A while ago I worked at now abandoned Fairfield Hills State Hospital. It dates back to the 1930s, and it was a mental ward.
The place has a huge reputation for 'supernatural phenomena' and such. Every week we had these weird chinese people standing in front of one of the 25 buildings (connected through underground tunnels in the 200 acre area) and shoot pictures of what they said were ghosts and 'orbs' of dead people. I laughed in their faces. However, despite my unshaken belief that there is no such thing as supernatural, I was ...freaked out at times. MTV used the place's reputation on their 'reality' show 'fear'. I was a security guard there for a couple months, and often worked graveyard shifts, when you're strangely vulnerable - a mix of walking around the old classic buildings at 1 am and a feeling someone is watching you, coupled with all the stories I'd heard. The place was a classic setting for a horror movie - with its very own poorly maintained road up the hills in the middle of the woods. There were stories from other guards they'd seen strange 'blue lights' floating inside one of the buildings ('kent house') when they approached the door at night. Once, while driving around the doors of Kent house banged loudly. I got the state cops that had just pulled into the area and went inside. The doors I could swear Id just seen bang open and closed twice were locked. Whatever. Up on the top floor there was a strange noise on the stairs. A window suddenly closed - so fast it made huge bang that echoed through the huge hallway. Then there was this noise that sounded EXACTLY like a woman moaning from afar. We were scared shitless. The staties looked at each other and said 'what the fuck was THAT?'. Their guns were pointed at the stairway at that point. No one was inside however. Later that night, while driving around I spotted a truck parked in front of one of the buildings - the building that used to house the 'criminally insane' back when. Before I can tell him to leave he tells me he used to live there. He points to the window of his old room, and how hed raped and hurt a girl - after which he was sent there. He told me stories of gang rapes in the tunnels underground, how the 'so-shal stu-dees' teacher, as he put it, raped and sodomized a black kid who lived there. Needless to say, this guy was obviously insane and unstable. Heck, he was talking to 'Susan', who was supposedly behind him. There was no one however, and the only lights on were those in my truck and his truck. He left, but not before letting me know he had rope and duct tape in the back of his truck, and that 'whatever happens happens'. The place was just freaky. I hated driving around some of the buildings, particularly Kent house, because Id get some serious chills. I remember the guy who showed me around the place my first day on the job. He was a huge corrections officer working there for extra cash. You wouldnt mess with him. This is what he told me 'Im showing you this place only because I have to. I dont know whats in there, and I dont wanna know. Id be scared shitless if I ever set foot on that tunnel.' I had several people who would go for an afternoon jog there stop me and tell me they'd seen the light go on in the third floor of one of the buildings. No lights were supposed to be there, much less electrical current to that floor. Nonetheless the light was fuckin on. Whatever. It was a WEIRD place. For those who saw the show 'Fear' on MTV saw the guy who was put inside one of the cabinet drawers for the dead bodies, and blood splattered all over the floor, along with the tables used to cut the bodies. Story was after having to go inside that building, one of the staties came out as pale as the day. No one else had been in the morgue. I, however had to go inside twice!! Definitely a halloween place. I remember I used to come home so strung out Id be watching over my shoulder ALL DAY LONG, still with that feeling there was something watching me. Anybody else been in some weird place like this one? I get chills just to think I worked there.