Is the White Sanitarium Haunted?
Is the White Sanitarium haunted? Pat and Rebecca explore one of the most haunted sites in Texas, the White Sanitarium or the Old Insane Asylum. In the 1920’s Dr. Frank White built the White Sanitarium as a new way to help the mental ill or those with tuberculosis. The history of this place is not well known, but those in the town as well as some who have lived there claim it haunted by spirits. Is it true?
Questions Explored in this Episode
Why did Dr. White build the sanitarium? What is the history of mental health treatment? What does the Sanitarium look like? Do the locals think it is haunted? What do people claim to have seen? Do paranormal investigations show any evidence of ghosts? What do the current and past owners say about paranormal activity? Is the White Sanitarium haunted?
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Ghost Story – White Sanitarium
Listen to Rebecca tell a ghost story inspired by her research into the stories told about the White Sanitarium.
History of the White Sanitarium
Pat tells the history of the White Sanitarium. He explores the history of mental illness and how it has been treated in the past. While most believed the mentally ill helpless, Dr. White tried something new with his sanitarium.
Rebecca has some strong evidence to debate. Be sure to check the source links below for links to videos taken by local paranormal investigators, TRIPP. She also brings in testimony from a former resident.
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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Current Owner YouTube The White Sanatarium
TRIPP Investigation –
Texas Hill Country: https://texashillcountry.com/old-asylum-most-haunted-north-texas/
Unite For Sight: https://www.uniteforsight.org/mental-health/module2
Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g56891-d8567463-Reviews-Dr_White_s_Sanitorium_Old_Insane_Asylum-Wichita_Falls_Texas.html#REVIEWS
1063 The Buzz: https://1063thebuzz.com/that-time-wichita-falls-ghost-hunters-investigated-the-white-sanitarium-video/
TRIPP Online: http://www.tripp-online.com/sanitarium.html
Only in Our State: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/texas/haunted-asylum-tx/
Texas Escapes: http://www.texasescapes.com/MikeCoxTexasTales/Haunted-Asylum-of-Wichita-Falls.htm
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann