Creeptastic Buffalo: Buffalo Psychiatric Hospital

H.H. Richardson Complex

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.

H.H. Richardson Complex

H.H. Richardson Complex

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.


H.H. Richardson Complex

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.

H.H. Richardson Complex

H.H. Richardson Complex

H.H. Richardson Complex

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!

*Shivers again*

9 thoughts on “Creeptastic Buffalo: Buffalo Psychiatric Hospital

  1. There are some pics floating around the Web of the inside… their are old hospital beds and wheelchairs in their, just totally abandoned. Talk about creepy!! Yet cool. Yet creepy! Ahhh!

  2. Ohh this is just like the book I was reading yesterday. Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz (I think that’s how you spell it). Anyway, it takes place in a abandoned mentail hospital and 6 teens break in at night to film a movie. It is so COOL!

    I totally imagine the hospital to look like this! You should read it if you love ghost stories. It was very scary but it’s a great book! =D

  3. Had a tour there in nursing school, got to see the basement too, with the different devices used back in the day, very cool! That place has always been one of my fav places in Buf. to look at, outside and in!! Nice pics!

  4. Those last two pics remind me of how the church in Forest of Hands and Teeth looks in my head. Creeeeeepyyyyyy!!!

  5. You need to buy it and turn it into a YA writer’s retreat!

    “…and then, as she turned to look to look at the blue plus sign she knew that prom was 9 months away…”

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