The Mysterious Mind of Opal Whiteley: Four Unique Lives Compared by Lili Marlene
Approx. 15,400 words.
Published on September 15, 2012.
Opal Whiteley (1897-1992) remains a mysterious figure. Her life began as a brilliant girl with a passion for nature living in logging camps in Oregon, and ended as a psychiatric patient in the Napsbury Hospital in England after decades of institutionalization. How did this happen? Can the riddle of multi-synaesthete Whiteley be solved by comparing her life with other famous and enigmatic people?