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South Carolina Department of Mental Health (Bull Street)
2414 Bull St
Columbia, SC 29202
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County: Richland County
GPS: 34.0194979, -81.0360673

   
Description:
I went to a wedding for my wife's coworker in Columbia, and on the way to the church we passed this place.
I had no idea what it was until we were going home and drove by the front. It is a huge complex with a lot of old brick buildings. It looked to me like an old university or something like that. It has brick walls or wrought iron fences around much of it and much of it looks run down (windows broken, bricks needing repair or replacement).
I honestly thought it looked like the type of place kids would break into and die in for a horror movie.
So, then we were going home and we went past the main entrance (on Bull Street) and the sign said it was the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, and that was even creepier, since I know the place is still in use. The building by the entrance is much more modern, which is a striking contrast with the older structures there.

Its been over a year since I was by there, but the place has stuck in my head ever since, and it took me a while to locate it (since Google Maps doesn't show the correct location on the road for it).

I have been told by the bride from the wedding (the church she got married in she attended for a while) that the facility there is used to house some of the state mental patients.




Update: 12/14/09

I was back in Columbia this last week and had time to actually go look at the place again, and its even creepier than I thought.

Apparently, this entry could also go into the "abandoned" category, because you can't see most of the place from the road, and it is mostly abandoned.

Apparently, this large complex, surrounded in many areas by 10 ft (at least) stone walls and iron gates, was once the South Carolina State Hospital. I have tried to get a little information on it, but so far its a little sketchy.
The complex was set up in 1821 by the state Assembly, and construction began on its buildings shorty thereafter. Most of the complex is no longer in use, but the newest building(s) at the front corner are still used by the SC Department of Mental Health and another state department having to do with the environment. The building itself is confusing because it looks like a single one, but with two different styles. One part is modern in appearance (steel and glass) and the other part is old yellow brick.

The complex has various buildings on it, including: a chapel, a library, old workhouses in the back, and several large structures with bars in the windows that I can only assume to be the old hospital proper and maybe asylum.
Some of the buildings still display their names, so I've been able to look up a little information on them.

The largest building there, and the one that drew my attention the first time, is the Babcock Building. It appears to be the central building and the most imposing by far. From my online research it appears to have been built in several stages (it is that big) between 1827 and 1845. It is surrounded by fence and signs stating no trespassing and that its dangerous to go inside. Just looking at the outside of the building, I can see why it would be dangerous. It is reasonably well preserved, considering its age, but it is missing a lot of windows and the ceiling is coming down in the entry way.

The most disturbing place in the complex is the "Chapel of Hope." It looks like a normal chapel building, but the paint is peeling and the building is decaying. Something about the mix of the name and the look of the building is very creepy. There is a sign by the front that still lists the ministers and workers there, like its still used, but the building is marked as dangerous as well.

Part of this place that is strange is the fact that it appears to have been abandoned in a hurry, or very suddenly. Directly across from the chapel is a bulletin board, that still has postings of activities and events for June 2003. Everything was just left, decorations and all.

I would really love help finding out more about this place. It is really amazing, but I have had trouble finding much about it so far. Any help or comments would be appreciated.




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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38976     9/2/2009 9:41:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
vonkarolinas


Last Seen: 8/2/2013 7:13:34 AM  
Currently there are plans to renovate this as a historical site.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 57066 ReplyTo# 38976     8/23/2010 7:13:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
This asylum is currently being "sold by the state" to the higest bidder, who I will assume is going to tear it down. It's a shame because this place is so interesting. It should be preserved!!!!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 57067 ReplyTo# 38976     8/23/2010 7:13:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
This asylum is currently being "sold by the state" to the higest bidder, who I will assume is going to tear it down. It's a shame because this place is so interesting. It should be preserved!!!!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62430 ReplyTo# 38976     11/10/2010 7:11:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
Me and my boyfriend snuck in to the Bull street mental hospital one night. We didn't get to go through the whole place but we explored the main building and some of the rooms. Out of the whole place there was only one room that was locked and bolted shut. I have always wondered what was behind that door, why was it the only one locked. It was the creepiest place i had ever seen. This one room was completely empty except for some old magazines on the floor but in the middle of this empty room was a big desk with all sorts of files and documents on it. We started looking through them and I found a piece of paper in one of the patients files that said RUN HOME MIKEY RUN HOME written over and over again. In the top of the main building there is a tower, it is nothing but windows and you can see the entire layout of the hospital and the street it's on. If you look down on the floor up there there is a gigantic red pentagram painted into the floor and there are all kinds of weird markings on the windows. I hope they don't mess with the hospital because I want to explore the rest of it some day.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62436 ReplyTo# 38976     11/10/2010 11:17:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
this place seems really interesting. i walked past it a few days ago and was soo tempted to try and find a way inside. i've heard security is tough around there now though.

i've also been trying to find more information on it, but got nothing. it is kind of creepy how it seems to have been left quickly.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69821 ReplyTo# 38976     4/24/2011 12:32:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
Want to know what's worse than Bull St? The facilities that are still in use are going to look JUST like it within the next 10 years due to budget cut backs and no funds for the state. It's a shame. Psych patients need help too.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77071 ReplyTo# 38976     3/18/2012 10:30:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
I resides there in 

old Bull St. mental hospital 2 times once when i was 15 and once when i was 17. anyone has any pics?aprox 1978..it was a very bad place ..peace all MADDOG

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77072 ReplyTo# 38976     3/18/2012 10:40:00 PM     Edit          
MADDOGBITESYOU


Last Seen: 3/20/2012 12:09:31 PM  
I spent some time there ,in about the late 70's..i wish i could visit it once again. now that they flatten CCI...WITCH I ALSO SPENT TIME ,,MADDOG
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45653     12/14/2009 8:45:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
Yun


Last Seen: 10/25/2016 1:04:15 PM  
Oh, I forgot to say it in the article update, I am adding photos I took while I was there. Hopefully they will spark some interest in this amazing site.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 52198 ReplyTo# 45653     5/19/2010 8:09:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
How does one veiw the photos. I have been interested in this place for years.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77094 ReplyTo# 45653     3/20/2012 12:18:00 PM     Edit          
MADDOGBITESYOU


Last Seen: 3/20/2012 12:09:31 PM  
Nice job Yun ,You have any pics of the inside? I didn't see any,,Thanx Mad Dog,,
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46432     1/7/2010 11:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
My grandfather supposedly worked as a chaplain there shortly after finishing Seminary.  It was probably in the early 60s.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 58478     9/23/2010 6:05:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
My Aunt was a patient there for as long as I knew her. She supposedly had a nervous breakdown but the consensus among the family is that she suffered from extreme Post Partum Depression after her third child and never recovered. She died in the mid 70s. My only visit there was when I was ten, (circa 1968) and I refused to go back. The living conditions weren't so bad but I couldn't cope with the extremes of the insanity I saw once inside. I remember having nightmares about it for some time after.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77664 ReplyTo# 58478     4/28/2012 3:59:00 PM     Edit          
KatherineWillis


Last Seen: 4/28/2012 3:52:46 PM  
My Aunt was committed in this place in the 1950's.  Her name was Annie Mitchell 1907-1962.  Annie died here in 1962 at the age of 55.  I would really like to know, what was wrong with her, who committed her, and why she died.  Wonder is anybody reading this could tell me where her records might be?
Katherine Willis
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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 64141     12/15/2010 10:42:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
SuperDestroyer


Last Seen: 12/15/2010 10:34:47 AM  
I spent nine days there in Fall of 1988 as an extra while filming the Gary Oldman movie "Chattahoochie". The buildings are very creepy! Came to work on the film early one day and walked through several passages (abandoned then too) and the place just gives you the willies!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 71491     6/14/2011 6:42:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I explored every square inch of the Babcock building, and many of the other buildings as well, while working on the Kevin Bacon film "Death Sentence".
The labyrinthian crawl spaces, attics and basements were amazing and filled with artifacts from the past. Supposedly the building had no electricity but as we entered one of the ward areas the florescent lights started to flicker. We never ventured into that area again.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 72333     7/14/2011 12:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
ok how bout it people.  This is an old building.  If you think this is creepy go look at Craft Farrow hospital where they used to segregate the crazy "negro" people.  It is freaky looking but the care people received in both hospitals was  up to date.  I am a nurse and I have worked at both of them for a stent..  The standards of care were reasonable, humane and  the employees were state employees getting good pay. 
Most of the people in the Bull street hospital would have been on the street if it were not for this place. It is not used for mental patients anymore but just state offices. SC is having financial  difficulties and with 1/2 the births on medicaid it does not have the money to update buildings.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 72464     7/20/2011 5:21:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 

Me and my buddies go in that alot. I have been all through out the basement, all the different wardss and buildings, even all the way up to the glass dome on top. It is freaky, we've found books on what to do for a patient, pay checks and pay history, pictures of dr. and their kids on their desk. The basement could possibly be the worst part. to get into the basement you must go down a set of staircases called the "stairway to hell" and you must go through a set of double iron doors that are hooked up to a weighted pully system so they shut behind you. and from under there you can get to anywhere in the buiding. but i suggest if you go into there bring plenty of flashlights and def. go up top to the glass dome. best view of the city ever.

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81674 ReplyTo# 72464     3/19/2013 6:22:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
Do Not go into Babcock - especially the basement where the asbestos levels are very high - the stuff is flaking off the ceilings.  A lot of care was put into making sure those buildings had the best fireproof technology at the time - ergo asbestos.

Really, it is not safe.  Floors have holes and stairs are missing or collapsing.  Mold levels are so high that employees who enter must wear masks. 

The "new" building on the right is actually the oldest - the Mills Building.  DHEC added an annex which is obviously new.  But the Mills Building is named for the architect who also designed the Washington Monument and two of the Smithsonian buildings.  It is magnificent but not open to visitors unless you have business with DHEC.  I understand they are renovating the basement level for office space.

The church is the Chapel of Hope - they tore down much of the brick walls along the street beside Babcock to use to build the chapel.  It was probably in the mid 1950's. 

Also - YES, the building does have electricity as an apparent copper thief found out last week.  They found him electrocuted outside the building.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74407     10/24/2011 10:05:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
It's going to be torn down soon, they plan to build an apartment complex over it I think. Such a shame, I have yet to go inside but I've made my boyfriend drive me past it a couple times (I love sneaking into old buildings but this one seems highly monitored because every time we've driven past/around it there's always been a cop car stationed outside it).

Apparently it was up and running 'til the late 1970's when a fire rendered it useless and the state didn't have the money to repair it so it was just abandoned. During the Civil War it was actually taken over as a sort of ramshackle hospital and from the 1830's up to its closing I think over 100,000 people died there. There's also the rumor that that big, empty field behind the workhouses (behind the Babcock building) was more recently excavated and apparently they dug up and removed some old grave sites to clear it out.
One of the local TV channels did a series of webisodes about the asylum not to long ago, I think you can find them on facebook. Pretty interesting. I wish that the state would pay to attempt to restore at least the main building and the chapel but I know that wont happen. All I know is that it wont be the same driving into downtown Columbia without seeing that Chapel looming ahead. =[
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81675 ReplyTo# 74407     3/19/2013 6:35:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
Babcock is on the historical registry an will not be torn down but renovated.  Possibly condos or a hotel.  It still had patients even into the 1990s but as better drugs and treatment allowed people to be served in outpatient settings, the campus population dropped from thousands to a few hundred.

The remaining patients were simply kept in the newer buildings.  The section of the campus toward the Chapel of Hope and Williams Building was much better and safer than Babcock. 
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74516     10/28/2011 10:25:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Yeah, I drive by there every day and it has been sold. The security has definitely increased sevenfold. It really is a goto place for teenagers around here though. I have personally never been in it, but several of my friends have. 

When one of my good friends went there, the power had been switched off for nearly a decade. As she was walking down the hallway, she said the lights started to come on as she was walking past them. This is what she told me. If this isn't the result of a haunting, I'd say it was merely the guards faking it to scare people away. Honestly, I think the state could make REALLY good money by turning it into a tour attraction! 
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74716     11/5/2011 2:02:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
One of the scariest looking places we've seen. Classic appearance of an insane asylum. Worth the time to drive around and look if you are interested in these kinds of things.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 75057     11/21/2011 9:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
When I moved to Columbia I drove around the back of the 'campus' and was amazed at how many crumbling old buildings there were and how it was like something out of a movie- and like looking at history.

Hidden Columbia/our local ABC news did a series of videos on the hospital- you can still see them on Hidden Columbia's Facebook video section- well worth watching if you're interested!  You have to search to find the various parts- here is part 1:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=391033696480

I don't know what it was like for the patients living there, but now we have nothing in this country for the mentally ill.  There is nowhere for them to go, so most of them end up living on the streets or in jail, unless they have family members willing and able to become full time caretakers.


 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 75129     11/27/2011 9:34:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
Angelle20182001


Last Seen: 5/29/2013 12:51:49 AM  
Are you still able to get into this place?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79249 ReplyTo# 75129     8/12/2012 9:29:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
yes i was in it yesterday i did not have any priblems with security i walked right in, its a very awsome place



 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 75456     12/21/2011 12:49:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I work on an ambulance and we park on the grounds in between calls. There is only one security person during the day and two at night. It's very interesting I've seen all the buildings. It does look like everyone just ran out the door and never came back. If you are interested in stuff like this do some research on waverly hills tb sanitorium in Louisville ky. I've been there hundreds of times. Creepy and ghosts. You can look at waverly hills historical society website or just google it.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77007     3/14/2012 7:22:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
My mother used to do tours of this place when she worked there.  It has a very interesting history and interesting architecture as well.  I believe that one of the oldest buildings were built in a way so no moonlight could shine in.  (Hence the word "lunatic").
When I worked at Bryan Psychiatric Hospital, leaving in 2007, they started renovating the patient lodges there.  They sent the patients to State Hospital to stay for a couple of months while this occured.  It was already set to be this huge neighborhood, with its own movie theater and pond, and shops with the homes over them.  Due to the recession, the plans were on halt.  Last I heard, the plans are still in limbo.  No one is quite sure what's going on there, so it's being neglected.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77073     3/18/2012 10:44:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
MADDOGBITESYOU


Last Seen: 3/20/2012 12:09:31 PM  
I wish i could go back and visit this place ,i spent some time here when i was 16 or 17 late 70's. It would be awesome to go visit and let the memories flow again. I also wanted to visit CCI.AGAIN was there for 3 yrs on lock down.PEWEE WAS A GR8 FRIEND OF MINE ..MADDOG :)-
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 78852     7/17/2012 6:11:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
OMGosh!!  I am so obsessed with this place!  I just wish I could walk through it and see the architecture!!!  It is so sad for the mentally ill patients that this has been taken from them, I truly believe that the state tried to rehab people back into society(of course the people that could be).  So much history in this place and so many lives affected by this mental hospital.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79226     8/10/2012 10:39:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
VONKAROLINAS


Last Seen: 8/2/2013 7:13:34 AM  
Anyone know who does the security there?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79333     8/20/2012 5:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 

I drove through the campus this past spring, brought back a lot of memories.  Worked there for several years.  There were also child and adolescent programs, school, courtyards, activities.  It used to be a busy campus.

 

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79611     9/12/2012 5:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Hello, I am from Columbia South Carolina, and my father has been over the energy facility building for the last 40 years. The energy building is adjacent to the Badcock building, and he has many stories to tell of this building. As an employee of the Department of Mental Health, he has told us of the creepyness of that building since he started working there 40 years ago. His job is to keep the energy, power, water etc. working at all times for all of the buildings on the property. He has told me that when the building was in use years ago, he would have to walk the basement in the middle of the night and check for leaks, or the heaters, or whatever. He said on the inside of this building there are several inch thick steel doors that are opened and closed with a locking clicking chain. Once you enter one of these doors, and it closes behind you, you have to enter another, and sometimes are several sets of closed steel doors in. He would have to go nightly to the morgue and check that the morgue drawers were still cold and operating properly. If the funeral home arrived after hours to pick up a body, he would have to get them in, and help them load the bodies. He said the morgue probaly held 40 drawers. He said several times that he would watch patients arrive appearing normal one day, and in just a few days be unable to communicate or even hold their head up, often drooling. I do know that this is where "shock treatment therapy" first started, and not many people who checked in this building, ever checked out. I also have a family member who worked there very long ago, who was an undertaker. He was the first one licensed in SC to remove eyeballs from the deceased, and practiced somewhere on this campus.
It is a very spooky place, and I know that they have filmed three movies there, the last starring Kevin Bacon and John Goodman. Good Luck.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79922     10/10/2012 7:27:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
You can drive through the area now because of the construction on the old prison (a short distance behind the abandoned mental hospital) and the current construction Harden St. You can see all of the abandoned shops, churches, the old prison, the "play grounds", a creepy area that was used for 'mini golfing' which is adjacent to a an elemtary/middle school for child patients. It's very VERY creepy. Oh and why is the road to the prison named "Friendship Lane"?? I really am confused about the abruptness of the closures. Why are there so many items still in these buildings? I compared it to touring through Chernobyl. The whole area or mini-town is stunning. An abandoned mental hosital, prison, children's hospital, library, church, several 'shops', and some buildings they are somehow still using. Thanks for writing your experience and giving all of us who are interested a forum to talk about it!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81677 ReplyTo# 79922     3/19/2013 2:39:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
I'm not sure where you got your information but there never has been a "prison" on the property.  Friendship Lane led back to treatment wards for the patients.  How do I know?  I work there.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80094     10/21/2012 6:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Hi, i recently heard from someone who supposedly went in there that he swears there are motion detectors that have been installed in the buildings that call the cops whenever they are set off. Theres a chance this guy is abit paranoid but has anyone been in the buildings lately who can either affirm or deny the motion detector bit? It would be greatly appreciated!!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80445 ReplyTo# 80094     11/13/2012 5:57:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
 Responding to the post about the motion camera's, I do not think this is true.  I attend USC Columbia and there are a few boys in my theatre class who always come into class claiming to have been there almost every night since Halloween.  Though I doubt they've actually gone down there every night.  I do believe that they have made a few visits, along with stories I've heard from other people in my dorm I have heard nothing about the cops coming out there while they were in the building.  
From what's been said there are usually just few cops outside at night.  It seems there are a lot of remaining items in the rooms.  I've really wanted to go and check it out myself but I keep psyching my self out of it.  
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80531     11/22/2012 2:41:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Historic info from zoning board http://www.columbiasc.net/depts/city_council/downloads/09_16_09_Agenda_Items/9_Bull_St_MAP_ZPH_PKT.pdf
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80533     11/22/2012 2:44:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Some historic info from the SC Zoning Hearing http://www.columbiasc.net/depts/city_council/downloads/09_16_09_Agenda_Items/9_Bull_St_MAP_ZPH_PKT.pdf
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80908     12/30/2012 5:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Does anyone know if it's been torn down yet? Wanting to take a friend of mine through the buildings because sh's never been.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80911     12/30/2012 10:34:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Why did this place close? I can't find any information online about it but I've heard stories that the patients escaped and killed many of the doctors so they closed it down. Is this true?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80918     12/31/2012 12:29:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
In response to the motion sensor question: I attend USC Columbia and I too have many friends who claim to have explored the inside. One of my friends said he flicked a light switch on and off, and even though the lights didn't work, shortly thereafter the group noticed cops outside the building. I'm not sure if they've installed motion sensors, but it's quite possible they have other triggers that will alert authorities.  
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80931     1/2/2013 7:02:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
That's not true. It closed because of budget cuts and a shift to community based treatment for the mentally ill.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80934     1/2/2013 10:40:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
sksk2125


Last Seen: 1/2/2013 10:39:21 AM  
You can drive on the property anytime. If you want to get out of the car or take pictures you must obtain a voucher, otherwise you WILL be stopped and asked to delete your pictures. And they do have the right to make you delete them since it is a mental heath place and some parts of the property still house paitents. I was there today and stopped. Next time I will get a voucher. The only building that you can not get close to is the main one. I did notice motion detectors in the church. Some fans were running in the main building so it does have power and no doubt has motion detectors. They have patrol cars driving through the property ALL day. Good luck! and FYI to they do have guided tours. While deleting by pictures to officer told me all this :)
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81144     1/23/2013 7:18:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Hi, just to let you know you can still get into the main old building. I have been there six times and each time I take a group of people and do a mini tour for them. I have learned the floor plan and it is easy to get in and out. Yes you do have to be careful of police officers but I have had no problem with them. They say it is haunted but it isn't really cause I've been in there by myself with just a candle and it wasn't creepy. It is just a really cool historical place to explore. The best part is the Bell Tower as it is fun just to go up there and look out across all of Columbia. I don't advise people going in there unprepared though. I was in construction so I know what areas to stay away from because of decay or possible lead, and I don't advise teens to go into to loot or drink there as that is dangerous and why cops have to patrol that area. I wish the city would do night tours though cause they could make some profit off of it cause so many people want to go check it out.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81678 ReplyTo# 81144     3/19/2013 2:44:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
Technically, yes, you can get in, but legally NO.  Anyone caught in the building or inside the fenced area goes to Alvin S.Glenn.  You will be arrested if you are found in any of the buildings or fenced areas that are clearly marked NO Trespassing.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 83833 ReplyTo# 81144     1/24/2014 8:40:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
My friend & I would love to go in there. Could you take us on a tour since you've been in there several times? Please let me know. stephanielambert70@yahoo.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81196     1/28/2013 9:12:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
What is the best way to get in?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81707     3/20/2013 8:22:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Me and my friends snuck inside a few weeks ago, and it was by far the creepiest and scariest thing I have ever done!! What we did was park inside the place and jump the fence which is very risky knowing there are cops patrolling the area constantly. So we went inside some door, and there was glass broken and paper everywhere. We ended up getting some "souvenirs" from the place. But if you do decide to go, go in a group! The only thing I was scared about was hobos, it's been said some live in there. It's gonna be cool to tell my kids one day that I got to go exploring in the Insane Asylum. Just be careful with cops. We were so close from getting caught. As soon as we pulled off the road, a cop drove by us and if we were a second later, we would've been caught. Just be safe when and if you decide to go if you're brave enough!!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 88757     8/2/2016 8:22:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousUser

COLORADO US
 
it's funny reading these from years ago, it's now 2016 and still up ! I went in there 2 days ago at night and you have to basically trespass to get in there oops. but it was amazing. definitely the creepiest thing I've ever seen. I explored the whole thing and saw a lot of disturbing things such as a chair with straps in the middle of satanic symbols and blood on the walls. in one of what I suspect to be the patients rooms, there was 'help' carved into the wall. I dunno if someone did that just to creep people out but it looked old and done with like a pick. I'm surprised I didn't like fall through the stairs :p be careful if you go there. always go at night. never go on Friday or Saturday nights bc cops crawl all over the place on those nights.
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