Central State Hospital - Real Petersburg Haunted Place
- 26317 W Washington Street
- Petersburg, VA
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 hospital did not begin treating people of other races until 1967, three years after the Civil Rights Act was passed. Locals say they have witnessed paranormal activity on the hospital grounds, seeing strange phenomena and hearing inexplicable sounds.
As a child growing up around this place we seen spirts of children playing Posted 6/16/23
2 out of 2 found this review helpful
I was a patient there
I was a patient there when I ws 16 years old. I was sent there for treatment of my severe depression. I remember I would wake up in the middle of the night and see "people in my room.....at that time I figured it ws a side effect of my medications, lol.
Today I am an active paranormal investigator. When I look back on that time, now I'm not so sure it was my meds!Posted 12/17/22
4 out of 4 found this review helpful
I need to do a project on this place and i need some experiences Posted 10/25/18
2 out of 10 found this review helpful
No Ghost With Chainsaw
Ignore that last post. Been to the place--old buildings closed and new ones only for patients and doctors and nurses. I mean-really? Check out my book, Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area about the place and its history.Posted 6/13/18
3 out of 6 found this review helpful
GHOST tried TO MURDER me!
This Goddamn gHoSt Tried TO MURdeR ME WiTh A FuCkIng Chainsaw!Posted 4/11/18
7 out of 16 found this review helpful
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