Ghost Adventures investigates the Odd Fellows Asylum and its secret society

Ghost Adventures Odd Fellows
Ghost Adventures investigates the Odd Fellows asylum in Liberty, Missouri

This week Ghost Adventures investigates a former old folks home & orphanage, run by the Odd Fellows’ Secret Society.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) are one of the most numerous fraternal orders in the country and their purpose is to help members and their families.

The Ghost Adventures team prepare to enter the asylum
The Ghost Adventures team prepare to enter the asylum

The first lodge was started way back in 1935 and the asylum in Liberty,MO., was used by them from around 1900. It took in the elderly, the young and the infirm and offered them sanctuary when they were at their most vulnerable.

However, it seems that it was not all happy families and rumors of paranormal activity have haunted the building for decades.

Inside the asylum
Inside the asylum

There are also some lurid tales of the rituals carried out by the order, some involving the remains of deceased members. It seems bones were used to remind living members of their own mortality and so teach important lesson. But has this led to some unintended consequences?

Inside the walls
Inside the walls

In addition there were hundreds of deaths at the asylum, the cemetery holds over 500 souls.

Odd Fellows Home Cemetery
Odd Fellows Home Cemetery where hundreds are buried

The building complex is now a winery and event venue.

Watch Ghost Adventures – Odd Fellows Asylum at 9 PM on Travel Channel.

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