Buried Secrets: 7,000 Bodies Lie Beneath Former ‘Insane Hospital’

BIZARRE NEWS

An estimated 7,000 bodies are thought to be buried under The University of Mississippi Medical Center, according to radar scans of the campus grounds.

Records indicate that the State Insane Hospital housed as many as 35,000 patients between 1855 and 1935, and up to 9,000 of its residents died on the site during its 80-year history.

 Forrest Follet from the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University, removes the soil from the lid of one over 35 graves uncovered during construction in 2013.

Credit: The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Source: Buried Secrets: 7,000 Bodies Lie Beneath Former ‘Insane Hospital’