Northern State Hospital

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Northern State Mental Hospital opened in 1912, and was said to be the site of many deaths, at least partially due to experimental trans-orbital lobotomies. It operated as a hospital until 1976, and today the site holds a job corps and a drug rehab center…and some ghosts. A prankster ghost nicknamed Fred has been known in the past to toss sheets and bedpans. Witnesses have seen apparitions of a man and a little girl with a red ball, and a nurse hanging from a noose. Cold spots and other anomalies have been reported here as well. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Thompson Dr and Hub Dr
Sedro-Woolley, WA
United States

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GPS:
48.53016351731678, -122.20624780689832
County:
Skagit County, Washington
Nearest Towns:
Sedro-Woolley, WA (2.3 mi.)
Clear Lake, WA (4.7 mi.)
Lyman, WA (6.6 mi.)
Burlington, WA (6.6 mi.)
Alger, WA (8.7 mi.)
Big Lake, WA (8.9 mi.)
Mount Vernon, WA (9.5 mi.)
Hamilton, WA (9.9 mi.)
Edison, WA (11.1 mi.)
Bay View, WA (12.8 mi.)

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  1. When I was first starting out as a 911 dispatcher here, we did a ‘tour’ of the county. The entire campus has an eerie, almost stifling feeling to it. Being very sensitive to energy, I even have a hard time driving by it on Hwy 20. You couldn’t PAY me to go back there again……..nu uh, no way, NO.

  2. I went to job corps in sedro-wooley Washington and the drive to there was creepy but when you got to job corps it felt like you were being watched. My time there for 6 months in 97 were anything but peaceful. I heard loud noises and I had a feeling I was never alone when I was in a room by my self. I also didn’t feel safe there. You could not pay me to go back there.

  3. Athena R. Ware  |  

    When I went to Job-corps in late October 2015-December 2015, I experienced being scratched, shadow people, a voice saying “come play with me” and being growled at. I got feelings of sadness and anger.

  4. Back when the haunted house was in effect, my parents were working in the Denny building parallel to the line outside of people waiting to get in. The haunted house did not take place in the Denny building so it was just my folks and 1 security guard. I was living in Leavenworth at the time but was able to get my voice recorder to them. They set it on the stairs leading to the atic where the nurse supposedly hung her self and can be heard humming or singing.

    On the recording you can hear the faint sound of the people waiting outside in line. also you can hear the sound of my parents talking. So at one point there is a loud blood curdling scream. Wasn’t anyone in the building and my dad remembers not hearing this when he was there.

    I will try to get an uploading of this possible EVP for anyone to hear.

    • We were just there today and it is a very creepy place, and we go to these type of locations quite often, if you have a chance go and take a look, bring a evp recorder and a camerea…

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