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Ardmore Center

Livonia, Michigan

An abandoned psychiatric center, this location is said to be haunted by several different apparitions. In the back parking lot, many have reported to see children playing�children from the 60�s. It Is said that if one drives by, they may see the image of an old man wearing a flannel shirt in one of the windows. Upon inspection, the man is said to slowly move away. Hidden behind several trees, the building appears to be illuminated at night.

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Neil says:

September 23, 2005, 11:26 am

The Center has been torn down and replaced with another building within the last few years. I’ve never taken a look at the parking lot though.

Chris says:

October 1, 2005, 5:06 pm

Neil, if you have all this time on your hands, go take a look at the damn parking lot! Better yet, why don’t you pitch a tent and plant tulips on the nearest corner!

Beth says:

October 11, 2005, 12:33 am

Is this the former Clinton Valley Mental Instution? I’ve heard comments about things going on there since before it was closed. Also,you might want to track down some information regarding weird happenings at the former Oakdale Center in Lapeer. From what I hear, that’s also haunted.

Marci & Stephanie says:

October 15, 2005, 2:40 am

We explored this place a couple of years ago and didn’t experience anything frightening, except maybe a creepy vibe which could have been just our imagination…took a couple of books left in the library…someone was clearly living there – clothes, shoes, an area on the floor made up like a bed – pretty sure it was human.

nomad says:

October 27, 2005, 2:54 pm

Me and my friends explored there right before they tore the place down. i’m pretty sure it was haunted, we would have cold wind blow by us when we werent even by windows,it smelt like rotting dead bodys. its gross but true. also a friend of mine saw a little girl in the hallway wearing a white night gown.

rob says:

November 7, 2005, 12:47 pm

i agree with chris but stay over night with a group of about 10-20.

tom burkhart says:

December 1, 2005, 2:10 pm

MTVs Fear show was a good one for creepy places! wish it was still on.

NATASHA says:

January 16, 2006, 6:45 pm

That’s pretty cool.
and pretty scary.

Wanderlust says:

January 30, 2006, 9:38 pm

My friends used to speak of a ghost named Reno who haunted the place. He was institutionalized for depression and killed himself there. His name was written on one of the doors which was apparently his room. Another ghost was named Liz, but I don’t know anything about her. Has anyone ever heard of Reno?

rick housholder says:

February 19, 2006, 11:55 am

I am really curious to know if anybody that has moved into those condos now inplace of that hospital has experienced anything bizarre! I am pretty sure they may be having a rough time selling those places to people who totally know of it’s history and what used to be there, or WHAT STILL IS!! OOOOH-OOH! boo!
Rick

Deen says:

April 4, 2006, 8:03 pm

I can attest to the strange things at the Oakdale Center in Lapeer. I went through many of the old buildings there before they were torn down, and experienced many unexplained and downright terrifying things.

justin gleason says:

May 4, 2006, 2:11 pm

i was there with 4 other individuals in 2003 around december. we explored the 1st floor with only one mishap. turned on every faucet cause there was no running water and as i walked away from one of the faucets it spit out water and kept running even hours later when we were leaving it was still pouring water even tho no other faucet or toilet worked in the entire 2 stories. upon coming out of the staircase on the second floor their was a nautiating smell of rotting flesh. exploring found nothing but a rank smell out of the room on the corner from the left side of the stairs. from there a noise of electricity like being next to a live wire started. then after going through some rooms a sound of nails scrapping on metal began running around the walls all around us. we opened and stood in the first double door coming from the stairs and shined our flash lights down the hall. the sound got louder and some large black void was eating our light. the void was getting closer and the air got thick so at this time we ran the hell out there. we got the balls to come back for a thrid visit and nothing happened. so there is something there but will it inhabit the new building is a good question

Al says:

May 5, 2006, 2:01 am

One incident back in the winter of 2003, my brother,
a friend, and myself went looking around inside. We got in through this busted window in the courtyard and we went through two halls to get to the gym. Once we got there, we heard this loud noise resembling a door creeking so we took a 180 and ran tripping over the debris and ****. We went back in the courtyard for a minute when we started hearing the sound of breaking glass coming down the halls towards the window we came through. We didn’t stick around to see if it was human or what. Other times while there, I would hang out in the courtyard and hear footsteps and a radio or walkie talkies but no one else was around. Weird.

Big Bill says:

May 20, 2006, 5:46 pm

Al, you are such an idiot! Get off the acid, you trippin’ fool!

Anna says:

June 24, 2006, 2:16 am

I live in Michigan, and tomorrow night my frineds and I planned to stay the night at a haunted place, somewhere close. It surprised me while I was reasearching places to where we could go, how many places in Michigan that are said to be haunted.It is quite a few but I’m excited.

djvarcoe says:

June 26, 2006, 12:44 pm

I hate to dissapoint you, but I have to tell you that there has never been any hauntings at the old Ardmore center. I know, I worked there and the most that ever happened was an occasional death–it was also a nursing home, and when people get old and ill, they do die. Also, I have seen a couple of the young patients (psychiatric) hop the fence and escape. Nothing more than that. Sorry to disappoint the “ghost busters” dj

djvarcoe says:

June 26, 2006, 7:39 pm

could have my comment emoved so that i might rewrite it–thanks

Ella says:

October 4, 2006, 3:41 pm

I HAVE HEARD THAT PATIENTS AT THIS PLACE WERE KILLED BY THE “HELP”. I AM PRETTY SURE ITS THIS PLACE BUT I COULD BE WRONG. MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE WERE NOT EVEN SICK, THEY WOULD GIVE THEM SHOTS THAT MADE TRHEM WORSE.

Jojo says:

October 9, 2006, 9:36 pm

Where is this place located. I am from Livonia and I think I know the place you are talking about, but I want to make sure I’m thinking of the right place

Big T says:

October 24, 2006, 9:32 pm

I think this is the old Eloise. For you real youngins, ask your parents. Back in 1991 went through there with 10 members of my high school football team. We stayed about 1 hour. We left because as we were looking through some files that were left behind, we all started sweating. It was 45 degrees outside. Then we all felt like someone was watching us. Never returned.

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