Eloise Asylum is located in Westland, Michigan.
Once the nation’s largest psychiatric asylum and long an abandoned playground for urban explorers since it closed in 1981.
It’s easy to see why Eloise is believed by many to be haunted. The site has a grisly history that is the stuff of urban legends: Originally built as the Wayne County Poorhouse in 1839, it soon housed people with mental and psychiatric disabilities, and at its height developed into a sprawling campus of 75 buildings that cared for as many as 8,000 patients a day.
At one time, its patients with mental disabilities were housed on the second floor of a building used to hold pigs. It is said that people in the neighboring communities complained of hearing the eerie cries of despair from the patients mixed with the pigs’ squeals.
After acquiring the building, Hambrick asked Detroit Paranormal Expeditions, a group of paranormal enthusiasts and researchers, what they thought about opening it for tours.
“They said this was the ‘Holy Grail’ for paranormal investigations,” he says.
Tours are two hours long, and take guests on all five floors of the site’s Kay Beard Building, aka Building D, including its basement. A different paranormal researcher is on each floor with a different piece of paranormal equipment, and they try to divine messages from beyond.
Read more here: https://www.metrotimes.com/the-scene/archives/2019/10/17/michigans-creepy-eloise-asylum-is-now-open-for-tours-could-become-a-paranormal-themed-hotel
Book a tour here: https://eloisehauntedtours.com/