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Kamloops's Tranquille Sanatorium named one of 10 most haunted places in Canada

The Tranquille Sanatorium and Psychiatric Hospital.
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October 09, 2020 - 9:43 AM

One of Kamloops's spookiest locations is getting some national attention.

Reader's Digest rounded up the ten most haunted places in Canada, and Tranquille Sanatorium in Kamloops made the list.

Tranquille began as a tuberculosis hospital in 1907, and by 1910, housed 49 patients, with four nurses and 12 attendants.

With the introduction of anti-tuberculosis drugs in the 1940s, the sanatorium became obsolete, closing in 1958.

It was then converted to a psychiatric hospital by the provincial government, and housed individuals with varying degrees of mental illness. 

The sanatorium closed its doors for good in 1983. Over the years there was interest from several buyers, but nothing materialized and the buildings stood empty, and perhaps a little haunted. 

According to Reader's Digest, "echoes of its former residents seem to remain, however, as witnesses report off-the-charts paranormal activity, ranging from orbs to eerie disembodied moans."

READ MORE: The deep, dark and mysterious history of Tranquille Sanatorium and psychiatric institution

Many local residents have snuck onto the property over the years in an effort to have a paranormal experience.

Now known as Tranquille Farm Fresh, it offers terrifying escape rooms along with heritage tours.

Unfortunately, those looking for a scare at one of the most haunted places in Canada will have to wait to explore the sanatorium when it re-opens, as Tranquille Farm Fresh is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To learn more about the Tranquille Sanatorium's long history, click here.

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