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Virginia'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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  •   Central State Hospital Petersburg, VA
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    Originally named the Central Lunatic Hospital, Central State Hospital was founded in 1870 as a to treat “colored persons of unsound mind,” making it the first Virginian mental health facility to exclusively cater to the black population. Its name was changed in 1895, following the passing of a state law requiring facilities then known as asylums to instead be called hospitals. The... Read More

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  •   Civil War Medical Museum Gordonsville, VA
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    The Civil War Medical Museum in Gordonsville has been used for many different purposes since construction finished in 1860. When the building opened as the Exchange Hotel it was, as the name would imply, a bustling hotel located next to a major railroad junction, but two years later its prime location forced it to become part of the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital, caring for wounded... Read More

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    Western State Hospital was founded in1825 as the second mental health facility in Virginia, though the first building was not finished until 1828. It was originally named the Western Lunatic Asylum and did not change to its current name until 1894. After the hospital came under control of Dr. Joseph Dejarnette, a noted eugenicist, a new building was erected bearing his name; under his... Read More

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