Coronavirus Feels Doubly Dangerous In A Town Haunted By Asbestos : Shots

Frank Fahland, 61, is one of hundreds of Libby, Mont., residents who has an asbestos-related disease. That makes them potentially more vulnerable to complications from COVID-19.

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Frank Fahland, 61, is one of hundreds of Libby, Mont., residents who has an asbestos-related disease. That makes them potentially more vulnerable to complications from COVID-19.

Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

LIBBY, Mont. — Frank Fahland has spent most days since the pandemic began at the site of his dream house, working to finish a 15-year labor of love while keeping away from town and the people closest to him.

Like thousands of people from Libby and Lincoln County, in the far northwestern corner of Montana, the 61-year-old Fahland has lungs already scarred by years of breathing in the asbestos fibers that have contaminated

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Are Ohio haunted houses allowed to open this year amid COVID-19?

Some haunted attractions previously announced they would remain closed in 2020.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — While many of Northeast Ohio’s haunted houses have announced plans to open for the 2020 Halloween season, the Ohio Department of Health released new COVID-19 guidelines Friday afternoon suggesting these types of attractions should be scrapped this year.

“It is strongly recommended that hayrides and haunted houses be canceled/avoided,” the state’s guidance said.

It’s important to note that these are not closure orders, but merely recommendations from state health officials (see more of their guidance at the bottom of this story).

“When you look at the haunted houses, probably a much higher risk than the normal trick-or-treating just because of the close proximity inside those haunted houses,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday before the state’s guidance was issued.

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Some haunted attractions, however,

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Haunted Psychiatric Institutions

There are many reasons why people may go see a psychiatrist: stress, anxiety, depression, seeing ghosts. Sadly for people that suffer from that last reason may not want to go to certain psychiatric institutions since they are haunted, it probably will escalate their current condition. Here are the top 4 haunted psychiatric facilities in the United States.

1) Athens Mental Health Center, Athens County Ohio. The mental health center is an old building on Ohio University’s campus. This facility was home to the criminally insane and it is believed that the patients were tortured and beating by the hospital staff. In 1979 a female patient, Margaret Schilling disappeared, and the facility closed a year later. After the closing of the facility, her body was found in the attic of the hospital by a maintenance man. After removing the body and cleaning the area several times, there was a dark outline … Read More