Some of you may find this ironic. I work at a mental institution. I won’t say in what capacity. Okay. Okay! I’m a security guard. Hey; it pays the bills and it beats sucking dicks.
The fucked up part is that I was a patient there once upon a time. And then I went into remission, started working at a Pizza Joint. And - bam! A few years later, I sign on with a Security Company and they dispatch me to the same place.
Anyway. It’s a 250 acre plot of land with buildings on it dating back from at least 1918. So, there are about ten very large facilities and multiple smaller facilities (including Cottages which house “forensic patients” - like that guy who sawed off a man’s head on a bus and started eating it from the throat up. Yeah. He had a “mental condition”. But He’s better now and he lives in a little half way house on my site. Greeeeeeeeat. Yeah. I’ll keep “an eye out” for him. Thanks government. Thanks judicial system.)
Everything is shut down now - the large four story buildings at least. In its hey day, lobotomy procedures would have been a common occurrence.
So, onto the good stuff. I know a contractor there who works periodically in the larger buildings for periodic upkeep (we’ll just call him rim job Steve for short). Did I mention it was periodic?
Rim Job Steve is heading up to the attic when he feels a cool breeze. Suddenly his radio goes staticky and he hears a female voice: “Get out. No men allowed!” “Christ on a stick!” I say, “What did you do?” “I just kept working,” he says. Rim Job Steve is basically one of the straightest shooters I’ve ever met. I would be very surprised if he had made that shit up. Later I learn that this very building was a woman’s facility. Ewww. Spooky
Everyone and their uncle has a story to tell about that place. I’ve even got a story of my own (one that’s even more fucked up than hearing Gandi talk to Ganesh in your head while you’re trying to sleep). And another from a trusted co-worker.
But who among us has a spooky story to tell? A paranormal tale of fright and delight? A haunted place where only the bravest dare to venture? One that spits in Science’s face and demands, “riddle me this!!!”?