As premiered on Destination America “ Ghost Asylum, and The Travel Channel “ Dead Files “ The St. Albans Boy School and Asylum is well known for its hauntings. Originally constructed in 1892 as a Lutheran Boys School. George W. Miles, the man behind the school’s inception, Miles demanded boys to perform well in the classroom and on the sports fields. To meet such high expectations, many would turn to extreme methods. St. Albans developed a reputation for being a rough and competitive school where bullying was not only condoned, but encouraged. After Mile’s death in 1903, enrollment quickly fell leading to the schools closing eight years later. In 1916 Dr John C King acquired the property to fulfill his vision, introducing the nation’s first top-notch psychiatric hospital. Unfortunately, just as Mile’s school didn’t produce the “gentlemen” reputation he’d wanted, neither would King’s Sanatorium. Psychiatric treatment methods during the 1900s were a repeat of failure after failure. Insulin-induced comas and lobotomies would leave patients either brain dead, or lead to death. These procedures were very labor intensive; doctors often opted to simply shock patients to their senses. Schizophrenics, for instance, were given electroconvulsive therapy, at that time deemed safer than insulin coma therapy, still had many dangerous after effects. Is it a wonder with such a history paranormal activity is ramped within these walls? Reports of full body apparitions, disembodied voices, shadows, and more roam the halls. St. Albans seems to still be very much alive within its deserted walls.
You may arrive at the location at 7:45pm EST to register for your adventure with us. Registration will be from 7:45pm to 8:00pm EST. Your Event will begin promptly at 8:00pm EST. After a brief history of the location, you will go on vigils with our trained staff to different areas of the location where a majority of the paranormal activity is reported, witnessed, and documented.
At this time, you will be engaged in your own paranormal investigation using different types of equipment and methods to attempt to not only have your own personal experience; but to capture your own evidence. Throughout the night you will have breaks to share your experiences and findings with others attending. Drinks and snacks will be provided, as well as coffee will be provided to you during your breaks.
Before your departing the location at 2:00am EST you will have time to investigate the location on your own with the assistance of our staff at your request, you will also have access to the equipment used throughout your vigils.