The Old Tooele Hospital

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The haunted Old Tooele Hospital was built in 1873 as a home for the family of Samuel F. Lee. By 1913, it had been turned into a home for the elderly but was often called the County Poor House. Witnesses have experienced a number of paranormal activities here, including apparitions, shadows, mists, orbs, a spiritual portal. One of the ghosts is believed to be a former patient named Wes, who had Alzheimer’s. But many other spirits have been named here: Ned, Peter, Richard, James, and a child named Jessica. Original builder Samuel F. Lee lingers here too, according to witnesses, sometimes accompanied by his young son Thomas.

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    Geographic Information

    140 E 200 South
    Tooele, UT
    United States

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    40.526082197955944, -112.29437077054172
    Tooele County, Utah
    Nearest Towns:
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    Erda, UT (6.0 mi.)
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    Copperton, UT (10.7 mi.)
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    1. tilt your screen forward till you see a lady in the left corner of the building by the white sqare in the other corner there is a little kid in red

    2. SupernaturalUver  |  

      I am a volunteer at Asylum 49. I know very well that it is haunted. When i was just a young girl, as known as when my mom used to tie my shoes. My shoes were untied and i was sitting in a chair in the conference room waiting for my mom to speak plans with the owners, so my mom tied my shoes, as a normal parent would do. A few seconds later my shoe just flopped off my foot, but it was double knotted. That was only the first story. Me and my sisters in 2016 had a dark room with a gate in the doorway , and when we turned our backs toward the doors they ached. if we turned around our chests would be heavy and heard to breathe. I have a very high belief that Asylum 49 is actually haunted.

    3. i believe zac bagens explored this place. apparently when it was still up and running , if you saw a girl walk into a room and lock it, once you got into that room the patient would be dead.

      • 1. Please spell Zak Bagans right, there is no C in his name, its spelled ZAK Bagans, NOT Zac Bagans

        2. Yes, Zak Bagans has been to Tooele Hospital or Asylum 49 twice

    4. searching for answers  |  

      The paranormal typically do not reveal themselves for days, so brief visits generally do not turn anything up.

      It is after you have lived in a place a while and the paranormal want you gone that things begin to happen.

    5. i’m only a kid and i live close to the asylum and me and my friend went to the shop side and we were in a shop there it was a doll shop there and the doll flew across the room the people that awns the shop ran out the room telling us its happend

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