January 24th, 2011

Twilight of the Overbrook Asylum

If you're familiar with my work to any degree, you likely know of the Overbrook asylum.
(It's even on the cover of my book)...

Christina also has a fascination with the place, as is made obvious by the fact
that we have multiple videos of the location on our YouTube channel.
It's the first place we ever filmed together, and it was actually my photography work
with the asylum that ended up bringing me to the initial attention of Weird NJ magazine.
So, there's really a lot of personal history linking Christina and I to this place.

At any rate... it's a new year, and (surprise!) there's a new video of the abandoned hospital up on our channel.
Re-filming a place is interesting in its own right.
It's strange to see how much better the footage gets via improved equipment and skill,
and how much worse the place itself gets, due to vandals, nature, and time.

The following was filmed by Christina over the course of three very cold days.
You will notice black and white footage spliced throughout, this was filmed on our infrared camcorder.
I did not go with her to film the interior footage, so there are no photos with this entry.

As I already said; Overbrook is very much a re-tread for us, so I will spare the detailed history.
Suffice to say it is very long, and very grim. Over 10,000 patients died within these walls over the course of a century....




If you missed the scene with the spooooooky unexplained shadows, here it is separate and without music:
(Keep your eyes on the far end of the hallway)



Thanks for looking,
~Rusty
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On the outskirts of Kyneton we saw the mysterious and beautiful old Kyneton hopsital. Built in the Victorian era and now earmarked for sale and redevelopment. A truly lovely old building, apparently haunted, but would make an great boutique hotel. I'm curious to see what it gets tuirned into. It has been boarded up for a couple of years now.

Old Kyneton Hospital

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Old Kyneton Hospital

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Got a Facebook?

A friend of mine had a good thing going with an Urban Exploration page on Facebook. Except come Christmas time FB decided to change all the pages around and the group got classified as something else and lost all of it's 3000 members. So now we have to start fresh. So if you have a Facebook and like Urban Exploration join this page. Feel free to post photos as well...

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Urban-Exploration/118705101532181?v=wall
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This one is not an abandoned place, but lost film. Although with everything covered with snow, it looks, in places, abandoned. I know it doesn't meet the criteria for posts so it's just the link, not an embed. There's a guy who found a film cannister in Brooklyn's Prospect Park and he's trying to find the people in the pictures. Maybe somebody on here will recognize the people. Maybe the mods will delete my post. But wouldn't it be cool for this guy to succeed?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmop7EAY1Zg&feature=youtu.be