Along The Beautiful Connecticut Coast You’ll Find An Abandoned, Creepy Sanatorium That’ll Haunt You.
It’s easy to understand the appeal of a sanatorium located along the coast. The fresh air, sunshine, and refreshing sounds of the waves would all make for a very tranquil environment. And that was the exact intention of this Waterford facility, originally created to treat children with tuberculosis. The building opened in the 1930s, and by the 50s took on the new role of housing the elderly. Its final role was a sanatorium for the mentally ill, although there were several allegations by this time that patients were potentially receiving abusive treatment. The institution closed in 1996, and since has remained abandoned and, some believe, incredibly haunted.
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For more extensive views of the Seaside Sanatorium, be sure to watch what this drone footage captured.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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