Mental Asylum was more of a circus back in the day. And no, I don't mean to make fun of the mentally ill. It's just that asylums didn't really treat their patients; they were more of a correctional facility to be honest. You see as prisons became overcrowded, many prisoners were sent to the asylum to complete their sentence. And so it is understandable that many asylums needed more money to function. So rather than doing something humane, they started to parade around their patients like a circus. And people would pay to visit asylums. And following are some of the most haunting pictures of mental patients in the era of Victorian England. Source:\u00a0Bethlem Museum of the Mind #1\u00a0Harriet Jordan. She was admitted in 1858 and was diagnosed with acute mania. #2\u00a0Captain George Johnston. He was\u00a0admitted in 1846 with mania and charged with homicide. #3 Unknown patient. #4\u00a0Esther Hannah Still. She was\u00a0admitted in 1858 and diagnosed with chronic mania with delusions. #5\u00a0John Bailey and his son Thomas Bailey. They were\u00a0both admitted in 1858 with acute melancholia. #6 Unknown patient. #7\u00a0Eliza Camplin. She was\u00a0admitted in 1857 and diagnosed with acute mania. #8\u00a0William Thomas Green. He was\u00a0admitted in 1857 and diagnosed with acute mania. #9 A restrained criminal. #10 Unidentified female with acute mania. #11 A female with chronic mania. #12\u00a0Eliza Camplin. She was admitted in 1857 and diagnosed with acute mania. #13 Unknown patient. #14 Unknown patient in blankets. #15 Admitted to West Riding Asylum with chronic mania. #16\u00a0Eliza Josolyne. She was admitted in 1856 and diagnosed with acute melancholia. #17\u00a0Eliza Josolyne again. Her picture was taken again in 1857 while in convalescence. #18 Unidentified patient. He was admitted to West Riding Asylum and diagnosed with mono-mania of pride. #19 Unknown patient. #20\u00a0Unidentified female patient with general paralysis. #21 Unknown patient. #22\u00a0Criminal prisoner. #23 Female mental patient. She was admitted to West Riding Asylum in 1858 with acute mania. #24 Unknown patient. #25 Unidentified female patient. #26 Prisoner restrained by police. #27 Unknown patient. #28 Name unknown. #29 Female patient. #30\u00a0Fanny Barrett. She was admitted in 1858 and diagnosed with intermittent mania. #31\u00a0Eliza Griffin. She was\u00a0admitted in 1855 and diagnosed with acute mania. #32 Unknown patient. #33 Unidentified patient. #34 Restrained female patient. #35 Unknown patient. #36 Vintage photo of a female mental patient. Did you find these pictures as haunting as we did? Comment on below and let us know.