Abandoned Asylum

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Although this place boasts a number of ghostly activities -screaming, moaning, doors opening and closing of their own volition -this property is owned by the county and you are just as likely to encounter a police officer arresting you for trespassing than a ghost. There have been numerous prosecutions for trespassing so this is one place you should truly beware of!

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    Farm Road
    San Antonio, TX
    United States

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    GPS:
    29.31192679872078, -98.4219886064966
    County:
    Bexar County, Texas
    Nearest Towns:
    Elmendorf, TX (6.6 mi.)
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    1. You can’t go to it now because the Sheriff’s Department bought the property and turned it into their headquarters. :/ From what I’ve heard/can see the building is still there and they can’t tear it down because of asbestos. I work next door.

    2. I’ve been there about 10 years ago with a prison work squad. The place gives off an evil vibe and is really creepy. We had to camp out overnight, and it was really hair raising. Not super scary, but tons of cold spots in the middle of the summer!

    3. This place is really haunted..not a good place to visit..you will get your scare..and more you might just bring whatever you encounter home..I visited the place a few years ago with my teenaged kids..place is dark so take a flashlight..We decided to climb flight of stairs to the top floor of the building we never made it..we heard moaning and screams so we all ran out…The place has an unpleasant feeling..But be careful because the cops do come and you might get arrested for trespassing…after we left the place we started having paranormal activity at home.wasn’t pleasant at all.seems like we brought a spirit of some sort back home with us…story is true ..i dare you to try to get to the top floor!!

    4. I visited about 2 weeks ago with my cousin three days in a row. There were police cars but they didn’t seem to mind us we walked right in. We heard gun shots and honestly we were freaked out. My cousin swears she saw a little girl in a white dress whilst we were walking behind the building. When we were walking up the stairs to get to the third floor we heard a moan and we walked back down the stairs slowly and then heard the doors slamming and somebody screaming. From there we left. I honestly felt like something followed us back home cause I became paranoid to every smell and noise. This place truly has spirts there.

    5. It is true, this place is haunted. I went there about 13 years ago or so with my older cousins and friends, We all went inside of 2 building (not sure how many are there, can’t remember).
      On the one towards the end, we saw shadows in the room walking around. We went all the way up to the roof and as we were coming down already on the first floor, we heard how people were just running upstairs, so we rushed out. When we were leaving my cousin said that a little girl in a white dress was walking with us in the group just like Mordikai ^^^^ said. He did not mention anything at that instant because he did not want to scare the rest as he already was scared.

    6. It is true, this place is haunted. I went there about 13 years ago or so with my older cousins and friends, We all went inside of 2 building (not sure how many are there, can’t remember).
      On the one towards the end, we saw shadows in the room walking around. We went all the way up to the roof and as we were coming down already on the first floor, we heard how people were just running upstairs, so we rushed out. When we were leaving my cousin said that a little girl in a white dress was walking with us in the group just like Mordikai said. He did not mention anything at that instant because he did not want to scare the rest as he already was scared.

    7. Man, these ghosts must surely be illiterate. All I see is bad scribbling all over the walls. I do have to admit that spirits do prefer abandoned places as to not be bothered,but this place just doesn’t seem haunted to me.

    8. When we were little we lived on the Army base. My brother and I went there maybe 35 years ago. That place was scary. But also I do remember there was one area that was peaceful. I remember the stairs were really petrifying. Something happened there.

    9. I drove by there and there is now a fence with a locked gate. I didn’t see any cops,but I am sure they drive around. just sayin…

      • Apparently the property has been taken over by the sapd so there’s no way to sneak in. Might I recommend checking out the Chinese graveyard?

    10. I dont see any recent post so for anyone who is curious, swim went to this location last night, 06/09/17. The abdonded structures are at he end of a dead end. It WAS bought by the sheriffs station which is directly next door and one building over from there is a juvenile correctional facility; however, this did not stop swim and his friends. Swim mapped out a way to avoid detection; however, this is NOT reccommended, because of its illegality and EXTREME difficulty and risk. Carrying on, swim parked off Southton at the bridge that goes over the Salado Creek. He then walked back up Southton, towards where the aslyun and correctional facility is, and found a dirt path that led to a field that is behind some properties, one of which is the “old man with the shotgun” which is the house directly across from the asylum. The field was horrendous to trudge through, at one point there were plants 6ft. tall that you have to push through. After reaching the end of the field which ended directly behind the old mans house swim went in the woods in between the man’s house and the creek. Swim then found dirt trails meant for horse back riding which can be used to navigate within a couple hundred yards of the asylum. Then, you must go through the woods over barbed wire and a fence and you will reach the asylum, which is bolted up so you will need bolt cutters and then you will have to go back the same way. I am going to repeat this process is EXTREMELY dangerous and NOT AT ALL reccommended. This comment will make a lot more sense if you pull up google maps and view the area. If anyone has the time, energy, and stupidity to reach this location please take the UTMOST caution in doing so. Also, the property has been partially converted to some sort of training facility with like workout type equipment for the police force I guess.

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