051 Dr White’s Sanitarium

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/texas/haunted-asylum-tx/ The White Sanitarium Trip Advisor Joe R.

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?

The White Sanitarium in Black and White via Facebook
The White Sanitarium in Black and White

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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Listener Mail and Questions

Listener mail is a haunted story from a listen audio recording of what she saw from the family porch as a child. Have a spooky story or question of your own (or someone you know)? Send your story or question to info@ghostlypodcast.com or leave a voicemail at 630-448-2138 and we might read or share it on the podcast. You could be on a future episode of Ghostly!

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.

The Debate

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/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_mental_disorders
Unite For Sight: https://www.uniteforsight.org/mental-health/module2
Texomas: https://www.texomashomepage.com/news/local-news/new-owners-have-big-plans-for-old-white-sanitarium/
Click2Houston: https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/06/27/a-texas-family-is-renovating-a-1920s-insane-asylum-into-a-massive-home/
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