The Strange and Mysterious Life of Opal Whiteley by Lili Marlene
Approx. 2,750 words.
Published on August 31, 2012.
Opal Irene Whiteley was born in 1897 in Washington and was raised in Oregon, and died at the Napsbury Hospital in England as a psychiatric patient, at the age of ninety-four in 1992. How did a brilliant young American girl with a passion for geology and nature study come to end her life institutionalized in England?