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New York's Haunted Hospitals & Asylums

For many, abandoned asylums, and closed down hospitals are some of the spookiest Real Haunts in STATE. Empty hospitals are eerie on their own, but even moreso when you consider that spirits of the departed could be lurking around any corner, and haunting the hallways of the hospital they once called home. Hospitals and Asylums are often considered hot spots for paranormal activity, since countless people pass on in those facilities, often times unexpectedly, which is one explanation for why many spirits still linger there, rather than crossing over. If you're looking for a truly paranormal experience, check out one of STATE's Haunted Hospitals or Asylums - but be prepared to encounter the unexpected!
 
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  •   Letchworth Village Thiells, NY
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    Letchworth Village was a psychiatric hospital constructed in 1911 which, at its peak, consisted of over 130 buildings. The hospital was the site of the first human trial of the polio vaccine in 1950, but few other positive things can be said of the institute. As early as the 1920s reports of inadequate care were levied against the hospital. Residents of all ages were found unbathed,... Read More

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  •   Pilgrim Psychiatric Center Brentwood, NY
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    Many Long Islanders have heard of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, and even more have tried to explore it. The building dates back to October 1st, 1931, and at this time, it was the largest psychiatric hospital in the world. Its size has never been exceeded by any other facility, though it's now far smaller than it once was. In the 1950's is when the hospital began to do lobotomies... Read More

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  • Rolling Hills Asylum East Bethany, NY
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    The Rolling Hills Asylum opened in 1821 as the Genesee County Poor Farm, a brick building meant to house the poor, mentally ill, physically disabled, drunkards, and other locals in need of assistance. An actual functioning farm surrounding the house was maintained by able bodied residents. Those who died while in the farm’s care and had no next of kin were buried somewhere on the... Read More

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  •   Clifton Springs Sanitarium Clifton Springs, NY
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    Built in 1892, Clifton Springs Sanitarium is a five-story building which was once home to the “Clifton Springs Water Cure” promoted by Dr. Henry Foster. In 1974 the building was converted into an apartment complex for senior citizens and in 1979 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors to the building say they have seen the ghost of Dr. Foster sitting in the... Read More

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  •   West Hall, Rensselaer Troy, NY
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    Having been founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological research university. Over the course of nearly two centuries, the school has expanded both its undergraduate programs and its campus size. West Hall, for example, is currently the center of the university’s Arts department, but the building was originally the Old Troy Hospital. The ghost... Read More

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    This hospital was demolished in 2007, but many still believe a lady ghost in white continues to exist on the premise. She has reportedly been seen in a white gown located on the second floor near the surgery rooms. Read More

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    The Evan Mills Volunteer Ambulance Squad is an independent emergency core serving the community of Evan Mills and parts of surrounding towns. It is also said to be haunted by a group of friendly ghosts. Among them are an elderly woman who likes to tinker with their facility’s TVs and an older man who peers out from the vehicle bay. Read More

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  •   Kings Park Psychiatric Center Kings Park, NY
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    The Kings Park Psychiatric Center was established in 1885. It continued to run until 1996, when it officially closed. At the height of its establishment in 1953, it housed 9,303 patients. While the center started out as a beacon for mental healthcare, at its height, it too suffered and it turned to procedures like lobotomies and electro-shock therapy. Eventually the need for such a... Read More

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  •   Edgewood State Hospital Deer Park, NY
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    Now known as Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve, this was formerly the place of Edgewood State Hospital, a psychiatric center. It served the public and World War II soldiers. While the grounds now include a mostly demolished buildings, spirits are believed to haunt the grounds. Tragic events occurred here, including a 19-year-old boy who died falling down a 50-foot shaft while... Read More

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  •   J.N. Adam Hospital Perrysburg, NY
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    J.N. Adam Hospital was established in 1909 as a tuberculosis treatment center; in 1960 it was converted into a facility for the developmentally disabled, and in 1995 the hospital was shut down. In its nearly 90 years of activity many people are said to have died in the hospital, including several nurses who allegedly committed suicide. The abandoned building is now rumored to be haunted,... Read More

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  • Hudson River State Hospital Poughkeepsie, NY
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    The Hudson River State Hospital was opened in October of 1871 as a psychiatric treatment facility—a purpose it continued to serve until its eventual closure in 2003. After being shut down, the campus fell into a state of disrepair and in 2007 the male bedding ward, located south of the main building, was severely damaged when a lightning strike caused it to catch fire. The property was... Read More

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  •   Old Seaview Hospital Staten Island, NY
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    Built is a tuberculosis sanatorium, Seaview Hospital served the Staten Island community for many years before closing down and eventually becoming a national historic district. Of the thirty buildings in the area, the former hospital building is said to be the most spiritually active; the spirits of deceased patients allegedly still roam its halls. Though the grounds were left... Read More

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