Elmcrest Hospital was once a private psychiatric treatment center made up of four mansions in Portland, Connecticut, one-hour drive east of Danbury or 20 minutes south of Hartford.

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Elmcrest opened in 1942, serving a small number of psychiatric patients until 1997 when Saint Francis Hospital purchased the facility, and that's when it began going downhill. In 1998, the hospital underwent increased scrutiny when an 11-year-old patient died while being restrained by an employee.

The grounds closed down altogether in 2006 and were left abandoned and forgotten about until recently.

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