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Old mental institution attracts filmmakers and the curious


October 23, 2016

MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — They have heard the stories of floating orbs and disembodied voices, and officials at the University of Connecticut say they really shouldn't have to tell people that the abandoned mental institution the school owns is not actually haunted.

"As far as I know, we have no confirmed ghost sightings," said Tom Breen, a school spokesman, tongue firmly in cheek.

But that hasn't stopped the curious from sneaking into the abandoned buildings on property covering more than 350 acres that for decades housed the Mansfield Training School, where people with mental disabilities...

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