Where You’ll Find the Most Haunted Place in Washington State
There was a recent list of where to find the scariest places in each state. The list, appropriately named, Most Haunted Places to Scare the Crap Out of Yourself, tells where they are and their backstory. Washington state has one I wanna stay away from.
In the township of Sedro-Woolley you'll find Northern State Mental Hospital. According to Thrillist:
The abandoned remains of this old farm, once home to as many as 2,700 mental patients, is one of the creepiest places in Washington. The self-sustaining asylum ran from 1912 to 1973 and had a lumber mill, a library, a greenhouse, a bakery, canning facilities, and other amenities. Now it’s essentially a ghost town. Remnants of the buildings are said to be haunted by patients who died during trans-orbital lobotomies. Some buildings are still in use and off-limits, but you can view the shells of others and an adjacent cemetery at any time. The isolated compound is a short distance off Highway 20 -- the perfect spot for a late-night Halloween walkabout. -- M.M.
Yeah. No. No thanks.
Other haunted places in the Northwest belong to Scarywood in Idaho which isn't quite haunted, but it is scary-fun! In Oregon you'll find Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood. This is the hotel you see from the outside of the movie The Shining. You can actually spend the night in room 217, but you wouldn't find me there. Yes, the movie it was 237, but there is no room 237 here so they opt for 217.
All in all, if you're up for a fright in Washington state, you'll find Sedro-Woolley between Seattle and Bellingham on Highway 20. Might be worth a roadtrip.