Sandia Ranch was a privately owned insane asylum which was originally built in the early 1900’s as a Tuberculosis Ward. When the need for the TB wards died, it was then converted into a sanatorium. There are many rumors about this place… botched lobotomies and storing the bodies in the boiler room, as well as a resident who murdered one of the doctors, then several nurses are a couple I have found. I am not a ghost-hunter, but I am drawn to old, abandoned places. When I went to take photos, I was only told that this would be a great place go… I did not know the name, nor the history. I will say, the entire time I was there I was most uncomfortable. Perhaps it was all the tagging from the gangs and I was in fear they may show up. I am not sure. But after 30 minutes, I felt the overwhelming urge to leave.
Here are some of the pictures I took.
And for your listening pleasure, Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”
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