Day 7, A Little Reconnaissance – 31 Days of Halloween 2015

It turned out that our intern had a severe concussion as well as a broken rib, so we ended up leaving her at the hospital. Our director from the van stayed with her, so our tech guy became our “man in the van” for the night. And we knew we needed to get a lot…

Day 6, The Sleeping Quarters – 31 Days of Halloween

We chased the intern up the stairs and found her deposited in a heap on the top landing. She was pretty badly banged up and unconscious but still breathing. We knew from the plans that this floor had several beds, so we decided to stop here and make sure she was ok to move back…

Day 5, The Basement Stairs: 31 Days of Halloween 2015

The next night, we started up the stairs. We were all tired of walking through the awful water covering the basement floor and the last two incidents had everyone on edge. Though we should begin to divide and conquer to cover more ground, nobody was prepared to leave the relative safety of the group to…

Day 4, A Silent Scream: 31 Days of Halloween 2015

We stayed in the asylum after that, figuring we still had a few hours left before daylight would invade. The door next to the entrance to the electric chair room was not nearly as exciting to open. In fact, it was unlocked and opened smoothly as though it had been oiled sometime in the last…

Day 3, The Electric Chair: 31 Days of Halloween 2015

Our man was singed and confused, but sent home from the local ER within a few hours. We quickly decided we would leave him in the van with the tech guy the following night just to give him a bit more time to recover. He grumbled but eventually admitted it was the smart thing to…

Day 2, The Entryway: 31 Days of Halloween 2015

We’re back and we have a door to go through, so without waiting longer, we headed insight at nightfall. With our technical advisor in the van, there were five of us heading in. We might divide and conquer after a while, but we want to get the lay of the land first. The first thing…

Day 1, The Entrance: 31 Days of Halloween 2015

Though we had to deal with the picketers outside the asylum grounds, security managed to open up a large enough hole to get us through the gates. We’ll let them deal with the sign-carrying worrywarts while we spend the first night inside the building proper. Our goal is to spend every night this month inside,…

31 Days of Halloween 2015 – The Setup

“Crunchy Ghosties Crew Set to Explore Old Asylum Ahead of Planned Demolition” The old asylum off Murray Road has lain dormant for decades. It was shuttered after a series of newspaper exposes in the late 1970s revealed irregularities in treatment of many of the patients who came to call the place home. Stories leaked of…

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