Old Tooele Hospital, Tooele - Utah - January Events


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Event Start Time: 8:30pm

Event Finish Time:  3:00am

Welcome to the  #1 most haunted Asylum in America.

Asylum 49, formerly known as Old Tooele Hospital in Utah.

Home to the "Man in Black" Omen to Death.

We have access to Asylum 49 and we also have access to the former nursing home that is on this vast haunted location.


The Old Tooele Hospital in Tooele, Utah is a paranormal hotbed that lures in enthusiasts from around the globe!  The location is so active that the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures has been there twice!  Paranormal teams and guests are drawn to this former hospital because of the amazing evidence that has been captured, experienced and witnessed.

EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomena), Full-Bodied apparitions, Possessions, Disembodied Voices, Slamming Doors, Inexplicable Noises, and Shadow Figures have been recorded, photographed and seen throughout the facility.  There is no doubt that the Old Tooele Hospital is still home to many of its former residents.

The hospital was first built as a family home by Samuel F. Lee in the late 1800’s.  After the family left, the property served as the county poor house where the elderly that required special attention were taken.  The community began to use it as a hospital but until 1953 it lacked proper toilet facilities and a morgue.  The bodies of the patients who died were stacked in an unrefrigerated room until the coroner could come by for collection.  Is there a residual energy that feeds off the desecration of bodies?

Up until recently half of the facility was still an active nursing home.  The nurses and patients were not immune to the hauntings.  Probably the spirit seen most often was Maria or the nurse in white.  None of the living nurses wore white but they would often check on a patient that informed them they’d already been helped by the mysterious nurse.  Psychics believe she is guarding a portal designed to lure in innocent spirits so she adamantly warns them not to enter that gateway!

Where there is light, you can almost always be assured there is dark.  The man in black lurks the hallways, usually appearing around 3:00 am.  Where he walks, death often follows.  The patients who had the misfortune of meeting him rarely survived long.

Oddly enough, the man in black is not the only one who brought the omen of death.  When children were seen in the nursing home, 3 deaths in quick secession would occur. Now that the nursing home has been closed are the spirits looking for more souls to join them?  Are you ready to risk being the next?!


The original structure of the Old Tooele Hospital was built by Samuel F. Lee in 1873 as a residence for his family.  By 1913, the Lee family had vacated the premises and the county used the building for the elderly of the community that required special supervision.  It was often referred to as the “County Poor House.” 

Realizing the medical benefit that the facility could offer to the community at large, the structure soon became used as a hospital.  Greatly underfunded, the patients shared community bathrooms with only one per hallway.  They also lacked a proper morgue, instead they had one room designated for the dead.  The local mortuary and coroner would pick up the bodies sporadically so patients that passed away at the hospital would be stacked in an unrefrigerated room until they could be collected.  It wasn’t until 1953 when the new hospital opened that the necessary renovations occurred to rectify the deplorable conditions.

Another factor that may be an impetus for the strange occurrences around the Old Tooele Hospital is its close proximity to the Tooele County Cemetery.  Several of the hauntings that have been documented are believed to be spirits that have taken up residence in the afterlife after passing through a portal guarded by a spirit affectionately referred to as Maria.  Taking the form of a nurse dressed in white, she’s been known to guide spirits to the “other side” and warn them of an area that should not go. 

In 2000 a new state of the art hospital was erected and the Old Tooele Hospital was closed.  Up until recently, half of the facility was still being utilized as a retirement/nursing home for the elderly.  The other half is still serving as the acclaimed Asylum 49 Haunted Attraction that draws people from around the world to be scared half to death!  However, the hauntings that linger in the corridors aren’t always people dressed in costumes!

The corridors and rooms are filled by the spirits of former patients and a few entities that do not play nicely with others.  Several investigators from different paranormal groups have gathered corroborating evidence of a few of the spiritual residents.  Samuel F. Lee and his son Thomas have been seen on many occasions.  Thomas, between 6-8 years old, loves to play games with the guests.  Would you like to play hide-and-seek in the darkened corridors?!

Another haunting carries with it a sad story.  Wes, a former patient, was a victim of Alzheimer’s in life and he appears to still be suffering in death.  He rarely wanders beyond his former room.  A few psychic mediums have tried to help Wes cross over but they’ve all agreed that there is a dark entity that lingers close to Wes and won’t allow him to move on.

There is also a little girl named Jessica that lingers around, but the patients of the nursing home weren’t always glad to see her.  There seemed to be a link between her appearance and patients dying.  When the apparition of the child was seen, three patients soon died.  Is she a harbinger of death or is it just a strange coincidence?  

Perhaps the most terrifying entities is referred to simply as “the man in black.”  He scares the nurses and the patients as he lurks around the wings.  Typically appearing around 3:00 am, he would enter patients’ rooms.  There is one account of someone witnessing him enter a room, the door slammed and locked behind him.  The nurses on duty had to have Maintenance remove the door from its hinges only to find that the patient inside had died.

Do you have what it takes to meet the real hauntings of Old Tooele Hospital? 


Your ghost hunt at Asylum 49 includes the following:

  • Overnight Ghost Hunting Event,
  • Exclusive Newly Opened Access to the Nursing Home that is on this location,
  • Exclusive Access to The Surgical Centre,
  • Exclusive Access to the Psychiatric Ward,
  • Exclusive Access to The Patient Rooms,
  • Access to the Alzheimers Wing,
  • Free Time to privately explore this very haunted location and to undertake your own private vigils.
  • Group Séances,
  • Ghost Hunting Vigils,
  • Structured Vigils,
  • Ghost Hunt with experienced Ghost Hunting Team,
  • Use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Meters,
  • Private time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils,
  • Unlimited refreshments available throughout the night including: Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Coca Cola, Diet Coke, and Bottled Water.
  • Selection of snacks.

Guests are strongly advised to bring extra warm clothing with them.