Saturday, 20 June 2015

Cradle of insanity

On Tuesday afternoon we decided to take a bus and travel to the old graveyard where the madness rests. It's the old abandoned graveyard in the middle of the dense forest near to the local mental hospital. I haven't visited here before although I have known the place for long. This bone garden belonged to the mental hospital and there is buried 426 old patients between the years 1902-1964. Before it was forbidden to bury patients who suffered mental illness to the ordinary blessed churchyard so that's why the mental hospital had their own private cemetery. Perhaps the people believed that the insanity was caused by satan and those patients  were cursed. However the old hospital is still running, but the cemetery is deserted and quite badly ruined when the nature has conquered it during the years. There is just a few tombstones reminding from the past. I have heard many ghost stories about the place like: don't take a hitchhiker from this area because it will disappear from the back seat. Go to the area in the middle of the night and walk three times around Emil's tombstone and look back and you will meet someone. And of course you are able to hear different voices from the forest in the middle of the night. 

This place is quite easy to find. It's situated in Nokia and near to the big car road. A clear path will lead you to the gate so you can't get lost. It's quite noisy place by day when the traffic keeps noise so I think the atmosphere is totally different if you go there at night. Now when it's summer it's green and beautiful, but in autumn it's probably more rugged. 

13 comments:

  1. Ohhh niin nätti paikka! <3 Pitääkin joskus käydä :)

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  2. Beautiful photos!

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  3. Cool, that's sad to think mental health patients didn't deserve a churchyard burial. I'm glad things have changed.

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    1. Kind of sad, but at least they got a pretty place in the forest :)

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  4. Kauniin tunnelmallisia kuvia! :)

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  5. What a beautiful place! Always love old graveyards <3

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    1. Old graveyards are always worth visiting. Modern places are a bit boring at least here in Finland :(

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  6. Dude! Todella upeita kuvia! Ihanan aistikkaita. ^^

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