Peoria State Hospital - Bartonville Asylum - Bartonville IL Real Haunts
Many say the property is haunted by Manuel A. Bookbinder, or Old Book. He was a patient who worked with the burial crew until his own death. He would mourn the passing of each person he helped inter in the cemetery. When it came time for Old Books' own funeral, Dr. George A. Zeller who was the physician who led the hospital attested that 400 staff and patients saw Old Book's ghost mourning at his own funeral. They even opened his coffin to confirm his body was still there and it was.
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creepy but cool
I went here with my dad and we got some good picture and when we looked back at them, we seen what looked like a person (nobody else was there) and I thought it was lowkey really creepy but also cool at the same time.Posted 9/11/20
Sadly, the building has been demolished.Posted 10/16/17
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There is definitely something paranormal going on here. I did the guided tour and a few of the spots we went too definitely had a feeling of some sort of activity was going on. We captured voices and video using the "ghost box" recorder and other investigation tools. I highly recommend this place.Posted 3/16/17