ST VINCENT HOME

(St Vincent’s Asylum)

3500 NE 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK

Status: Former Asylum, Former Rehab Clinic; Abandoned; Private Property

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History

The history on this site is notorious hard to come by with a lot of articles just plagiarizing each other.

These are the stories we’ve found.

This location was built either in 1945 or 1953 by the Brothers of Mercy; a nursing order of the Catholic Church. The facility took only men although it is unclear why these men were housed here. The common reason is that they were developmentally disabled and/or suffering from a mental illness.

In 1963 a nurse on site suffocated 2 patients but was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Apparently, he had undiagnosed schizophrenia. A case of the inmates running the asylum

At some point in the late 1980’s the Reverend Richard Frank took over the property and converted it into an alcoholic rehabilitation center.  The Reverend was found dead in his own apartment shortly thereafter. His murder remains unsolved to this day.

The good Reverend, though, was far from a pious figure. He had been arrested for solicitation for asking a male undercover police officer for sex. He also got caught for running some kind of scam involving Bingo. It was found that the Reverend had a number of enemies and this wasn’t the first time someone tried to kill him.

A patient living in this facility was also shot to death. It is unclear whether he was still a patient or had moved on.

The facility was abandoned sometime in the early 1990’s and has remained so.

 

Paranormal Activity

Many people believe the facility was/is under the control of a dark entity or demon depending on your beliefs. This creature is said to have driven the patients and staff mad making sure no good ever came of the work that was done here.

Other Activity: disembodied voices; touches by unseen presences; doors open and closing on their own and other poltergeist activity; unexplained noises; feelings of being watched and of not being wanted.