Night at the Glore
Joseph, Missouri |
September 12, 2015
Search for the Spirits of "State Lunatic Asylum No. 2"
||Night at the Glore Psychiatric
3406 Frederick Avenue | St.
September 12, 2015 | 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Join American Hauntings for a night at one of the most chilling
locations in Missouri -- the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St.
Joseph! Once part of the state's second insane asylum, it's a
place where the spirits of the past are believed to still
linger! Are you brave enough to experience this eerie place with
all of the lights out?
|American Hauntings will be
taking a very limited number of ghost hunters behind the
locked doors of the museum and former asylum hospital
for a night in search of it's haunted past! Over the
years, many people have described strange and
unexplainable experiences with the lingering ghosts and
this is your chance to see if it's really as haunted as
so many people claim!
$40 Per Person for this PRIVATE ghost hunt!
Click Here to Register for this Event!
The former hospital turned museum is featured in
Troy Taylor's book, Cabinet of Curiosities 3: The
Haunted History of America's Prisons, Hospitals and
||Don't miss your chance to visit
the famous Glore Psychiatric Museum, which chronicles the more
than 130-year history of what was once "State Lunatic Asylum No.
2." The first part of the evening will be a tour of the museum
and a look at the history of Missouri's state asylums -- then
we'll be shutting down the lights until 2:00 AM for a ghost hunt
of this chilling site!
The asylum opened in November 1874 with 25 patients. Dr. George
C. Catlett was the hospital's first superintendent. Demand
caused rapid growth. The original 275 beds filled quickly. An
additional 120 beds were added, and then another 350. Relatives
who could no longer provide for their family members' special
needs admitted most patients. A devastating fire in 1879 only
temporarily slowed that growth. When the hospital reopened in
1880, it became a sanctuary not only for the mentally ill, but
also for tuberculosis patients, syphilitic patients, alcoholic
patients, and patients with physical disabilities.
By the early 1950s, the patient population had grown to nearly
3,000, which made the hospital one of the largest employers in
St. Joseph. It was not until the 1970s that the hospital began
to downsize in order to concentrate on treating the mentally
ill. Patients who suffered from physical illnesses were
transferred to other hospitals for specialized treatment.
The Glore Psychiatric Museum is named for its founder George
Glore, who spent most of his 41-year career with the Missouri
Department of Mental Health nurturing its collections into
arguably the largest and best single exhibition explaining the
evolution of mental health care in the United States. It has
since been named one of the "most unusual museums in the U.S."
-- and many say, the most haunted!
Are you brave enough to join us for this chilling night!
Sign up now! We have VERY limited spots and this one is going to
sell out fast!