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Pilgrim Psychiatric Center - Real Haunt in Brentwood NY

   
  • 998 Crooked Hill Rd.
  • Brentwood, NY
  • 631-761-3500
Many Long Islanders have heard of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, and even more have tried to explore it. The building dates back to October 1st, 1931, and at this time, it was the largest psychiatric hospital in the world. Its size has never been exceeded by any other facility, though it's now far smaller than it once was.

In the 1950's is when the hospital began to do lobotomies and electro-convulsive therapy (ECT), which may be the reason why the place is believed to be haunted. The spirits of those who once died here years ago are said to still linger.

In Building 45, the psych center hosts the Long Island Psychiatric Museum, which displays items such as newsletters, photos, relics from abandoned and demolished buildings, and other historical information. The museum is open to the public.
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  • Same as Pilgrim State Hospital in Islip?

    My grandfather was patient at Pilgrim State from its opening until his death in 1971. He originally was at Manhattan State from 1926 to transfer to Pilgrim. My family denied his existence all my life. He died “with no known family” according to Pilgrim records - not true since my grandmother had him committed in 1926 plus they had 3 children together, one being my Mom. So Pilgrim knew he had family but I think my grandmother refused to acknowledge him in her later years. She passed in 1985. My mother told me all my life her father was dead, but now I know he was alive until I was already an adult with family of my own. I’ve spent years researching my grandfather & now have a photo, his medical records and even his burial plot number. I’m looking for anyone with more info. I’m planning to visit his plot and place a marker with his name etc. Current hospital had been very open & helpful & even wants to show me where he lies. Any reported activity at this location would be appreciated. He deserves to be put at peace.

    Posted 1/29/23

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  • I knew it was haunted before I googled it

    I literally had a job interview here but something told me do not go. I am already employed currently and the tolls and gas wouldn’t make a difference in changing jobs. I asked a friend who lives in Long Island about it and he said it’s haunted! I was not even shocked. Something was telling me do not go but at the same time I felt I was being called or something was pulling me to go. I’m not going. I’m going to pass. Why would I work somewhere that spirits will never be at peace.

    Posted 10/20/22

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    2 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • Def haunted

    My mother worked here when I was a child and I actually lived on the grounds when I was young ....also I saw the tall man with the hat when I was 6 years old on Christmas eve ...fucking crazy

    Posted 3/30/18

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