Established January 1, 1827 as the Genesee County Poor House, with the addition of the Genesse County Infirmary in 1938 and then converted to the Genesee County Nursing Home in 1964 (affectionately called "the old county home" by the locals) was originally a working farm that became a hodgepodge community for the castoffs of society. Referred to as inmates, the residents included widows, orphans, grandparents, civil war veterans, Native Americans, drunkards, mentally and physically disabled, even criminals. all mingled and lived here together. With over 1,700 documented deaths, and hundreds, if not thousands of others unrecorded, the unclaimed dead were buried on the properties own potters field.
Rolling Hills Asylum's plethora of paranormal activity has made it a sought after location for many of the top paranormal shows including SyFy's Ghost Hunters as well as Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures and Paranormal Challenge series. Last fall, FX filmed a six part web promo for their American Horror Story "Asylum" season.
Known for an abundance of Class "A" EVPs, it is not unusual for spirits to call out visitors by name. Full body apparitions, shadow people, disembodied voices, and the infamous "Screaming Lady" send chills up the spines of even the toughest of the tough guys.
So whether you are a skeptic, an arm chair paranormal enthusiast or a seasoned investigator, get yourself committed to Rolling Hills Asylum...if you dare!