When this sanatorium opened in 1923, it was said to be one of the finest in America. It was run by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, a Roman Catholic order. This huge mental hospital in the middle of nowhere specialized in helping troubled tuberculosis patients recover. But it was used only for a short time. In 1938, it closed because of financial problems.
The next year, a large part of the site was burnt down by an unexplained fire. Since then there have been persistent rumors of occult activities there, including animal sacrifices. It is said that somewhere on the site is a tunnel leading to hell itself.