Inside Manteno State Hospital

Manteno State Hospital was one of two mental hospitals in Kankakee County. It has been the subject of several television shows and numerous investigations both professional and amateur. In 1939, the hospital was the scene of the “Manteno Madness,” a typhoid epidemic that resulted in the deaths of 47 patients and staff. Closed for decades, the hospital has been slowly divided up and sold off, until only a few of its buildings remain abandoned.

Manteno State has been one of the most popular issues of the Legends and Lore of Illinois to date. Download the entire issue, featuring the history & hauntings of Manteno State Hospital, the adventures of The Fallen, Paranormal 101, trivia, and much more:

Download the issue here!

Have people been trying to get in… or out?

The hospital is now a shell of its former self.

Soon, this place will be just a memory…

Lights dance on the walls in this, the scene of the "Manteno Madness"

Lights dance on the walls in this, the scene of the “Manteno Madness”

Interested in abandoned hospitals? You may also enjoy our issues about:

Ashmore Estates in Ashmore
Sunset Haven in Carbondale
Bartonville (Peoria) State Hospital


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