This Abandoned Asylum is One of the Creepiest Places in New York State

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New York is home to its fair share of abandoned buildings and ghost towns but none are quite as creepy as this abandoned hospital that can be found in Genesee County. Keep reading to learn more.
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Known as the Rolling Hills Asylum, this long-forgotten facility is located within the hamlet of East Bethany, about 40 minutes west of Rochester.

Filled with decaying structures, empty hallways, and rumored to be haunted–this is easily one of New York's creepiest abandoned buildings.
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The building was constructed back in 1827 and was originally known as the Genesee Poor House, a place where orphans, widows, the disabled, the mentally ill, the elderly, and anyone who could not take care of themselves were sent to live.

Overcrowding and mistreatment ran rampant within the facility. In total, there were over 1,700 documented deaths and hundreds not recorded within the 140 years that the hospital was in operation so it comes as no surprise that the building is now regarded as one of the most haunted in the country.
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After being forced to close in the 1970s, the asylum has been left to slowly decay.

Today, the facility is fully open to those brave enough to explore. Rolling Hills offers ghost hunts, guided tours, bus tours, movie nights, and a whole variety of ways to experience the haunting halls throughout the Halloween season so be sure to bookmark this page to add to your fall bucket list.
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To learn more about the asylum's history and ways you can visit, you can view the official site here.

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