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Pennhurst State School - Real Spring City Haunt

   
  • Off Commonwealth Dr
  • Spring City, PA
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As a live-in facility for people with mental and physical disabilities, this complex was built in 1908. Over 10,000 patients passed the school's doors as it served as an asylum, but unfortunately mistreatment and abuse was common as staff were overworked and funding was limited. Patients were also reportedly isolated for long periods, so long as to cause them to injure themselves to get attention. Some even smeared themselves in feces so that someone would come to give them a bath. When the doings at the facility was exposed by the media in 1968, a massive lawsuit resulted. Its facility closed its doors in 1987 and the buildings were abandoned. Today the property is believed to be haunted by those who suffered here. Reports indicate inexplicable sounds heard including door slamming, foot steps, and the sound of someone vomiting.
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  • I worked there!

    Pennhurst State School and Hospital was not an asylum! The haunted attraction was named "Pennhurst Asylum" The documentary had nothing to do with the lawsuit. It brought awareness of what institutions were like. Pennhurst was only one of many in Pennsylvania. There are still a few in operation today. You can visit Pennhurst Asylum and get a "Ghost Hunt" ticket. There are no actors in the building to scare you. You can visit the museum and talk to two past employees. There were a lot of positive things occurring at Pennhurst, sadly everyone likes to focus on the negative.

    Posted 8/16/16

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  • The best

    Best haunted attraction I go to every year, the feelings of dread and sadness can be over whelming. They all do a great job with the attraction, but when you educate yourself on the history, it's just unbelievable. I would love to do just a tour of the place sometime.

    Posted 12/15/15

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  • Sad but true

    I've gone every year, usually a couple times a year, to their haunted attraction. The place has a definite feeling of sadness and desparation to it. Very interesting to learn more and more about it as every year they seem to add more info and artifacts. They recently had their 1st day tour of the facility to educate ppl more about it and on the paranormal aspect of it. I had been looking forward to it for months, only to find out it was improperly set up and sold out online over 2 weeks before the event. What made it worse was a year prior, my husband and I had signed a petition for this event to happen from the owners!

    Posted 9/14/15

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