Cascades Job Corp

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This site has just about every type of haunt imaginable, from a poltergeist named Frank who throws things, to spooky lights, to apparitions of a little girl playing ball and a man who searches for her. There are unexplained voices and cold chills, a haunted underground tunnel system, and much more. The building was a mental institution in the 1900s, and it was there that the first frontal lobotomies were performed. It was a state hospital later, and some say unmarked graves lie beneath the gymnasium.

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    Address:
    7654 Powerhouse Dr
    Sedro-Woolley, WA
    United States

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    GPS:
    48.53345282431506, -122.20631787301636
    County:
    Skagit County, Washington
    Nearest Towns:
    Sedro-Woolley, WA (2.5 mi.)
    Clear Lake, WA (4.9 mi.)
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    1. I went to that jobcorp i experienced a native woman brushing her long hair jumping from one bunk bed to the next, it is spooky living there very cool place though.

    2. I was there and I saw more than just what you have up there… I personally met “frank” as well as I’ve been in the tunnels and other out buildings / crematorium

    3. I lived there! I wanted to go snoop around in all the boarded up places but never did 🙁 such a cool place, I need to go back and visit!

    4. 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.

    5. Just like most people responding to you, I lived there as well back when I was 16 1/2 – 17. I had a very interesting experience there. As a Wiccan, I am naturally sensitive to emotions, auras, and spirits. i may not see them but i can feel their presence and sometimes hear them. Their emotions caused my own to become negative. I was becoming depressed and suicidal from being there. I am naturally a happy person, but going there changed me. I was seeing horrible things in my dreams, but each one held a message. That message was “Get Out of here.” With their emotions mixing with mine,and making me suicidal, it made Job Corps kick me out and back home. But thanks to the spirits I found out I had Mono and was able to get medical treatment for it. If I had stayed I may not be alive because mono can cause kidney failure and eventually cause death.

    6. I went here from April 2007 to October 2008. I remember sneaking off campus on a weekend with a few friends behind the gym to check out the unmarked graveyard, slaughter house, barn, etc. It was pretty cool yet creepy because it was dark and around the time spirits are more active. I could feel us being followed and watched where ever we went. Sad to say the guys were more scared then l was and l was the only girl!

    7. Emett Cervantes  |  

      I personally went to school there back in 96-98, completed the electrical program and yes it is a creepy place. Very pretty in the fall and winter and comfortable for the most part. My best friend installed fire alarm systems out there and was in the tunnels and told me that he saw old gurney’s with blood on the sheets.

    8. I was at the Job Corpse from 1984 to 85 or so. There was no off-limits area I did not explore. I knew the tunnels better than all the security and was (and am) very acrobatic. I remember the security, or some of them. Glen was the tall guy, Liz, was the Moose, and Wade. Wade was a friend of mine, they were a good bunch of folks back then. The hauntings are true. Never knew “Franks” name, but he used to tip me off that Glen was looking for folks such as myself. That long hall that went from the ground floor down into the basement where the lobotomies were done was a scary place. But nothing compares to the third floor of the girls dorm which was not used officially due to the ghost. They were crowded in the first two floors and still did not renovate the third floor. And I was up there quite a bit. Th Resident adviser was a friend of mine and they stored military surplus up there. I acquired all sorts of goodies. Working to clean up the mess. The stuff had been there since the last war and was covered in dust and a weird grease film. And it was all in in disarray like someone (or thing) had thrown it in any and all directions. I was not done with the job when I came up there to find everything flung all around again! I bet it’s still the same way too!

    9. I attended job corps here around 1999 i only stayed about a month. I was so afraid there from the day i arrived i was in the cascade hall on the second floor. The first night banging all night lights flickering whispering when u was the only one in my room awake there was the ghost of a man that went up and down the halls at night and on more then one occasion i saw a lil girl in a white dress playing with what looked like a boy outside my window facing toward the main entrance. I had terrible nightmares when i could sleep which wasnt often. We would sneek off to hit the weed behind the gym it always felt like someone was watching us the last time we went back there to smoke i swear we were chased i never went back there again out i really feared for my safety there, i got very depressed and angry in that place This is not a good place for ppl to be i am suprised it hasnt been shut down. I will never go back there!

    10. I lived there in 96-97 and saw it all. we snuck over to the abandoned buildings -which would give you the chills – we went in a pack, went to the tunnels, and something freaked us out and we were out of there to never return and almost got caught by security. Cascades was a good time! Special place!

    11. OMG ths place was amazing, me and my friends would go and explore everything around us at night and in the day, I did a lot of drinking and having a good time but I’ll tell you what…. That building that Wade and the boys had to call on because a body was found freaked me out as I was in it just day’s before with my friends.
      We even did the old field across where a old house had fallen into the ground, my buddies and I went down into it anyway and found some crazy shit like the tables and some kind of strange items for cutting. We found out it was for the hospital for doing autopsies.
      I sure do miss Bubba and Tom as well as my two favorite buddies Michael one and Michael number 2 even though Michael to is found dead few months afterwards supposedly the other Michael killed him over a female. I had a lot of fun here as a kid.
      Steve Howard was my crush and Vicky was my favorite part of knowing just how much a kid could cut loose and enjoy her younger year’s.
      I have to go back some day and just explore this old place again….

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