Thursday, February 05, 2009
The spookiest place in Quebec
The Dorea Insane Asylum sits about 600 feet from the US border on Covey Hill Near Ormstown and Franklin Quebec. It was closed in 1995 and remains a rewarding place to visit for those unscared of haunting sights, a gun-wielding guard and the odd drug dealers or squatters. According to at least one hospitalized witness, the institution had an electric chair and elaborate tunnels which might even have crossed the border into the states towards Lake Placid where Dr. Ewan Cameron lived while not performing experimental drug trials on unwary and innocent people. As with so many old defunct psychiatric institutes in this province, Dorea holds secrets to the ongoing mystery of the evil treatment afforded the Duplessis Orphans, children forced to live in psychiatric institutions.