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Harrisburg State Hospital - Harrisburg PA Real Haunted Place

   
  • Cameron and McClay Streets
  • Harrisburg, PA
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Opened in 1851, the hospital was originally known as Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital and operated under that name until 1937. Reports indicate it was a site of violent poltergeist activity. The hospital closed in 2006 when downsizing took place for Pennsylvania's public mental health system. The property is now used a general office space by a variety of state agencies.

Reports at the hospital include screams, strange noises, shadows, apparitions and footsteps. The areas at the hospital that are said to be most haunted are the morgue, basement and tunnels that are located underneath the basement. The exam room in the morgue is said to sometimes have blood-like stains that are found on the floor out of nowhere.

The hospital has been featured on an episode of Ghost Lab, where the team of experts explored the location.
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  • Was a patient

    I was in Harrisburg State Hospital for 5 years. To say that it's haunted, just doesn't really cut it in my opinion. Like others have said there were footsteps, and apparitions. Personally I've heard and seen both. However what really always spooked me was the tunnels. When I had to go to different places that the weather really didn't allow, I went through the tunnels. When I was down there I always felt like someone was watching me. There are little rooms down there that were being used as storage. Old furniture and things were in the rooms. One time, I saw a shadow in one of them. Scared the bejeezus outta me. Depending on my mood I would just talk to them. I'm crazy so no one thought I was talking to ghosts for real. I would only say something like, "Ok, I'm down here so leave me the he** alone." If I would have to go down there alone I kinda ran but at the same time thought it was a cool feeling. I could go on and on about the different experiences I've had there. But I'll just give a snapshot. There was a man in a window in one of the closed up buildings. He was turn of the century (1900's) clothing and the mustache most men favoured then, I had something in my bedroom, I've seen civil war soldiers...Yeah Harrisburg State Hospital is truly haunted

    Posted 3/29/20

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  • my scary experience

    me and my friends wanted to vist so we did and when we was on top of the stairs we heard screaming from a man like he was trying to leave but we ended up looking the place up to down and nobody was there but it seemed so real

    Posted 6/29/19

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  • Worked there.....

    Worked there years ago. I slept over one night after working a double shift. They gave me a room on an empty floor that had the old operating room & was said to have a resident friendly ghost. When I was unpacking my bag I clearing heard footsteps come up the hall to my doorway, like the sound someone wearing bedroom slippers. I called out & then I heard the same foot steps hurry away at a fast pace! I didn't sleep a wink.

    Posted 7/8/16

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    4 out of 4 found this review helpful

  • So cool!

    My mom works here and I've been in the tunnels it's pretty freaking cool.

    Posted 7/5/16

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    0 out of 1 found this review helpful

  • Awesome

    I want to go to this place so badly.

    Posted 7/5/16

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    1 out of 3 found this review helpful

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