I read the thread and become really upset. I canÂ´t explain my feelings about that in english, very accurately, but iÂ´ll try.
How can they do this? Why does people always, disrespect the things in this world, only for their own profite? I didnÂ´t get it, my whole life.
Like this old Cree Indian prophecy says:"Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten."
I didn't really want to post any firm opinions here because I know it can upset people that disagree, but that website makes me so angry.
They plan on using all of the operation tables and medicine storage units as props.
It just seems like they have no respect for the people who suffered there for years. Turning it into a haunted house makes it a cheap thrill, and no amount of "preservation" is going to change the fact that the actual events that happened there are going to be disregarded or turned into some cheap performance.
I agree with chomby and all the other, which have posted their opinions.
Makes me really angry and sad. CanÂ´t tell how much.
IÂ´ve also seen the YouTube video
That is so disrespectful to all the people, which have suffered so much pain and died there. Let me quote a thing from their website:"...Pennhurst asylum haunted attraction features a museum that honors the history of Pennhurst and the suffering that took place there. Our goal is to not only to create a world class haunted attraction but also tell the story of Pennhurst..."
(With WHAT? With a thrilling attratction like in a cheap funpark.
)"...in addition to this museum the ownership plan to restore and preserve some of the other buildings on zhe property and open them to the public..."
(That has to be the only
thing to do, with this place.
)"...there is a lession that Pennhurst can teach and we intend to preserve as much of the campus as possible so that we wonÂ´t soon forget the signs of the past..."
Oh iÂ´m getting sick of this, ("...wonÂ´t...forget the signs of the past..."
about the people, shall they can
That is disgusting and hypocritical!
And yes, there is a lession, that Pennhurst can teach us:
Not to make profite in the name of unknown people, which even can not defend theirselfs anymore, because their dead!
And there is a lession we can learn from now and the past, only to exploit the things (and people) in the world, canÂ´t
be the foundation of our modern zivilisation. We must stop, destroying and dishonor all these things for our own profite. IÂ´m really upset now!
Shame on you Randy Bates! Next time he has something in his mind like this, maybe he turns a old church into a casino, or a abandoned cemetery into a freaky ghost train, maybe with the real remains of the people that still lies there. How about that?
That makes me really angry and sad.
I never seen something like that, here in germany and it makes me wonder, how he gets the permission to do something like that?!
..But, I suppose it is better than demolition...
I donÂ´t agree with this. Maybe it is
better to demolish these buildings and place a memorial instead. That could be the only way, to prevent these places from dishonor, vandalism and turning into a cheap, freaky attraction like this!
Look at websites like this one from mr.motts and all the many others. They honor these places like they should be, by documenting them respectfully.
And i donÂ´t agree with this one either. People like Randy Bates and the many vandals
are killing these places, not people like mr.motts.
It could be, that through those websites the attention for these places grows, but it is always in the responsibility of the people which go there, how they treat them.
To be respectful with your history is the only thing that i have in mind about that.
Here in Germany (and in many other europian countries) we have lots of memorials and museums for the many victims of worldwar I and II. And no one here would have the idea, to turn them into a cheap thrilling attraction. Maybe this comparsion is a little bit far-fetched, but you get a better idea what iÂ´m thinking ( and feeling ) about that.
To dishonor the dead, is to dishonor the living.
It must be a slap in the face of the families of these people that have suffered there, to see what this place has become. ItÂ´s really a shame.
Time to calm down, now.
Hope you understand most of the things, iÂ´m trying to say.
That are my feelings and thoughts about this.