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posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 10:22 AM
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Greetings, everyone...

I am researching the history of Edgewood State Hospital for a website, Edgewood Hospital. This hospital was built as an extension of Pilgrim State Hospital, and was completed by the US Army during WWII, where it was known as Mason General Hospital. It stood on Commack Rd. in Deer Park, NY.

After the war, the Army gave the hospital back to the state, when it became known as Edgewood State Hospital. It was abandoned in 1971, and after years of being mercilessly vandalized, it was demolished in August, 1989.

This complex may be familiar to those of you who grew up on Long Island, as it was a very popular hangout for kids during the 70's and 80's. For those of you who are not familiar with it, Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center was the largest mental hospital in the world.

I have had a frustrating time trying to find early history, plot plans, blueprints, and general information. All of the content I have been able to find has been contributed by visitors to the site. Most attempts at finding formal documentation through government offices have turned into dead ends.

ANYWAY... there have always been rumors that there was much more to Edgewood than meets the eye. It had a vast underground tunnel system, which was common for mental hospitals of the day. People say these tunnels lead to places such as Brookhaven National Lab, which is about 30 miles away. People have also heard stories that Edgewood was actually used by the CIA and military for top secret expirements during the cold war, as well as weapons development. Of course, nobody ever has concrete proof. They have just "heard things." I guess when it is very difficult to find documented history, people tend to make up their own.

Can anyone provide further insight into this place?

For those of you who are NOT familiar, I have attached a picture of it's main building.





posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 10:35 AM
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From what I gather they are steam tunnels, but may also have some connection to the Northville Tunnels.

www.lioddities.com...

www.geocities.com...


As far as blue prints for the building, I seriously doubt that you will find them online.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by Jonna


As far as blue prints for the building, I seriously doubt that you will find them online.




Especially if it was built by the military.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 10:43 AM
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that is one creepy looking building!!!!!!



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 10:51 AM
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Agreed. I don't expect them to find them online, but I assume some State agency has to have them.

People have emailed me claiming they had them... but their mother threw them away. You know the routine.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by Savatage
Agreed. I don't expect them to find them online, but I assume some State agency has to have them.

People have emailed me claiming they had them... but their mother threw them away. You know the routine.


Sure I have a girlfriend, but you wouldn't know her as she lives in Canada.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:00 AM
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this might be a very very slim chance... but with the industry that I work in , I just might be able to find something out about the blue prints for this building.


I will have to check with our new york office, it might take a few days. I will ask some questions, hopefully some of the people there today were in that office back in the 70's?

It's a long shot, but we'll give it a try.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:02 AM
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I researched a particular structure that caught my interest a little over a year ago. I was able to find some information at the county courthouse. Perhaps you could call and request some assistance. I did, however, have to sift through the files myself.

That building is creepy looking!



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:07 AM
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I first started my research at the county level. Nobody had any idea what I was talking about, so I was referred to the State.

Same old dead ends there.


elevatedone - any assistance you can provide would be awesome. Thanks.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by Savatage
I first started my research at the county level. Nobody had any idea what I was talking about, so I was referred to the State.

Same old dead ends there.


elevatedone - any assistance you can provide would be awesome. Thanks.


Thats kind of odd because I thought the county was supposed to have records of its blue prints in the records department? Have you tried to find and contact the contracter/company that built the hospital, they may have blueprints.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by alternateheaven
Have you tried to find and contact the contracter/company that built the hospital, they may have blueprints.


That is yet another mystery. Nobody knows who the architect or contractor was. From what I was able to dig up, construction was started by the "State". Due to a resource shortage because of WWII, the Army took over construction, and then moved in.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by Savatage
Greetings, everyone...

Can anyone provide further insight into this place?

For those of you who are NOT familiar, I have attached a picture of it's main building.



Isnt that the Building 7 of the Kings Park Psyche Center?

Thats where my friends and I used to go. Very creepy place, bums live in there. And yes, there are tunnels, they're after the Quads.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:30 AM
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If you're ever in KP visit the place, if you dont get arrested you'll have fun, it's suppossedly haunted (which I believe), you can hear footsteps and voices (some of it can be attributed to the bums though).



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by Tetsuo-51
Isnt that the Building 7 of the Kings Park Psyche Center?


Nope - that is the main building (102) of Edgewood. The main building (93) of Kings Park is similiar in stature.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:31 AM
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Yes, the similarities are striking...have you ever been to the KP Psyche Center? It gives you chills just approaching it.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by Tetsuo-51
Yes, the similarities are striking...have you ever been to the KP Psyche Center?


Yes - I have gone up to 93, but have never gone in. The place is so ominous... but still not as hideous as Edgewood, especially after the roof was burned away.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by Jonna
From what I gather they are steam tunnels, but may also have some connection to the Northville Tunnels.


are you talking about all the tunnels in northville, michigan? i've always wondered about them... if that's what you're talking about could you tell me about them, please?



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 11:16 PM
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I found this site that has a map of its positioning and says that it has its own coal burning power station beside it.

link below
arrts-arrchives.com...



posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 11:04 AM
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arrts-arrchives.com...


For years, that was the ONLY reference of Edgewood on the net.



posted on Feb, 25 2004 @ 03:19 PM
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So, nobody else knows anything?



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