I originally published this article about my private tour of the haunted Oracle campus last year at my wife and my Silicon Valley newspaper, The Milpitas Beat… It’s a freaky story and marks the first time I communicated publicly about being into the psychic arts…
Bay Area Freakout: I had a weird experience the other day at Oracle
The email came in several months ago. It said that Oracle’s Santa Clara campus, which used to be the Agnew State Hospital (aka The Great Hospital for the Insane), has been haunted for years. Did I by chance want to come and visit and see the ghosts?
Stories of the asylum are on the Internet. The situation at the campus has been well documented. Then again, I’d never been there before. So maybe I could see firsthand what I’d heard secondhand.
I show up this past Monday for a private tour. The gentleman who provides it seeks to stay anonymous. But I can say he’s an Oracle employee, one with a marked fascination with his strange workplace surroundings. Having worked there for 10-15 years, he’s accumulated many stories about the ghosts.