Sandia Ranch Sanatorium is one of Albuquerque’s local urban legends. An old abandoned insane asylum which was known for performing lobotomies and using electro-shock therapy is reported to be haunted. Several rumors exist including those of murder in addition to how the staff would store the bodies of the “batched” lobotomies in the crawl space in the boiler room.
I am not a ghost-hunter, nor do I follow the occult – I just love taking pictures of old abandoned places, especially with history. There are several occult symbols tagged throughout the asylum, as well as a lot of gang graffiti and tagging. Some very talented work, too. I will admit, though, the place gave me the creeps – especially the main room with the large fireplace.
The photos are separated into three volumes on my photo site, Motley Photos, in order to minimize loading time. You may find the links to all volumes in each posting.
Volume 1: Click here
Volume 2: Click here
Volume 3: Click here
A few samples…