The original name when it was established in 1922 was the Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded, and and certain times in its history it was known for poor treatment of its charges. Trespassing is not allowed on the property. Witnesses say it is haunted by this tragic past, citing apparitions, running footsteps, breaking windows, temperature fluctuations, screams, crying, doors that slam and lock and more. One legend about the school tells of two residents who fell in love but were kept from each other. Their ghosts are said to run between the dorm buildings trying to find each other.
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- Berkshire Ave and Front St
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- 42.275086689282126, -72.41509920371755
- Hampshire County, Massachusetts
- Nearest Towns:
- Belchertown, MA (0.7 mi.)
Granby, MA (5.3 mi.)
Bondsville, MA (5.6 mi.)
South Amherst, MA (6.4 mi.)
Three Rivers, MA (7.1 mi.)
Pelham, MA (8.2 mi.)
South Hadley, MA (8.2 mi.)
Ludlow, MA (8.5 mi.)
Amherst Center, MA (8.7 mi.)
Ware, MA (9.0 mi.)
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