I traveled to northern Italy in the summer of 2018. A summer road trip filled with awesome memories. I zig-zagged across the country, following our map chaotically littered with pins. Each pin highlighted abandoned places.
I arrived at one pin late in the afternoon, perhaps a little too late. I was too excited to wait, so I crawled in through to a tiny opening as soon as we saw the haunted place.
I was standing at the entrance of an old Italian mental asylum. These relics are from a darker time where mental health was poorly understood. The patients were called "mentecatti", a derogatory term equating to "half-wit" or "imbecile". They were locked up in these rural hospitals called "manicomio", which translates as "madhouse". Out of sight, and out of mind.
I was not alone though, I had two friends with me on this urban exploration trip. As the daylight was beginning to fade, we all split up and began shooting.
Time was of the essence! The abandoned house was a maze of corridors and had several floors. I searched frantically to find all the important locations; the examination room, record office, the body slab, and so on.
I traveled the halls and corridors of this haunted house alone checking every room and corner. Taking these creepy photos, constantly aware of the darkness encroaching.
We re-convened at the entry point, just as the last of the light faded.
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