Secret Labyrinth Underneath One of New York’s Top Schools

Via BRIGHT SIDE

Are you ready to dive deep into some underground history and mystery? There’s a network of secret tunnels under Columbia University, in New York City. But that’s not even the most interesting part. These tunnels are part of the original campus of the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum. Btw, the modern-day definition of “sanity,” and appropriate treatment for what that is, is far different from what it was in the 1700s and 1800s. Mental health was a fairly new field in America at this time, and treatments were largely experimental. What went on inside these kinds of institutions was not usually public knowledge…