Sanatorium secrets...

July 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The easiest way to start talking about this journey is to refer you to the TV show of "Ghost Adventures". This years season had an episode right here in North Dakota in the small town of Dunseith along the Turtle Mountain Reservation of the Chippewa tribe. On top of the hill overlooking the town there is an abandoned place called the San Haven Sanatorium.

This was a good ride on "Black Pearl" through a lot of beautiful farm land along the towns of Harvey, Bottineau  and other small towns along the way. We found some old farm houses, fields of grain, old churches and of course the sanatorium as well to explore. There is a lot of damage to the sanatorium but the floor structure seems to be intact for the most part though I would avoid the roof on the east side... it looks to be caving in. The scariest part of the facility is the basement where the tunnel is located. It is the location where transporting the patients to the morgue would happen. All of that and the darkness that stays in that location, at all times of the day, make it a great place to see how much courage you hold. :-)

I am not sure if the tribe likes all the people showing up and walking around but during our visit there were at least a dozen people exploring ... some being tribe members. So, I did not feel like it was a problem on our visit to the site. If you are looking for a good adventure in our proud state you might want to head up to the beautiful Turtle Mountains for some of your time.

I have included a video on the Videos page in our website of the walk through we had and there are pictures, of course, in the "People", "Harley Life", "ND Ghost Towns" & "North Dakota" albums. I hope you enjoy them and be safe...

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