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Morgantons Broughton Hospital is well over one hundred years old. There is a graveyard on the grounds for those who died while committed there. These tortured souls were wards of the state locked away and forgotten. Many died from electro shock therapy and other arcane treatments back in the eighteen hundreds. The hospital was built around 1870 and has a series of deep tunnels underneath. It is said that these tunnels are utility tunnels and all lead
    to the steam room. Broughton has been reported haunted for years.
There have even been a couple of books written on the subject. There have been various
reports of ghost sightings and screaming has been heard coming from unoccupied wards. Doors open and slam on their own. When night shift checks the patients they are all sleeping. Visitors to the facility have heard strange noises such as sighs, moans and whistles. Broughton is a Kirkbride building.
These buildings were designed for state asylum purposes by Dr. Thomas Kirkbride. In the late eighteen hundreds this plan of architecture was the design of most

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