Published 1:00 am EDT, Tuesday, September 28, 2004 Many improvements have been made allowing for cultural and recreational uses of the land. There was a tunnel system underground which connected all patient buildings. The state now owns the institution which was privately owned at one time. Warning: Stay away from Fairfield Hills. The entire facility was owned and operated by the State of … The Fairfield Hills Authority was established (2004) by the town of Newtown. Author: bluelikechagall CC BY 2. Maybe we should have gone with a golf course or Horse facility. Mental Hospital located in Newtown, Connecticut which closed in 1995. 3. The location, immediately off Exit 11 of I-84 between CT Routes 25 and 34, provides easy access for businesses and residents alike. REad your. Because of its reputation, Fairfield Hills was featured on MTV’s Fear. REad your. Fairfield State Hospital bird’s-eye view. (Fairfield Hills had closed and our facility took over many of the buildings.) This resulted in fewer patients and the hospital realized that the only solution to this problem was to close shut its doors and work no more. The state now owns the institution which was privately owned at one time. The entire facility was owned and operated by the State of … The land is spread out with multiple routes, but a single entrance. I work at Fairfield hills hosp. Its designer Walter P. Crabtree Sr., an American architect who worked in Connecticut, decided to go with a campus-like facility. (95/96/97) level 2. The first patient to walk over the hospital’s doorstep did so on June 1, 1933, and he came there from Connecticut Valley Hospital. In northern New Jersey lies an abandoned psychiatric hospital whose name is protected ( yet easy to google). John Rowland closed Fairfield Hills. own copy and paste " the population dwindled to a low of 2,635 in 1930 before again growing ". Fairfield Hills shuttered in 1995, and driving past it post-closure at night was eerie, because there were no lights—I mean, none; it was like the town wanted you to forget about it.You’d be driving along this country road with light after light, and a couple of homes with candle-glow windows, and then—bang, this … Fairfield Hills is consisted of many “houses” as they call them, or large buildings each with a function in years past. With cameras and EVP recorders in hand, we slowly ventured towards the dilapidated brick structures fully aware of the signs which read....Keep back 15 ft. from these buildings. Redevelopment of the 185 acre campus is guided by the Fairfield Hills … Some say they’re haunted. At that time many area residents opposed its location. Besides the underground tunnels, the hospital buildings were also connected by a circular network of roads. Author: Mike Kalasnik CC BY-SA 2.0. In the past, the film Sleepers was filmed at Fairfield Hills starring Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and Kevin Bacon. Fairfield Hills housed “mentally ill” as well as “the criminally insane”. In times of need, even corpses were transported through them to the on-campus morgue. The patients were transferred to the Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middleton, Connecticut. Most tunnels were filled in by the town in 2009. During this period the hospital was also used for the filming needs of the director of the $165 million dollar movie Sleepers. RUSSELL – Adolescent Patient 1990 – 1994 A majority of the staff and utility buildings, along with all of the patient buildings were connected by a series of concrete tunnels. (95/96/97) level 2. Chris Bryant roamed the underground tunnels connecting the decaying buildings of the former Fairfield Hills State Hospital with a flashlight and digital camera.. An example of insulin shock therapy. of Mental Health, Conn. Treatments of hydrotherapy, electrical shock, seclusion, drug therapy, alcoholism and frontal lobotomy were regularly performed. Down the steps and into the basement. News-Times, The (Danbury, CT), Eugene Driscoll THE NEWS-TIMES. The tunnels were used by doctors, nurses and patients during winter months. Tiffany Harkleroad/Flickr. In Newtown, Connecticut stands the ruins of a stately abandoned psychiatric hospital. Part of the abandoned hospital. Known as the Fairfield State Hospital, it came to exist due to overcrowding the rest of the local hospitals were faced with. When I see cute houses like this left behind, I have to wonder what made them leave. Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367) Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367) AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. More than 4,000 patients, 20 Doctors, 50 nurses and additional staff occupied the facility in the late 1960's. Patrolled by state troopers, there are numerous underground tunnels inside. The majority of the old hospital buildings are now abandoned, though there is a constant construction of new structures on the campus such as the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Some for educating, some for recovering and most for restraining. In Episode 134, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger drive up to the remains of Fairfield Hills Mental Hospital in Newtown, Connecticut. What an experience. The Carrie Furnaces: Inside and around the last surviving pre-WWII BLAST furnace, Cranberry Specialty Hospital – Where Ghosts Walked And Light Orbs Floated. Rumors of patients being neglected and abused were starting to spread which caused the Fairfield State Hospital’s reputation to decline. After closing, it was used for the filming of the movie Sleepers as well as an episode of MTV’s “Fear.” In 2009, the town of Newtown, Connecticut had the underground tunnels sealed off. The Fairfield Hills campus is owned by the Town of Newtown, Connecticut. (Fairfield Hills had closed and our facility took over many of the buildings.) All of the buildings on the campus as was commonplace in those days were connected with underground tunnels. The tunnels they were mostly used to move patients and equipment between the buildings especially in those days when the weather was beyond harsh and patients beyond notorious. Because of its reputation, Fairfield Hills was featured on MTV’s Fear. In Episode 134, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger drive up to the remains of Fairfield Hills Mental Hospital in Newtown, Connecticut. It was a psychiatric hospital and asylum for those who suffered from mental illness. What an experience. I found this recollection from a former patient of his time at Fairfield Hills… the building pictured in this Feature was a Staff residence. Tunnels Edit The location, immediately off Exit 11 of I-84 between CT Routes 25 and 34, provides easy access for businesses and residents alike. Fairfield State Hospital (as it was known from 1929 to 1963) or Fairfield Hills Hospital (as it was known after 1963) was a psychiatric hospital in Newtown, Connecticut, which operated from 1931 until 1995.At its peak, the hospital housed over 4,000 patients. The tunnels they were mostly used to move patients and equipment between the buildings especially in those days when the weather was beyond harsh and patients beyond notorious. Fairfield Hills is a 189 acre property located in, made up of 16 separate buildings, many connected by a series of underground tunnels. In 1995, Fairfield Hills State Hospital was closed down by the state. Campus redevelopment is ongoing and offers opportunities for private and municipal uses. Fairfield Hills State Hospital opened in 1931 and is now the town's municipal center. There were many buildings in this institution, all interconnected by walkways and underground tunnels. In the later 1940's and 50's more buildings were added. Crews are working to take apart the concrete pedestrian tunnels of the old insane asylum at Fairfield Hills. Patrolled by state troopers, there are numerous underground tunnels inside. Seems suspicious for some reason. The tunnels have an interesting past. Fairfield State Hospital (as it was known from 1929 to 1963) or Fairfield Hills Hospital (as it was known after 1963) was a psychiatric hospital in Newtown, Connecticut, which operated from 1931 until 1995.At its peak, the hospital housed over 4,000 patients. Author: Mike Kalasnik CC BY-SA 2.0. Author: Mike Kalasnik CC BY-SA 2.0. But once someone walks through the front door, this person immediately would become familiarized with the horrors that were quite typical for the asylums of those days. In times of need, even corpses were transported through them to the on-campus morgue. Author: Mike Kalasnik CC BY-SA 2.0. Opened in 1933, Fairfield Hills was touted as the latest and greatest in the treatment of people whose “minds have become deranged with strange fancies, and who have lost control over their … Crews are working to take apart the concrete pedestrian tunnels of the old insane asylum at Fairfield Hills. Fairfield Hills was owned by the Dept. Evan ScAlper/Flickr. The unique thing about Fairfield Hills is that it has an interconnected system of underground tunnels connecting most of the buildings to each other. All of its patients were transferred to the Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut. The Fairfield Hills campus is owned by the Town of Newtown, Connecticut. Given its abandoned state, it became a magnet for all sorts of thrill seekers, adrenaline junkies, urban explorers, trouble makers, and paranormal investigators. Holy Land USA is an abandoned Christian theme park. Opened in 1933, Fairfield Hills was touted as the latest and greatest in the treatment of people whose “minds have become deranged with strange fancies, and who have lost control over their thoughts and emotions.” In the first year that psychosurgery was performed at Fairfield Hills over 100 patients were treated. 2007 STEAP Fairfield Hills Tunnel Work $125,000 Removal of tunnels 2008 EPA/NVCOG Hazardous Materials Cleanup $200,000 Asbestos removal at Stratford Hall and Duplexes #58 and #59 2008 STEAP Fairfield Hills Streetscape $300,000 Campus sidewalks and lighting (muni center) Farmington - Farmington Riverside Cemetery Voices heard, the smell of roses and several photographs contained multiple orbs of various colors. Not to mention the use of the drugs metrazol and insulin, in addition to patient seclusion. of Mental Health, Conn. The records from Fairfield Hills Hospital were placed in the restricted files section at the Connecticut State Library & Archives and organized in three sections: Patients, 1933-1995 admission and discharge records; Personnel, 1934-1943 records of separation; and Medical Staff Records, 1937-1974 records of birth and deportation, autopsies, and medical examiner cases. On June 10, 1931, the cornerstone was laid for the Fairfield State Hospital. During its operation, treatments at Fairfield Hills included hydrotherapy, use of the drugs metrazol and insulin in shock therapy, patient seclusion, electric shock therapy, treatment of alcoholism, and frontal lobotomy. The tunnel was once used to retrieve clay that was blasted into tile and brick, so it was a highly accident-prone job. Though the living no longer reside here, it is said that many ghosts haunt the Fairfield Hills Mental Institution. There was even a plan to film another movie here named The Madman’s Tale, though production was stopped before anything was filmed on location due to complications with the cast. It includes over 50 large brick buildings located on over 100 acres with underground tunnels connecting the buildings. It is not generating any tax revenue, is taking money from the town, and those abandoned buildings, and tunnels underneath, are becomming more and more dangerous every year. The patients were transferred to the Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middleton, Connecticut. High View Productions and its crew travel to an abandoned mental hospital named Fairfield Hills Hospital in Newtown, Connecticut. Each has its own peculiarities and tales: The buildings of Fairfield Hills were connected by a series of creepy underground tunnels (that are now all filled or sealed); a rusting playground sits empty in front of the once-grand Cass Gilbert-designed main building of Seaside Sanatorium, a chilling nod to its original mission … They were also used to transport food and even corpses. The Fairfield State Hospital (it was later renamed Fairfield Hills Hospital) opened in late June 1933 to great fanfare. Fairfield Hills was owned by the Dept. 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401. In 1995, Fairfield Hills State Hospital was closed down by the state. Apart from the two tunnels being built under the seabed, a roundabout is also included in the projects which is the largest ever infrastructure project on the Faroe Islands. After closing, it was used for the filming of the movie Sleepers as well as an episode of MTV’s “Fear.” In 2009, the town of Newtown, Connecticut had the underground tunnels sealed off. from 1978 to 1984, I lived on the grounds in the dormatory, We did have lots of fun ,I liked my job. The hospital buildings were surrounded by 670 acres of land which consisted of large farm meadows and a forest. Horrors like the frontal lobotomy, psychosurgery, hydrotherapy and electric shock therapy were found to be the top rated cures and the perfect way to bring back the mentally ill patient among the healthy population. worth $4.5 million that opened on October 11, 2014. I said Newtown was 'mostly' built to support Fairfield Hills Hospital you cad. Between the mid-1990s up until 2005 the town of Newtown rented out the first floor of the hospital’s Canaan House to the town’s Board of Education, Planning & Zoning, and Fire Marshall. The tunnels were used by doctors, nurses and patients during winter months. The main campus … Looking for a great trail near Newtown, Connecticut? I found this recollection from a former patient of his time at Fairfield Hills… the building pictured in this Feature was a Staff residence. Sixteen buildings were situated on 100 acres of land, surrounded by 670 additional acres. When it first opened on June 1, 1933, there were only 3 Doctors and less than 500 patients. The hills of Holy Land. There were many buildings in this institution, all interconnected by walkways and underground tunnels. Just like the rest of the mental asylums in those days, Fairfield State Hospital appeared normal and nothing outside the ordinary. Comment deleted by user 2 months ago. Now in its infancy, the hospital had less than 500 patients and only 3 doctors. Author: Unknown Public Domain. I spent a lot of time exploring the tunnels and abandoned, burned out wings and floors - just because I could. moo kitty/Flickr You'll notice a pile of bricks in the entryway of the tunnel, but you can … Fairfield Hills was owned by the Dept. He has just left the … In other words the dump Newtown was a largely isolated ghost town until Fairfield Hills … Fairfield Hills is a 189 acre property located in , made up of 16 separate buildings, many connected by a series of underground tunnels. He found it addictive. Treatments of hydrotherapy, electrical shock, seclusion, drug therapy, alcoholism and frontal lobotomy were regularly performed. We need to do something with Fairfield Hills. Treatments of hydrotherapy, electrical shock, seclusion, drug therapy, alcoholism and frontal lobotomy were regularly performed. Campus redevelopment is ongoing and offers opportunities for private and municipal uses. Comment deleted by user 2 … As we snapped photos of what were at one time glorious architectual examples, feelings of total saddness engulfed us all. As the M.A.P.S. In the early 2000s NCC built Vagatunnilin and … RUSSELL – Adolescent Patient 1990 – 1994 The records from Fairfield Hills Hospital were placed … An example of general electric treatment. Local historian Bob Williams provides some … The tunnels they were mostly used to move patients and equipment between the buildings especially in those days when the weather was beyond harsh and patients beyond notorious. In times of need, even corpses were transported through them to the on-campus morgue. Our hearts went out to the many patients who once occupied Fairfield Hills of Newtown. The corner stone for the Fairfield Hills Hospital was laid on June 10, 1931. And so it happened on December 8, 1995, when Gov. The lobotomy Spikes. The property has been largely guarded by a private security firm for the past 10+ years. My mom also work there for 20 years.I guess People that don't know about fairfield hills might find it spooky, they had under ground tunnels where food was delivered to the different buildings. Although the warm summer sun was apparent, there was a cold lonely feeling to the place. The tunnels have an interesting past. The numerous brick buildings stragically placed throughout the grounds, caught our immediate interest. We need to do something with Fairfield Hills. own copy and paste " the population dwindled to a low of 2,635 in 1930 before again growing ". As mentioned before by the late 1960s Fairfield Hills housed more than 4,000 patients, 20 doctors, 50 nurses, and 100 assorted other employees. Maybe we should have gone with a golf course or Horse facility. I said Newtown was 'mostly' built to support Fairfield Hills Hospital you cad. This doctor, Dr. Borden, has been seen recently entering and exiting the asylum for unknown reasons, through a tunnel system located under the building. Author: Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health and Medicine CC BY 2.0. It is not generating any tax revenue, is taking money from the town, and those abandoned buildings, and tunnels underneath, are becomming more and more dangerous every year. NCC has extensive experience in tunnel construction, with the cutting edge expertise in Norway. Fairfield Hills Psychiatric Hospital was built in the 1930's. Thirty-two patients were transferred there June 21 from the Connecticut State Hospital in Middletown, and hospital and town officials entertained in the cafeteria that evening and inspected … Redevelopment of the 185 acre campus is guided by the Fairfield Hills … You are a team of detectives called in to investigate the disappearance of these paranormal investigators and are convinced that Dr. Borden is responsible. 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