Dr. Richard Atwater is starting a new life, hoping to leave the shadow of tragedy behind him. But the quaint little town he’s moved to has a dark shadow hanging over it, and that shadow extends from the old sanitarium where he’s going to be working.

The Hayward Foundation explores the supernatural world, seeking to document it and its existence.

The Hayward Sanitarium is a historic – and very unique – place. All the patients have a connection to the supernatural and paranormal. Some are victims, but more are convinced the daemons they’re afflicted with are not just figurative, but quite real. Some have incredibly violent pasts, some are actually killers.

The small staff of doctors, nurses and orderlies explore their delusions as part of the Hayward Foundation’s global mission to document, study and understand society’s relationship with the supernatural… searching for proof that it actually exists.

Dermott O’Brien uncovered a horrible evil in an old church, or that’s what he believes.

Dr. Atwater meets his first patient, who turns out to be a former field researcher working on a Hayward Foundation project. His last assignment went wrong… horribly wrong.


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  • Hayward Sanitarium is a Last Minute Production

    Hayward Sanitarium was produced by Last Minute Productions at LodeStone Media in Bloomington, Indiana. The series aired on National Public Radio twice and remains in syndication on community radio stations nationwide. Now considered a cult classic, the series broke new ground in audio theater production as one of the first digitally recorded and edited shows. Much of the series was recorded on location with live performances. The fear you hear may be very near.
  • Podcasts

    Hayward Sanitarium episodes are also available for download on iTunes. Click here to get them as podcasts.