Thanks for reading my articles on the PCR and the heads up, but honestly,
although you apparently had a good time, I strongly recommend that you not
go back there. The place is creepy, but after 15 years of abandonment, just
about any place becomes pretty creepy. It also becomes unsafe.
My research into the murders and stuff turned up empty. For example, my own
conversations with the head chef that was there during most of the supposed
events: He said it was a good place to work, and that the whole thing
about the owner's wife going crazy and dying in a mental institution was
complete fabrication. He was surprised that the previous owner didn't file
a lawsuit. True, the owner's wife died of lung cancer after a prolonged
stay in hospital and the bills caused the owner to close the place, but it
wasn't a mental hospital, it was a regular one, three of the people I spoke
with actually visited her there.
Other events like the horses in the main hall, were also based on true
events, but they had nothing to do with a guy being fired and shooting
himself and all that. MTV took simple events and twisted them to make them
more sinister. The folks I talked to were unaware of the MTV:FEAR show, but
they all remembered the horses in the main hall. Apparently it was done as
a joke and made a hell of a mess. They were all amazed when I told them
that MTV had rewritten the history of the place; they all had fond memories
of working there.
I won't go on record as saying that the place CAN'T be haunted, but I'll go
on record as saying that MTV's portrayal of it's history was at least 90%
bogus. It's long been a ghosthunter locale where folks claim to have
experienced stuff, long before MTV's show came along. Regardless though,
it's unsafe to be sneaking around that place, since it's falling apart. You
could fall through the floor, or have a ceiling come down on you, or have
any number of other acccidents out there. If you don't take care of a
building, it will fall apart.
Of course it's also illegal to be out there without permission of the owner.
He doesn't give anyone permission anymore, not since that kid broke his
ankle and sued him. There were tons of people that went in there after the
MTV show aired, and local news sources had a lot of reports of people
getting arrested for trespassing.
That being said, I'd still love to see the pictures you guys took. I love
seeing creepy old places like that. If you'd still like to send them,
please address them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for contacting me!
Mike "Deadguy" Scott
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