In 1961, Morton Deadwood entrusted his sizable estate to the City of Richmond with specific instructions to “develop the greatest institutional facility for the betterment of the mentally ill”. Two years later The Deadwood Asylum opened it’s doors and shortly thereafter became the standard of care in the South.

The psychotic screams seared my soul. I will never be the same.Anonymous

The asylum operated flawlessly until sometime in late October of 1966. A violent dimensional vortex ripped through the building engulfing the residents and staff in a hellish lightning storm. Through extreme experiments and torture, they turned on each other. Torturous screams filled the halls and echoed through the asylum for decades.