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Independence State Mental Health Institute - Independence IA Real Haunted Places

  • 50644 Iowa Ave.
  • Independence, IA
The Independence State Mental Health Institute, also known as the Independence State Hospital, dates back to 1873. It was built to help relieve the overcrowding at the Mount Pleasant State Hospital. Most of the building is still in use to this day, however, there was an old wing that was transformed into a "Days of Yore" museum that features disturbing artifacts from a time when those suffering from mental illness were treated horrifically. Witnesses have reported hearing whispers at the location, have felt cold drafts, and have had the eerie feeling of being watched. Disembodied screams have also been heard at the property.
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  • Creepy

    I had a friend who resided there back in 2010. They were working on part of a wing, and one of the staff made us use this rickety elevator that didn't seem safe ro begin with, and brought us thru a freaking tunnel under the building. Creepy wnough as it is, as we were walking, we heard footsteps behind us, when we stopped they stopped shortly after us, but not the same time and it sounded like womens heels. Once up in the youth wing, walking past one of the rooms, I saw an old woman in realy old wheelchair. Asked why there was an old lady with the kids, and was told there wasn't one and those rooms were all unoccupied.

    Posted 2/6/24

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