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W. B. Plunkett Memorial Hospital | Adams Hospital

W. B. Plunkett Memorial Hospital | Adams Hospital

Adams, Massachusetts

Adams is located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. It has a population of about 9,000 residents.

Adams, Massachusetts was officially incorporated in 1778. It was named after Samuel Adams, the revolutionary hero, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and later, governor.

W. B. Plunkett Memorial Hospital | Old Adam’s Hospital Information:

Get permission before visiting this location. Security is high and you will be arrested for trespassing.

W.B. Plunkett passed away before the hospital was completely built. The structure was completed by his brother C. T. Plunkett in 1918. It functioned as your everyday hospital until the 1960’s and 1970’s when the hospital administrator at the time was scandalized by his wife-swapping practices and pornography collection. After this controversy, the hospital went into a downward spiral and finally closed in 1973.

In 2003, a number of people were arrested for “legend-tripping”/trespassing at the old, abandoned W. B. Plunkett Memorial Hospital.

The Plunkett Hospital has since been renovated into apartment/condos by Scarafoni Associates. The condos cater to senior citizens.

Ghosts and the Paranormal at the W. B. Plunkett Memorial Hospital in Adams Massachusetts:

Visitors report hearing ghostly screams. People also regularly report seeing apparitions in the old hospital. One source reported that a legless ghost haunted the property.

Since the property has been renovated, Scarafoni Associates claim that there has been no reports of paranormal activity.


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