Old Plymouth County Hospital

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Plymouth County Hospital, once Hanson Tuberculosis Hospital, is said to be haunted by some of those who have died within its walls. Passersby have described screaming and laughter coming from the empty building, or simply a feeling that something inside is watching them.

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Geographic Information

High St
Hanson, Massachusetts 02341
United States

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42.04677398617476, -70.87201309197553
Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Hanson, MA (2.0 mi.)
Halifax, MA (3.9 mi.)
Whitman, MA (4.0 mi.)
East Bridgewater, MA (4.6 mi.)
North Pembroke, MA (5.2 mi.)
Abington, MA (5.5 mi.)
Hanover, MA (5.5 mi.)
Rockland, MA (6.2 mi.)
Bridgewater, MA (6.6 mi.)
Plympton, MA (7.1 mi.)


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  1. As a young girl, I was a candy stripper and later a nurse. There was a dumb waiter, old fashioned gate elevator, crank beds, a huge PBX that needed an operator. Rooms (private ones) depending on what ward were either lite green or pink. Metal bedpan autoclaves. This was at one time a beautiful building. Oh how distressing to see it now!

  2. I have a number of pictures I took here. Spookiest place I have ever been in my life. The glow on the upper left is something I did not see until I uploaded the pictures. I can not explain what it was.

    Paul G. Daley
    Bellingham, Ma.

    • Both me and my friend were in there just walking around when we came to a stairway. We were on the third and top floor about to start walking down when we heard a little girls laugh coming from the second floor hallway at the bottom of the stairs. We instantly ran down there and tried to follow the laugh but it stopped when we reached the hallway. We started walking down the hallway to the end and started down another set of stairs to the basement (which is pitch black no windows) and before we could get down there we heard a door slam shut and glass break. The basement is where the crematory was. I heard that there was a little girl who was checked in there that died. Not too sure but it scared the shit out of me and we both took off running back to my car.

  3. my friends and I went at 2 am once. I wasn’t at all scared, more so fascinated, as I love old buildings. I don’t believe in ghosts/spirits either. As we were walking down a second floor hallway we heard an eerie whistle. It sounded like it was all around us. We all stopped still in our tracks silent with fear. A cold shutter went up my spine. We heard it once more when we were leaving, and as you can imagine we ran out of there as quick as we could. Inside the hospital itself I had an unsettling feeling that something was behind me. My cousin who went with a group of friends wandered off to find an opening in the fence. He was somewhat close to the building and he swears to this day he heard what sounded like a woman singing.

  4. I went there with three of my friends. One of my friends, female, lives in Hanson and she told me some things about the place before we went in. she told us about a patient there, her name was mary, i think. myself and my other two friends went in, one was a male, one was a female, us three are from brockton. The females were not attacked, but there were stick, rocks, and a piece of glass thrown at the male in the group. when we called out the name mary, we heard a scream. and after we left, something followed my male friend home. Ever since then, which was January of 2015 til now, he has been experiencing some weird stuff. So everyone if you do manage to go in, please be careful.

  5. I went there a few times in my teen years, each time you could hear this shuffling behind you that sounded like someone was walking behind you. My car got stuck when we were trying to leave, I don’t think I have ever almost pissed my pants quite as close as I did that day. The inside of the building looks like everyone just got up and left. There are beds, instruments medical charts. Quite the Eerie building, looks like it was once a very beautiful place. I thought it was a mental institution once the tuberculosis epidemic ended?

  6. As Craig said this place has been torn down due to trespassing and arson (the front of the building was burned to the ground), I went there in the middle of the night a couple times though. Second time I went someone we were with freaked out a little and she wanted to leave so we didn’t explore much, but the 1st time we saw as much of the building as we could, all the way from the basement to top floor. There were a few minor things that happened that I couldn’t explain, but there was one thing we saw that made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. We went to the top floor (it was probably a 6 or 7 story building) and walked into a corner bathroom, it was a small bathroom and I turned around to walk out at which point I saw a bloody handprint on the shower wall. And it wasn’t old either, it was fresh and dripping blood. When I pointed it out someone in the group even ran their finger thru it and it was as if someone placed their bloodied hand there minutes earlier. We were definitely freaked out, and if it was a prank it was very well thought out as we didn’t see anyone else in the building and this was on the top floor at about 3am. Also heard doors slamming shut on a couple of occasions. I’ve also heard of someone seeing an actual apparition and another person finding a pill bottle in the basement with their name on it but those are both second hand stories. In conclusion, it was an interesting place and I’m happy I was able to check it out before it was demolished.

  7. I went there about 5+ years ago.I agree that it was definitely unsettling walking up to the building,I felt like we were being watched.Though we did not witness anything out of the ordinary inside,what struck me was the feeling outside.I heard rumors recently that the hospital was torn down…don’t know if it’s true.

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