I have been a professional artist and collector for over 50 years, with a special interest in objects and artifacts of this kind. I do not pretend to be an expert or professional researcher on the paranormal, only a dedicated student and amateur scholar/historian with an interest in exploring the unusual and the unknown. I do not consider myself particularly superstitious, and have not had any dramatic encounters with the supernatural, other than perhaps the handful of unexplained incidents that any average person might experience in the course of a lifetime. I do not profess to have special gifts or sensitivity to supernatural auras, imprints, or hauntings of objects or places; however, as an open-minded individual I do believe that such imprints could possibly- and probably do- exist, and that there are individuals who could possibly- and probably do- possess unusual sensitivities to more readily detect and feel them.
With respect to this and other items offered in The Haunted Gallery that are purported to posses supernatural characteristics, I wish to emphasize that I make no claims or guarantees- based on my own personal experience- with respect to their paranormal qualities. Aside from their histories and reputations- which I endeavor to relate with as much detail and accuracy as possible- I do not attempt to test & verify the psychic power, energy or imprint of every item, nor do I wish to. And- with what I feel to be a prudent precaution when dealing with any type of unknown characteristic- I do not store this or any other items of paranormal reputation in my home, but, rather, in a special storage facility.I do not wish in any way to cause distress or harm to anyone purchasing these types of items, so please read & consider the history of this item thoroughly and then proceed with caution and careful consideration. Thank you for stopping by... And enjoy your visit to The Haunted Gallery. This is a vintage 1930's era wheelchair manufactured by the.
Gendron Wheel Company of Perrysburg, Ohio. It was used for many years at the now long shuttered. 2" built in 1874 and later renamed the "St.Joseph State Hospital in 1899. From an initial population of 25 patients in 1899, it expanded until it housed nearly 3,000 patients in the 1950s. Joseph, Missouri, in 2007, who had obtained it from the St. Joseph State Hospital many years before, where he told me it was used for transporting- and occasionally restraining- patients. He told me he used it in his shop primarily as a window display & conversation piece, and that- over the years- many customers would comment about the oddness of it and that merely looking at it would make them feel uneasy.
It was for this reason that he eventually moved it out of the main window and into his storage area. It was here- in this back storage area- that the reputation of this chair took a darker turn. According to him, employees and occasional visitors who sat in the chair for a prolonged period of time would often experience sudden, intense feelings of paranoia, claustrophobia, and even dread. Such was the reputation of this particular piece that many of his employees- particularly the younger ones- avoided it altogether and even refused to work alone- day or night- with the chair in the room. After this chair changed owners in 2007, it was used as a featured prop in "The Theatre of the Dead" Haunted Attraction in St.
Most recently, this vintage chair was one of the "stars" of The Kincaid Karacter Studios in Atlanta, where it was featured in numerous film, video, & photo shoots, usually typecast in darker, heavier roles. It also played a starring role in the stage production of Darius Thomas "This Life: The Musical" in Atlanta in 2019. This sturdy, well constructed, American made chair measures.50" tall, 26" wide from wheel to wheel, and 40 deep. It is made of good quality finished hardwood with adjustable metal fittings, and the foot rests are adjustable as well. This item is currently in our Marietta, GA storage unit and is available for inspection so if you'd like to come by and see it in person just let us know.
Thanks so much for stopping by... The item "Haunted Vintage Antique Wheelchair from Shuttered Psychiatric Hospital Caution" is in sale since Saturday, February 13, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chairs\1900-1950". The seller is "thehauntedgallery" and is located in Marietta, Georgia. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.