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.

      • I was in a film that also has a scene at one of those locations! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6098932/

        But seriously, I went to get some State paperwork done at one of the office buildings that is now located at this place, and it was a really rough day. This place is so hard to find unless you know exactly where it is (at least that was the case 3 years ago). GPS was no help. When we finally got there (a friend drove me), it took only a few minutes to get what I needed, and when I returned to my friend’s car, I noticed that is just suddenly emptied its cooling fluid all over the parking lot. For no reason. TWO towing companies gave up on trying to find us before a third finally found the place and rescued us. In the meantime our phones had died, and the place was so erie so spend hours just waiting around at…

    3. I stayed in that building once when it was the inter faith shelter a boy was seen missing around no one knows who kid that was he appeared once on my sis at night he was just stand on front of her side just watching her sleep she woke up and was soo nervouse or afraid she never said a word just went to back to sleep me my mom and my sis was in that room. They now have a shelter some where through Paxtang.

    4. My grandmother worked here. Every time she went in the tunnels, the pipes would steam every time she would pass the pipes. Also her co-worker found a tennis ball. When she went back to go get it, it was gone.

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