The unincorporated town of San Haven, North Dakota – short for “sanatorium haven” – has been noted over the years for hosting a long-abandoned building with a storied past. Allegations of ghosts of past patients have swirled around the property for years. Rumors of Satanic rituals taking place at the site also have arisen.
The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa purchased the asylum from the state of North Dakota. Since the land is privately owned, entering the area is considered trespassing.
What is certain is there has been at least one tragedy at the site. In 2001, a 17-year-old-boy trespassed inside the building and slipped at the edge of an elevator shaft. He fell 40 feet to his death.
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