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Is Pennhurst Asylum Actually Haunted?


Before Pennhurst Asylum was reopened to the public as a haunted house attraction, people believed the abandoned building to be haunted by former patients. The former psychiatric facility has a tragic and terrifying history, which is why many people are opposed to the flow of tourists each Halloween season.

How did Pennhurst Asylum become haunted?

Located in Spring City, Pennsylvania, Pennhurst State School and Hospital admitted its first patient in 1908, back when it was originally known as the Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic.