This School was also called Penhurst State Institution, for the feeble minded and epileptic.
It was suppose to be for children but the patients ages and disabilities varied greatly, From babies right up to the age of 70,
ranging from sane and normal mentality to the sevrely mentally retarded all patients mixed together.
The staff numbers were so low that many severly physically disabled children were confined to cribs.
There were some children who were still unable to walk at 3 years of age, the staff numbers were not sufficient enough to give the care that these human souls needed.
It was closed down after an investigation in 1968 By NBC reporter Bill Bandini, he aired a report called suffer little children which exposed the conditions in this institute.
But upon research it wasnt until 1987 all buildings became unoccupied.
Below is the report by Bill and his findings in 1968
These building were definately a place where suffering was a regular occurance.
History tells of entire mouths af teeth of hundreds of patients were pulled if a patient bit more than once.
This institute had its own operating theatre. in which i dont even want to speculate what went on there. I do know 75% of operations were not survived.
Paranormal investigators have caught a lot of audio of disembodied voices, some intelligent. Intellignet meaning they responded to requests.
Other audios seem to be replays of emotionally charged scenes.
A little girls is said to been seen numerous times running through the hall.
Eye witnesses have also seen a person looking out of a top floor window, seeing the curtain being drawn and falling closed.
Upon investigation to discover the curtains cannot be physically touched by anyone as a wire cage is placed over the window.
This place is not only distrubing for all the physical happenings that went on, which can unsettle the best of us.
But also now knowing there are mentally challenged spirit who in life were not kind at all to the other patients, with claims of beatings and sexual assault on fellow patients at night.
Many dying in the institution, Now they also roam the halls for all enternity.
It is a sad place indeed.
Here is a biography of a patient who spent amny years in Penhurst School , Roland Johnson calls his book,
Lost in a Desert World.
It is a fasinating read, and quite disturbing at times, But it is about a boy who was administered to Penhurst and grew into a man, he writes about such simple things he was assigned to do with such enthusiamsm,
He especially like feeding those who couldnt feed themselves as he felt sorry for them and it made him feel good he could help.
This is a Simple man who made the best of the most horrific circumstances, he talks of sexual abuse as a matter of fact, with our any stir of emotions, being treated for all sort of disease.
This one mans journey through Penhurst, It really is an enlightening and eye opening read..
But i must warn you if you choose to read Rolands biography, there are some really disturbing stories that do make you feel extremely ill, losing a little more faith in the human race.
But it does tell of his journey once he was out in society and all the things he acheived, this Man is amazing!
LOST IN A DESERT WORLD by Roland Johnson
Penhurst State School is a school that has a lot of bad memories for many many people including thousands of children, with many deaths.. More people went in than came out.
The walls hold many many stories. So yuo can imagine the energy the buildings would ooze for anybody that is even the slightest sensative.
There were many deaths of children, that are said to still run around int he corridors..
As records shwo there were also patients that had higher IQ's that were extremly violent and mean in nature who also are said to still roam the buildings of Penhurst..
Below is a link to a load Pictures Of Penhurst State School as it is today.
and also Video of Ghost Adventures exploration of any paranormal happenings in Penhurst.
Truly a disturbing and scary place.
PENHURST STATE SCHOOL IMAGES
Images of Penhurst back in the days in was open.