In this article we will be covering five world famous haunted hospitals that have made their name through numerous paranormal incidents. Let’s take a look at some of the darkest medical facilities on the planet…
Sai Ying Pun
The Sai Ying Pun Hospital was constructed in the later years of the 1800’s and is situated in Hong Kong. In it’s early years it was primarily used as a dormitory for nurses and medical personnel.
During the Second World War rumours began to surface about the Japanese army using the building to murder a selection of hostages…we still don’t know how trustworthy these rumours actually were.
The first paranormal reports started surfacing in the 1970’s, and locals immediately blamed the legendary ‘murders’ of the war time years. There have been reports of disembodied voices, headless ghosts, and footsteps in empty rooms.
St Augustine Hospital
The original St. Augustine’s Royal Hope Hospital was built in Florida but ended up being brought down in the early 19th century due to age and wear. Another hospital was then quickly developed on the same spot of land.
The hospital has undergone numerous building projects over the last few decades and one of these constructions managed to uncover a ancient American Indian burial site.
The paranormal activity experienced within the hospital walls in now blamed on the angry spirits from the burial site below the building.
This English hospital building has a twisted and tragic history of alleged mistreatment of its mentally ill patients. Over the years there have been numerous reports of unnecessary and cruel procedures which involve brain surgery and electric shock treatments.
The hospital was finally closed down and then abandoned in the middle of the 1990’s…leading to numerous trespassers and vandals submitting terrifying reports of paranormal activity witnessed in the old mortuary section of the hospital.
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium Ghosts
Based in in Louisville, Kentucky, this infamous building saw more than 60,000 deaths in its history due to the tuberculosis crisis.
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium first opened in 1910 when the disease was at it’s peak. It saw so many deaths the owners had to create a tunnel beneath the building to remove the dead bodies without alarming the other sick patients.
The two most famous entities at the hospital are a nurse who committed suicide, and a young boy who is sometimes spotted playing with his toys in the lonely, abandoned corridors.
The Taunton State Mental Hospital
Taunton State Hospital in Massachusetts was built in the middle of the 19th century to house psychiatric patients. It is the famous workplace of the dreaded nurse Honora Kelley (1857-1938) who is thought to have murdered over 30 patients.
The hospital also saw a large number of staff members apparently using mental patients in devil worshipping rituals that were held in it’s basement area. These murdered patients, and the occult practices, are now blamed for the high number of paranormal incidents in the building.
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