USA August 15, 2016
The Stories Behind These 5 Haunted Hospitals In The U.S. Are Undeniably Creepy
Who says it has to be October in order for you to take a tour of a haunted house? Well… hospital. All across the country you’ll find ghost towns and strange phenomena, but are you willing to step inside one of our most haunted hospitals? Home to some of our most terrifying and active ghosts, the stories behind these five haunted hospitals across the U.S. are too creepy for words:
1. Pennhurst Asylum - Pennsylvania
A place that many consider to be America's scariest attraction, the asylum was built back in 1908 to serve as a facility for mentally and physically disabled patients. Rumors of harsh treatments of patients by staff and even possibly murder began swirling around the overpopulated asylum. Years later in 1968 NBC would release a segment showcasing the dehumanization of patients that was occurring behind closed doors, finally shedding light on a horrific situation. It wouldn't be until 1986 that the doors would forever close on this terrible place, leaving behind
Today, you can tour the Spring City haunted asylum if you're willing to!
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2. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum - West Virginia
Once known as the Weston State Hospital, hundreds of people died here before the asylum would close its doors in 1994. Like so many of the first asylums that were operating early on in our country, overcrowding became a serious issue. Located in Weston, today you can take year-round ghost tours of the haunted asylum in an attempt to experience for yourself one of the many Civil War spirits lingering around.
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3. Rolling Hills Asylum - New York
Out of all of these haunted hospitals, this place is the one I'd be most willing to explore. If you're feeling a bit frightened at the thought of running into evil spirits, then you'll be glad to hear that the most commonly interacted with ghost of Rolling Hills is a man who is actually quite friendly! Opening up back in 1827, the spirit of a seven-foot tall man named Roy who suffered from gigantism is just one of the several spirits who claim the New York asylum as their home. Those who have encountered Roy say that he is always very kind and strangely enough claims to have never suffered any kind of horrible treatment while staying at the asylum for the majority of his life.
Like our other haunted hospitals, you too can take a tour of this creepy building!
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4. Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Kentucky
Have you ever heard of a hospital having its own zip code? That was the case for this Louisville facility back in the early 1900's! Originally built to serve as a Tuberculosis hospital, claims of skeptical experimentations and abuse towards patients grew large as the years went on. You'll frequently hear locals tell stories about how the facility was equipped with a chute that was used as a "death tunnel," a chilling thought to imagine.
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5. Athens Mental Hospital - Ohio
Last but not least, you may not be able to take an official tour of this place but once you hear the stories behind these hauntings you most likely will lose any desire you once had anyway. Known for being one of Ohio's most haunted locations, by the time this hospital shut its doors in 1993 it would have earned a terrible reputation. Also frequently referred to as The Ridges, it wouldn't be until years later when files were made public that the atrocities that once took place here would become common knowledge.
So, what's the most horrible thing you'll hear about this place? Probably the story of a female patient who disappeared inside of the hospital, only to be found a year later in an abandoned wing. When the missing patient was later found, she would be discovered with her clothes folded next to her on the ground and her body decaying on the floor. Rumor has it, you can see the stain from the patients body on the floor of the hospital to this very day.
Not done exploring abandoned places quite yet? We understand! To find the next creepy location you should check out, take a look a this
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