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Youth Detention Center Abandoned Building
Manchester, Nh 03101

County: Hillsborough County
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Separated from the rest of the youth detention center facilities is an older brick building in a small field surrounded by woods. Not only are all possible entrances boarded up tight, but all holes through which one could even peer inside the place have been sealed in one manner or another. There have been reports of odd humming noises and other faint sounds coming from inside, and some people who have forcibly removed boards from windows to look inside reported seeing an odd, dim light. Noises are mainly reported to come from the basement entrance, which seemed to be locked up most heavily.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 19150     9/21/2008 3:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

anyone know the address of this place??

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74704 ReplyTo# 19150     11/4/2011 6:33:00 PM     Edit          

ivebeen in t building multiple times, its the most horrible place ive ever been

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 26817     2/4/2009 2:33:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

1056 No River Rd is the address. Spent 5 years as a resident of this facility and let me tell you, there is some history here. The entire grounds is haunted. The cottage they are speaking of just looks creepy. A couple of hundred years old. No one I know has ever been inside, all though some have tried. There are numerous hidden entrances with interlocking tunnels under the grounds. What I know of this particular cottage is that it was closed due to the alarming number of suicides and murders (by both staff and residence). The entire facility has a horrible past. I have had personal experiences in other cottages as have many. Some stories similar, other completely out of this world. But I believe them. The way the children who live there are treated and have been treated for many years is unbelievably horrible. And those who didn't make it out alive seem very unsettled. As you can imagine.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68606 ReplyTo# 26817     3/25/2011 4:58:00 AM     Edit          


I stumbled on this place by accident,while walking through the woods.It is a real nice old building,its boarded up tight,the cells are very small as you can see one through a broken window in the basement,but dont think you can get inside bcoz of the bars on the windows.While resting on the steps in the back I clearly heard a voice of a young boy saying "let me out" ,it sent a chill through my body ,then i figured someone was playing a joke so I looked around but nobody there not even close to the building..I have pics if anyone wants one.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81527 ReplyTo# 26817     3/1/2013 8:01:00 AM     Edit          

anyone know of any entrances or tunnels for that building? someone posted about it up top, i wonder if thats true? or any other scary places around manchester area? i love exploring.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 32194     5/12/2009 7:53:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

They are refering to Wilkins Cottage. It is a large several story building that sits at the far North end of the campus. There is a circular driveway around it and the shrubs outside are overgrown and unkempt. The building is boarded up secure and has been for at least 20 years.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33722     6/7/2009 3:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

How can you get to this building without being a resident at ydc?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 63528 ReplyTo# 33722     12/1/2010 1:56:00 PM     Edit          

how heavily do the cops patrol the area? I want to go here

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36428     7/23/2009 8:33:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 7/23/2009 8:31:40 PM  
I want to get into this place but some people told me there's A LOT of cops that patrol the area. Does anyone know how to get to the underground tunnels ?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42357     10/22/2009 8:05:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


i hav been to this placee. i went with one of my friends, its right next to the new ydc. we had to walk thru woods for ten minits to get there. the side door is kicked down so you can easily get in, its the only entrance but u shouldnt go into thiss place, we didnt last 5 minits,  i seriously wanted to check every floor out but me n my friend split up n he called me practically crying saying hes lost. i found him but we wer both just way to freaked out!!!! plus we didnt find a way out so we had to climb out a window and down a fire escapee. it doesnt sound scary but u had to be therrr to no wat happedd. we went into ther with a camra and didnt take one photo. i no sum of you people will want to check this place outt for sum reasonn but i reaallllllllllyyyy wouldnt, ill never go bakk


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42778     10/26/2009 5:23:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I have video footage to prove being inside. It is not scary, but you must be careful

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 48723 ReplyTo# 42778     2/22/2010 1:20:00 PM     Edit          

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62373 ReplyTo# 42778     11/9/2010 9:45:00 AM     Edit          

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do you have the video on the internet

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74918 ReplyTo# 42778     11/15/2011 9:43:00 AM     Edit          

please send vid willyou

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46423     1/7/2010 8:36:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

ive been inside this place.the outside of the building looks mad creepy, buts thats probably just cuz i was blasted at the time.inside wasnt to bad.it was pretty fun walking around in this old abandoned building with flashlights.but watch out, because when i went in it we found a dead raccon and a dead fox, so there are deffinitly wild animals in this place

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 50293     4/5/2010 11:56:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I was one of the "lucky" ones who lived in Cox Cottage for awhile...heard stories...one was people used to take the old metal beds and lay under them and drop them (the leg of the bed) on their throats to kill themselves, not sure of the truth in it or not... Oh...how fun, remember all the robins who used to hang out in those fields..spent many hours looking out those windows.. Lottie Campenella applepieadvertising@yahoo.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 52995     6/10/2010 2:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i use to live in the sanders cottage for a year and it was diagonal from that cottage... I heard a bunch of stories about the cox cottage but the sanders one was worse.. maybe because i heard some crazy things happen in there but idk... at night i really couldnt sleep and the night staff would be in the office and i would hear little faint girls voices giggling at the end of the halls... some nights i would hear foot steps going up and down the halls...i hated it there it was worse than the old show fear on mtv cuz you couldnt run... you were in a cell probly smaller that your bathroom all you could do i put your head under the pillow.... Danielle..D

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 57805     9/9/2010 3:24:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Alright so I know this has nothing to do with it but has anyone ever been to the Youth Detention Center.. if so.. What's it like in there? I've only heard stories but I wonder if they're true or nott.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 58464     9/22/2010 8:52:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

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I worked for the constuction company that built the new addition to the YDC back in 2006, I believe it was. The place was very creepy early in the morning before the daylight broke and late at night. I used to take pictures at night and in the morning and got all kinds of orbs. The orbs were everywhere - in cars, in that old tower bldg everyone was talking about and even around the heads of the construction workers. Very creepy. Inside the trailors on the site, you would hear clicking, like a pen clicking off and on though I was the only one in the trailor. You could feel the thickness in the air and know that you weren't alone even though no other person was with you. I heard stories of a 10 year old that committed suicide in the old bldg and people still see the ghost - not sure if that is true or not. I wouldn't want to be there alone at night, that's for sure.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 63078     11/23/2010 11:53:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

all i wanna say is why hasnt anybody called taps yet to check it out?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 66997 ReplyTo# 63078     2/15/2011 12:50:00 PM     Edit          

I'm on a paranormal team. We tried to get permission to investigate the closed up aprt of it. They are not allowing anyone in and they won't even tell you why.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 65539     1/15/2011 12:29:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

as a kid i spent 60 days in wilkins cottage and 30 days in cox and i have to say wilkins in its day was a very well kept rather nice place as far as it being hauted i never seen or heard anything out of the norm also i have 2 boys that spent a good shear of their teen years up there moving from spolding king east sanders and never did they ever report anything strang going on up there and in july of 2010 my 17 year old was releast from the new building after spending the better part of the past 3 years there and again nothing strange

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69542     4/15/2011 9:32:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

was just there an hour ago coundlt get in with out a screw drive....... My buddy got attacked by a bat and yeah me and my other buddy jumped in his honda and peaced lol sounds like were pussys but we are what we eat

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 73892     10/4/2011 2:13:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I was in the female building right to the boarded up cottage. N the staff had take us for a tour to the building. There's very for openings to look in but there was a small spot on window where u can see in n wen lookin in it I not only felt stress n horror I felt like I was looking into a place full of sufferin darkness(hard2 put exactly in words) n wen I looked in the key hole on door there was a extrely cold breeze comin out literally feelin like winter. Which was weird cuz it was 90 degree weather out! N we all who stay in girl cottages All heard noises at nite sometimes which wud wake us!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 76708     2/27/2012 5:16:00 PM     Edit       Reply    



If you look closely you can see this eerie blue mist coming from the top window...


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79248     8/12/2012 8:02:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

My dad lives in one of the buildings on the road that this house is off of. And it might just be my mind but when I would sleep there when I was little I swear to god I would hear screaming from that building. I would wake up my dad and he never heard anything. I would never go to that place. It's scary as hell.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 83546     12/26/2013 9:11:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Me and my mom took a drive up there yesterday. Iys like a circular driveway and its all boarded up. I very well know my way around ydc and sanunu center. But when i went up there for the first time i got a creepy chill through my body and did not want to be there what so ever. And the creepiest part of it all was looking at the basement.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 83651     1/5/2014 1:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

If any one has any information at all regards to how to get in things to look out past experiences please email me as I will be investigating it mid spring or summer. Thanks. Baronpjglover@gmail.com


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 84251     2/25/2014 8:06:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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I was in King from Feb. 05 to to Mar. 06. In that whole time I never heard or saw anything remotely paranormal. Yes the campus is very old and it is/was built for a correctional, educational and residential service for N.H. youth. It does have alot of history between all the juveniles who have been housed there and the staff and administration that made a living there. With that being said I disagree with about 80% of these comments. Fear comes from the unknown. There is no comfort from the unknown.

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I really want to get into the underground tunnel system. If anyone has any information on how to get in or where the tunnels lead, I would greatly appreciate it. Please email Jake at jnazarian13@aol.com. Thanks

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 84953     5/31/2014 8:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

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i just served six months in ydc at the new building when they used to take us up there for campus walks and stuff like that we visted the old cottage on the hill nobody wanted to be up there one kid even started to cry and  others just wanted to leave one of the staff that have worked there for over 25 years told us what has gone bad in those building and it wasnt very pleasent... sad to think how bad a place can really be

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 85766     8/26/2014 7:30:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Your comment here  I herd this place burned down and the firemen could hear screams when the put water on it.  Any 1 know anything about that

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 86805     3/10/2015 12:59:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

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Your comment hereI was I was there in 1983 was at east cottage then to pinecrest anyway started woking in the kitchen they whould ask me to go down stairs to get supplies thats when I seen the whipping posts

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Your comment hereI dont know how anyone could say willcons was nice they had drop nets so when kids whould push other kids to there death the nets whould save them how many kids died before those went up?

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Your comment hereThe tunnels are under the main building

Thats where the whipping posts where

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 89449     7/4/2017 7:57:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I spent a few years there and truth be told it was better than home. I lived in King cottage, Cox cottage and Sanders cottage. All cottages were open accept Wilkins. I would go AWOL and take a break for awhile, then either get caught or turn myself in because I was tired. There was a lower chamber under the Admin building that was closed up. There were ghost stories galore , but it was like kinder camp and nothing bad happened in the years I spent there.




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