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Kings Park Psychiatric Center - Kings Park NY Haunted Place

   
  • W 4th Street
  • Kings Park, NY
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Established in 1885, the Kings Park Psychiatric Center was originally constructed to be a beacon for mental healthcare, aiming to avoid the overcrowding and deplorable conditions of similar institutions during that era. Sadly, as time went on the center would grow to suffer from the same problems it sought to rectify. At its height in 1953, the facility was home to 9,303 patients and its original mantra of rest and relaxation for the ill had been abandoned in favor of more dramatic procedures such as lobotomies and electro-shock therapy.

As modern medicine began to better treat the mentally ill, the need for a facility as large as the Kings Park Psychiatric Center dwindled proportionally. It would officially close in 1996, but the spirits of those who once lived there remain in those buildings which still stand, empty and abandoned by the living.

Though trespassing on the Psychiatric Center's grounds is entirely illegal and the facility is now regularly patrolled by police, locals and visitors to Kings Park have still been known to sneak into some of the abandoned hospital's buildings*, leading to a large amount of vandalism and graffiti in the decaying psych center. There have also been reports of ghosts paranormal happenings within the campus. Trespasses claim to have seen apparitions, heard disembodied screams, and witnessed doors open or close on their own.

Those who visit the bar, D.S. Shanahan's, which is located just outside of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center's grounds, have also made similar claims. A female apparition allegedly appears at the bar from time to time, but quickly vanishes when approached. Employees and visitors have said they've witnessed the unidentified ghost standing in the hallway, or even sitting at the bar.

Locals have also spotted ghosts through the windows of multiple buildings on the old campus and have reported hearing the screams of patients who died there. The rattling of chains has also been heard, and it is not uncommon to hear tales of strange phenomena from those who have broken into the site. Access inside the buildings is now prohibited, but local roads and paths allow for a look at their creepy exterior.
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  • Haunted Asylum!!

    Me and a few friends snuck in back in probably around 2005, it was late at night and we walked around for what seemed like a short amount of time but really ended up being like 2 hours, while we were in there we heard noises and saw a car come up the driveway which ended up being an apparition because we asked our 2 friends who stayed outside and they said they never saw a car come up the driveway, then as we went upstairs we went through a door and walked around checking out the kitchen and dining area and other spots and we left the door open but when we came back it was locked and we had to find another way out and after that we said we gotta leave and eventually found an open window close to the bottom and climbed out and went back to the car, it was an exciting experience but damn close to getting trapped in there until we found the window, never made it through the tunnels but maybe it wasn’t a good idea, didn’t wanna end up trapped like in the movies but the couple hours we were in there was definitely an experience, definitely had paranormal activity but without equipment we weren’t certain but the noises and the ghost car pulling up definitely gave us a positive feeling that the place was haunted, it was fun but we had to leave!!

    Posted 3/3/21

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  • Unseen entity

    I used to conduct hobby based paranormal investigations and I have been to some very eerie, supposedly haunted and otherwise old and forgotten places such as haunted cemeteries, buildings, UFO incident sites all over the east coast U.S. Well everytime I went to Kings Park I would go at dusk when it was very dark and I felt that I could only then truly potentially find paranormal evidence there. It was me and a girl who went there together I had the intentions to take photographs and conduct an EVP session there and also walk the grounds some more. As soon as we pulled up and I turned the car engine off we both stepped out and made our way toward the building probably about 200ft or so and approaching. The night and the atmosphere was pitch black and I remember how it almost felt like we were walking with our eyes closed anyway....not to long after we were walking we both heard a very loud noise and it was the rattling, rustling and slamming of a door but also it sounded as if it was a combination of chain link fence being slammed against by something large something huge and also we heard what sounded exactly like footsteps but from some kind of very large animal or person and I mean the footsteps were loud thuds and it sounded like something was heading towards us but in that kind of darkness we saw not a thing so we immediately freaked out and ran as fast as we could back to the car and I cannot tell you how fast I kicked rocks out of that place I have never been back not even during daylight. My advice to everyone is be very very careful there and never go alone go in atleast a group of 6 people and have items to protect yourselves with and have a plan to escape too! because I strongly doubt I would be writing this rightnow had it not been for that split moment decision to make a run for it.

    Posted 2/27/21

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  • Be Careful If Interested!

    I went there in the middle of the night with a group of friends. We decided to sneak into building 93 (biggest one). The experience was amazing being able to explore the entire building up until the top floor. It seemed very haunting and we even brought an Ouija board to see what we could find. But, I don't think anyone had a paranormal experience while at the building. But, it was still worth it for us to go through all the rooms and floors and seeing what has happened in the building. The problem with this place is that it seems fully closed out, except for the most perfect couple of spots, which I believe the cops have set up. This is because when leaving through where we entered, a couple cops were waiting for us and we got caught. They were nice though and gave us no problems, except for a ticket, which is nothing compared to what we expected when we got caught. All in all, the experience is amazing! Just make sure to be quiet in the building and not flash light out the building, which could be how we got caught.

    Posted 10/4/20

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  • Shadow

    Two friends of mine and I had went there about 5 years ago now. We were walking around to the front of the building, cant remember its number, its the one with the neighborhood behind it. While walking to the front of the building, keep in mind the only light we have is moonlight, I look to my left and see the side of the building right next to the entrance and its pitch black. Next thing I know the shadow expands and another shadow shoots out, zooming right in front of the three of us. It stops for a second and then shoots right into the bushes to our right. This shadow was moving at about 30 to 40 mph and was able to displace the air around us. This shadow was also huge probably about 7 or 8 feet tall. We immediately ran back in the direction we came from. I wouldn't necessarily recommend going there as there is a lot of drug activity and from what ive heard gang activity. My friend did some research and came to the conclusion what we had encountered was a wendigo. I however know a little bit of native American folklore and stated if that was a wendigo, we wouldnt be alive to even be discussing this. Whatever it was though it did not seem very friendly, there was almost a sense of malicious intent behind this experience. Dont recommend going.

    Posted 10/3/20

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  • edp445

    i went there yesterday with my mom and brother and got really creepy vibes. talked with a chill security guard and said it was easy to get in. going back now

    Posted 5/16/20

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  • Mysterious Police officer

    About six years ago, one of my friend recommended to visit kings park psychiatrist center. We reached there sometime after 2 A.M. we found a cops car is parked there. Since I have researched earlier it's trespassing to be there, I got out of the car and walked up to the officer. I told him that I'm lost and how do I get to my destination. When we talk to someone, we try to have an eye contact, correct? But I was not able to locate his eyes. But I didn't take it seriously since there's different kinds of light and stuff, I have just ignored it. Officer told me to make the left at the first light and I will be on the way. But I wasn't able to make the turn. Then I made a U turn and made a right turn. And I found the same police car in front of me. We entered the highway at the same time. About the same speed. His car suddenly just vanished away from our sight. There was no exit, not place to park or hide. He wasn't just there anymore

    Posted 10/17/18

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  • Hauntings

    I have gone here hundreds of times before. For the most part nothing happened at least in the beginning. I was there with my professional camera and while trying to take a picture of a stairwell my camera was glitchy. So I stepped back and went to try again, this time when the flash went off, in that split second some man screamed at me with a lot of anger. There was no one there. I went home and looked at my photos and found in that specific picture an orb in the far bottom dark part of the picture. They were all over my photos. I go back a month or so later to celebrate my birthday. I had a feeling to walk out into the hallway and I was alone. As I’m walking I hear someone running towards me. The noise gets louder as if they were running at me and there was no one there. I stood there as it came closer and closer and when it got about an arm length away, the running stopped and I was hit with a huge gust of freezing cold air. It was like someone had ran right through me. I tried to communicate with this entity but nothing else had happened. About a few weeks following this extremely weird experience I went back and I had a lighter explode into hundreds of pieces. I had a feeling in my chest like I was not alone. People tell stories but to have three separate experiences myself I know that there are souls left inside those buildings and they are not the friendly kind.

    Posted 8/3/18

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    1 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • Kings park

    Found it driving up the north shore my girl thought it was a old college campus .

    Posted 3/14/18

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    1 out of 4 found this review helpful

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