HAUNTED MICHIGAN: Caro Psychiatric Center, Tuscola County
Here's yet another 'haunted Michigan' location that has garnered it's fair share of spooky stories over the years...
The Caro State Hospital in Tuscola County was established in 1914 as a colony for epileptics. As the years pushed on, new treatments for epilepsy were making the need for epileptic facilities obsolete; therefore, the Caro Center was turned into a psychiatric hospital.
The creepy happenings involved with the place began to spread through the local grapevines and the tales still circulate among those who have been in/near the area.
There are tales of patient escapees who head into the woods and are never found...but these escapes seem to trigger weird occurrences: murders, neighborhood belongings being stolen and/or disappearing and strange visions (apparitions?) seen throughout the woodsy area. One tale in particular says an escapee did in a neighbor with a hammer.
Inside the old hospital are the usual happenings: creaks, groans, slams, whispering, disembodied voices, footsteps and more.
The hospital has been operating over 100 years and is the second largest Tuscola County employer. There is a "Save The Caro Center" campaign going on to save over 360 jobs. If Michigan constructs a new center, they are pushing for it to be built in Tuscola County to help save the economy. Check it out.