits a little too close to home.

Congrats on your win.
jenn4Xt's avatar
This is a very interesting issue you have addressed. I couldnt bear reading about cruel treatments that psychiatrists are subjecting mental patients to for so many decades, or perhaps centruries, and some still prevails.

Such treatments are really ripping the lives away from patients, leaving no possibilities of them recovering, their lives destroyed, their humanity, personality, taken away forever. Not only many people died during various types of such so called treatments, it is as though a person is being killed, and the ones walking out of that place, is just a "thing" which walks around, looks normal, but is no longer a human being who can think and feel like others. Which is probably why it feels as though ghosts lingers around these halls.

It is a very meaningful and haunting series. It would be wise to re-investigate the whole psychiatric profession though - I personally find articles so scary, they're worthy of a horror movie.
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You're very right, a there's a lot of painful, disturbing horrors in the history of psychiatry. North of the hospital is a field of over 200 unmarked graves, the causes of death varying. :(

But this hospital has many postive success stories, too. Tuberculosis victims were treated here, the elderly were cared for when nobody else wanted to, criminally insane people were kept off of the streets, and patients who were more mentally and physically healthy lived in separate cottages, working outside in the fresh air. Several patients were helped overcome their illnesses and released, too. :)

Either way, you're right that the history behind it all deserves attention. Thanks for your interest. :D
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