OPERATION TIME: Unknown to 1995
KIRKBRIDE PLAN: No
STATUS: Still standing
Lying only 600 feet from the border leading into the United States is the Dorea Insane Asylum of Franklin, Quebec, Canada. According to a former patient, the asylum contained an electric chair used to execute patients that were thought of as “unmanageable”. Labyrinths of tunnels located beneath the facility that lead to Lake Placid are said to be part of Dorea.
Dr. Ewan Cameron (possible spelled Ewen Cameron), who lived near the lake, was infamous for his Nazi-like experimentation on patients, testing new drugs and procedures on the helpless and innocent lives of those who came to Dorea seeking help. Many children, oftentimes orphans, were forced to live in the institution even if they lacked mental health conditions.
Dorea is one of the many defunct mental hospitals that is attached to many mysteries involving the abusive treatment of its patients. Dr. Ewan Cameron himself was a neurotic psychopath, and would perform lobotomies on his patients, sometimes for the fun of it or to feel powerful over his helpless victims who did not have a say in the matter. Cameron is believed to have dabbled in mind control.
Many people claim that Dr. Cameron was never even at Dorea; this is most likely false due to strong records that tie him to the building. Those who visit the asylum today claim they can feel the pain and suffering of what happened within the walls of the asylum, stating that they know about it just through the energy emitted from those who don’t want to or can’t leave the place.
Most insane asylums and orphanages that closed down in the 1990s have literally become “time capsules”; all of the furniture has remained the same, equipment is unmoved, and everything is left as if the owners abandoned the location abruptly. Dorea is one of the few exceptions, as all items have been removed, most likely as a way to cover up the dark happenings at the hospital.
Out of the fifteen buildings that are part of the Dorea Asylum, there are four that are hidden in the forest. A church used to be on the hospital grounds, but it was demolished for unknown reasons. Subject to conspiracy, it is theorized that Dr. Cameron wanted to destroy the building since he did such evil deeds that he did not want such a good place near him.
The four buildings in the woods are locked up for unknown reasons, and they have remained untouched. Historians believe that something sinister is hidden inside, such as documentation of what happened inside the asylum. It is unknown why no one has attempted to investigate this mysterious institute further.
- Coolopolis. “Spookiest Place in Quebec” www.Coolopolis.blogpsot.com
- Dorea Institute. “Story of Dorea,” www.Dorea-Institute.blogspot.com