Buffalo State Hospital, NY

One of the scariest haunted hospitals. The hospital is the second largest hand cut stone building in the United States. The hospital was built to hold 250 mentally ill patients. In 1950 the patients numbered 2400. Many were tormented, tortured and believed to be murdered there. Charles Manson once was a resident there. The asylum closed in 1994.

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BANNERMAN'S CASTLE is without a doubt the Hudson Valley's most renowned ruin. It is widely known and often written about. Bannerman's is the perfect ruin, right down to its location-- on Pollepel (or Polopel) Island, which is fabled for eerie happenings going back to the 1600's. The island is owned by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and is closed to the public. THE CASTLE was built in 1908 by Francis Bannerman to house his private arsenal. By th...

LOVE pictures of abandoned hospitals. There are some really good ones of the old Mental Hospital in Milledgeville

North Brother Island, one of the most ghostly places in America -- less than 2,000 feet from NYC.Riverside Hospital opened a quarantine facility for smallpox patients on the 20-acre island in 1885. T he hospital later took in patients with other communicable diseases, such as venereal disease and typhoid. It was here that Typhoid Mary was housed for two decades until her death in 1938. The hospital closed in 1942 , and are said to be haunted by the many who died or suffered there.

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Danvers State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital of Danvers, was an asylum which is supposed to be haunted. A number of incidents supporting the presence of ghosts and supernatural powers can be felt here in asylum. The place is said to be terrifically haunted that none should reside there. On the very same case, a movie named SESSION 9 was made on it, on the account of haunting and possessions that still continue to haunt the people.

Buffalo State Hospital Located in Buffalo, NY US Also Known As:Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, H.H. Richardson Complex, Buffalo State Lunatic Asylum, Buffalo Psychiatric Center Location Genre:Psychiatric Hospital, Kirkbride Plan Built:1871 Opened:1880 Age:143 years Closed:1974 Demo / Renovated:N/A Decaying for:40 years Last Known Status:Being demolished or renovated


A hallway inside the sandstone wards at Buffalo State Hospital. Kirkbride institutions followed a floor plan of a central building connected to long wings, which are staggered in a linear fashion on either side.


Anyone who fancies themselves a ghost hunter in the state of New York should make a visit to the Beardslee Castle one of their top priorities. I have heard of and have seen many so-called haunted places in my travels around this wonderful state of ours. I have to say that Beardslee is both one of the most fascinating and one of the most authentic. Beardslee Castle - Little Falls, NY.

Part of Christopher Payne's, 'Asylum' series - a study of abandoned state mental institutions.

Abandoned Smallpox hospital, Roosevelt Island, New York , NY. Opened in 1856, this smallpox hospital on the southern tip of Blackwell's Island (now Roosevelt Island) was part of a multitude of public institutions to care for New York City's unfortunate and destitute. The island sits between Queens and Manhattan, and was easily accessible by ferry; it was home to a prison, insane asylum, and other similar facilities.As of 1872, an annual number of 7,000 patients were treated, with an average...

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Asylum: Inside the Haunting World of 19th-Century Mental Hospitals | Brain Pickings unclaimed cremation urns. Paupers graves in cans. I totally recommend clicking the link - there are a lot of haunting abandoned mental hospital photos of relics. Good read.

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