Dr. Strach is just getting started…
Dr. Strach is just getting started…
That February, Emily Redvyn was officially accused of kidnapping and murder. By the time the townsfolk arrived at the Redvyn residence to place her under arrest, both Thomas and Emily had already escaped.
The Redvyn name popped up again in Virginia many years later….
As the townsfolk ransacked her residence and went through her possessions, they found a book full of obscure symbols and arcane magic. A local preacher, using what knowledge he gained from the book, was able to trap Emily’s soul, forever encapsulating her in the void. Witches at the time were known to possess rabbits, not black cats, so all rabbits in the area were hunted and slaughtered, with their remains splayed around Emily’s tree. It’s said the field where Emily’s body was buried was covered in red for days following her execution.
Several years passed…
IN 1868, A MYSTERIOUS PROPRIETOR OPENED REDVYN ASYLUM, ONE OF THE FIRST MENTAL HOSPITALS IN VIRGINIA. BUILT IN HANOVER COUNTY, IT WAS SITUATED CLOSE TO THE RUINS OF A REFORM SCHOOL NAMED PROVIDENCE, WHICH WAS FOUNDED BY THE LATE EMILY REDVYN, WHO IN 1800 WAS ACCUSED AND EXECUTED FOR PRACTICING WITCHCRAFT. UNDER THE CARE OF THE PHYSICIAN DR. CAINE, ONLY A SELECT NUMBER OF PATIENTS WERE ADMITTED TO THE ASYLUM AND OPERATIONS WERE EXTREMELY PRIVATE. REDVYN ASYLUM CLOSED AS SUDDENLY AS IT OPENED, LEAVING VERY FEW MEDICAL OR HISTORICAL RECORDS. STORIES OF THE CREEPY DR. CAINE SPREAD THROUGH THE AREA AND CHILDREN WOULD SCARE EACH OTHER WITH NURSERY RHYMES ABOUT DR. CAINE, AKA DR. INSANE.
THERE ONCE WAS A DOCTOR NAMED CAINE.
WHO LOVED TO CAUSE KIDS GREAT PAIN.
HE’D TAKE THEM OUT OF BED
AND CUT OPEN THEIR HEAD.
NOW HE’S CALLED DR. INSANE.
PROVIDENCE WAS REBUILT AND REOPENED IN 1931, AND IT WAS RUMORED THE ASYLUM CONTINUED OPERATIONS SOON AFTER. IN 1946, A MAN WAS ARRESTED BY POLICE WHEN THEY DISCOVERED HIM STEALING BODY PARTS FROM LOCAL GRAVES AND HAULING THEM BACK TO THE SUPPOSEDLY ABANDONED ASYLUM. IN THE CHAOS THAT FOLLOWED, A FIRE BROKE OUT AND DESTROYED MOST OF PROVIDENCE, WITH RESIDENTS EITHER SUCCUMBING TO THE BLAZE OR DISAPPEARING WITHOUT A TRACE. THE ASYLUM SUSTAINED MINIMAL DAMAGE, BUT WAS BOARDED UP. IN THE EARLY 1980’S, FATHER JOSEPH MEDDLE DISCOVERED SOME OF THE GRAVE ROBBER’S WRITTEN DOCUMENTS IN WHICH THE MAN MADE CLAIMS OF BEING A DESCENDANT OF “THE ONE” AND PREPARING FOR “HER RETURN”. HIS FATE IS UNKNOWN. FATHER MEDDLE’S RESEARCH INCLUDED MANY VOICE RECORDINGS AND DOCUMENTS ON EMILY AND THOMAS REDVYN, AS WELL AS PROVIDENCE AND REDVYN ASYLUM. FATHER MEDDLE WAS ALSO CREDITED FOR TRANSCRIBING THOMAS REDVYN’S DIARY, WHICH UNEXPLAINED VIRGINIA POSTED ONLINE IN 2017, WITH THE HOPE THAT IT WOULD SHED MORE LIGHT ON THE DEMONIC HISTORY IN THE AREA. IN ONE OF FATHER MEDDLE’S FINAL VOICE RECORDINGS, HE CLAIMS EMILY REDVYN’S SACRIFICE SEEMS TO BE PART OF A LARGER, SINISTER PLAN. AND THAT NO ONE HAS SURVIVED AFTER SEEING EMILY’S TRUE FORM.
It would seem perhaps, the entity known as Emily lives on…
2017: Dr. Valner
REDVYN ASYLUM opened in 1868 as one of the first mental hospitals in Virginia. It was built close to the ruins of an orphanage founded by the late Emily Redvyn, who was accused and executed for practicing witchcraft. Only a select number of patients were admitted to the asylum under the care of Dr. Caine, and operations were extremely private. Stories of the creepy doctor spread throughout the area and children would scare each other with nursery rhymes about Dr. Caine, aka Dr. Insane. REDVYN ASYLUM is an indoor haunted house attraction filled with moving props, highly detailed scenes, and intense scares.