Letchworth Village

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Letchworth Village is a former psychiatric hospital that is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of the patients who suffered here. Some reports say the full name of the place was Letchworth Village Institute for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic, and the establishment got into trouble with the law when its cruel practices were discovered.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    Letchworth Village Road
    Thiells, NY
    United States

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    GPS:
    41.21475839746142, -74.02363513121338
    County:
    Rockland County, New York
    Nearest Towns:
    Thiells, NY (0.4 mi.)
    West Haverstraw, NY (2.0 mi.)
    Mount Ivy, NY (2.0 mi.)
    Stony Point, NY (2.2 mi.)
    Haverstraw, NY (3.3 mi.)
    Pomona, NY (3.5 mi.)
    Verplanck, NY (4.2 mi.)
    New Hempstead, NY (4.5 mi.)
    Wesley Hills, NY (4.5 mi.)
    New City, NY (5.0 mi.)

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letchworth_Village

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    1. There are many mixed opinions of Letchworth, whether it is haunted or not, or even whether the tales told of what happened behind these walls were true or not. Being someone who has trespassed into many of the buildings and have had my own experiences, I believe Letchworth Village is haunted. It is even difficult to walk down the halls alone without feeling your chest tighten. If you don’t believe me, go there yourself.

    2. I took my cousin there who was a non believer of ghosts….and dared him to go into a building.
      He ran out screaming, theres a dead body! call the police. I laughed my way to the building and saw the stuffed dummy in the hall. While I can’t confirm it is haunted, there is def a creepy feeling of being watched when your’re there..I went into a few buildings and just felt sadness but like I said, I cannot confirm or deny if it is haunted

    3. Went there 2 days ago and I must say… The place is definitely haunted. We walked into the morgue and before I noticed the freezers, my chest tightened up and started beating really hard and fast. We also walked into the room which is believed to be where they kept the brain samples and you can actually still smell the formaldehyde that they kept the brains in. Once we made it back to the staircase to come back up, we stopped cause we heard some noise and I looked down the hallways and saw a tall figure standing behind the second set of doors at the end of the hall!! Scared isn’t even close to what I felt at that moment!! So yes this place is haunted!! I went during the day and I was petrified, imagine if I came at night!!

    4. Im a firefighter for the district that covers the majority of the letchworth property..we’ve drilled in these buildings and had multiple fires in them and the things that we have seen and heard are just freaky….ive personally seen figures watching us do drills and heard screams while no one was in the building(s). I was never one to believe in ghosts or anything of that nature but after my experiences..its definitely haunted

    5. Many people are sceptical of hautings at Letchworth but I can tell you from experience there is definitely something there and some of the paranormal energy is extremely negative

    6. A few years ago I took a driving tour through the old Letchworth property, while driving down a hill in coming around a Bend to the left I felt Hollow ground underneath me and knew that I was driving over tunnels as I turned the corner an all brick building appeared from behinde the overgrown brush. The building was dirty with soot from the chimney. I knew instantly it was the morgue, I felt the horrors that the patients experienced being led through those tunnels I felt a natural death and new that their remains were burned in a Crematory in the basement I turned around and tried to get out of that property as fast as I could. that experience changed me. the pervasive feeling of being watched stayed with me the entire time I was on the property, which is a huge campus. It was very frightening.

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