Insane Picture from Russian Mental Institution 1952: Fact Check


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Insane Picture from Russian Mental Institution 1952

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1. Mental Institution, Khasavyurt Russia 1952

2. Insane Soviet Mental Institution in the 1950s.

Fact Check:

A popular story online presents viewers an Insane Picture from Russian Mental Institution in 1952. The scary picture shows strange girls standing over the walls – defying gravity. The picture is also shared often as photographic evidence of supernatural, as in it shows creepy obsessed (or dead) girls climbing walls or levitating in air. As explained below, the truth of the matter, however, happens to be quite ordinary.

Not Insane Picture from Russian Mental Institution

The strange and certainly scary photograph comes from a German Stage Performance of Pina Bausch called Blaubart (or Bluebeard in English). The performance art dance show in 1977 shows a group of women and men, during which a series of women hang in air while facing the wall. There are special holes in the walls helping them stand in place, as they lean against the wall for extra support. As a matter of fact, it is a normal ballet routine. You can see below few screenshots from the show Blaubart:

Some reports also suggest the German ballerinas in this particular photograph are stretching their calf muscles by stepping into special holes in the walls. In any case, the supernatural claims and the stories about the insane picture from Russian Mental Institution are certainly hoaxes. For one thing, it’s an example to remind our readers that everything you see and read online is not true. However, the photograph did inspire some freaky fiction as  “American Horror Story: Coven” recreated the scene for an episode in their season 3.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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