New Mexico State Sanitarium
One of the old sanitariums on the list of haunted places is the New Mexico
State Sanitarium. It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in
Escondida, New Mexico. It opened in 1932 with enough beds and space
for 50 people, but was eventually expanded to have 1,200 beds. Like
other sanitariums it had dormitories, kitchens and recreation areas.
Unfortunately, in 1952 the sanitarium had to be closed after reports
that released patients had to be treated for lack of nutrition. Many
patients died there from neglect. That is one of the reasons there are
many rumors about its being haunted.
After being closed the New Mexico TB Sanitarium lands became a battery
manufacturing plant and many of the buildings remain.
In the old sanitarium buildings, people have reported seeing glowing
balls of light around the building after dark and have also heard unusual
noises from the old dorm buildings. Some paranormal groups have investigated