State Sanatorium

This sanatorium opened its doors in 1910 for the treatment of those with tuberculosis. In the 1950s, following a decline in the number of tuberculosis cases, the sanatorium began treating patients with other crippling conditions. The sanatorium was one of the few state of the art facilities in the world to practice heliotherapy. Due to state funding, over crowdedness of patients, lack of staffing, poor health conditions, the increase of home care and medications, ultimately the hospital was closed in 1993 and remains abandoned to this day. It’s been said that even today, people can still hear footsteps walking and running through the abandoned halls. There have also been cases of crying and screaming heard coming from the third floor of the hospital where the operating rooms had been.

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