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Old Torrance state mental Hospital
torrance rd
Torrance, PA 15779
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County: Westmoreland County
GPS: 40.4157293, -79.2322927
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Its right across from the military desalination plant.
*The first building on the gated road, abandoned with no windows or doors, it the nurse's quarters. Keep walking it's on the left side down the road further. Google maps will show you. Zoom on the current hospital follow the road to the east. On the inside bend theres an odd road t948 and in the woods you can see the building from google maps.

*State Police are taking aggressive measures with the owner, and it's been passed a misdemeanor if you trespass here. Also, from my understanding the place has been gated up by an electric fence, possibly set with motion detectors. For all intensive purposes, don't go. It's worth the fine, but not the charge.
Unless you and your buds are all commando'd out and ready to infiltrate into this place in the dead and dark of night, it's been made nearly impossible. Try Google for wire cutters, insulated gloves, army surplus for camo. Nice camcorders have night vision. A bud of mine has the goggles, pretty sweet. Have a way in and out, have a plan for all expected and unexpected situations. Be prepared. For god's sake send me your pictures people or don't even bothering posting about them.
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If you don`t know the story I will fill you in. This was an insane asylum built in 1919 and founded by Mrs Torrance the wife of the founder of the town. This place grew with its number of patients as time went on but by the the 1960`s the Pennsylvania department of health finally said that it was unsafe for patients there anymore and it closed its doors in 1967. The real reasons were due to the amount of escapes, deaths, and blatant torture. Its rumored that they freely used electroshock therapy, hydrotherapy, lobotomies, as well as many satanic things like hanging victims on hooks where they were tortured and left for weeks on end.

This place is straight outta the scariest haunted movie you ever saw. There are also solitary confinement rooms in the basement where no doubt countless died. Neglect and torture are very obvious presences you can feel from the moment you look at the building. Don`t even bother with going up stairs, it looks like a few people have fallen through the ceiling. So the entire inside is vandalized with the most ignorant evil graffiti about satanism and what not. Definitely adds to your mood. The furnace room is said to have the most activity if you can find it.

I know that this has been said to be disproved by teams, but you know what, they conducted there tests in the day, and then brought all that equipment and got little results. Well i would def recommend going there at about 11 or 12 and see if you believe that the old Torrance state mental hospital is not haunted.

Watch first, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKebdtKhavs&feature=related

They're really cracking down from all the adventurers out there. Thanks Channel 4 for blowing it wide open. Jerks.

So we left. But just as we were about to walk the road back to the parking lot, a car came down that closed road. So we had to run through the field and when we got back to our cars a cop drove through the field with a spot light, just as we were leaving. Watch for Torrance Security. Its very patrolled they call the real cops. State Cops = RUN - 2006




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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 4066     7/2/2007 9:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
angel_in_hell


Last Seen: 2/17/2015 3:18:42 PM  
Seems to be a very spooky place.... But I have a question. If there are 5 good spirits, 7 want to hurt you and there is a total of 9 spirits.. How does that work?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43395 ReplyTo# 4066     10/31/2009 12:19:00 AM     Edit          
racegirl708


Last Seen: 10/31/2009 12:05:02 AM  
i was there tonight. Somebody just bought the land. there are plenty no trespassing signs posted. We got to the front of the building in and the game commsion had there lights on us. They also put a electric fence around the building and it works. I am going to receive a 75 dollar fine in the mail. The cops were just doing there job. They told me the building is falling apart and they don't want anybody to get hurt. They also told me I was like the fifteenth person he caught this week. So if u don't want to get a fine don't go. But I need to tell u this the building is very scary and when we got close to it the wind kicked up. I would of loved to made it inside. it is very well partrolled. If u want to give it a go go for it.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43705 ReplyTo# 4066     11/2/2009 9:14:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
Weve been there for about 2 hours and didnt see anything. we got there around 12 and left around 2 in the mourning. it was kind of errie and i thought it was neat being there, especially the furnace room and the hooks hanging there
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 78940 ReplyTo# 4066     7/23/2012 12:14:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
Both of my granparents worked here, I can remeber hearing stories about this place when I was a little girl. I remeber my grandad saying once that you could hear pleople screaming all the time. And not him but, the people who servied food whould put rats in the food. My grandmother stoped working there when she was allmost killed by a patient. Both of my granparents have passed away.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 8050     12/27/2007 7:48:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Went there last night.
I was messing around because there were 2 drunk guys there, we kept driving back and fourth and I screamed out of the car window to scare the guys...

I had an asthma attack and we went back to the car where my brother repedidly had his hand on horn.

No cops came, I don`t think it`s haunted or very patrolled.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 8129     12/31/2007 11:29:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
went there last weekend, saw a 4 ft. tall shadow vaporize into a doorway at the far end also heard footsteps and a light flickering at the other end of the basement. this place is has a very weird feeling about it, but no need to watch out for police....we didnt see any bears
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 10553     3/11/2008 11:29:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
There is a movie being made about this place. You can actually vote for this movie here (new trailer): http://www.massify.com/pitches/torrance
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 10581     3/12/2008 2:41:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I have never been to Torrance... I have heard many stories about the building and have read alot of articles about the hauntings. My one friend claims he had an old gurney pushed at him from across a room and almost hit him. He ran out the building and refused to go back in. He is a 6'6 270 pound man, and not a whimp at all. Just a sugestion...... I have been to Livermore though. I would highly recommend going there. Go all the way to the end of Livermore road and park there. Once you make your way past the gate and to the trail make a left, and at the next bridge I have personally experienced alot of paranormal activity on many visits. The best time to go is late at night (midnight or later), stand in the middle of the bridge scanning the lake/banks with a flashlight and listening around you. We usually go with a decient size group of people and stay in that spot for about 30 minutes. Most of the activity happens right when your about to leave. I have experienced Orbs, pillers of light with something standing in the middle of them on the lake itself moving, unexplained noises, shadow figures (also could be known as shadow demons, shadow people) that follow you even when your in your car the whole way back to route 22. I last went there in September of last year, and all 6 of us seen a full body apparition of a woman(aleast we think it was a woman) about 200 yards away her eyes would change color from white to red to blue and she was floating on top of the water standing up! All six people I was with seen this, and most of them refuse to go back now. It was not a fisherman, or a person because the was no boat engine noise and no boat on the water. It was too far from the bank for it to be someone fishing from the bank. There is no explaination for it. Two people that were with us, were so curious about it that they went back the next evening and there was nothing there that could have been mistaken for the sighting at all. No reflectors, no logs, trash or anything. I would say about 60% of the time we have experienced some activity. I would reccomend being careful police do patrol the parking area, but will not confront you as long as you do not go up in the cemetary. It is no trespassing and the locals also patrol that. Also bring multiple flashlights.. batteries tend to die on the bridge.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 10662     3/14/2008 3:07:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
For your information, Torrance State Hospital (in its correct spelling) is currently in operation and has not closed its doors yet. While some of the buildings are no longer in use, the hospital itself is open with patients occupying. While I won't deny that I think it's haunted, it's still open for business!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42982 ReplyTo# 10662     10/28/2009 1:08:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
the NEW one is open. the OLD one isnt. they built a new one because of the old one closing...FOR YOUR INFORMATION
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 10726     3/15/2008 11:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I agree with the last comment. There are buildings on the grounds that are closed, just like any other State hospital. The photos of the place I've seen are of a building that's right next to one that is in use, and the stairways to the upper floors have been removed.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 10744     3/16/2008 2:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i was there just last night, YES the NEW torrance mental hospital is in use, across the road... we are talking about the OLD mental hospital, right side of the road, it was build in the early 1900s closed in the 1960s
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 10767     3/17/2008 10:20:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Ok so first off. The OLD Torrance state hospital. IS NOT gaurded by the cops.AT ALL. to get there you have to walk through a cornfrield which is picked every season. And the only place to park really is across the street at a military place. Ive been there three times. Park same place and walked the same place. its not hard to get there. Ok firs things first. That guy did not get chases away by a gurney. Theres noting in that building but wood and glass from it falling apart. You can get to the top floor but be carful. bc its falling apart. I more people you go with the less scary it is. and Nothing Happens the third time i Went was with 4 people walked through ehh. Then just me and my friend went in. A move is being made about it and other stuff. if you find the boiler room. Turn off your flash lights and dont move. Swear to god.You hear fucked up shit. Thats where the most activity is at int he building. when we left. My friend looked down the hall and seen a 4 ft. figure go down the stairs on the outside. I didnt but I believe it. I know the place like the back of my hand I can draw you a damn Map of it. its crazy and some wierd things do happen. If you want info on it or anything IM me at StayxSYGxUnited or get my myspace at www.myspace.com/gaba_goo
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11008     3/21/2008 4:36:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
The building that you are all talking about was used to house the tuberculosis/syphillis patients...It is freaky..I hope you all washed your hands.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11618     4/5/2008 8:05:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
me and my 2 friends went in.. well i didnt go in b.c im scared but they are hard asses and they walked into the back door, and was taking pictures and in one of them there is a red light and the next one its gone. so they continued to walk thru. and went out onto the patio out front and some mans voice came out of no where and said what the F**K are you doing here, they both leaped off the edge and my friend annie fell and lost her flashlight and they were running up that side road yelling start the f**king truck, repeatidly so i started it and they jumped in like dukes of hazzard style and we took of. they were out of breath and were so scared, and i had no idea what happened. and kept aking them but they almost had a heart attack and couldnt even speak. So i dunno if someone was screwing with us that night or if something was really there but whatever it was, was REALLY scary!!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 12339     4/27/2008 12:06:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Actually...i've been there. A security gaurd caught us and all he said was be careful. They gave up trying to stop people.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 12951     5/14/2008 5:35:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i have been to the old torrance state mental hospital there is a new hospital but the one we are talking about is the old one accross the road from the new one. i have pictures of my trip there and have many ghosts or spirits in my photos along with more orbs than i can count. i was also escorted out of this place and that was is may of 07 the hospital patrol for the new hospital is what escorted us out. we ran into them as we were leaving. we were told if we are caught there again we would be arrested. so there is patrol. and there are apparitions to see.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13104     5/19/2008 12:58:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
hunter23


Last Seen: 5/14/2010 2:50:22 PM  
If you do have pictures, why don't you make an account and share them?  They would be interesting to see, and also to help prove that this place is haunted.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13285     5/23/2008 12:10:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i want to go but i need directions... Does the place have an address so i can find it better or am i just shit out of luck?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13301     5/23/2008 9:25:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
kockyguitarrockr


Last Seen: 10/12/2010 11:48:38 PM  
theres no address, its been closed for 50 years! your best bet is to look at the google maps
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38837 ReplyTo# 13301     8/31/2009 10:02:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
i need to know something. My ex wife's father used to work there. sure hes an older man but theres no way he could've been old enough to work there when it closed. plus, i talked to him3 weeks ago and he said he went back to work there. can anybody help me with this? e mail me at damien_1331@yahoo.com... H RedWolf
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14046     6/14/2008 2:49:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
First off the building you guys are talking about across from the military depot is not the old hospital. It is the old staff quarters, cafeteria, locker rooms and offices for employees of the old hospital. Second the old hospital was part of self sustaining community, most of the buildings including the real hospital are no longer used. To find the actual hospital go up the road a little further and take a left, you'll follow it to an old group of fenced in buildings, you'll have to park and walk from there. I am a local and I'm amazed that it seems to be a secret. Everyone ends up at the staff quarters instead of at the actual hospital. The quarters arent even big enough to house patients.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45096 ReplyTo# 14046     11/27/2009 6:40:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
amen someone finally knows the truth about the old dining hall at torrance and its under new ownership by the guy that has the farm next to it just across the feild and hes pressing charges against anyone caught there
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14171     6/17/2008 4:33:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i went this morning and im goin again tonight....my roomate took pics the day before and reviewed the pics with me last night...he took one pic and then took the same pic 19 seconds later and there was a little girl inthe bottom left corner....it freaked me out....
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14198     6/18/2008 2:25:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
kockyguitarrockr


Last Seen: 10/12/2010 11:48:38 PM  
whoa!, is this is serious then as soon as i get back back from florida we are making a b-line for blairsville. Anon, please contact me about exactly how to get there so i can update when i get back from the real place.
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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14200     6/18/2008 2:32:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
kockyguitarrockr


Last Seen: 10/12/2010 11:48:38 PM  
The place isn't patrolled by police. Its like this, ALL the grounds are patrolled by Torrance security guards. They aren't looking for kids trying to find the old hospital but if they see you they're gonna investigate. Common sense.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14628     6/27/2008 12:54:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i went to the place next to the military base from that building where is the actuall torrance do i go past new torrance
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14731     6/29/2008 5:20:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I currently work at Torrance State Hospital. The building you are talking about is no longer owned by the state. The farmer that lives near by owns it. Torrance security watches it but they cannot do anything to you. But the road that is right beside it that is gated is owned by the hospital and if you park on it they can probably bust you for that.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15378     7/14/2008 12:04:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I went to Torrance last night and all of you people are crazy! Nothing happened, its just an old building with lots of stories to go with it! I also took my digital camera and took numerous pictures, and guess what! No Orbs!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15623     7/17/2008 10:43:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
You didnt see any orbs because orbs can only be captured on a poleroid camra not digital! and when I visited Torrance it was a hot day and before I even entered the building I had a cold chill come over me! Before i even went there i knew nothing about it my bf just told me get in the car we are going for a ride. we went in and had a paranormal detector and it lit up bright red when we went in the basement! We found the room where all the bad things went on and I chickened out and ran out. We also found a flashlight that was still lit in the window pain. There was alot of freaky stuff that happened that night AND ALL I KNEW WAS THAT IT WAS AN OLD HOSPITAL!i will probley return in the future but at the presant time I am too scared to go back! Oh and by the way we parked right on the side of the road and nobody bothered us.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15626     7/17/2008 11:49:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
My boyfriend just called me and told me he was there and him and his bro got scared and left there freinds to do more searching and when he went to his car to wait for them a cop came and asked what they were doing the cop said if you were in there we would have a problem.SO EVERYONE BE CARFUL YOU DNT GET CAUGHT!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15628     7/18/2008 12:04:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
angel_in_hell


Last Seen: 2/17/2015 3:18:42 PM  
Actually, you can capture "orbs" on any type of camera, Digital or not. Regardless of what you're using, you'll most likely capture dust instead of actual orbs. Even though I prefer my 32 mm camera that uses film, I've used my digital for ghost hunting and have caught the strange things. When it comes down to it, it just depends on the activity of the place that you are ghost hunting in.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15953     7/24/2008 12:30:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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i was just there last night about 3:30 am and me and about three friends of mine were all sitting in front of the old furnace in the basement, we turned out all the lights for about ten minutes and just sat therre in total silence, i recommend NEVER to do this, because at about ten minutes later the whole place seemed to just change, we started hearing footsteps in the hallway upstairs and then we seriously heard like light crying coming from the hallway outside the boiler room. we were freaking out, it seriously seemed like the whole place was like breathing. and no there were no drugs or alcohol involved in our trip. so we bolted outta that place and as soon as we started out the little path this truck with so big lights came hauling azz behind us so we took off running through the corn field and we stopped and looked back and the truck just like dissappeared, we went back and looked and the main gate was still locked. this place is freakin weird but if you really want to see what torrance is about go there at like 3-4 am and you will become a believer
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15980     7/24/2008 10:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Can someone please give me directions to this place? I know where the new torrance hospital is but I have noooooo idea where to go from there!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16234     7/29/2008 12:11:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
me and my friends went there the other night. we didn't know where to go to find the hospital but we found a smaller building that you can see from torrance road...not sure what that was. do you have to walk through the corn field to get there or can you walk down that road thats there?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16305     7/30/2008 1:20:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
We were looking for the place last night, but went down the gated road instead. It was so dark, we completely passed the Graff building (the one that is supposedly haunted) on the right side. But as we continued down the road, we saw what looked to be a flashlight or a car coming, so we hit the hills. After furthur investigation, we found the light was coming from some strange street lamp or flood light down the road into a gated area. We gave up looking for the place and are going back late tonight. Ironically, while we were in the hills, my friend said he heard a prolonged scream from a woman, as if she was just stabbed in the heart - faint, but prolonged. I didn't hear it, however, this kid would not lie to me. I take his word for it. At first I was skeptical, but I was convinced when he pinpointed the scream coming from the direction of the old building that night. Terrifying? I will find out tonight, once I do, I'll be sure to post a full story on my myspace about it if anything happens, including detailed instructions on how to get to the place. Wish me the worst; you know you want good footage of things happening ;)
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16394     7/31/2008 1:27:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
this whole thing really makes me want to vomit and i never even got out of the car eehh
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16466     8/1/2008 12:30:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i was there like 3 times...nothing ever happens!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16693     8/6/2008 11:34:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I was there last night with 3 other friends hoping to actually find ghosts or paranormal activity, but didn't really find too much. As we were turning off the highway to the location we saw another car full of teenagers turn off right before us (I knew this would happen since there's so many websites on Old Torrance and it seems so well-known), well that basically ruined our trip 'cuz as we walked through the building all we heard were 6 teenage kids giggling. But, the building itself is creepy in appearance but what building at night isn't? The part that really pissed me off was all the weird grafitti literally everywhere, there's not one square foot of wall that hasn't been painted. That definitely ruins the mood. However I will admit that once we went into the basement I lost total control of all my muscles in my arms immediately and got extremely cold and nausious, almost to the point where I wanted to vomit. I am 6'1 and 200 pounds and lift weights 6 days a week, nothing has EVER made me feel the loss of muscle that I felt upon entering that furnace room in the basement. It's worth checking out but just be aware you'll probably see other people there. As for it being patroled, I highly doubt it -- we parked right on the highway for an hour without getting caught.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16780     8/7/2008 8:47:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
kockyguitarrockr


Last Seen: 10/12/2010 11:48:38 PM  
ok all you ANON. get a hold of me if you have evidence. Would someone mind posting some Exact directions from the point of turning onto Torrance Rd. to stepping in the front door, Please
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79753 ReplyTo# 16780     9/27/2012 11:36:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
did you find directions to torrance?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80046 ReplyTo# 16780     10/17/2012 6:42:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
40.419867,-79.238055 for the old hospital and 40.410841-79.246584 for th staff quarters. in text directions the old staff quarters are located off torrance rd and t943 and the old hospital is located at the far rear right hand corner of the new complex near the water or fuel storage tank. use goole maps or google earth to use the gps coordinates to tell you right where it is and from there you can map directions from where you are at. I am planning on going in a couple of weeks on either a sunday or monday night so post up on this forum if you would like to meet up and explore it as a group. 
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16901     8/11/2008 8:05:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 60011 ReplyTo# 16901     10/13/2010 12:57:00 AM     Edit          
kockyguitarrockr


Last Seen: 10/12/2010 11:48:38 PM  
How funny. I think the homeless guy was actually the owner and you kids entered his home. geez that's a crime lol
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16903     8/11/2008 8:08:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
EDIT in the above, i said 'if you turn right' twice, the first 'right' is supposed to say left. There is also a creek that you cross, don't follow it, there is nothing down there, niether. It just gets deeper and your shoes will get soaked
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16930     8/12/2008 3:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
do you have a less of a chance to get caught if you just park across the street at the military place instead of parking at the side of the road ? that road by the corn field is kinda iffy because isnt there a farmer that lives up there? i saw a truck come down that road whenever me and my friend went to check it out one night
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16938     8/12/2008 7:45:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Went there the other night. Heard a few noises but were greeted by other teenagers as we entered the building. Took pictures, mostly just "orbs" or dust particles. No cops to be seen. The building is right across from the new hospital...maybe a few hundred feet before it. It is right behind a corn field, but you will see a dirt road, which is gated, turn there and hide your car behind the corn, most likley youll see other cars parked there as well. Walk past the gate and a few feet down the road, shine your lights to the right and you'll see the red building. Good luck, have fun, be safe.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16945     8/12/2008 8:54:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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Parking an unauthorized vehicle at a military base doesn't sound like too good of an idea. If you wanted to, you could probably park in the lot of the New Torrence hospital. But I'm sure they see alot of carfuls of kids parking there then walking away, you might get towed. The farmer i beleive lives in a house that is maybe 1/4 -1/2 a mile up the road (if you come from the direction of the abandoned BP station) You can see where some assholes ran down some corn, but I'm sure they're used to kids parking there all the time. There is a place where you could park off the farm road if you wanted, so you don't get in anyones way. This place is hit up all the time, i'm pretty sure no one gives a sh1t anymore.
 

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& to the person who commented above the one i jsut made, if you saw a group of about 6 Wyotechers and two chicks, i was probably one of them
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16994     8/13/2008 7:03:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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i went there last night with my boyfriend and we parking on the road to the right of the gate and no one bothered us. as soon as we got out of the truck we both heard a man's voice come from the corn but we looked through there and heard no footsteps and we didnt see anyone. we tried going there a few days ago but we heard a scream and got real freaked out and we werent sure that if that building to the right was the hospital because it looked too small to be it from the outside but when we went there last night and went in it was huge. i got a few orbs on my digital but thats about it. in one of the rooms i got real scared for some reason and i dont know why. but nothing really happened, we didnt see anything. the only thing that i saw that scared me was a bat that kept flying back and forth in one of the hallways and it kept going right above my head. haha. but it was fun, it was real cold in there, you could see your breath. its probably not a good idea to go on the second floor though because most of the second floor looks like has no floor so unless you wanna die, thats probably not a good idea. haha.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17053     8/15/2008 1:16:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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we (my cousin and I) use to plan hide and seek as kids in the old hospital. i moved to florida and started a life with kids and husband of course and i just moved back three years ago. my cousin and I are planing a trip just to go play hide and seek like back in the day. we'll keep you guys posted....
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17166     8/17/2008 4:33:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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i went tonight with some friends and it was the scariest stuff ever.. as soon as we got right infront of the building i got chills and got real cold... then i was standing in the doorway and walked in and saw a white figure moving straight ahead of the entrance.. then i turned to the left and the first thing i saw was my name on the wall in big red bold lettering.. needless to say i got the eff out of there
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17234     8/18/2008 12:27:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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i just went there last night, it's scary as hell. and we got chased by the cops. but i'd definately go back..
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17364     8/20/2008 5:14:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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really u got chased i been there atleast 3 times and never even seen or heard of any cops.. although i did get some pics with a lot of orbs and a picture of what looks like a bloody handprint on the wall... but i dunno it may be paint but i can post the picture somewhere if any1 wants to view it and ive had a few strange happenings there that i cant explain but nothing so jurastic i had to run scared or anything
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17624     8/26/2008 12:57:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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I've been here 3 times now... saw a post before that this was just the staff quarters and not the actual hospital... are you sure there's nothing past the water treatment place behind the fence... the road goes on a long way... does anyone know for sure if the real hospital isn't down there?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17895     8/31/2008 5:20:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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me and a bunch of ppl went there last night and 3 of us went in and the other 3 stayed outside cause they got scared...as soon as we walked up the steps we could all of a sudden see our breath and if you walked away like 5 feet you couldnt anymore...once we walked in all the of the ppl that were standing outside said that they saw 2 white figures standing on the proch right behind us....after we walked in me and another kid heard footsteps and then saw somthing in the corrner...and he felt someone touch him on the back of the neck...itt was freakie...i would so go back
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18074     9/3/2008 8:41:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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Orbs have nothing to do with paranormal activity. If you haven't noticed the place is kind of dusty,when you walk you kick up dust which when u take a picture shows up as a glowing light. You may think u have an orb on ur photo but what you have is nothing more than dust. Me and my team went through the real Torrance State Mental Hospital, not the staff quarters, and ran thermal scans, EVP recorders and had no personal experiences or video evidence. Old Torrance State Mental Hospital is a myth.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18084     9/3/2008 10:39:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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Wait, so the "Old Torrance Mental Hospital" on the little dirt road by the corn field IS NOT actually a mental hospital at all? It's just staff quarters? But why would there be such tiny rooms, some of which have fireplaces? And why would there be staff located in a seperate building? Does anyone have any hard facts or proof that Old Torrance was just for the workers and didn't actually house mentally ill patients?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 67942 ReplyTo# 18084     3/7/2011 6:33:00 PM     Edit          
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Wikipedia.com has all the info from when the place was built, to when it was closed and what all of the buildings were used for. Hope this helps
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18099     9/4/2008 1:51:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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I'm a paranormal investigator. I really want to check this place out. If anyone else is interested please let me know :) Maybe this weekend would be possible. email me: octavariums@hotmail.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18812     9/15/2008 11:27:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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This will be the comment to end comments. After 2 weeks of immense research and studying, and even talking to some Blairsville locals, I finaly have the truth about where the Old Torrance Hospital is, and some interesting facts/rumors about it... First, how to get there. After going through the town of Blairsville you will come up on a closed BP station to your left. Turn Left. you are now traveling down Torrance Road. You will pass corn fields, and eventually come up to a US Military Reserve on your left. Directly across from their parking lot is a large metal gate closing off the road. (Don't worry about trespassing, just read the signs: No Trespassing to Motor Vehicles. unless your plowing the gate down with your car, you're fine. Torrance Security may stop you and question you, but they can't make arrests so don't worry.) Shortly down that gravel path is what is believed to be the "Old Torrance Hospital." FALSE. The 2 buildings indeed were once owned by Torrance and were used as employee quarters, however THESE BUILDINGS ARE NOT THE HOSPITAL. After talking to locals, we found out that the building is now privately owned (yes, someone currently owns that garbage heap) and pretty much as long as you don't burn it down, you're fine going in and giving yourself a scare (just be very careful because the building itself is falling apart.) And don't bother going down the gravel path any further: about 1/2 mile down the road forks- water treatment plant to right, and to the left, about a mile down it leads into corn fields and barns (yes, the same ones you pass on Torrance Rd.) Now the answer everyone's been waiting for...Where To Find the REAL Old Torrance Hospital. Just before the Army Reserve driveway there is a big, green sign marked "TORRANCE STATE HOSPITAL ENTRANCE 1." Turn LEFT onto the road with the sign. As you continue to venture up through the grounds where the NEW Torrance Hospital is located, you will stumble across a series of "older" looking buildings, and among them is indeed THE OLD TORRANCE HOSPITAL. I know this because 1.)the photos are identical to those found on the PA Dpt. of Public Welfare website, 2.)the website states nothing about the Old Hospital being shut down, rather "new facilities were built to better suit and house patients," and 3.)its marked TORRANCE STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL above the front entrance!! From talking to locals, I learned that the buildings are closed and used merely as storage for the new hospital, but you might be able to set up a tour or viewing session if you call the Hospital directly. Lastly, here are some interesting facts/rumors i've heard regarding the local legend: There were more buildings set up in the woods along the road at one time, but were knocked down when farmers bought the land to plant/build, you guessed it: corn fields and barns. Another rumor talks about "underground tunnels" that ran under the road, connecting the Old Hospital and the Employee quarters, but as one local told me "We never found anything. Whether they were filled in or what, nothing was ever found." I also learned that most of the rumors involving "patients escaping, patients being hung, patients being burned, patients suffocating" and what not are true. But lets look at the time period...The hospital was open from 1901 to the 1960s. In the early stages of the hospital's existance no one really knew better when it came to the mentally insane. Medical knowledge was poor and technology was even worse, So hearing that a "patient escaped and got hanged" really wouldn't surprise me. To conclude, I would like to say to anyone interested in exploring Torrance- keep searching! Have fun with this urban legend, especially as the Halloween season is approaching.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 19449     9/23/2008 9:42:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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Hello, I'm planning to go there soon. I'd like to enter the building legally, so I need to know: What proper authorities would I contact?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 19450     9/23/2008 9:43:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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And the person who mentioned the farmer that owns the building. Is there any way you could find some contact information for him and get it to me?? Thanks
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20084     10/5/2008 12:16:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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Hello, I was at the building tonight. The minute we parked and started walking down the road Torance Security opened the gate and drove back and questioned us. They said they couldnt do anything because it wasnt their property, but to be careful and it was owned by a farmer. We drove from Johnstown to Blairsville which was about 35 min. we heard a bunch of stories and decided to go. When we entered it was cold but it was only about in the 50's but much colder inside. We explored for about 10 min. but some people chickened out. More scared of some crazy homeless guy there. We turned our lights out and nothing happened. As we were leaving we heard dogs barking and we peaced thinking it was the farmer coming. Some people claimed they heard screams but I didn't and neither did a few others. When we left we saw a PA state cop driving toward the place but never really saw if he stopped or not. As I read I believe that it wansnt the real hospital but the employee quarters. It was old and alot of spray painting. I was creepy dont get me wrong. We would really like to go back and see the real deal and stay a little longer, the security kinda made it a short trip cause we didnt want to get the cops called. I am interested in learning more please inform thanks
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20275     10/7/2008 9:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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I seen this old lady hanging from a hook that was up through her vertical taco and came out her mouth.. im not sure if she was a ghost or real.. i ran as fast as i could. it was crazy!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20385     10/9/2008 11:09:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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I personally was at torrance and nothing really weird happened, but it was a little freaky and if you are trying to find it just go to the new insane asylum and there is a dirt road directly across the street from it. just follow that dirt road on foot and about 150 yards down it on the right you will see it and the pigs do watch it so be careful
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20475     10/10/2008 12:00:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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ok u can't exactly say that it's myth just because ur team didn't find anything...i've never been there no, and in fact don't even live in the state, but this is an old property and u never know what may or maynot of happened there, there's no telling, unless of course u were a patient there...it irks me when ppl make accusations that they don't know for sure...once again just because U didn't get anything doesn't mean it's NOT.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20571     10/11/2008 8:31:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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there is still a Torrence Hospital. It used more for a juvinal detention facility and part of it is run by the State Correctional Facilities. Plus there is a very limited amount of mentally challenged people located there.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20685     10/13/2008 12:31:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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I was just there today...My friend and his parents went with us. i have been up there numorus times and always thought the real hospital was the one that was across from the military base...well thats false we decided to explore a little and decided to walk up the road right before the military base and we passed a bunch of old buildings. there is a maintnece building at the end of the road well behind this building is where the real hospital is. I was pissed because I didnt get to go in because when we were about 100 yards from the actual hospital this red explorer with a security sticker came flying down the road and said this is priv. property and you can not go back there. And we asked him were the real hospital was located and it is the one behind the maitnence building he said that this is the place where all all the electrical shock happened... he said nobody can get passed him unless your real sneeky. He said the one that is across the street was a doctors home then it got turned into a birthing center for woman. then he proceded to tell us about what they did with the bodys when they passed away... and where the big red barn is down the street there are woods and a opened field he said they dug holes for the bodies and the still births from across the street he told us that he has been in the building himself and there is really no activity...but he did say that the land behind that barn may be haunted but be careful if you go there...he also said your allowed to go to the building across from the military base all you want and creep yourselves out as much as you want. also we were told that the real hospital is going to be demolished in december. so if you really want to see it you better go soon!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21233     10/19/2008 2:24:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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anybody know how to get in to the old hospital without being caught
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21380     10/20/2008 11:25:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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i was just there the other night and the building accross the road is not torrence. old torrence is actually surrounded by new torrence we made the mistake of driving through the parking lot to find it and got caught by security and it a 350$ fine per person. so if any one has been up to the actually torrence and not gotton caught could you please let me know. old torrence is 4 storys as were the building across the road is only 2
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21975     10/26/2008 10:10:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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Sorry to burst everyones bubble but the old building on the right side of the road was not part of the hispital at all it was to house doctors and staff members. If you want to see the real one there are 7 diffrent buildings and u have to go in to the up and running hospital there are a few diffrent building up there some of the original buildings are still in use. There are security gaurds that stop by from time to time but if u dont park in front of their gate they dont care that ur ack there. Its not haunted at all ive been there many times i am a local ten minutes from there all the shock therapy stuff is true but nothing crazy. up inside the main up and running buildings walking down the road i did see a person who was enrolled there very nice man actually if u want a real haunt go to the actual hospital. the windows are lined with bars most doors are nailed shut but its pretty creepy in the daylight
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 22073     10/27/2008 9:35:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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Could you possibly do some tour or the REAL, up-and-running Torrance? After my friends and I realized that the old building to the right WAS NOT at-all a part of the Torrance State mental hospital and no patients could have possibly been housed there (that building is TINY), we drove around the NEW one for a while and damn that was wayyyy creepier than anything I EVER expected!! There's tons of barbed wire, tons of boards on windows and doors, and barred windows and security like crazy. It's creepy to imagine the loonies that are housed there. But I would definitely want a tour without being hassled by the popo or security, is that possible?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 22608     11/1/2008 2:08:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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Ive been to the buildiing on th eright side of the road and got some great black and white photos,very eerie to say the least .Ilove taking pictures of abandoned buildings! I WENT TO THE main property on the other side of the road in broad daylight with my camera and before I knew it A guard came drove down to me and asked for my film and saild I wasnt allowed to take pictures, I told him that my lense cap was on and it actually was , lol and I DIDNT GET ANYTHING ON FILM . feeling unwelcome I got back into my car took the lense cap off and Accidentally took a picture of the old abandoned buildings and I must say they were of postcard quality lol. I want to get into the properties and look around anyone everdone that ? how can i get in unnoticed whensthe best time to go etc. which building did they do the shock therapy in ?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 22704     11/1/2008 10:44:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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Okk so how about me and a few buddies of mine went tonight at like 7 and we couldn't find this place...we parked in the actual new places parking lot and we actually walked the campus of the new hospital and couldn't find this place...can somebody help me out? my email is hurikaine13@yahoo.com Thank youu.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23126     11/10/2008 10:51:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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PARK IN THE CORN FIELD BY THE OLD BIULDING, NOBODY WILL SEE YOU, GAURDS ARE GONE AUNTIL 10 PM.THEN THEY START MAKING THERE ROUNDS. WALK IN BEHIND THE ARMORY, WORKED FOR US
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23229     11/12/2008 5:51:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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I went there a couple nights ago for my first time with 2 friends that have explored the place many times and truely believe that it's haunted. It's a creepy old building. When I went inside I didn't feel right at all (kinda unwanted). If you go definently hit up the BASEMENT! We went into the furnance room for a couple minutes and a warm feeling came over my body. Talk about werid cause it was a cold night. My buddy could feel it too. The next thing I know i was starting to have trouble breathing then my buddy looks over at me and says he can't breath without knowing that i felt the same way. We both completely lost our breath in that room. No bullshit. It was pretty freaky. We both felt the samething in that room that night and it wasn't right. Although we didn't see anything that was enough for us to leave. we'll be goin back to explore more to find the real hospital and not just the staff buildin. But even the staff building is def a spooky place. There's some kinda energy there. Check out it out for yourself. PARKING: If you drive past the building a little bit there are barns on the right side of the road that you can park behind. Pull as far down as you ccan. then you can take the woods or the road. just watch out for cars.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 24333     12/6/2008 4:44:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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I'm a local. I live on 217, 10 min. from the hospital.There is a methadone clinic on the grounds there too. I know for a fact that if you plan to go onto the property to try to nose around,there is a new rule in place for being there.If your there and security stops you, you better have a workers I.D. or a SPSH clinic I.D. The guards are sick to death of peolple cruising the place with no reason to be there.Trust me I know,I go to the SPHS clinic and was given the memo on this 2 weeks ago.They can and do give fines. And they like to lay low and watch from behind the little buildings just off the road.Be careful.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81278 ReplyTo# 24333     2/1/2013 11:41:00 AM     Edit          
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You ppl all need to be in that place, you're nuts for roaming around out there.  My parents lived in the town of Torrance (at the end of the road past the hospital) when I was born.  Back then, patients roamed the area freely.  Now days, it's a meth clinic with a smattering of criminally insane housed there.  All the rumors of haunts is just that, rumor. 
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 24642     12/15/2008 1:27:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Went to Torrance today with a couple friends. Gate was locked so we decided to turn around, until we saw a small dirt road off to the side of the gate. we took that, which led us to the back of the old torrance hospital. once we got back there, we took a short walk to the front. hearing things, we headed back to the car. Then Our guy friends thought that they wouldd be so kick azz if they went inside. So they didd...On their way there, they came to a complete stop, called my cell, (me and my friend were in the car) andd told us that they have found a grave site just right along side the tree line behind the old hospital, freakyy mann. My friends went in for a closer look then I heard what it sounded like them yelling for each other they came running back to the car where my friend and I walked back to after being scared from the things we heard. But anyway my guys friends came running back jumped in the car no questions asked and we were gone. I can personally say I was scared from the "growling" to the scratching on the back windshield of the car (while we waited for the guys to get back)was enough for me. Going back tomorrow to get some clips maybe i can spook something into giving me evidence of my findings. WIll re-post tomorrow with my results....p.s. if i dont right back the ghosts either got me or Im in jail for tresspassing lol!!!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 24909     12/21/2008 4:12:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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well. I have personally never been there. but my boyfriend would go there all the time. He lived pretty close to it. He has told me a lot of stories about being there and showed me some crazy pictures. If you want to see some footage that it pretty good and it gives you a general idea about what it looks like, find Under a Nightmare-Cemetery Getaway. It is filmed there.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 26075     1/18/2009 5:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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Me and a few friends went in the October 2008. We parked a little bit a way on a turn off and walked through the Picked corn field on the right of the road leading to the old Torrance Hospital. We didn't see police, but we did see A security van parked out front the Old Torrance hospital. That is why we walked through the field. We stayed for a few hours with out any hassle from cops or security. The Place was very creepy. We split into 2 teams of 4. One team sat in the cellar trying to comunicate with spirits. The other team walked around. We didn't see anything i could prove as a haunting, however it peeked my intrest to go back this spring when it warms up. If u have any questions i would love to help you. My IM is mstayduhar1 Email = mickstayduhar@yahoo.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 26440     1/26/2009 10:33:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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Looking to go to Torrance at the beginning of next month. I have been reading and researching where it is and all that has happen there. I am looking for someone who lives close to Greensburg, Pa to contact me that has experience in being there and where to park to come with us that night. Brunianthony@yahoo.com.....Please Address the email "Torrance" SO I know who and what you want.
 

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 26731     2/2/2009 1:57:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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this place is NOT and was NOT ever a mental hospital!! patients were never in that building...it's tiny!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 26735     2/2/2009 2:38:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
Dreamreaper08


Last Seen: 6/1/2013 1:58:30 PM  
Me and a few friends went in the October 2008. We parked a little bit a way on a turn off and walked through the Picked corn field on the right of the road leading to the old Torrance Hospital. We didn't see police, but we did see A security van parked out front the Old Torrance hospital. That is why we walked through the field. We stayed for a few hours with out any hassle from cops or security. The Place was very creepy. We split into 2 teams of 4. One team sat in the cellar trying to comunicate with spirits. The other team walked around. We didn't see anything i could prove as a haunting, however it peeked my intrest to go back this spring when it warms up. If u have any questions i would love to help you. My IM is mstayduhar1 Email = mickstayduhar@yahoo.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 26954     2/7/2009 12:37:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
Tonybruni


Last Seen: 2/7/2009 12:27:22 PM  
For all you who believe anything you read above. The Staffing Quarter's off Torrance road by the Cornfield is not Old torrance hospital, come on jesus. I decide to call the NEW Torrance hospital located about 1/2 mile from the staffing quarter's which is directly across from a Military Depot. So there now your facts can be set right on that place. Second while on the phone with the Lady they said they give Free Tour's of the old hospital And went on to tell me that the Real Old Torrance hospital is actually on the New Ones Property and some of the old buildings are used for Storage. So there you have it that place you all think is a hospital is BY FAR not big enough and by far NOT Old Torrance. I got pictures though of some orbs and ghost on digital camera while I did ivestigate it that night. It is Patrolled guys. We almost got caught we are lucky. They seem to patroll is after 11pm. As we left to go where we hid our car we came back by Torrance road to head back home and as we drove past there was a security truck there. BE CAREFUL. Do not go up stairs unless you plan on them seeing the light's your shinging very easy across the street or Your gonna fall through I tried everything in my power to go across it but too risky and not intelligent move so don't be a hero. If you want to see my pictures or contact me about possibly going to the REAL Old Torrance and are over 18. Emial me at Brunianthony@yahoo.com , ADDRESS it as "TORRANCE" or I will delete your email. Thank you and Good Luck ghost hunting. P.S. We also visited livermore Cementary that night got photos as well.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 27050     2/8/2009 5:29:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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i investigated Livermore and Livermore cemetary however was there during the day. where exactly is the old town of Livermore? after i get to the gate and go down the hill do i go left until i get to the bridge? contact me at rbljazzy@aol.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 27128     2/10/2009 8:58:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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My husband is currently a patient at Torrance State Hospital. There are several buildings still in use. There are cameras in the security room, focused on the outside, patients are allowed to walk around, if deemed trustworthy enough. Just be respectful while there, please.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 27461     2/17/2009 10:45:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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So I am planing on investigting this site with me and a couple of my friends. I am a skeptic; and I feel that day or night, rain or shine; if this mental hospital is turly haunted then we are bound to get something whenever we go. Ive been on the turnoff road before and saw NO private property sighns, and no No trespassing sighns so I dont know why people are worried for cops or security cars.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 27670     2/21/2009 7:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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I was there today and really felt the eerieness of the place. The old part of the hospital (not the staff quarters) looks unbelievably scary and I drove right up to the front of it - no one was around. On the way out and across from entrance 1 I saw the old staff quarters. Why haven't they torn these old buildings down ?? Why are they left there like that ?
 

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REPOST: no need to listen to anything above. After 4 weeks of immense research and studying, and even talking to Blairsville locals, I finally have the truth about where the Old Torrance Hospital is, and some interesting facts/rumors about it... First, how to get there. After going through the town of Blairsville you will come up on a closed BP station to your left. Turn Left. you are now traveling down Torrance Road. You will pass corn fields, and eventually come up to a US Military Reserve on your left. Directly across from their parking lot is a large metal gate closing off the road. (Don't worry about trespassing, just read the signs: No Trespassing to Motor Vehicles. unless your plowing the gate down with your car, you're fine. Torrance Security may stop you and question you, but they can't make arrests so don't worry.) Shortly down that gravel path is what is believed to be the "Old Torrance Hospital." FALSE. The 2 buildings indeed were once owned by Torrance and were used as employee quarters, however THESE BUILDINGS ARE NOT THE HOSPITAL. After talking to locals, we found out that the building is now privately owned (yes, someone currently owns that garbage heap) and pretty much as long as you don't burn it down, you're fine going in and giving yourself a scare (just be very careful because the building itself is falling apart, and accidents do happen.) And don't bother going down the gravel path any further: about 1/2 mile down the road forks- water treatment plant to right, and to the left, about a mile down it leads into corn fields and barns (yes, the same ones you pass on Torrance Rd.) Now the answer everyone's been waiting for...Where To Find the REAL Old Torrance Hospital. Just before the Army Reserve driveway there is a big, green sign marked "TORRANCE STATE HOSPITAL ENTRANCE 1." Turn LEFT onto the road with the sign. As you continue to venture up through the grounds where the NEW Torrance Hospital is located, you will stumble across a series of "older" looking buildings, and among them is indeed THE OLD TORRANCE HOSPITAL. I know this because 1.)the photos are identical to those found on the PA Dpt. of Public Welfare website, 2.)the website states nothing about the Old Hospital being shut down, rather "new facilities were built to better suit and house patients," and 3.)its marked TORRANCE STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL above the front entrance!! From talking to locals, I learned that the buildings are closed and used merely as storage for the new hospital, but you might be able to set up a tour or viewing session if you call the Hospital directly. Lastly, here are some interesting facts/rumors i've heard regarding the local legend: There were more buildings set up in the woods along the road at one time, but were knocked down when farmers bought the land to plant/build, you guessed it: corn fields and barns. Another rumor talks about "underground tunnels" that ran under the road, connecting the Old Hospital and the Employee quarters, but as one local told me "We never found anything. Whether they were filled in or what, nothing was ever found." I also learned that most of the rumors involving "patients escaping, patients being hung, patients being burned, patients suffocating" and what not are true. But lets look at the time period...The hospital was open from 1901 to the 1960s. In the early stages of the hospital's existence no one really knew better when it came to the mentally insane. Medical knowledge was poor and technology was even worse, So hearing that a "patient escaped and got hanged" really wouldn't surprise me. To conclude, I would like to say to anyone interested in exploring Torrance- keep searching! Have fun with this urban legen