20 Creepiest Abandoned Hospitals From Around the World

  • April 17, 2014
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Kings Park Psychiatric Center - Kings Park, New York

Known as “The Psych Center,” Kings Park was operational from 1885 until closing for good in 1996 and is another hospital that has rumored to be a hot spot for hauntings, and has also attracted ghost hunters and film crews over the years.


HH Richardson Complex - Buffalo, New York

Designated an historical landmark, that doesn’t change how large, dark, and looming the HH Richardson Complex is, having formerly been an insane asylum that has been slowly deteriorating over the years.


Danvers State Hospital - Danvers, Massachusetts

Home to electroshock therapy and reports of patients being beaten by the staff, it’s no surprise that Danvers, which closed in 1992, is believed to be haunted, with flickering lights and footsteps being reported by visitors.


Beechworth Lunatic Asylum - Victoria, Australia

Housing upwards of 1,200 patients, Beechworth has a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in Australia, and during the time it was open there were rumors about patients mysteriously disappearing within its walls.


Hartwood Mental Hospital - Hartwood, Scotland

Huge, ominous, and terrifying, Hartwood Mental Hospital has the look of a medieval castle, and to make it even creepier, when it was abandoned in the 1990’s no one bothered to clear out any of the equipment, so it’s just sitting there, filling the rooms and offices.


Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum - Weston, West Virginia

Originally built to house 250 patients, at one point it held more than 2,400, and among its most famous residents was none other than Charles Manson.


St. John’s - Lincolnshire, England

The residents of St. John’s, when it was open, were typically homeless and poor people who were rounded up and branded as being insane, and it’s been thought to be haunted, despite later having served as an apartment complex as well.


Taunton State Hospital - Taunton, Massachusetts

Making this hospital particularly terrifying is the belief that staff members performed occult rituals within its walls, along with the fact that it housed notorious serial killer Jane Toppan.


Island of Madness - Venice, Italy

The name alone is terrifying, as the hospital, actually named Poveglia Island, sits isolated in the middle of the water like an Alcatraz for the insane, only with a mad doctor who supposedly performed grisly experiments.


Pripyat Hospital - Chernobyl , Ukraine

Pretty much anything in and around Chernobyl is going to be creepy, with virtually everything being abandoned and looking like a post-apocalyptic wasteland, which to be honest, isn’t that far from what it actually is.

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