Paranormal Investigators / Ghost Hunters
Topeka, Kansas
785.506.1001
152 - Old State Hospital

City: Topeka, Ks
Driving: Highway travel, paved roads
Permissions:  Open land with a 10 PM time limit
Type: Full Investigation
Visits:  Multiple
Anam Status:  Open Case File
Location Status:  Open to public
The Story
This one breaks our hearts!! The old hospital has a long and sad history to it, and frankly it’s WAY too long to type all up here with all that there is about it!  You can read more on it at the Wikipedia page 

But let me condense this a bit. HORRIBLE hospital, deplorable conditions for patients and violence a-plenty in there. Patients were seen strapped down naked for so long that their skin had begun to grow over the restraints, left sitting and starving in hallways, there are rumored to be several rapes and attacks inside the hospital itself, but of course I cannot find any records indicating this. The records could have been sealed however, but it’s difficult to really tell the story of how poorly this place treated its patients.  

The majority of the buildings have been demolished and it’s mostly open grass now with only a few buildings left standing.


The Investigation
This one is an always open and multiple visit type of place for us. The ‘mood’ can go from great data and feelings to one of making investigators want to run off screaming. The whole place seems to be a big mix of left over energy that makes no sense and has no rhyme or reason to it! Over all this is a great little haunted spot, and we like coming here to get more data if we can since there seems to be a constant stream of the data. But I do like to advise people looking for haunted spots to please realize security is on duty there and be respectful of the time as you go along. No point in making that spot so sick and tired of people showing up for pictures and recordings that the gate it all off and ruin it for everyone else! So have a bit of common sense and common courtesy when you go there. 

We did see one male apparition darting around and we saw him visibly. But to be honest each time it looked like he was walking right in our direction he disappeared on us and we are pretty confused as to how to catch his butt on recording, image or video! Sneaky bastard that he is!

Temp readings indicated that there were a few cold spots, but nothing out of the norm until one of our investigators felt suddenly chilled to the bones on our third visit there, and her body temp read at 77 degrees when the other investigators body temps (IR Temp gun for that) read at around 95 and the ambient temp was 92. So as she stood there shivering and wondering why the cold spot seemed to be inside of her, her body temp dropped by about 20 degrees. It went away within 9 seconds, as quick as it hit her it was gone.  

Below is the EMF data, and as you can see there are major spikes of energy and major lows of magnetic fields. All while standing in one place or another. Literally you’ll be standing there, checking your data as it runs and it goes from normal EMF readings to suddenly being so high you feel like dropping your EMF detector and screaming “Holy shit!” And we mean that! We have quite a few recorded moments of us saying just that as we looked at our equipment.


The EMF
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The EVP
While discussing using logical thought on investigation, we all suddenly feel something odd and the EMF detectors went nuts.  What we caught on only one of the recorders was a crying in the background.   This has been amplified to hear better, and processed through a hiss reduction.
While Steph contemplates how the balcony on one of the buildings was high and how big a danger is was to those who were a suicide risk, someone else chimes in.
We will let this one speak for itself.
The Conclusion
Ya ... so this entire area has something to it!  WHAT it is exactly we are still looking into, but we feel pretty safe in saying this is haunted.