Manteno State Hospital

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The 1930s Manteno State Hospital suffered a typhoid fever epidemic in 1939, and more than 50 patients and staff members died. The hospital eventually was renamed the Manteno Mental Health Center; it ceased operations in 1985 and the complex became business rentals, a bank, part of the Illinois Diversatech Campus and a private home. In this vicinity, witnesses say apparitions of patients and nurses can be seen, and ghostly voices come over the nonfunctional intercom system.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Diversatech Dr and Chestnut
Manteno, IL
United States

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GPS:
41.233518565336695, -87.80658012641652
County:
Kankakee County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Manteno, IL (1.7 mi.)
Peotone, IL (6.9 mi.)
Bradley, IL (6.9 mi.)
Bourbonnais, IL (7.3 mi.)
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Kankakee, IL (8.3 mi.)
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Limestone, IL (10.9 mi.)

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  1. I would like more info on this hospital. My grandfather was a patient here for a Mental illness in the 40’s and 50’s. The records have all been destroyed, but I remember him coming home and he was there but the lights were not on. I heard that horrible things were done to the mentally ill.

  2. I’ve been here a few times. My friends all claim they’ve seen stuff, but I haven’t. I get this weird feeling when I’m there though, and it feels like I’m being watched

  3. My family is from the South Side of Chicago and in the early 1940s, my aunt tried to stab my mom and was then taken to Manteno Mental Hospital, where she died later of TB. My mom remembered the “white coats” coming to take her away in the wagon. In the 60s and 70s, my mom would often take us for a drive through the grounds there–we lived in Crete–and would see the patients outside, weaving baskets. I always thought it was a creepy place! I had heard that people heard and saw “things” there but I never did.

    • parts of it is but lot people still go there but if someone sees you and call the police then your in a lot of troble cause its falling apart

  4. Its true we purchased a house by the mental hospital it was on Bramble st in Manteno I would hear noises in my house when i was alone one day my niece was with me and it was my niece and I alone in a two floor home in Manteno it was a beautiful home. Had 4 bdrm and 3 baths and the kitchen was upstairs with a living area and a balcony. Any was that day that made me move was because my niece was 2 years old at the time and we where downstairs in the laundry area and we heard someone slamming the kitchen refrigerator door really hard. So I was like ok no one home or maybe i did not hear someone that lived at the time with me come in the front entrance and i looked up the long stairs and nothing i called out my family name no one responded i went to check it out and they did it again this was in the day time. So I grab my niece stuff and mines and while i was coming down the stairs with my niece in my arms my niece started to cry saying in baby words that a monster thats all i could understand her and i felt someone push me of the last two steps. I left with nothing i refused to go back to that house but i remember that when i purchased the house the old owners told me and showed me old video there are tunnels under the homes that are constructed underneath the place around the mental house the video said the tunnels are really far that it will take you all the way to Chicago.

  5. Is this the place that was turned in ti a veteran’s nursing home? My grandfather had a breakdown after wwii and had electro shock therapy, and when he had was in his 70’s he was very I’ll and my grandmother couldn’t take care of him by herself anymore he went to this nursing home and though he had his mind was messed up and he forgot alot of things when the ambulance started taking him in the buildings he freaked out and fought because he recognized the place. Most now that back in that time when they gave you electro shock therapy you were awake. I’m sure that would be something your not likely to forget! If you know if this is the same place let me know! Thank you.

  6. For anyone interested in going, the main haunted part was completely torn down. So there honestly isn’t much a point in going there anymore.

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