Served as the center for the mentally retarded in the District of Columbia. Was closed in 1991 following a series of lawsuits over conditions at the asylum.
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@ 2009-11-01 22:48:56
Man this place is creepy!!....
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@ 2009-11-01 22:57:14
I went there yesterday, no words can expain the horrible, madness and abandoned it was and I was just blown away of how messed up and sad every little thing there was. I went with my 17 year old nephew and went in 4 buildings it was and still is bone chilling overwhelming experience!. Don't recommend anyone go to this place it's definetly haunted I experienced a steel door slam in our face as we walked thru a dark hallway it was one of the scariest things I have ever seen
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@ 2009-11-03 18:47:55
Imagine having to have lived here. I work with many people who were subjected to this... it's horrible. There are no words that can describe what they went through. Our worst experience does not come close to comparing
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@ 2010-09-02 11:52:55
Me and a couple of my friends went there back in 2005. We saw pictures of everything they was doing to the people that stayed there it was horrible. It was pictures from the moment they made it there to the moment they were cremated. I saw and heard the figure of a little boy trying to communicate with me. Thats only have of what I saw and heard. This is one scary haunted place.
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@ 2013-10-29 19:39:27
Has anyone gotten any new information about this? I'd really like to know anything about the current situation post renovation. I know they were clearing things out, and had a construction crew out that were cleaning a lot of the rubbish that was laying around in the place. Any information would really be awesome. I've looked around a lot online, and can't find much.
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@ 2014-03-04 23:54:37
I grew up nearby and went back for a look in 2013. I can not even begin to imagine what thoes poor patients went through in that Hell Hole. I went upstairs in the adminastration building and found patient files scattered all over and in file cabnets. I took photos of said files to read at home. The ex-employees should be locked up and tortured. I honestly hope they have a special place in Hell. They abused,starved,tortured and raped children there. Pulled all their teeth so they couldn't bite to fight back. I won't ever go back alone, squatters,bums and drug addicts spend their nights and some days there. I was threatened several times and finally one got up the nerve to swing on me. I am a semi pro kick boxer so I defended myself and knocked him out. Walking across the field to the church I had a few rocks thrown at me so I stopped for a quick look inside at the stained glass and that is where I observed a shadow that moved towared me. There was nothing there to cause said shadow. As it slowly came towards me all my hair stood on end and I became short of breath. Needless to say I got outta there. I have never been afraid of shadows but I never will go near there again. The whole place should be torched for fire practice.good riddance Forest Haven, I also deleated the file photos, I could not bear to read anymore of them. DON'T GO THERE ALONE or for that matter at all. Peace to you all.
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@ 2014-10-09 13:30:31
The place is government property, so if you're going to go exploring, keep a lookout for patrols. Also, if you take the main road to the complex, there is a sign that I believe reads "Oak Ridge Youth Center." The first thing I notice about this is there is no visible youth center. Second, if I was correct about the sign reading "Oak Ridge", anyone familiar with the Manhattan Project knows that Oak Ridge was a top secret government town in Tennessee where citizens unknowingly worked to extract uranium for the atom bomb. This makes me think that there is something more to this place than meets the eye. I never entered the property, as there was a security guard outpost, but the place just has an ominous feel.
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@ 2015-06-13 01:39:09
I went to this place about a week once during the day and once at night if anyone has any questions I'll be glad to try and answer them
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@ 2015-06-14 11:39:56
Where exactly is this place? I've done my research and am dying to visit but don't know how to get there from Baltimore.
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@ 2015-06-14 13:04:08
Directions from Baltimore:
http://binged.it/1MBPcP6
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@ 2015-06-17 20:09:19
This the same Anonymous that said he went during the day and at night they are two completely different experiences nighttime was honestly terrifying but fun but if you do go be careful please the time that I went during the night it was me my girlfriend and my other friend and we were adventuring around the place for about two hours. It honesty doesn't seems like they dont have any type or security for the place but one thing I may warn you about is the homeless on my way back (you walk through the woods to get there) we were about half way through the woods and we had our flash lights and out of no where a guy starts walking toward us and he say "hey now don't blind me" and we point on flashlight down a little and as he gets closer I see he has air tank in his left hand a hose wrapped around his neck and something in his right hand I couldn't really see it but anyway he said "how are you guys?" and we just said good were just exploring around then he said "I'm just going to work. I've been working here for 7 years" and we were kinda weirded out about that and we just told him to have a good day and he laughed and started walking and as he was walking away he said " you don't see me with a flash light do you?" And he really didn't have one and keep in mind this was at about 11-12 at night no way you could see Anything especially walking through the woods down a barely beaten down path. Idk I just thought that was pretty crazy. But all and all this place is pretty cool and I recommend people to go. Again if you have any question post them here and I will be glad to answer them.
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@ 2015-07-22 15:32:03
Has anyone been to this site in 2015? How tough is the hike through the woods? Any more news, updates on security or demolition?
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@ 2015-07-23 20:05:55
I've been there twice in 2015 I plan on going tomorrow the hike is about a quarter mile and I haven't seen any security
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@ 2015-07-26 17:19:53
Thanks to the tips in the comments section I successfully visited Forest Haven today (July 2015). Didn't see any security. Absolutely fascinating place.
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@ 2015-08-08 08:14:55
A couple of friends of mine and myself want to check this out at night. I've been several times during the day and had a blast, but I'm a little nervous going at night...any tips?
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@ 2015-08-08 17:11:43
August 8th 2015 around 630pm. I tried to get there off of fort meade road where therers tons of constructjon on the way to laurel from fort meade. I tried taking old patueux road and had to turn around because of a cop car blocking the road. I tried to find. Another road in the same direction and ran jnto another block but this was a departement of labor sign in facility. does anyone know a place to park and walk from?
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@ 2015-08-11 10:49:01
Can somebody tell me how to go in the day ? Where to park car & everything
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@ 2015-08-21 01:12:03
Okay Im having a hard time figuring out how exactly to get to this place as when I got there.
there was a fence with a sign that said National Guard Youth. Now Im wondering if Im at the right place to
get to the asylum or if im missing the asylum completly. Can somebody thats been there help out with directions pls?

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