Or what was it, if it’s gone now. You get what we’re asking here: GHOSTS!
In case you didn’t know, we’ve been having a blast on Bonus Time (our weekly Patron-exclusive show) asking you guys a question every week, but I wanted to expand it a little this week for even the people who can’t pony up. Because we love you, too!
Something amazing popped up in my Facebook feed and I wanted to share it here because… I’m not really sure why. I think it’s kind of impossible to care unless you’re willing to rationality commit to hearing ancient ghost stories, but hey, why wait until Halloween to get in that mindset? (FYI, that image above comes from our Unofficial Disney Halloween article. Feel free to enjoy that early too!) Hey, Halloween in May, there’s an idea!
Me atop the abandoned mental institution circa 2006.
Sunnyland was my local Haunted House growing up in Tallahassee, and I was more than a little shocked to see someone made a documentary about the place. Especially since it was finally bulldozed a few years back. But for years, kids of multiple generations spent their days and nights sneaking into this abandoned mental institution. Rumors of ghosts, murder, and forgotten children chained to beds persisted throughout my entire life in that town, so while my heart is warmed by living in a wonderful, futuristic world where we can devote a VERY well-produced mini-doc to even the most colloquial of haunted spots, I personally cant help but feel a little bummed seeing the spooky spot robbed of all it’s ambiguity. Nothing in this doc is better than the mystery I grew up with, but hey, we were all calling it the wrong name this whole time anyway, “Sunnyland,” so at least it’ll save us from looking like even bigger rubes.
Anyhoo, we wanted to ask you guys about your local haunted spots, see if you had any locally produced docs about them, etc. We’ve been really enjoying reading this kind of stuff on Bonus Time (free sample above), so let us know: WHAT’S YOUR LOCAL HAUNTED SPOT?!