The Buffalo State Asylum has a pretty macabre history. From https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/new...-buffalo-ny/
comes the following description:
"Referred to by most as the H.H. Richardson Complex, this abandoned state asylum was home to many primitive psychiatric treatments during its up and running. Completed in the late 1800's, unfortunately the knowledge of mental health issues was nowhere near where it is today. Performing lobotomies, sterilizations, and many other unorthodox practices on patients is what many believe, fueled the paranormal fire. Closed to the public, this now empty asylum remains still with the chatter of former patients and spirits inside its halls."