Abandoned Asylum

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Although this place boasts a number of ghostly activities -screaming, moaning, doors opening and closing of their own volition -this property is owned by the county and you are just as likely to encounter a police officer arresting you for trespassing than a ghost. There have been numerous prosecutions for trespassing so this is one place you should truly beware of!

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    Farm Road
    San Antonio, TX
    United States

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    GPS:
    29.31192679872078, -98.4219886064966
    County:
    Bexar County, Texas
    Nearest Towns:
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    1. You can’t go to it now because the Sheriff’s Department bought the property and turned it into their headquarters. :/ From what I’ve heard/can see the building is still there and they can’t tear it down because of asbestos. I work next door.

    2. I’ve been there about 10 years ago with a prison work squad. The place gives off an evil vibe and is really creepy. We had to camp out overnight, and it was really hair raising. Not super scary, but tons of cold spots in the middle of the summer!

    3. This place is really haunted..not a good place to visit..you will get your scare..and more you might just bring whatever you encounter home..I visited the place a few years ago with my teenaged kids..place is dark so take a flashlight..We decided to climb flight of stairs to the top floor of the building we never made it..we heard moaning and screams so we all ran out…The place has an unpleasant feeling..But be careful because the cops do come and you might get arrested for trespassing…after we left the place we started having paranormal activity at home.wasn’t pleasant at all.seems like we brought a spirit of some sort back home with us…story is true ..i dare you to try to get to the top floor!!

    4. I visited about 2 weeks ago with my cousin three days in a row. There were police cars but they didn’t seem to mind us we walked right in. We heard gun shots and honestly we were freaked out. My cousin swears she saw a little girl in a white dress whilst we were walking behind the building. When we were walking up the stairs to get to the third floor we heard a moan and we walked back down the stairs slowly and then heard the doors slamming and somebody screaming. From there we left. I honestly felt like something followed us back home cause I became paranoid to every smell and noise. This place truly has spirts there.

    5. It is true, this place is haunted. I went there about 13 years ago or so with my older cousins and friends, We all went inside of 2 building (not sure how many are there, can’t remember).
      On the one towards the end, we saw shadows in the room walking around. We went all the way up to the roof and as we were coming down already on the first floor, we heard how people were just running upstairs, so we rushed out. When we were leaving my cousin said that a little girl in a white dress was walking with us in the group just like Mordikai ^^^^ said. He did not mention anything at that instant because he did not want to scare the rest as he already was scared.

    6. It is true, this place is haunted. I went there about 13 years ago or so with my older cousins and friends, We all went inside of 2 building (not sure how many are there, can’t remember).
      On the one towards the end, we saw shadows in the room walking around. We went all the way up to the roof and as we were coming down already on the first floor, we heard how people were just running upstairs, so we rushed out. When we were leaving my cousin said that a little girl in a white dress was walking with us in the group just like Mordikai said. He did not mention anything at that instant because he did not want to scare the rest as he already was scared.

    7. Man, these ghosts must surely be illiterate. All I see is bad scribbling all over the walls. I do have to admit that spirits do prefer abandoned places as to not be bothered,but this place just doesn’t seem haunted to me.

    8. When we were little we lived on the Army base. My brother and I went there maybe 35 years ago. That place was scary. But also I do remember there was one area that was peaceful. I remember the stairs were really petrifying. Something happened there.

    9. I drove by there and there is now a fence with a locked gate. I didn’t see any cops,but I am sure they drive around. just sayin…

      • Apparently the property has been taken over by the sapd so there’s no way to sneak in. Might I recommend checking out the Chinese graveyard?

    10. I dont see any recent post so for anyone who is curious, swim went to this location last night, 06/09/17. The abdonded structures are at he end of a dead end. It WAS bought by the sheriffs station which is directly next door and one building over from there is a juvenile correctional facility; however, this did not stop swim and his friends. Swim mapped out a way to avoid detection; however, this is NOT reccommended, because of its illegality and EXTREME difficulty and risk. Carrying on, swim parked off Southton at the bridge that goes over the Salado Creek. He then walked back up Southton, towards where the aslyun and correctional facility is, and found a dirt path that led to a field that is behind some properties, one of which is the “old man with the shotgun” which is the house directly across from the asylum. The field was horrendous to trudge through, at one point there were plants 6ft. tall that you have to push through. After reaching the end of the field which ended directly behind the old mans house swim went in the woods in between the man’s house and the creek. Swim then found dirt trails meant for horse back riding which can be used to navigate within a couple hundred yards of the asylum. Then, you must go through the woods over barbed wire and a fence and you will reach the asylum, which is bolted up so you will need bolt cutters and then you will have to go back the same way. I am going to repeat this process is EXTREMELY dangerous and NOT AT ALL reccommended. This comment will make a lot more sense if you pull up google maps and view the area. If anyone has the time, energy, and stupidity to reach this location please take the UTMOST caution in doing so. Also, the property has been partially converted to some sort of training facility with like workout type equipment for the police force I guess.

    11. This the old juvenile boys home, It is now part of the Bexar County Sheriff Office training facility, and is used for hostage training scenarios. Their firearms range is farther back on the property. The building has been trashed, and the BCSO has made some minor repairs to facilitate training.. If you enroll in the BCSO Citizen Police Academy, you will get the opportunity to visit the building at night and view a training situation. There is a historical marker at the top of the steps. I think that it was in use in 1922.

    12. Used to go there a lot when I was 18-19 now I’m 31 but sometimes we’ll stay for hours and sometimes you’ll here gunshots from the land across so we’ll leave before the cops got there but my buddy’s and I have heard moaning in the building in the front on the far back if you’ve been there you’ll know the the rooms used to have doors that open in half that lead to the other rooms but we’ve heard slippers through the hall in that building but we’ve had our experiences

    13. I Went Just Last night But Couldn’t Find A Away Up I Heard A Screaming But Just Keep Going Till Hit The End Of The Hall Wanted To Go Up Stairs But Friends We’re Scared I’m Not Gonna Lie There Was A Machine And We All Booked It Looked Really

    14. i dont know the address but my experise on this place is truly haunted my first and last expercise i ever go there it was about 10pm on one summer we were about8 people checking the place out yes we all felt the evil around us went to top of the roof and check out 2 building on the three one they went upstairs to check it out i couldnt go in like someone pull my hair so i stood back well anyway everyone comes running out about 5 mintues the whole place was on fire we all ran towards the street and as soon as we turn to look back the fire was gone how do you explain this

      • I used to go to this place all the time I would
        Sit on the roof and smoke with friends there was and electric box on the steps that never close we would slam it andd scare people. .also saw a lil girl crying in the cafeteria down the drive way who gave a friend of mine a heart attack I also wrote on the walls saw the room where they killed and tortured people in the Basement.. I was 26 when I went I also saw the lil old lady shooting the shotgun across the street so that way the kids would leave she was the one who call the cops also .so every body would leave and then come back .. Also y’all want to see some stuff got to .. The aqua ducts ..Chinese graveyard ..chavano park . and the hundred rail road tracks in natilia texas now those r scary ..
        My name is john sanchez aka king rerun

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