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Belchertown State School in #Belchertown,…

Belchertown State School in #Belchertown, #Massachusetts:

#Belchertown #State #School in Belchertown, Massachusetts was constructed in 1922 as the Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded, and spans over 845 acres of land. It is said to be #haunted by the #spirits of former #mental #patients who were neglected and subjected to a variety of experimental, inhumane medical procedures, such as #lobotomies and #electroshock #therapy. Over the years, living conditions at the #Belchertown #State #School began to decline, and staff numbers began to dwindle. In 1972 a class action #lawsuit was launched against the #Belchertown #State #School after it was discovered that patients were being abused by caretakers, and left isolated in #deplorable conditions. In some cases, nurses were so overwhelmed by the number of patients at #Belchertown that they were unable to adequately care for everyone, and many patients were left in #solitary confinement for long periods of time without access to bathrooms, medical attention, or proper sanitation. #Urban #explorers at the #abandoned #mental #asylum report witnessing #apparitions, and hearing the sounds of disembodied moans, voices, whispers, footsteps, and screams. Others report witnessing heavy doors being slammed shut by themselves, and experiencing sudden cold spots and unexpected drops in temperature. Many also report feeling a strange presence, as if being watched by an unseen entity. One popular #urban #legend tells of a young boy and girl who fell in #love while being treated at #Belchertown #State #School, however due to their #mental #illness they were forbidden from seeing each other. Despite caretakers’ efforts to keep the young couple separated, they still managed to sneak from their dormitories at night to see each other. It’s said that even in #death, their #spirits still find a way to meet late at night, and #paranormal #investigators often report encountering the #spirits of the young couple, who are seen embracing.

#Belchertown #State #School remained open until 1992, and was later added to the #National #Register of #Historic #Places in 1994.

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Belchertown State School in #Belchertown,…

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