(Kings Park Lunatic Asylum)(Long Island State Hospital) “The Psych”

Kings Park Boulevard, Kings Park, NY

by strangers mindz (opw New york rep)

Status: Former Psychiatric Complex; Some Buildings Demolished; Some Buildings Abandoned


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Welcome everyone to Strangers Mindz! Let’s take a journey together to Kings Park Psychiatric Center in Long Island New York. As the New York representative for OPW (Our Paranormal World), I had the privilege to wander the grounds of this massive national state park where the psychiatric center is located. But before we get into the paranormal, let’s take some time to reflect on the history and raise awareness for the mentally ill.


Kings Park Psychiatric Center, located in Kings Park, New York, has a haunting history that dates back to its opening in 1885. Originally known as Kings County Farm, the facility was intended to provide care for the mentally ill. However, over the years, it became infamous for its overcrowding, mistreatment of patients, and inhumane living conditions.  

One of the most disturbing aspects of Kings Park Psychiatric Center's history is the prevalence of lobotomies and other forms of experimental treatments that were conducted on patients. Lobotomies, in which parts of the brain are surgically removed, were performed as a way to control behavior and alleviate symptoms of mental illness. These procedures were often done without the consent of patients or their families, and they had devastating consequences. 

Another dark chapter in the history of Kings Park Psychiatric Center is the use of shock therapy, insulin shock therapy, and other harsh treatments on patients. These methods were often administered indiscriminately and without regard for the well-being of the individuals subjected to them. As a result, many patients suffered long-lasting psychological and physical harm. 

The overcrowding and understaffing at Kings Park Psychiatric Center further contributed to the deplorable conditions experienced by patients. With limited resources and an ever-increasing number of individuals in need of care, the facility struggled to provide adequate treatment and support. Patients were often left to languish in crowded wards, lacking the individual attention and specialized care they required. 

In addition to these institutional failures, there were also reports of abuse and neglect of patients by staff members at Kings Park Psychiatric Center. Stories of mistreatment, coercion, and even violence against vulnerable individuals have left a dark stain on the history of the facility.

Today, Kings Park Psychiatric Center stands as a stark reminder of the failures of the mental health care system in the past. While the facility closed its doors in the 1990s, the ghosts of its troubled history continue to haunt those who remember its dark past. Efforts have been made to preserve parts of the campus and raise awareness about the experiences of those who were once confined within its walls. 

In remembering the haunting history of Kings Park Psychiatric Center, we are reminded of the importance of compassionate and ethical care for individuals struggling with mental illness. The ghosts of the past serve as a poignant reminder of the need for quality mental health services that prioritize the dignity and well-being of every individual.


Over the years, the psychiatric center has gained a reputation for paranormal activity, with numerous reports of hauntings and sightings of ghosts within its abandoned buildings.

One of the most well-known ghost stories associated with Kings Park Psychiatric Center is that of the "Lady in White." According to legend, the Lady in White is the ghost of a former patient who died under mysterious circumstances at the hospital. Witnesses have reported seeing a ghostly figure dressed in white roaming the grounds of the psychiatric center, often appearing in windows or hallways late at night. Some believe that the Lady in White is a restless spirit searching for closure or seeking to communicate a message from beyond.

Another chilling tale from Kings Park Psychiatric Center involves the infamous Building 93, also known as the "Nurses' Quarters." This building was once home to the hospital staff, but it has since fallen into disrepair and become a hotspot for paranormal activity. Visitors and ghost hunters have reported hearing disembodied voices, footsteps, and other unexplained sounds emanating from the abandoned building. Some have even claimed to have seen apparitions of nurses and patients wandering the halls, adding to the eerie atmosphere of the place.

In addition to these specific ghost stories, Kings Park Psychiatric Center as a whole is said to be haunted by the tortured spirits of patients who suffered within its walls. The psychiatric center operated for over a century, during which time it housed thousands of individuals with mental illnesses. Reports of mistreatment, neglect, and inhumane conditions have fueled speculation that the lingering energy of these troubled souls may still haunt the grounds of Kings Park to this day.

My team and I have stepped foot within the walls of this historical and massive location. We have conducted investigations while exploring the ruins of the abandoned quarters and gathered much evidence of the paranormal ranging from class A EVPS, interactions, pictures and video. This location is by far one of the most beautiful and amazing places I have ever gone to. All of my findings are up and running and available on YouTube and Rumble and much more to come.

Despite its closure in the 1990s and subsequent efforts to repurpose the site, Kings Park Psychiatric Center remains a place of fascination for paranormal enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. The abandoned buildings and overgrown grounds serve as a reminder of the institution's dark past, inviting visitors to ponder the mysteries and tragedies that took place within its walls.

In conclusion, the paranormal history of Kings Park Psychiatric Center is a complex and haunting narrative that continues to captivate those intrigued by the supernatural. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the stories of strange occurrences and unexplained phenomena at this historic site serve as a chilling reminder of the enduring legacy of a place that was once a beacon of hope for the mentally ill.