This is an old building with a lot of history. Part of the building dates to Civil War times. It was used as a hospital during the Civil War and prior to closing, it was an old folks home. Many people died there over the years. Behind the home is a building that was converted from holding mentally ill patients in the 1800s to a garage. The high bricked in windows are the evidence. In the field northeast of the building are several burial plots (a potters field) for people who died in the home.
Archive for April, 2010
Just a short ways from a parking area on the side of the road is a hill where satanic rituals are said to take place. One man who was playing his guitar on the hill was escorted back to his vehicle by 20-30 people wearing black robes. They told him never to return on a Sunday and to never return to the hill again. Also, at one residence close to an old Indian burying ground people have reported seeing a transparent apparition with an Indian-like headdress that dashed across their living room from out of one wall and into another with nothing but a cold ‘chill’ thereafter.
In the very early 1900s, this mine was the scene of a series of explosions. The cemetery that had only been opened a week previously in Chauncey was filled in one day because of these explosions. It is said that on the disaster’s anniversary, if you know where to stand, you can feel the ground shake underfoot, followed by muffled sounds of hoof beats. Screams can also be heard and as the fire catches up with them, everything becomes silent.