The authorization for the Eastern State Institution for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic was approved by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1903. A commission for figuring the numbers of “insane” residents of the state was founded; they discovered that there were 1,146 “feeble-minded” citizens in mental hospitals, and another 2,627 in almshouses, county-care hospitals, reformatories, and prisons.
The Queen Mary began construction in the December of 1930 in Clydebank, Scotland. Due to the Great Depression, work on the ship was ceased in December, 1931. In order to complete the project, Cunard (the construction company) applied for a loan from the British Government. It was approved, and there was enough leftover money that a second ship – the Queen Elizabeth – could be constructed.
Though it was recently shut down, the Roosevelt School’s stage remains to be haunted by the spirit of a girl name Penny. Penny was a play cast member that hung herself during the performance due to a pregnancy. The surrounding buildings are also haunted.
A Ramada Inn employee witnessed odd happenings on their shift while they were doing laundry and stocking closets. On one night, they saw shadows go across the dryers for about thirty seconds before they disappeared.
Hawks Landing Creek has been the site of many deaths. The sound of little girls screaming can be heard off in the distance. A black shape shifter has been sighted, and the place gives off an oppressing feeling.
Jackson Park is haunted by the ghost of a girl named Molly. Molly went out after the prom with her date. On the following day, she was found hanging by her neck in the park’s trees, dead. Rumor has it that her date killed her after she refused to have sex with him. Since no one was ever charged with murder, it is likely that the mystery will remain unsolved. Now, at the stroke of midnight, Molly’s screams can be heard coming from Jackson Park.
The Sallie House has been deemed the most haunted house in Kansas, sporting nine confirmed spirits (the most famous being the ghost of a little girl named Sallie). Male visitors have been maliciously scratched by an unseen ghost. Several EVPs and full-body apparitions have been witnessed and collected from the house. The owner (who lives in Atchison) lets paranormal investigation groups into the house as long as they have made an appointment.
Caritas Southwood Hospital, which was formerly called Pondville State Hospital, closed to the public in 2003, but kept its cancer center open. There have been numerous sightings of patients roaming the halls, including an elderly man on an elevator and a little girl down the hallway. Other activity includes disembodied footsteps, cold spots, and fuzzy white orbs. Currently, the hospital is heavily patrolled by police officers.
The Maryville Center for Medically Complex Children was built as an asylum for drug-addicted, handicapped, insane, and foster children. Due to asbestos, the center had to be shut down and boarded up.
Founded in 1822, the Maple Hill Cemetery is Alabama’s oldest and largest cemetery. “Dead Children’s Playground” is located within the cemetery’s limits, sitting in a cove surrounded by a rocky cliff and paths through the woods.
The Coon Creek Bridge is haunted by the ghost of a young girl who has been seen wandering through the woods east of the bridge. There are no known incidents involving the death of anyone on or near the bridge, making the girl’s apparition’s purpose unknown. Most of her sightings are reported shortly before sunrise.
The Old Caddo Indian Museum has been out of operation for several years, but the building still remains. Among some of the artifacts were items found at burial sites in East Texas. Many of the museum’s visitors claim to have seen the ghost of a little girl standing alongside the road or next to the museum at night. She is believed to be a young Native American girl who was killed from a head injury. For many years, her skeleton was put on display in a glass case at the museum. While driving along the street in front of the museum, you can hear peculiar noises coming from the area.