Kenmore Insane Asylum, Australia
Kenmore is said to rank amongst Australia’s most haunted places. Desolated since being decommissioned, this former psychiatric hospital is in private hands these days, but although the site seems ripe for development, its dark past makes matters more complicated.
This is a place plagued by death, with countless patients having passed here and murders having been committed. The most violent and uncontrollable were kept locked up and fingernail scratches can still be seen on some of the doors.
Disturbing, haunting and no place for the faint of heart. Opened in 1895, up to 1,400 mentally-ill patients were housed here at Kenmore’s peak and for all its historic and social significance, it’s a place best avoided. Not far from here is an abandoned orphanage, which is just as distressing and haunting.