Radford, VA is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, St Albans Sanatorium. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
St Albans Sanatorium, located in Radford, Virginia has a well-established reputation for being one of the most haunted sites in America. The reputation here is similar to other like places, known by other names like asylums and lunatic asylums. What started out as a noble mission turned into a nightmare, resulting in tremendous amounts of ghostly activity. In St. Albans case, torment in the form of treatment was the norm. Mental health patients were given electric shock treatments and sometimes lobotomies to try and “cure” them. Operations began there in 1892, becoming a hospital for the mentally insane in 1916. The resulting therapies made it function more as a torture chamber than a hospital. One room in the facility had horrendous forms of “treatment”, and became known as the “suicide bathroom”.
This extremely haunted property has been featured in many television programs, including Haunted Collector, Ghost Asylum and Dead Files! The crew from The Travel Channel’s Dead Files was called in for an investigation. While there were some expected results, there was also some startling revelations.