Earlier tonight, Alex and I took a walk around part of the abandoned H.H. Richardson Complex of the Buffalo Psychiatric Hospital (formerly known as the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane), built in the 1870s and closed to patients about 100 years later. It’s now a National Historic Landmark and some groups are working to preserve it.
Like any abandoned old mental institution worth its salt, the H.H. Richardson Complex is rumored to be haunted. But I’m certain that ghosts only make their appearances at night.
And clearly, I would never visit a place like this at night.
Still… even just snooping around during the daylight and looking at the photos later, I keep getting goosebumps. I mean, this place is seriously spooky.
It’s probably better that it’s surrounded by cops because otherwise I might have convinced Alex to hop the fence and go inside with me—an act I’d surely regret as I tried to fall asleep tonight.
In fact, I still might regret this trip later tonight!