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Feb. 10th, 2009 | 07:34 pm
posted by: silas216 in abandonedplaces

Hello. New guy here. I decided on an easy target for a first entry to this community.

The old Memorial Hospital building on Central and I-25. The whole complex is locked up tighter than a drum, so I couldn't go inside. Still, I got some nice shots from outside the gate. Other than the main building in the front, there is a office building on the complex and what looks like some sort of waste disposal facility with a smokestack. Word of advice: empty hospitals are infinitely creepier in dreary weather.

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seemingly_alone

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from: seemingly_alone
date: Feb. 11th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
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So... Would it still be considered trespassing if you were just taking pictures with no criminal intent?

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Steven Perez

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from: silas216
date: Feb. 11th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
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Given the complete lack of interest that the neighbors showed me, I'll go with "no" on that. :)

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Davros

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from: killbox
date: Feb. 11th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
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technically yes you would still be trespassing and breaking and entering, the neighbors may be ok/indifferent but the security guard who camps out in the back of the building and makes his rounds pretty often may think otherwise.

I have tried calling the number of the "for sale" sign and left a message asking for permission, i got no call back, i need to just say im interested in buying it and want to take a look, to see if i can get inside/a sympathetic person.

Id encourage all the Albuquerque explorers to come join abq_urbex and take part in the community.

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Steven Perez

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from: silas216
date: Feb. 11th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the heads-up. I've been trying to locate a person to talk to about getting inside, but so far, no luck finding the right person.

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seemingly_alone

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from: seemingly_alone
date: Feb. 11th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Neat :-)

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Grygon

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from: grygon
date: Feb. 11th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
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jeez, i've passed that building so many times without a 2nd glance- no idea what it was!

surely it has a grounds-keeper you can contact and get a tour with permission to photograph? i would love to go along.

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cdayzee

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from: cdayzee
date: Feb. 11th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
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i really like the first shot. I find myself wanting to climb those stairs.

would love to see inside if you ever get access! :)

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sam_wildeve

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from: sam_wildeve
date: Feb. 11th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
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it's beautiful

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faeriecat

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from: faeriecat
date: Feb. 11th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
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gorgeous! great lighting and great shots. you really capture a mood here. thanks for showing us! gods, i want inside that place.

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Extraordinary

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from: aloneinparadise
date: Feb. 11th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
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I used to live in Albuquerque! My mom said that she thinks my grandfather may have been born in that hospital.

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i ♣ u

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from: jezemel
date: Feb. 12th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
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I want to go in, fine be damned. I think about it every time I pass it.

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Something, nothing, who the hell knows?

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from: greyhime
date: Feb. 15th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
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I've been there while it was still open. I can't drive by it without getting serious chills. It's quite haunted and has a lot of really screwed up energy. Inside is a really creepy old-style elevator, and if memory serves me right, a lot of stuff is locked off and hard to get into because it was a psychiatric hospital. It's a messed up place, but if you can get inside, I wish you the best of luck.

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Haunted hospital

from: barkingdog47
date: Mar. 9th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
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Nice pics. I keep hearing that it's haunted but it's hard to get much in the way of specifics. I gave a cab ride to a nurse who worked there a few years back and she said that it was, and specifically the little back building. Have heard that the elevator goes on and off by itself and that there is the smell of pipe tobacco sometimes from a pipe smoker who was in the hospital back when it was affiliated with the railroad workers. It certainly looks creepy, like Dracula's castle or the like. Being fenced off and abandoned and having been a psychiatric hospital lend themselves to its creepiness too. I have wondered if it would be possible to get Ghost Hunters out there if there are enough compelling stories about the place.

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