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Report - Letchworth Village, NY, USA - July 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by YamYamSeeker, May 9, 2015.

  1. YamYamSeeker

    YamYamSeeker 28DL Full Member
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    Afternoon everyone,

    Being new to this site is quite daunting as I'm not sure I am posting in the correct places or writing good enough reports but when I said hello in the newbie section, a couple of you seemed interested in my American findings so here is one of them.

    So in 2014 I moved to America to work and live for a year, at this point id never heard of urbex or even knew people actually did this stuff. A friend of mine who I met over there said that she had been to a place called Letchworth Village and it was abandoned. This got me very interested and after doing a bit a research id found it was a village built for the mentally and physically disabled which opened in 1911. In 1950 the first ever trial of a polio vaccination was tested on a child, with no side effects it was then given to 19 more children. The village eventually shut down in 1996 due to years and years of low funding which led to claims of mistreatment of the patients including unfed, unclothed and even reports of rape! In one of the buildings we actually found a file with court papers in where a family were suing the asylum for mistreatment of there child but with only my iPad to hand the camera wouldn't pick up the feint print on the aged paper.

    With my excitement and knowledge of Letchworth growing it was only a matter of time before I went on my very first urbex mission. With not knowing what to expect and it being an abandoned Lunatic Asylum my excitement was twinned with nervousness. Letchworth was around 2 hours away from where I was living in New Jersey but with the gas tank full we set off for upstate New York. It was very easy to find, being a whole village it was hard to miss really. We parked up and set off on our mission which seemed like we were in the set of an American horror movie to be honest.

    The atmosphere was quiet tense and moody, almost like we wasn't welcome there so you can imagine our thoughts when we heard voices in the plant room! A mans voice echoed the word 'hello' to which I replied 'hello' without seeing who I was actually talking to it was quite a weird situation but within a matter of seconds a rather large bloke came out from behind a tank of some kind. He asked what we were up and we explained we were just exploring and having a look around. The next 30 seconds of my life was unbelievable to say the least. He replied asking if we could stay away from the plant room for the next 35 minutes or so because they were filming in there and the girl wasn't fully clothed! It seemed we were only a few footsteps away from walking in on a live pornographic film! Anyway, to keep the peace we agreed to the mans requested and moved on with our adventure. I will let my select few pictures do the rest of the talking.

    Please look out for another report from my visit to America within the next week!

    Thanks :)

    Entrance
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    This seemed like a storage room
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    Inside of the storage room
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    Eye testing machine
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    Gas bottle for patients???
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    On way to the plant room
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    Plant Room
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    Outside of the plant room
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    Special baths
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    Homeless mans bedroom?
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    Lonely wheelchair in the dining hall
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    Village house
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    One of the main dormitory buildings
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    Corridor
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    Fancy a blowdry?
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    Paperwork and patient files
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    Pay cheque
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    Patients bed and chair
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    Corridor
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    Radiator
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  2. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    I like that a lot, nice one! Incredible place. Just needs moving to the International forum. :)
    Cheers for that :thumb
     
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  3. YamYamSeeker

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    Glad you like it :)

    Can moderators please move this to the correct forum please :)

    Thanks
     
  4. Paradox

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    Nice one mate, I really enjoyed that, proper interesting read and like your pics too :thumb
     
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    Wonderful pictures and info :)
     
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  6. ASOM

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    Good stuff, nice to see something never seen before.
     
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