Henryton State Hospital, located in an isolated section of Patapsco Valley State Park, on Henryton Road, in a dis-remembered part of the Eldersburg region.
Instituted in-the beginning of the early-1920s, Henryton was inaugurated for two diverse reasons: the nursing of black patients writhe with tuberculosis, and the instruction and treatment of mentally ill adults.
Henryton then changed from taking care of those ill with tuberculosis in 1963, and shut their doors in 1985.
Finding information on the history of Henryton is difficult. This very dilemma is what adds to its mystique and declaration of haunting experiences. There are those who have tried in vain and have only been met with a stonewall.
For instance, the Maryland Department of General Services, who today retains the building, and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene were contacted; but mysteriously have no information concerning the history of Henryton.
Various websites like theshadowlands.net and others allege that "observers had sightings of shadows in an aged theatre and a dress dangling at the bottom of a lengthy passageway."
Many people go to Henryton during their spare time to get away from their parents." He went on to say that "Henryton was a go-around for those who want to be a bit revolutionary."
In fact, Lowe himself has ventured to Henryton on various junctures, and thinks that the belief that Henryton is haunted is unquestionably a captivating component and a motive for people to make a visit there.
There are literally hundreds of rooms with doors that give the impression that there are-many secrets to be discovered behind them.
The corridors have all been abandoned leaving the impression that it was never occupied before, however, that though is dispelled by the eerie feeling that many unpleasant happenings took place there and at any moment those very incidents will be revealed.
Whilst taking a look around the first floor, right after a metal-stairway that went up to the second-floor, someone felt like something tapped them on their back.
Immediately afterwards, there was the sound of distinguishing footsteps pacing creakingly up the metal-stairs.
It was confirmed that that room had at one-time been the nursery. On the exterior of one-of the buildings positioned on a hill, observers noticed a rocking chair, moving back and forth on a porch as if someone-was sitting there.
It kind of reminds one of the movie "Psycho" without the blood curdling killings and horrifying suspense.
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