Monthly Archives: February 2013

NEW! Weird NJ Amazon Store

We are very pleased to announce that our brand new Weird NJ Amazon Store is now up an running and ready to take orders. Do you have any holes in your WNJ collection? Have you lent out an issue to … Continue reading

Pennhurst Asylum: The Shame of Pennsylvania

This state-funded school and hospital center was at the heart of the human rights movement that revolutionized this country’s approach to healthcare for the mentally and physically handicapped. This facility was one of the most striking examples of the maltreatment that was characteristic of such institutions––at one point, papers labeled it “The Shame of the Pennsylvania”. And the legacy of all this suffering might just be the lingering spirits that are said to still wander its abandoned wards today. Continue reading