Essex Mountain Sanatorium

@freak369 (5123)
United States
February 8, 2007 4:29pm CST
If you are into checking out abandoned buildings, haunted places, ghost hot spots, sanitariums, asylums or sanatoriums then this is one website that you will want to check out. In my eyes this was a great loss; both of historical and social importance. It could have easily been converted into something that could have served a true purpose instead of another strip mall with five Starbucks. The website is amazing and has a tremendous amount of information for viewers to look through. The photographs are equally enthralling and if memory serves me correctly, there are some of strange apparitions that have been spotted there. If you would like to read more about Danvers or Essex, check out my editorial that I wrote in October of 2003
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@ctinabina (386)
• United States
8 Feb 07
ooh that sounds creepy. There was an abandonded school near where I grew up, and we sometimes would go in there and check it out. It always felt a little spooky in there. There's something about abandonded buildings- it's like a leftover skeleton of times.
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@freak369 (5123)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Danvers, in Boston, is another slightly creepy one. If you ever saw the movie Session 9, that's where it was filmed.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
14 Feb 07
I enjoyed reading that! I love reading about haunted places! We have a show over here called Most Haunted - I'm sure it's shown in the states too and some of their 'live' ghost hunts have been fabulous! Next week they are doing a live ghost hunt in Transylvannia which I can't wait to watch!! Last time they did the vaults in Scotland and it was absolutely amazing!
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@freak369 (5123)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I've watched it but it is taxing to see so many low light scenes. Everyone is walking around with red eyes and most of the time it is impossible to see anyting. Linda Blair (from The Exorcist) used to hose one of the best 'haunted' shows but I think it got cancelled because of low ratings. We are going to the cemetray today to take some pictures, we got more snow during the night and EVERYTING is covered in five inches of snow. I just hope they managed to get the gates open!
@Bizziebod (3526)
15 Feb 07
Oh you'll have to let us see the pictures! Well you was past me this morning when I got up but catching up now! haven't been here properly for a couple of days now as had terrible insomnia and felt rough as anything!
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@freak369 (5123)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I took about twenty of them and didn't realize that I had it on the wrong setting; it was set to take pictures within five feet instead of those at a distance. I posted one on my page, you can see how fuzzy and slightly distorted it looks. I am hoping to go back today and get some new ones, the sun is out but nothing has started to melt!
@inked4life (4226)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Thanks for the info...that place looks very creepy. Another good one to check out is Linda Vista Hospital in California. It was the principal setting for the movie "Boo". The actual location is probably the scariest part of the movie
@freak369 (5123)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Linda Vista, that sounds so familiar. I know of Yorba Linda and places that sound like Linda Vista. Thanks for the tip, I am going to have to do some poking around so the next time I am on the West Coast I can check it out.
@freak369 (5123)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Linda Vista, that sounds so familiar. I know of Yorba Linda and places that sound like Linda Vista. Thanks for the tip, I am going to have to do some poking around so the next time I am on the West Coast I can check it out.
• United States
9 Feb 07
That sounds so creepy. Have you ever watched Ghost Hunters? They have gone to a few places like this and I agree, it would have made a great place for something like this. I think it is also a sin that these are places where so many people live out their lives and then we put a strip mall over it. It's almost like building on a cemetery.
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@freak369 (5123)
• United States
9 Feb 07
There were hundreds of bodies in the on-site graveyard. Most were only tagged with a numbered headstone because at the height of disease, they couldn't keep track of who was who. While the contractors say that they removed every body and buried them elsewhere, I have my doubts. If they start hearing voices coming from the televisions at Best Buy, I doubt they'll have many customers.
• United States
10 Feb 07
Geez, it's like the premise for Poltergeist, but with a strip mall. Sheesh! here's a link to Poltergeist, the 80's scary movie based on building a house on top of a graveyard: http://www.fast-rewind.com/htm
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I love to watch or read about things of this nature .... I personally don't believe in ghosts per say but I do think that we can feel things like a cold or that someone is near you ...abnormalities I guess you could say .. I didn't see a link to read your editorial ..where would i find that ...would love to read it ...thanks :D
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@freak369 (5123)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Here is the link: http://www.epinions.com/content_3564281988 Sometimes if you are using a certain browser, it doesn't show it as a highlighted piece of text. Thanks for the comment!