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Drone Video of Abandoned Asylum for Criminally Insane in Norwich CT - CT, MA, NY, NJ, Aerial Drone Photography and Video

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Perhaps the last drone video of few remaining buildings of the Norwich State Hospital, originally established as Norwich State Hospital for the Insane, located in Preston and Norwich, Connecticut. It opened its doors in October 1904, and it remained operational until October 10, 1996. Norwich State Hospital was a mental health facility initially created for the mentally ill and those found guilty of crimes by insanity. The hospital, which sits on the banks of the Thames River, began with a single building on 100 acres (40 ha) of land and expanded to, at its peak, over thirty buildings and 900 acres (360 ha). By 2016, most of the buildings have been demolished, and the land with remaining 7 buildings was purchased by the Mohegan tribe (which operates the Mohegan Sun Casino across the river from the hospital) with plans to develop the area for recreational and residential purposes. Filmed with permission. Filmed and Edited by: Petr Hejl, www.notadrone.com Music: Abandoned Asylum by PR_MusicProductions, www.audiojungle.net Equipment: DJI Phantom 3 Professional