Trespassing, Injuries and Ghost Hunting

In the city of Meriden, Connecticut, stands an abandoned tuberculosis hospital. Built in 1910, the hospital first houses TB patients, and in the late 1950’s to the early 1970’s served as the state mental hospital. It is considered to be one of the scariest places in Connecticut and attracts thrill seekers from all over, regardless of no trespassing notifications throughout the property.

On Wednesday, police spotted 3 teenage boys trespassing on the property. Instead of the teenagers surrendering and being given which most likely would have been a verbal warning or at the most a $110 ticket for trespassing, the teens fled.

Later, shortly before 1 a.m. one of the teens called 911 from his cell phone after all 3 were injured in a fall. This lead police to the location of the teens at Hubbard Park, there they were cited for trespassing. When the teens were questioned on why they were there, they said they were “amateur ghost hunters.”

Thankfully no one died. I will not blame television or the sudden up rise in the interest of the paranormal or the supernatural, as I suspect many might. However, I will criticize the lack of common sense possessed by all the 3 individuals. There are two basic rules to paranormal investigating, and they have nothing to do with ghosts. First, never ever trespass, there are warnings and signs up for a reason. Second, don’t run from the law, you almost always get caught, whether it is by foot, car or lying on the ground after a fall. Use your heads.



About Bobby the Paranormal Skeptic
Bobby Nelson is a skeptic, writer, and co-host of Strange Frequencies Radio. His personal blog can be found online at At one time, Bobby was what could be called a "true believer" in paranormal phenomenon. Having been an active investigator of the paranormal for 12 years with several different Toledo based teams, he has examined countless claims of activity. But years worth of research and investigation proved to him that the evidence for these claims are generally lacking and, furthermore, the vast majority of so-called scientific paranormal investigators were using improper methodologies which caused them to draw both false and misleading conclusions.

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