Essex County Hospital Center
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Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital
Essex County Hospital Center (Ghost Adventures)
- Zak, Nick and Aaron go to New Jersey to investigate an abandoned psychiatric hospital. This hospital once housed thousands of mentally ill patients, many of whom died due to poor conditions. Witnesses have reported disembodied voices and dark shadows there.

The Essex County Hospital Center is a defunct psychiatric hospital that is located in the Township of Cedar Grove, New Jersey. The hospital was used to house mentally ill patients that were in need of care.

In 1896, a large portion of land was purchased by the City of Newark, New Jersey; the land was bought to build a new mental institution, known as Overbrook. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, many buildings were built that housed mental patients and other facilities, such as a power house, laundromat, and theater.

The Essex County Hospital Center is a defunct psychiatric hospital that is located in the Township of Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
The hospital was used to house mentally ill patients that were in need of care.


According to Weird New Jersey, in the winter of 1917, the hospital suffered a major catastrophe with the failure of the hospital's boilers and a number of patients freezing to death in their beds. In 2008, the hospital was featured on the paranormal reality TV shows Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters.

The Hospital is now said to be haunted due to the thousands of people that died within the buildings. Because of unnecessary deaths, some patients and doctors still roam the halls of the Essex County Hospital.