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Mental Institution for Children

Meadow Vista, California

This site, which now lies deep in the woods, was once a mental institution for many “crazy” children in the 1930s. There is also a hospital associated with the abandoned cabins that lies 10 miles away. The children, who were violent or depressed, were sent here for treatment. Children who misbehaved were strapped to the beds with belts and beaten until they were unconscious. Many the children were killed and due to this cruelty, the facility was closed and the gate around the hospital’s perimeter was chained closed. Many have seen not only lights in the windows, but shadows of children as well.

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Elizabeth says:

September 29, 2005, 3:23 pm

Where does this place exists? Can you visit it? Reason I ask is because I live right by a town called Meadwo Vista in California?

dan 134 says:

October 6, 2005, 5:04 am

i know where this place is – its not a place anybody wants to visit trust me on that because ive been there. im a big guy, im tough, to say the least im a bodybuilder. but the night 3 of my buddies and myself decided to venture out and check it out i wanted to make a doodle in my pants. 3 things happened. about a 1/4 a mile before we got there my ears got incredibly hot with a negative intense feeling. when we got there, inititially nothing happened. for the first 25 minutes. then our dura-duracell die hard batteries shorted out all of a sudden. i wanted to cry. i couldnt believe it. then it all of a sudden started sprinkling rain, then like 10 minutes later it poured with hella gusts of wind. i started raging and was yelling out to anything out there to bring it on. nothing happened but after recalling the whole thing and talking about it, im actually glad nothing did.

Exene says:

October 9, 2005, 5:11 pm

wow dan! how strange! did u see anything…like it saud in the bullitin?

Rob says:

October 24, 2005, 4:32 am

If anyone can please send me directions even if they are vague I’m from Citrus Heights not far away at all. I would like to check this out so any help is much appreciated warnings are not needed.

JARETH says:

October 28, 2005, 8:01 pm

HOLY ****! Thats crazy and I thought my house was Haunted…….Wow I wanna visit That Place My Friend Actully went in to that place around midnight She climbed the wall I pitty that fool She Walked in sid and It was all dark and **** She heard laughing and Yelling and even saw a kid with dark Black Hair And crazed Eyes She Got him on Film as well. **** it scared the **** outta me and her other friend , My friend She Doesn’t get scared Easly So That didn’t faze her too much.

CHristine says:

November 9, 2005, 12:33 pm

Hi All Please do tell me the address of this Place this is a must see.

Rubi Bernardino says:

November 10, 2005, 8:20 pm

I would like more information about the haunted house and directions how to get there. Is there any pictures or something like that?? This house sounds really scary!!

VerbalKent1313 says:

December 31, 2005, 12:54 am

Anyone esp. (Dan134) could yall help me out with the location of this site it sounds to have some interesting activity that i would like to document(also i would be interested in seeing any pics/vids that anyone would be kind enough to share, i am a Paranormal Field Investigator with 5+ years of field experience and this sounds interesting….please hit a brotha at

thanks for your time and consideration.


Linz says:

March 3, 2006, 11:58 pm

I’ve been here as well and it’s not in Meadow Vista it’s in Colfax. I was there with my friend one day right after basketball practice and the police chased us away. We went back there that night and put baby powder on the bumper and killed our engine and put our car in nuetral. Then our car started to move forward. We were scared shitless but we parked the car and got out. Little finger prints were on the bumper and then we heard crying. We ran like hell to the car and drove fast as sh*t away. HAHA it was hilarious but scary as f*ck!!!

nion lopez says:

April 7, 2006, 5:10 pm

is this cool or isit a load o bull

kim says:

June 7, 2006, 6:03 pm

when did this all take plase i don’t believe such facility that beat and kill our children and one gets arrested ever existed if you guys believe this **** yoou guys are stupid

-ariel says:

June 7, 2006, 6:35 pm

omg omg omg !! thats crazy !! .. syke!! thats retarted!!!!! who wud believe thiss stuff ???

Heidi says:

July 13, 2006, 9:52 pm

I talked with a local historian and they said the only place that existed that fit this description was near a lake. There is a mental institution in working in Applegate.

Sara + Jessica+ Christina says:

July 14, 2006, 1:17 am

This story is sad, but scary at the same time. I would like to know the address. I really don’t believe in beating children to death or hitting then unconsious

Sara + Jessica+ Christina says:

July 14, 2006, 1:17 am

This story is sad, but scary at the same time. I would like to know the address. I really don’t believe in beating children to death or hitting them unconsious.

Kate says:

August 14, 2006, 9:42 am

this sounds lyk a load of bull dont ya think it wud b on the internet if a place dat woz shut down for beating children?

Alkatr0z says:

September 9, 2006, 12:47 am

Wow dan.. Lets get this freaky story straight.. Your ears got hot. Your batteries died, it started to rain. And you got scared..

This is just plain bullshit. Probably got the idea from playing Thief III(Orphanage level).

Amanda says:

September 15, 2006, 8:33 pm

I believe stories like these because my friend’s house is haunted.

tanya says:

September 24, 2006, 8:41 pm

I can’t sware by the authentity of this story. But it is something interesting to find out about and check out. Isn’t that what the supernatural is about?Finding about the unknown!You just never know!!!!!!!!!!

paul t. geist says:

October 2, 2006, 8:42 pm

It’s not snobbish to say what I’m about to say. It’s nothing anyone should have any cause to get upset about. And you’re not proving anything by getting angry and doing the opposite. Please. People, please. For the love of Jehovah, please. Retards. Re-read what you’ve just written in this three by five inch box before posting. Once that’s done–and should it prove necessary–make corrections! I know grammar is boring. I know spelling is sometimes confusing. Nevertheless, it’s something that must be dealt with. You’re excused, of course, if English is a (i.e. your) second language. The rest of you numbnuts, though, are on my list. You will be killed and turned into ghosts to haunt libraries for ever and ever and ever more.

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