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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:33 am    Post subject: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

The Hissom Memorial Center, a state center for mentally retarted children was shut down by a mandated court order as a result of reportsthat the children were not being treated properly. The Campus is composed of approx. 8-12 buildings all which remain unlocked and with minimal security. The center is located in Sand Springs off of Hwy. 51. It can be difficult to find but the best land mark to get you there is Radar detention center, it happens to be next door. In terms of security, it is necessary to jump 1-2 fences depending on your point of entry and crosss a large grassy field. There is one security house but I have personally never seen the security gaurd, since radar is next door it is of utmost importance that you remain very cautious when exploring parts of campus right next to radar, they do have large spot light and will assume you are one of the radar kids trying to escape. I am very new to UE and this was my first sight. I would reccommend where a mask as a large number of the ceiling tiles and insulation are falling out of the ceiling, also watch out for the "pentagram room" everytime I enter that building something starts to give me the chills.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

Freaky. Is it wierd that there's a morgue in there? That's really not to far from where I live.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: RE: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

People lived at hissom and some of them had diseases like cerebral palsy that they would eventually die from so it's a bit weird that there is a morgue but I guess they had to have a location to store the bodies until other arangements were made.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject: RE: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

Actually it isn't uncommon for any sort of center where the mentally challenged, or mentally ill, or even assylums had morgues. I'm not for sure but my guess is there is an over grown cemetary on the grounds and if not then the dead were burried in a local cemetary near by. These places always dealt with their own dead until it became to cost prohibitive in the 1960's and 1970's and after that they started sending them directly to the local hospital morgue and those morgues usually got shut down and closed off...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: RE: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

alright a good site in Tulsa, finally :3 ill be in Jenks around thanksgiving, i have to check this out!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:06 am    Post subject: RE: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

I always thought Rader Center was in the same buildings that Hissom was. I guess I was wrong. I've driven by this place a lot of times, but never noticed them being different.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

A lot of bad things went on in this place. I am sure spirits abound. It wasn't a place you would want to send your loved one if you could avoid it. Creepy pix.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:00 am    Post subject: RE: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

What forced the place to close was that a kid fell in the pool and drowned. The door had been left unlocked and he wandered in with no one watching him. I don't know the details but a lot of the kids that lived there got very large settlements. There must have been a lot of abuse and neglect going on.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:03 am    Post subject: RE: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

What forced the place to close was that a kid fell in the pool and drowned. The door had been left unlocked and he wandered in with no one watching him. I don't know the details but a lot of the kids that lived there got very large settlements. There must have been a lot of abuse and neglect going on.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:01 am    Post subject: RE: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

There was a great deal of sexual abuse as well as physical and mental abuse, not to mention neglect. There were several incidents in the the years just before Hissom was ordered closed.

The individuals who were in Hissom did receive settlements and most were either placed back into their family homes, group homes, or single care homes. I had a family member who took care of a man who had been in Hissom, he was retarded and had been badly abused in every way.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:50 am    Post subject: RE: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

My mother in law works for the Tulsa County Sheriffs dept and they did training out there this past Friday. Evidently it is used by the city for whatever purpose it can fit. I plan to go out there soon. Id love to see if there is any truth to it being haunted, anything with a morgue perks my curiosity.

Up for another trip TUgooniegirl? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

I drove past this place yesterday. The city seems to be using it as a place to put all their limbs from the ice storm.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

I want to add my own photos from Hissom on here but when I try to add them from facebook it doesn't work. Help please
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:10 pm    Post subject: RE: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

Go there in the daytime. Seriously. You will see a lot more. Just watch out around the buildings near the water tower -- some people work there and they keep some equipment (notably a tractor in the garage) over there. Yes, they used the open field between the buildings and highway for burning brush from the 2007 ice storm.

As for why Hissom closed -- the problems with mistreatment and neglect contributed, but it was mainly due to a 1987 court decision to eventually close all facilities like Hissom, and move the patients to more home- and community-based programs (see "Outward Bound Workshop" signs in the big building southeast of the gym/pool buildings). It closed in 1994, IIRC. It was built in 1961.

Here are some of my pictures from 2008: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjdaniel/sets/72157604898274429/

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject: RE: Hissom Memorial Center Reply with quote

hey nonconmat, I would like to host your photos of hissom on abandonedok.com I PM you. Thanks!
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