Independence State Mental Health Institute - Independence IA Real Haunted Place
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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