Old, Abandoned Mental Hospital Photos That’ll Creep You Out

Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center

Quaker Oats sponsored its radiation experiment. MIT researchers studied the way the body absorbs calcium and iron by feeding patients cereal laced with radioactive tracers. Boys were told they were joining a “science club” with exclusive prizes. The institution also suffered from overcrowding, hosting around 36 boys to one room, as seen in the photo above