Seeking Asylum

Urban legends about psychiatric hospitals and their patients.

The insane (and our fear of them) feature in a number of urban legends.

White bullet Sane people are mistaken for lunatic asylum inmates.

White bullet Asylum inmate saves the day for a motorist stranded with a flat tire.

Green bullet FBI agents holed up in a psychiatric hospital attempt to order pizzas from an incredulous delivery man.

Red bullet Someone who has taken LSD more than seven times is automatically deemed legally insane.*

Red bullet Excessive LSD use leaves young man convinced he's a glass of orange juice.*

White bullet POW who maintains his sanity by playing imaginary game of golf every day finds upon his release that his real game has markedly improved.*

Red bullet One-item psych test will reveal the psychopaths in your life.*

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