Wednesday, March 11, 2015

10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

In the list of places that might even make Dracula run home crying for his mommy, abandoned hospitals probably take the cake. Filled with run-down medical equipment, scattered syringes, rusty beds and probably the ghosts of axe-wielding psychiatric patients, only the bravest urban explorers dare setting foot inside them. Let’s take a look at some of the scariest ones around the world and feel the thrill!

10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world



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1. Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Kentucky, USA

Some consider Waverly House as the most haunted place on Earth and it certainly is one of the most popular destinations in the autumn season, especially around Halloween, thanks to its creepy reputation. No kids under seven years old are allowed in this building, which is certainly not for the weak of heart. It used to be a private school and then turned to a tuberculosis hospital during the 19th century. 

Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Kentucky, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Kentucky, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Kentucky, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

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2. Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, California, USA

This hospital was founded in 1888 and it started out as a pioneering project in studying and helping the mentally ill. The property also included a farm, a zoo, a dairy and a graveyard. Nowadays it is fenced up and totally abandoned, while a new institute has been founded nearby and now functions as a mental rehabilitation center. The internet is full of spooky images and scary stories about this place, which seems to be haunted by the souls of the patients who used to inhabit it.

 Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, California, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, California, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, California, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

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3. Part of Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital, New York, USA

Founded in 1912 as the Farm Colony of Brooklyn State Hospital, the now abandoned part of Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital was deinstitutionalized during the 70s. It had a capacity of over seven thousand patients, while nowadays just a few hundreds per year still arrive here, in the renovated areas. It has a reputation of a very controversial institution, with many reports of patient abuse in its history, thus the creepy feeling you get around the center.

Part of Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital, New York, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Part of Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital, New York, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Part of Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital, New York, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Part of Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital, New York, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Part of Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital, New York, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Part of Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital, New York, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Part of Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital, New York, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

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4. Willard Asylum, New York, USA

Many creepy tales circulate around this building, stories of people locked here for the rest of their lives, sometimes for very suspicious reasons. Well, it seems there’s always something fishy going on in asylums, isn’t that right? The patients here had an average stay of 30 years and the ones who died in the institution were buried in nameless graves in the yard owned by the asylum. That’s so very weird and scary!

Willard Asylum, New York, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Willard Asylum, New York, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Willard Asylum, New York, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Willard Asylum, New York, USA | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

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5. Antwerp’s Forensic Institute, Belgium

The motto of this institution says it all: “Between death and oblivion the body must undergo tests. Before being laid to rest in the tranquility of legality, Thanatos comes to the aid of logic.” A bad-ass location for ghost-hunters looking for some urban exploration adventures, giving the opportunity of taking some amazing horror shots in its chambers and labs, all full of historical medical instruments. Everything here is intensively creepy and certainly worth a visit if you want to have one of the best nightmares of your life!

Antwerp’s Forensic Institute, Belgium | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Antwerp’s Forensic Institute, Belgium | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

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6. Beelitz-Heilstatten Sanatorium, Germany

This abandoned place seems to be still haunted by its history, a thing that contributes in making it one of the scariest institutions on Earth that you can visit for some shivers. World War I soldiers used to be treated here, but their fights and screams seem not to have ended yet, as some visitors can still hear them!

Beelitz-Heilstatten Sanatorium, Germany | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Beelitz-Heilstatten Sanatorium, Germany | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Beelitz-Heilstatten Sanatorium, Germany | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world


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7. Cane Hill Asylum, United Kingdom

Photographing the ruins of this building can be one of the most thrilling things you can do in Coulsdon. Just remember that if you happen to catch ghosts in your pictures, those might not be just artifacts! It is a legendary destination for the ones who adore visiting abandoned places and certainly for good reason. It used to be a prime example for the treatment of the psychiatric patients, but then saw its decline, after a series of attacks due to security flaws.

Cane Hill Asylum, United Kingdom | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Cane Hill Asylum, United Kingdom | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Cane Hill Asylum, United Kingdom | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

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8. Hellingly Hospital, United Kingdom

This used to be a huge lunatic asylum, built in the village of Hellingly, under the order of The County Authority of East Sussex. The sexes used to be separated in different areas, as it was the tradition in institutions at that age. The hospital then saw its decline and closed most of its doors by the end of 1991. In 2010 the front façade of the building was destroyed by a fire, contributing to an even creepier look.

Hellingly Hospital, United Kingdom | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Hellingly Hospital, United Kingdom | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Hellingly Hospital, United Kingdom | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Hellingly Hospital, United Kingdom | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

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9. Joseph Lemaire Sanatorium, Belgium

The institution had its glory at the beginning of the last century, when tuberculosis used to still sweep through Europe, to then close during the eighties, thanks to the development of new treatments. Decay, vandalism, and theft marked the rest of the institution’s history, making it look really scary and giving it a thrilling allure.

Joseph Lemaire Sanatorium, Belgium | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Joseph Lemaire Sanatorium, Belgium | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Joseph Lemaire Sanatorium, Belgium | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

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10. Sabinosa’s Sanatorium, Spain

Another forbidden place for the faint of heart is Sabinosa’s Sanatorium, for sure! The institution acted like a small town for the patients suffering of tuberculosis. Children of many generations also used to be abandoned at the gates of this hospital, where some really creepy documents attest they were imprisoned and mistreated for decades.

Sabinosa’s Sanatorium, Spain | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Sabinosa’s Sanatorium, Spain | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

Sabinosa’s Sanatorium, Spain | 10 Scariest Abandoned Hospitals in the world

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21 Forgotten | Abandoned | Staircase Left Alone to Die

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