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Northampton State Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts:

The #Northampton State #Hospital in Northampton, #Massachusetts was constructed in 1856 to treat men and women suffering from a variety of #MentalIllnesses. It was initially designed to accommodate 200 patients, but by the late 1950’s had expanded to house over 2,300 mentally ill men and women, who were subjected to inhumane medical treatments and #deplorable living conditions. Patients were often left in solitary confinement for long periods, or otherwise neglected and abused by caretakers. In January of 1978, the Northampton District #Court issued a decree ordering the closure of Northampton State Hospital, which took over 15 years to complete. The #asylum was finally closed in 1993 after treating over 64,000 patients, and was added to the National Register of #Historic Places in July of 1994. It sat #abandoned for many years, and over time developed a reputation for being #haunted. #UrbanExplorers and those who dared to enter the old buildings during this time have reported encountering the #spirits of former mental patients and medical staff, as well as hearing the sounds of disembodied voices, whispers, footsteps, and screams. Others report witnessing heavy doors being slammed shut by an unseen entity, and objects moving by themselves or being thrown violently across the room. In the early 2000’s one of the buildings was sold to L3 Communications, which has offices in the building, and in 2006 the Northampton State Hospital’s main building was torn down and replaced with the Villages At Hospital Hill #Condominiums. Although most of the other buildings on the old hospital’s campus have been demolished, the buildings that now stand at the site of the old asylum are still believed by many to be haunted.

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