Ghost Asylum – St Vincent’s Mental Asylum – S01E04

imageFor this episode of Ghost Asylum, we head off to Oklahoma City to visit the St. Vincent Mental Asylum – another location I have never heard of. It’s tragic that so many of these asylums have the same checkered past. This one started in the 1940’s as a treatment center for the mentally ill. Things went quite poorly and the story goes that a nurse smothered two patients. It was then taken over by a priest named Frank Dolan who turned it into a drug rehab center. Thing again went quite poorly and Father Dolan was killed on the property by the patients he was trying to help. The facility only lasted until the 1980’s when it was shut down. The property is now in private hands, but it stands abandoned. TWC spoke to the owner and he says it was an investment, although he’s not sure what to do with the place. Perhaps it’ll be renovated, perhaps just turned to rubble.

But many people have come to investigate this location and they talk of shadow figures in different parts of the asylum. They hear creaking and the banging of doors. They also claim to see floating orbs out in the woods. We have to take some of this with a grain of salt. The woods are a stones throw away from a neighborhood with plenty of street lights and traffic. Additionally, this is an old, broken down building with plenty of rats moving around so your going to hear footsteps and hear creaking. This nearly collapsed building will make all sorts of weird sounds.

As the team moves through the building the focus on Father Dolan and whether or not the entities with them had something to do with his death. The meters flash and spike so they feel they’re in the presence of evil. We also get confirmation of the rats in the building.

Armed with some evidence they seek out locals to learn more. Turns out then nurse that smothered the patients was most likely schizophrenic and sadly Father Dolan had his own personal demons and was supposedly arrested for soliciting male prostitutes.

During the investigations they feel they capture several shadow figures moving through the halls. Although this certainly seems like the work of the big rats or perhaps their own bodies casting shadows, they disagree.

Since they firmly believe the asylum is in the grip of a demonic entity, one that has driven the patients and staff to madness, they want to trap it and throw it out of there. The trap of the night has me scratching my head though. I understand the theory of burning sage for good energy and sulfur is supposedly left behind when evil is afoot. However, I don’t understand how they plan to use a wet-dry vac to suck up something from the spirit world. They seem to coat the inside with reflective sheets in hope of confusing the spirit? Can someone explain this one to me? I’m no engineer or scientist, but the validity of this one escapes me. Are they just picking a hardware store at random and basing their trap on what’s available in these small towns? Are we really expecting spirit energy to be trapped by what’s on the shelves of the local janitorial supply store? Good gravy!

Anyway, they burn sage which doesn’t seem to gain any reaction. They then turn to the sulfur which they believe causes more shadow figures. As they chase the spirit around and call it out, the bucket of sulfur mysteriously burns into a roaring fire which "could have burned the building down". A touch exaggeration, but ok, it did flare up. What else was in there? Like an fire, did it just reach a previously unused fuel source? Are demonic shadow figures the only answer?

The meters once again start to go off and they all feel their seeing things crawling the walls and coming to get them. This of course comes with headaches out of nowhere. The team wonders if this is the evil entity trying to get into their heads.

The sage and sulfur don’t draw in the spirits as they had hope so alas the wet-dry vac of demonic holding doesn’t come to fruition. So close though. They feel they have plenty of evidence though and head back to see what they have.

The grainy video evidence shows a blob moving across the wall, which they firmly believe is the shadow figure of the dark energy and they also feel they capture the name "Brannon" one of the investigators on the team being spoken by an unknown voice.

So where does this leave us? Is this place the residence of some dark force that drove the staff and inmates to kill? Are these real shadow figures or just the trick of the light or reflections? Would the trap have worked had the spirit energy moved into the right position?

The verdict is definitely still out on this one, but if nothing else, we have another interesting location. If nothing else we’re seeing some new places. You can check out some really interesting pictures of St. Vincent’s at the link below.

St. Vincent’s Home at AbandonedOK.com

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16 Responses to Ghost Asylum – St Vincent’s Mental Asylum – S01E04

  • brittany says:

    love the show

  • jeff moles says:

    I don’t believe in ghost its just a building from the past. I have been in there at night by my self. an nothing has happened . I been to brown spring to. so I don’t believe ghost or spirits I gguessthey don’t like me.

  • dawn says:

    My girlfriend & I went this past Sunday. We have driven past it many times & wondered what it was. We were watching one of those paranormal shows and there it was.
    We went in thru the basement door and up a short flight of stairs, I promise on anything that is important to me….I heard whispering. she was ahead of me and peering into a room, I thought that we might have wandered into someone else in the building, she asked me “what was that” i was trying to listen, i felt this very warm rush of air up my back. I immediately decided it was time to go. By the time we got back outside, I had goose bumps. It is definitely a weird feeling in and around that building.

  • cori says:

    Can anyone tell me the address of this place, please? I’ve been looking but can’t find a solid address. It’d be super appreciated.

  • Alexis says:

    I’ve watched the show Ghost Asylum last night 11/28/14 and was not sure what to make of it. I mean, the building was creepy yes but the guys walking the building kinda creeper me out more so than the building itself because of what they alleged to have seen and heard while going from floor to floor. I’ve myself tried researching more info on this alleged haunted asylum other than what is being told and I can’t seem to find any other information on this place since they call is a place of horror.

  • Alexis says:

    I’ve watched the show Ghost Asylum last night 11/28/14 and was not sure what to make of it. I mean, the building was creepy yes but the guys walking the building kinda creeped me out more so than the building itself because of what they alleged to have seen and heard while going from floor to floor. I’ve myself tried researching more info on this alleged haunted asylum other than what is being told and I can’t seem to find any other information on this place since they call is a place of horror.

  • kendall eastridge says:

    father Dolan was murdered in his apartment at 130 nw 17th not at the asylum. he had also been arrested for engaging in lewd acts with men prior to his murder.not too hard to figure that out

  • C.DUNFEE says:

    HOW CAN I GET A COPY OF THE PATIENT RECORDS FROM THE ASYLUM OF THE ST VINCENT HOSPITAL?

  • denise rodriguez says:

    I live here in Fresno, CA
    did u ever check out Clovis nursing.people say it was haunted I worked there in the early 70’s…I never noticed anything,,, the building was torn down. If there were spirits hopefully they are at peace

  • Melissa Smith says:

    Does anyone know the physical address for St. Vincents in OKC?

  • Heather says:

    Last night me and two friends decided to take a trip to OKC to visit St. Vincent’s, we entered through the basement through what seemed like a window, and as we approached the opening I started to feel very negative energy. We waited a few minutes before entering so I could try to calm down but the feeling wouldn’t go away, I tried to ignore it and we went in. While exploring the basement, my bad feeling died down a little bit until we started up the stairs and went to what I suppose was the first floor. While walking down the hallway, I couldn’t help but feel someone was watching me and constantly shined my flashlight behind me. We went into a bathroom and took pictures of a bathtub and when we went back to the hallway all of the hair on our arms stuck up. We got the creepiest chills I have ever experienced and it was not from being cold. I also heard a hoarse whisper but could not tell what it said. We decided then to turn back and leave and the chills never left us until we climbed back out of the window. I will be returning sometime soon with my friends equipment and hopefully can experience more. St. Vincent’s history is a tragically sad. I have never felt so much dread and despair go through my body just from walking up to a building.

  • Susan Mick says:

    Can you please message me the contact info for the owner? I would like to see about bringing a group there but want to do it the right way and not trespass. Any information you could provide to my email address would be greatly appreciated.

  • Diane Moutray says:

    I am case manager for Ghost Science of Oklahoma. We would like to investigate this location. Who do we need to contact? Please let me know. adiane37@hotmail.com

  • Shana S Ware says:

    Man the lies people tell for ratings. Father Dolan was killed in his apartment on N.W. 17th

  • amanda says:

    Do I have to get permission to see this

  • RottenOne says:

    If you are referring to visiting the property, then yes, I believe you would. I’m sure it’s considered private property and would be considered trespassing.

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