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Edwin Shaw Hospital, 1621 Flickinger Road, Akron, Ohio.

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  • Originally named Springfield Lake Sanitarium, this hospital is located in the town of Lakemore in Summit County. The oldest portion of the hospital opened in 1915 as the area's tuberculosis hospital.The spirits of not only the tuberculosis victims (there are 246 buried in the hospital's cemetery), but also of children who committed suicide and those who fell victim to ill-fates, haunt the hospital and its grounds. Doors often open and close by themselves and sounds of spectral footsteps are often heard in the halls. The sounds of a meal being served in the mess hall are heard quite frequently, but upon inspection, the mess hall is empty. Sunshine Cottage opened in 1922 to give care for pediatric patients. In 1934, the hospital was renamed Edwin Shaw Hospital.Sunshine Cottage was expanded in the 1960s to include Sunshine Village. The Village was used to house orphans and/or abused children until it closed in 1985. Edwin Shaw Hospital is still in active use..

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  • Charles T.

    My last name was different then.

    April 2

  • Charles T.

    The old Edwin Shaw hospital formally Sunshine Cottages Or Anderson Village I was an orphan that lived there in 1973 to 1975 place looks over run with growth but still looks the same somewhat.

    April 2

  • Gary W.

    This is being demolished mid to late summer 2016

    1 · July 2, 2016

    • Deb H.

      Sad looking place. We were there a few years back and were able to go on the grounds. Now it's all blocked off with iron gates. Would love to go back in now that it's completely empty.

      July 18, 2016

  • Nikki M.

    When will we get a date , time, and all the information for this investigation? Is it going to happen?

    July 11, 2016

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    A former member

    Looking forward to coming and meeting everyone, very excited as this is my first!

    December 15, 2015

  • Kathryn C.

    Me and my friends are interested learning more about the after life and paranormal activities. Please let me know the date me and my husband would love to join

    1 · July 3, 2015

  • Rebecca H.

    I live very close to this place but never been inside.

    June 10, 2013

  • Michelle

    Looking forward to it!!

    April 6, 2013

  • Rhonda

    When this event happens, I HAVE to go! I've lived within 20 miles of this location my entire life! I've always heard it was haunted!

    October 18, 2011

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  • Paul

    I am certainly skeptical, but not one of those closed-minded types. I am eager to be convinced!... more

  • Kathy D. +1

    HI, I've been investigating haunted sites for the past 7 years in IL, IN, OH, PA, KY, WI, CO and... more

  • Carly Ann D. +1

    I find the old hospital fascinating. I already see spirits so it just would be... more

  • Ann Martin M. +1

    Hi! My name is Ann and I am very interested in experiencing paranormal activities.

  • Barb H.

    Very interested in the paranormal but have never participated in anything.

  • Rebecca H.

    I'm a mother of 3 teenagers and work during the week days so when the weekend comes if I'm not... more

  • Jennifer S. +2

    I have always been interested in the paranormal and have had many personal experiences.

  • KC

    Hey, I love to investigate and am looking forward to some!!

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    Hi, I'm looking to meet and network with like minded people.

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    I have had a interest in ghost and wanting to go to haunted places. I would love to go on... more

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  • Rhonda

    My entire life I've been surrounded by strange/parano­rmal happenings. I have... more

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  • Clarke

    I lived in a haunted house once in Calif. between 2 other haunted houses. Spent a year in the... more

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