The Marlboro State Psychiatric Hospital was an abandoned site, often visited by urbex and ghost hunters. But for over years, it was a state-run institution for the mentally disabled. Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital opened its doors in 1931 and remained active for nearly 70 years by the State of New Jersey. Between its cottages and building, it accommodated about 800 patients of all ages. By 1978, the hospital only treated adults and adolescents. Many patients died while at the hospital, prompting the designation of a cemetery on campus grounds for bodies that went unclaimed by family; 924 marked graves are still open for visitation from the public. The Marlboro State Psychiatric Hospital was demolished and all demolition officially completed in early 2015.
During its troubled history, patients of Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital went missing, froze to death, choked to death, got food poisoning, and died from untreated ailments. In the 1970s, there were patients at Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital who suffered from food poisoning, causing some deaths. Investigations in the 1980s and 1990s exposed rampant patient abuse, much of which was responsible for some of the patient deaths. Given the history as well as mysteries around Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital, we prepared stunning photos before the site was demolished.