Wednesday, November 10, 2010

9. The Rolling Hills Asylum

 
Located between Buffalo and Rochester, Rolling Hills Asylum's enormous 53,000+ sq. ft. brick building sits on a knoll in the hamlet of E. Bethany, N.Y. and has been a popular destination for ghost hunters for many years. Opened on January 1, 1827 and originally named The Genesee County Poor Farm, it was created by Genesee County to house those eligible for assistance including paupers, habitual drunkards, lunatics, the blind, lame or otherwise handicapped, orphans, widows, vagrants, and even a murderer or two. In the 1950s it became the Old County Home & Infirmary, and then in the 1990s was transformed into a set of shops and later an antiques mall. When the property owners, vendors and shoppers began to notice strange occurrences, a paranormal group was called into investigate and Rolling Hills' spooky reputation was born. Reports include disembodied voices, doors mysteriously held shut, screams in the night, shadow people and more. Rolling Hills Case Manager, Suzie Yencer relates one chilling experience: "It was September 2007. While working a public hunt, we had a gentleman with us that was filming a documentary about the building. He wanted to try an experiment in one of the rooms. The room he chose was in the basement, popularly known as The Christmas Room. The experiment he wanted to try was to sit in the room with no lights or equipment on. The only light we would use was a pink glow stick in the middle of a circle of people. We also placed a small ball and a toddler size rocking horse in the circle. The gentleman conducting the experiment requested that only I talk and try to make contact with the spirits. The more I talked, the more strange occurrences began to happen. The glow stick started to move back and forth, and the rocking horse began to slowly rock. A few of the guests in the room including myself saw a hand and arm come out of nowhere and reach for the ball in the circle and then just vanish...."


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13 comments:

  1. Is it for real? I love this stuff!

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  2. I would never enter in a building like that

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  3. Sounds like a great place to take people and pretend to 'detect' paranormal activity.
    Yeah I know, token skeptic. (Pink glowstick? Ectoplasmic rave, y'all!)

    I won't lie though, I would love to explore through that place. Going to have to look in to why the one room is called The Christmas Room.

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  4. Spooky place, do not want to go D:!

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  5. Oooh I like the creepy story! I love creepy pasta - not movies or anything like that, but the creepy stories are the best XD

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  6. Added on my list of places to avoid, thanks!

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  7. Oh that sounds so fun! I love creepy places!

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