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Central State Hospital - Indianapolis IN Real Haunt

  • 3045 Vermont Street
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • 317-635-7329
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This psychiatric treatment hospital opened in 1848 and can be found on Tibbs Avenue, Washington Street, Warman Avenue, and Vermont Street. Complex buildings in the area housed mentally ill patients including the criminally insane. There were even two castle-like buildings built, called the Seven Gables as well as gardens, fountains, and fine landscaping to offer patients a pleasant place.

In 1994, the hosptial closed down due to a combination of factors, including the expensive cost of running such a large hospital system and claims of patients being abused. This resulted in the state of Indiana taking back the property and converting it to the Indiana Medical Hospital Museum (IMHM) and other things.

Patients' remains were buried on the western edge along Tibbs Avenue and near the old Pathology building. Today, some buildings still remain on the vacant grounds. While IMHM denies claims of the property being haunted, others have reported otherwise, including the sound of a screaming woman coming out from the corner of the Old Power House basement where workers had to go down to shovel ashes twices a night, sights of shadows moving from cement posts, and the boiler turning on and off on its own. In the Pathology Building where dead bodies were examined to learn about their mental illness, there were noises heard in the basement when no one was there. The dormitories was a place where cries and screams have also been heard by maintenance workers.
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  • Suicide

    I had a friend from high se manchool that ended up there. He managed to climb up a tower when the caretakers didn't see him, and jumped off killing himself. Sound like suicidal spirits rum rampant there.

    Posted 9/22/21

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  • Believe it.

    Worked there several years as a night shift security supervisor..did hear footsteps in admin bldg more than once.and was the only one in bldg.also talked several times to the "grove killer".very strong individual.this was 28 years ago

    Posted 12/19/20

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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • Just creepy

    Don't believe in the paranormal (don't disbelieve either), but I drove by this place once or twice when I lived in Indy. Drove by it during the day and got super creeped out when I did. Not sure if it's true or not, but I was told that when the state shut the place down, they basically just kicked a lot of the patients out without warning. Was told that the abandoned mentally ill patients basically became homeless and just started wandering around downtown. Was also told that some of the caretakers committed suicide out of the guilt of being forced to abandon their charges.

    Posted 10/20/20

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    6 out of 7 found this review helpful

  • Went at night

    Me and some friends decided to check it out during the day to check for holes in the floor and to see where it’s safe. We came back at midnight and it was a lot creepier it doesn’t look like a asylum inside it has a lot of weird things though like a factory would. If you go at night please know there are a lot of bats and big holes in the floor most of the stars are broken. It was fun though we didn’t make it to the 2nd floor basement but I recommend. If you want anymore info or pictures you can text me on Instagram @stock.stang

    Posted 9/6/20

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    6 out of 6 found this review helpful

  • Help finding a patient?

    My friend and i went to the smaller building across from the hospital and contacted a woman through a oujia board. she called herself “C” and she was 23 when she died. i know it’s not a lot of information but if someone could tell me what the building is called and what it was for, maybe i could narrow down my search to see who it is. if you know, my instagram is @notryland. anything helps

    Posted 2/14/20

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    9 out of 9 found this review helpful

  • Walking home on tibbs Ave around 3am

    I was walking past mount Jackson cemetery on tibbs Ave when toward the old hospital grounds I heard a sound like laughter and screaming at the same time scared me bad.

    Posted 10/17/19

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    5 out of 5 found this review helpful

  • It all makes since now

    I now know I have a women ghost on my phone.

    Posted 1/14/18

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    5 out of 11 found this review helpful

  • i have a pic of the women ghost in the power house of Central State

    Me and a friend we're in the PowerHouse of Central State and we caught and image of a female in a hospital gown I still have the picture I am in no way tech savvy and I know this picture is 100% proof of the afterlife I would like to share my picture with anyone who is curious after a little research on this page I now know that I have a woman ghost on my phone it's amazing

    Posted 9/23/16

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    55 out of 55 found this review helpful

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