Defunct Essex Cty Hospital Scheduled for Demolition
Formerly known as the Overbrook Insane Asylum, the facility has been a source of eerie fascination for many, and the site of ongoing alleged paranormal activities.
The subject of TV shows Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters in 2008, the 90-acre ground is said to be haunted. According to Weird New Jersey, which has written extensively on the hospital’s history, Overbrook suffered a major catastrophe during the winter of 1917. The failure of the hospital’s boilers during particularly cold weather resulted in the death of 24 patients in 20 days, with patients freezing to death in their beds. The New York Times featured the tragedy on December 21 of that year.
Watch the video above by Baristanet’s special reporter on creepy places, Wheeler Antabanez, and then tell us if you believe in paranormal activity. Is it just a sad old eyesore, like the county says, or is it haunted. Or both.
We put the question to you, Baristaville: Once the building comes down, where will the ghosts go?
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Ashley25 wrote: what what what?? oh my god. oh my god i can't fucking take this. this is my favorite place in the world. i'm just ... i'm just fucking dumb founded right now. i can't even begin to process this.... does anyone have a timeline?
That's the grim reality of life my dear, all good things must come to an end. We should throw a party and pay our respects.
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MisterPat wrote: Sounds like time to rile up the troops and get a trip going for everyone that hasn't seen this great place to explore.
I'm with you....one last visit to say goodbye....
Butch wrote: what is the address of this hospital ? Please
No one here will just give you the address here sweetheart. It's common UE ettiquette, not to give away locations on a public forum. Just who do you think you are signing up here looking for free give aways? We hardly know you, or at least I don't know you. We don't know your intentions and weather you are going to vandalize these places. Do your own research, darling. Many of us do. Google goes a long way.
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Last I heard, there was to be a meeting this past Monday to decide if the lawsuit regarding Parcel 5 (the major portion of Overbrook on the eastern side of the main drag) would be dropped or not. If a compromise was not reached, this would TOTALLY make my whole damn year, because it would mean Parcel 5 remains under litigation and could not be touched whatsoever. I want to ASSuME that no news is good news, but we all know where ASS-u-Me-ing gets us. Any information is sincerely appreciated. Thanks guys.