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This building has an extended history as a former resort and a former asylum and is reportedly haunted by numerous ghosts including former patients and people who are claimed to have killed themselves on the property. People report numerous sightings of various ghosts, including a gardener who is alleged to have killed himself on the property as well as hearing screams coming from the former hospital wing. People claim to hear voices that sound like the possible mutterings of crazed lunatics.

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    Geographic Information

    La Grande-Baker Hwy
    La Grande, Oregon
    United States

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    45.2434491, -117.95642379999998
    Union County, Oregon
    Nearest Towns:
    Union, OR (5.1 mi.)
    Island City, OR (8.0 mi.)
    Cove, OR (8.1 mi.)
    La Grande, OR (8.5 mi.)
    Imbler, OR (14.9 mi.)
    North Powder, OR (15.0 mi.)
    Summerville, OR (17.1 mi.)
    Elgin, OR (22.3 mi.)
    Haines, OR (22.9 mi.)
    Lostine, OR (30.6 mi.)


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    1. I worked there a few years back when the building was being restored ( 2006 area not sure of exact years ). I helped restore 90% of the building ( except west wing as west wing was collapsing ). When I Started construction there my boss informed me of a few thing I needed to do to keep me and the spirits living there safe ( at the time I did not believe it so advice went in one ear and out the other ). I remember story’s about this place as a kid about the rocking chair witch remained on the second story balcony and had been there for years since my mother was a young adult. About the 100s of people tortured in the experimental hospital ( was still blood in the drain when we where remodeling ). As time went on I started to notice things that couldn’t happen any other way. Tools would just come up missing find it days later where I left it but had checked 100 times and wasn’t there sure could have over looked it but then rooms started to dirty them self with no noise made, wierd objects running up the mountain side and lights following the objects and them both disappearing and never seen again, parts of the grounds your camera will shut off you can replace the batteries switch cameras don’t matter what ever is there don’t want pictures taken. Take it from some one that has worked there this place is hunted. if you get a chance to stay there its a chance of a life time.

    2. I took a picture and for some reason all of the photos on my phone were deleted except for one with a very dimly lit room that I was in except the room was super bright in real life.

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