New York’s former asylum is considered one of the scariest places in the world
It’s been called the most haunted place in all of New York State as well as one of the scariest places in the world, and if you dare, you can be placed on a three-hour psychic hold within its walls.
Inaugurated on January 1, 1827, the Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany, New York is where at least 1,700 documented deaths have occurred over a 200-year period and there is no doubt that this former asylum is haunted.
Originally called the Genesee County Poor House, the Rolling Hills Asylum housed people with mental and physical disabilities, widows and orphans, people suffering financially, etc. Basically, anyone who couldn’t fend for themselves was sent to live in Rolling Hills Asylum. A large number of people walked through the doors and a large number of people never left the premises.
Haunted Story TraiI state that nearly two thousand people died at Rolling Hills Asylum – but these are only the documented deaths. Hundreds of other undocumented migrants are believed to have also died there.
Rolling Hills Asylum is so famous for being eerily haunted that it’s been featured on TV shows such as Destination America’s phantom asylum, SyFy GhostbustersChanel trip – replicasTravel Channel’s – fear of destination, The Travel Channel Ghost Adventures, Travel Channel Paranormal Challenge, Promoting FX’s American Horror Story Asylumand more.
Rolling Hills Asylum is privately owned by a woman named Sharon Coyle. In 2008, Coyle visited Rolling Hills and experienced paranormal activity. A few months after her experience, Coyle learned that Rolling Hills was to be closed forever and she knew she had to do something about it and she did – she now owns the property.
Rolling Hills Asylum is open to the public on select dates in October so those who are curious can learn the history of the asylum and also respectfully cast out any lingering spirits. When you visit Rolling Hills Asylum, you can take a three-hour self-guided tour (called a three-hour Psych Hold) of the building, which measures approximately 60,000 square feet. Get more information about Rollinghillsasile.com.
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