Ghost Adventures Feature Duluth’s Haunted Nopeming Sanitorium This Saturday See Preview
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The Ghost Adventures crew has become one of the first groups to Ghost hunt the old Nopeming Sanitorium. Duluth Paranormal Society posted it first on their facebook page that the famous show was in town filming and may be at Nopeming.
According to substreet.org the main buildings were built in 1911, on May, 22, 1912, a caravan of horse-drawn carriages moved almost 50 patients to Nopeming. The fires of 1918 almost destroyed the structures, Nopeming got warning hours before the fire lines wrapped around the base of the hill it crowned. All the patients and staff were evacuated to Denfeld High School in West Duluth and the National Guard Armory downtown.
Later in the history of the building, Nopeming was a leader in TB research, housing people and animals that contracted the disease.
substreet.org goes on to say, In the 1940s, Nopeming averaged between 200 and 300 patients, many of whom rarely left their beds. Only about a dozen of the patients could make the walk to the dining hall for meals, and typically those were the individuals who were about to leave.
In the 1940s, Nopeming averaged between 200 and 300 patients, many of whom rarely left their beds. Only about a dozen of the patients could make the walk to the dining hall for meals, and typically those were the individuals who were about to leave.
More information from substreet.org says the change in name from Nopeming Sanatorium to Nopeming Nursing Home (later, Nopeming Care Center) came with a $140,000 remodel. The sanatorium could serve 300 patients, but the nursing home would limit itself to 212 beds. In the next 15 years, much of the old sanatorium’s campus would be demolished, eventually leaving just two buildings, the Chateau, built between 1927 and 1948, and the 1930 dining hall.
As a nursing home, Nopeming was very costly to the county, and it was therefore increasingly controversial. Between 1990 and 2000 it lost nearly $3 million. It was not aging well, either; county engineers estimated that the existing buildings would require at least $5 million to stay up to code.
The building is not in use today because of the poor shape it is in. Many people who have worked there and visited their make the claim it is haunted. Many ghost hunting groups have been trying to get into the building to find out if it is haunted, and collect evidence. They have all been turned away.
Duluth Paranormal Society one of the leading investigators in the area, are hoping that by the Ghost Adventures crew being let in, this may lead to opening the doors to other paranormal groups to investigate.
Here is the preview for the Travel Channel.