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USA Pastel Surgical Building - USA - March 2019

Miber

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This building is part of a sprawling, partially active asylum campus, with structures from all different time periods. It's one of those locations that's been on my radar for a long time, but I had never tried too seriously to find a way into any of the buildings since most of them are rather unassuming from the outside. However, I finally ventured inside one of them after a tip from a friend, and my expectations could not have been exceeded any further. The exploration started off kind of slow, but as my fried Bryan and I worked our way up the building, it kept getting more and more impressive.

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The first interesting room we encountered was a dentist's office. We always flick switches for fun, not expecting anything to work, but to our surprise one of the chairs turned on and started rising. Previously we thought the building only had emergency power running through it, but clearly this was not the case. Unfortunately the controls were jammed on the chair so we couldn't get it to do anything else, but it was still a fun discovery.

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We quickly took notice of the building's consistent pastel color scheme- Peachy yellow tiling with teal accents worked in nearly everywhere! Because of this, the location was already standing out as very unique to us, and we hadn't even seen any of the good stuff yet.

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Here is what a typical patient room would have looked like.

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This storage room also followed the color scheme, leaning more on the teal side.

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The working lights gave a sickly yellow glow to the place.

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A heavily decayed room lies beyond a locked door.

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There was a lab on the next floor up, still with power running through some of the equipment.

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After leaving the lab, we heard a strange whine coming from down the hallway. As we turned the corner into this room, we were greeted with a working computer! We were able to get on and access files, including patient records and data from experiments, but we didn't get to go through too many of them because of how extremely slow it was. It would take a few minutes just to open a single file and sometimes the whole computer would lock up and require a restart.

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On the top floor now things were starting to get really interesting. This was a polygraph machine, and although we've encountered a few of them, this is the coolest and most intact one I've seen. It's height made it feel kind of intimidating.

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The examination chairs were cool as well, also fitting into the pastel theme of the building.

As we ventured down the hallway, we lit up with excitement when we saw a set of double doors labeled "OR Personnel Only." We were hoping to find a surgical light still in place, but we got a little bit more than that!

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These sutures were in the OR cabinets.

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This autoclave off to the side was still powered on and ready to go!

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There was one other operating room, but this one was converted into an office at some point. That's quite the desk lamp!

We did find the circuit breakers that powered the surgical lights, but they were each about the size of a refrigerator so we figured it was best we didn't mess with them. It was sketchy enough already that any power was still flowing through a building this decayed.

There were some more rooms that I didn't get around to photographing, such as another fully stocked lab and a freezer still containing blood samples, but if you'd like to see the full tour of this place you can check out this video my friend Bryan and I put together:

Overall, I'd say the combination of the mid-century aesthetic with all the working equipment made this one of our favorite explorations ever. Hopefully I can make my way back here again to check out all the other non-descript buildings. Who knows what goodies they could be hiding...

-Michael
 

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Wow!! This place is fantastic. Those operating theatres with the old equipment combined with a bit of decay are simply stunning!
 

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Great report! Im also a big fan of the video's especially from this stunning hospital!

keep them coming!
 

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Wow! Some really beautiful photos there. This is definitely my kind of place. More please :D
 

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Fantastic report 🙌
 

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Awesome report! You can see the yellowness you mention from the lights. I think it’s kinda atmospheric. Really like this place!

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