The Riverside Hospital opened its doors to the unwed mothers of northern Toledo in 1883, under supervision of the Sisters of Mercy. Today the building is owned by the Toledo public school system, and has been left to the extreme Ohio climate. In the bigger portions of the building, 8 stories of hospital floors stand, untouched since 2002 when the hospital finally closed its doors. Rusty kitchen equipment remains in an abandoned cafeteria on the ground level, operating tables covered in blood still eerily stand on the surgeon floor, once clean; now soiled linens sit nicely folded in the basement and patient files remain tucked away in a filing room. Blood samples cover the laboratory floor in plastic vials, old televisions still bolted to walls in holding rooms. Its quite the sight for a die hard explorer, but the cost is much greater. I promise. Yesterday, my exploring group had the opportunity to explore, and we took it. Approaching the building, fresh sawdust blew around on the ground as if they updated their security the prior day, and no visible entrances were readily available…. I’m not gonna tell you how we entered, but we did… After exploring the entire building for a few hours, we decided it was time to head out before sun went down…. but one room remained a secret… WHERE IS THE MORGUE? We scoured the building close to loading docks hoping we’d find it, but no luck, so we kept going down the basement hallway and wouldn’t you know it…. a light in an abandoned hallway.. what?? We passed the light which was hidden behind a door, much like a boiler room.. and stumbled across an extension cord that was lit up, of course we had to follow it. After close to 200 feet, the extension cord came to an end and tucked itself behind a locked door; no biggie. We backtracked and really decided to leave this time, heading toward a stair case, we opened the door and two feet in… motion sensor. We made ourselves back to the second floor only to find the building surrounded by cop cars and local security. We sat in a corner and waited to hear someone tell us come out, which never happened, instead we turned the next corner to find guns in our faces complimentary of Toledo’s police station. Although the sight was one to never be unseen, attending court to clear a warrant for criminal trespassing is not worth it. Luckily all charges were dropped and thankfully Toledo’s court system was cool enough to want to see our photos from the shindig. Needless to say, DO NOT TRY TO EXPLORE THIS BUILDING. YOU WILL GET CAUGHT AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED.

Hallways spin off into empty rooms, second floor corridor; offices and outpatient rooms.

On the roof, air conditioning units give off that “green house” vibe with the mossy layers.

Abandoned bathrooms, the usual.

The weirdest part; random stair well lights flicker on and off throughout the entire building.

Ceilings slowly start to fall in the weaker parts of the building.

An operating table still stands, soiled in blood. Creepiest thing you could possibly find.

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