It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Urban Exploring Old Mental Hospital- Pics and Vids!

page: 1
12
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 19 2011 @ 10:59 PM
link   
[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/ee9e822499e4.jpg[/atsimg]


I just wanted to share some videos, pictures and history after recently visiting Northern State Mental Hospital with the lady friend. I haven't seen anything paranormal in any of the videos or pictures I took, but it seems the Ghost Hunters TAPS guys did a show there at one point and found some creepy stuff that I will add to the thread. I know the camera isn't great but I think you can at least get a feel for how creepy parts of the grounds are. To be fair, we did not go to the main buildings that at this time are still occupied, but we did sneak past the dairy farm and into some dorms/other buildings without security catching us.

Northern State Mental Hospital was completed in December of 1912. It housed mental patients and allowed them to work in areas like farming, printing and dairy. This actually helped the Hospital maintain itself fairly well. The hospital was known for treating inhabitants much more progressively than most similar facilities. If you visit my sources you can read more about some of the staff and more new age treatments.

Despite all that good news, Northern state was also the first place to experiment with the transorbital lobotomy. This was rather controversial at the time, and the procedure was performed by a Dr. Jones along with Dr. Walter Freemen.

The most common hauntings reported are those of a little girl with a red ball, a trickster ghost named Fred and a man that seems to be searching for the little girl. There are also a number of reports of cold spots, people feeling they are being grabbed or strangled and strange audio/visual hallucinations. One source also claimed it was possible to view a dead body hanging in a window.

I'm going to start with the pictures because quite frankly they are better than the videos my camera can shoot.

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/d47be58f3bb9.jpg[/atsimg]

Barn Doors

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/740ad8201153.jpg[/atsimg]

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/1f61dd4f9f1d.jpg[/atsimg]

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/d4fb177e42e2.jpg[/atsimg]

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/b8d1f9db3197.jpg[/atsimg]

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/5dd05488d0ae.jpg[/atsimg]

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/01d86913b309.jpg[/atsimg]

If you have an idea what the above picture is, please do tell me.

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/e7929acf488a.jpg[/atsimg]

Here's a better pick of whatever the hell it is.

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/cce266c2d956.jpg[/atsimg]

This is behind whatever that machine is. It's a hole in the wall with 'DEATH' written over it.

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/389b11b43388.jpg[/atsimg]

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/a1e37412dc88.jpg[/atsimg]

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/8cc51b875187.jpg[/atsimg]

Caution tape was in a few places, a presume to keep out the renaissance fair people that were camped nearby,

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/6f077c8df29b.jpg[/atsimg]

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/55eeb1b61fef.jpg[/atsimg]

You'll see the inside of the building on the left in one of the short videos. Appears to be where they milked the cows.

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/55eeb1b61fef.jpg[/atsimg]

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/6b47b73271d0.jpg[/atsimg]

Freaking Juggalos.

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/8d622d73e5f2.jpg[/atsimg]

This was in a rather odd spot and I was wondering if someone could tell me if the King of Clubs is used in some
circles dealing with the paranormal. Some sort of ritual perhaps? It was probably nothing but still stuck out as
odd and the card was in excellent shape.

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/b238d224ce66.jpg[/atsimg]

This is outside the fencing near the graveyard which is open to the public.

[atsimg]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/024df0014a6e.jpg[/atsimg]

Here is the graveyard, no markers and it was also strangely quiet.


This first video is our approach from the little gravel parking area. As we were walking up we saw some people wearing all black capes (there was a renaissance fair nearby) bolt out of one of the buildings and take off fairly quickly. It was a bit surprising, and of course I failed to get it on video!



The second and third videos are of some of the facilities out near the farm area. One of the buildings I was in appeared to be used at one time for milking cows, though with the fairly steep steps outside I'm a bit unsure how they got the cows in and out. The Other buildings seemed to be some sort of stables. There was a fair amount of graffiti, most of it about ghosts and being cautious etc.






This last video still gives me the creeps, which is very rare for me. We walked into this building and there was a very peculiar odor. Still can't really explain it. Almost sweet with a little bit of ammonia or something. Near that sheet that's hanging it smelled strongly of sulfur. This was the only building that had no pigeons inside and was much more quiet than the other areas. My lady friend wouldn't actually come more than a foot into this building and the hairs on the back of my neck were standing straight up. She finally pointed out that rope you see hanging from the rafters. I got a bit of it on video, then turned off the camera and walked up to it. The rope looked fairly old, had some mildew and I do have to wonder if someone used it to kill themselves. I couldn't find anything in the local papers. Pardon the Spike Lee angles lol!



Here are a few more vids of the place, the first being the reveal on Ghost Hunters. The last few are not from me but I figured I might as well add them too!







If you see anything you think I missed don't hesitate to point it out! I will come back tomorrow and post a few of the ghost stories I got from the locals. I have 3 on tape and one in the memory. I plan on going up again in the next month or two at night with some better cameras and a few more people. I need to get farther into the facility. Will keep posted!

Source



edit on 19-7-2011 by Domo1 because: Imbed

edit on 19-7-2011 by Domo1 because: (no reason given)

edit on 19-7-2011 by Domo1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 19 2011 @ 11:09 PM
link   
Exploring old mental asylums and abandoned buildings is for sure a ton of fun. That thing looks like an old furnace, probably to heat the (some portion of) building(s). If you're goal is to capture something paranormal, you will most likely have better results if you go in the middle of the night. Looks like a sweet place though!



posted on Jul, 19 2011 @ 11:11 PM
link   
reply to post by Cantmakedisup
 


Yeah It looks like there is definitely a place to light a fire inside it, only thing is that area is REALLY small. Just a little room with a 'DEATH' hole lol.



posted on Jul, 19 2011 @ 11:18 PM
link   
What a place to take a date


Looks a creepy place tho, thanks for sharing
Although I've never been to an abandoned mental facility, I've been in a few derelict buildings and they certainly have an eeriness about them.



posted on Jul, 19 2011 @ 11:31 PM
link   
reply to post by Ginga
 


I know I'm such a charmer!

In my defense she had just about as much fun as I did!



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 11:04 AM
link   
reply to post by Domo1
 
Its is part of an old boiler



posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 02:36 PM
link   
reply to post by Domo1
 


Those are some nice pictures, I just wish you had caught something (and I assume you wish you did as well). It does seem like a creepy place. Nice job!



posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 02:33 AM
link   
reply to post by acrux
 


Ahh thanks. It sort of assumed that's what it was. Not the greatest pictures as I was using the cell phone. Thanks for the input.



posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 08:38 PM
link   

Originally posted by acrux
reply to post by Domo1
 
Its is part of an old boiler




It actually reminded me of the Saw movies, the second one I believe, where the guy has to get the needle with the antidote in the back of a similar furnace, and is burned to death. Especially eerie how in the same room, DEATH is written above what could be a glory hole



posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 08:40 PM
link   
Actually, that "hole" could be where they stored logs and other supplies for the furnace.



posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 08:46 PM
link   
reply to post by Domo1
 

i dont know if theres a us equivalent, but you might enjoy this site...
www.28dayslater.co.uk...



posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 08:58 PM
link   
Great pics, I'd love to explore a place like that.

I had a quick look about playing card history with the occult and came across this site. I'm not sure what to make of it really, or how accurate it is, but in this context it adds to the creepiness.

www.fitnfreejt.org...



The King card represents the enemy of God, the devil. The Ten spot represents the spirit of lawlessness and is in direct opposition to the Ten Commandments of the Bible. Closely associated with the ten spot is the Club card. When cards were invented the club was the weapon of the murderer. In those days there were no revolvers or machine guns. The Club card stands for murder.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 01:25 AM
link   
reply to post by invetro
 


Oh wow I appreciate you looking that up! Seeing that card on the ground, in perfect condition seemed a bit strange. Perhaps someone was just playing cards in the middle of nowhere but it seemed like it had been placed. Thanks!



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 01:48 AM
link   
Very creepy place i love the photos ! I would love to go and explore one of these Mental Hospitals there has to be alot of restless souls still roaming those old buildings and halls..This is a great thread S&F



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:02 AM
link   
If anyone is interested in these hospitals, you have to go to the one in Traverse City, MI. I'm not sure if it's still there but I went a few years ago and it was totally creepy. Much like the one in the OP, this one has old buildings. Some of them are being used as government offices and there is(or was) a fancy restaurant in the basement.

We took some pictures when we were there and I swear you could see figures in the windows. I've been meaning to post them but it was about 5 years ago and the picture got stored somewhere.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:12 AM
link   
reply to post by Domo1
 


Domo1 you may enjoy checking out the magazine and other publications put out by the guys behind 'Weird New Jersey'. They share pics & stories of many odd old places. They had a TV show for a while based on the same theme. As the years have gone by they've covered more and more areas. What helps make their publications fun is they encourage people to share their photos and stories, so there is a never-ending flow of material. Pretty entertaining, overall.



posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 06:33 AM
link   
Hi

I saw the picture of the King of clubs. This was very interesting to me because for a while I have been studying how they use a normal deck of cards as tarot cards. The meaning of the King of Clubs when it is 'up' means Dark useful man and when 'reversed' it means a sick dark man.Either way this gives me the chills...because both of that has a dark man in its meaning. Thanks for sharing the pictures.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 02:32 PM
link   
I've always been interested in Urban Exploring and I am determined to do it someday! The only thing is theres not any places around where I live to do it, apart from and old hospital which there is no entrances to



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 10:06 PM
link   
reply to post by lizzapuppy
 


Yikes that's a little creepy. Thanks for the info! The card seemed very obviously out of place and I figured it might have been used for some sort of ritual or something.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 11:23 PM
link   
"Here's a better pick of whatever the hell it is. "

If you end up in one of these clinics make sure to make phone calls and tell them you have friends.

A person may appear to have nooone and they will get injected with drugs to OD then the dead body thrown into one of these body burners.







 
12
<<   2 >>

log in

join