Patients with the Charles Bonnet syndrome may see small people and animals, bright moving shapes or distorted and scary faces. Many people call this syndrome a portal to a parallel reality. http://crazyfacts.com/facts/8298
Hudson River State Hospital - A Former NY State psychiatric hospital that operated from 1873 until 2003. It's well-known for its high Victorian Gothic architecture, being the first American institutional building to exhibit the styling. There are many buildings on the grounds, including a Rec center, an examination building, housing for the criminally insane, Churches, a power house, a morgue, a main building & of course patient housing/rooming. The land is currently owned, but for sale.
WAVERLY HILLS SHADOW SPIRIT! The Waverly Hills Sanitorium is a famous paranormal hotspot and has been featured on a gaggle of ‘ghost’ shows. But, from the sounds of it, hunter-Hunter took a solo mission to the long-abandoned hospital and spent the night there…alone. Throughout the night, hunter-Hunter claims, he heard whispering, giggling children–perhaps vagrant souls loitering a hospital well known to have practiced child seclusion, as well as shock treatment, and ritualistic abuse.
seclusion view, "northwood asylum," "A group of interesting rooms were at the end of the ward... built into their doors were little portholes, made of about 2 inches of thick glass, used to keep an eye on those patients who were in seclusion - the "time out" for misbehaving and violent psychiatric patients." -Motts