These forensics student labs are the mac-daddies of creepy America. They are associated with several universities, including the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Western Carolina University, Sam Houston University, and Southern Illinois University. The largest of these university body farms is the 26-acre Forensic Anthropology Research Facility on Freeman Ranch that is run by Texas State University.
These facilities, while morbid and not for the light-hearted, are very valuable for the controlled ability to study and understand decomposing human corpses. All the time, these facilities help develop new and innovative methods of extracting information like time of death and death circumstances. These facilities are disturbing but invaluable.