15 spooky images of the abandoned Sunland Mental Hospital


Sunland Mental Hospital was located in the Pine Hills area of Orlando. The hospital cared for profoundly mentally and physically disabled children and adults during the '60s and '70s. The facility closed its doors for good in the mid-'80s, following many years of investigation into alleged neglect and abuse of patients. 

The main hospital was demolished in 1998, and all that remains is the old administration building, where these photos were taken on Sept. 10, 2006.

The spot where the hospital once stood is now home to a playground rumored to be haunted by the spirits of the children who were once housed in the institution.

9/10/2006 | Photos by Paige Cherie Hundley