Harrisburg State Hospital

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The Harrisburg State Hospital was known as Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital from 1851 to 1937. It’s rumored to be the site of some violent poltergeist activity. The hospital was closed in 2006 and the building currently is used for office space. The movie “Girl, Interrupted” starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie was filmed here.

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    Geographic Information

    Cameron and McClay Streets
    Harrisburg PA
    United States

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    40.284473333971206, -76.87553769363149
    Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Nearest Towns:
    Harrisburg, PA (0.9 mi.)
    Penbrook, PA (1.6 mi.)
    West Fairview, PA (2.2 mi.)
    Progress, PA (2.3 mi.)
    Wormleysburg, PA (2.5 mi.)
    Paxtang, PA (2.9 mi.)
    Enola, PA (3.1 mi.)
    Lemoyne, PA (3.1 mi.)
    New Cumberland, PA (3.6 mi.)
    Colonial Park, PA (3.6 mi.)


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    1. My husband was doing work there down in the basement. He went to grab his screw driver from his back pocket and it was gone and replaced with a spoon.

    2. I work at the Oak Wood building, my co-worker was coming up the steps and this old man (or Ghost) with a long white beard ran behind her and got very close to her, suddenly the man vanish the same thing happened twice as she was coming up the steps. About three other co-workers went looking for the guy but no one could locate a guy like that in the building.

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