The Kempton Park Hospital Ghosts

The Kempton Park Hospital Ghosts

Kempton Park Hospital (opened in 1976) is located on the East Rand in the Gauteng province, South Africa.

This haunted location is truly a stand out mystery, not only because of the purported paranormal activity surrounding the abandoned hospital, but also its puzzling history.

Once I started researching the Kempton Park Hospital ghosts, I found more questions than answers…

Kempton Park

The 350 bed Kempton Park Hospital closed the day after Christmas in 1996. The facility closed without explanation, millions in expensive hospital equipment as well as patient files were left behind.

There has been no official explanation, and numerous attempts at revitalizing the property have failed. Kempton park sits abandoned, opening decaying in the elements.

The local municipality spends money on security guards and have erected a fence around the located, but that has not stopped paranormal researchers’ fascination with the location.

Information on the internet regarding the site, is a little bit on the limited side, but here are a few that we can go over…

Paranormal Activity

A paranormal scouting expedition by the Triangle Paranormal Investigators in March of 2013 came up with terrifying evidence of ghostly activity.

Several EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomena) can be heard, including screams and breathing. Photographic evidence was also uncovered during the search of the hospital. Several apparitions, which appear to have human form, can be seen.

Below you will find the YouTube Video of the investigation: Kempton Park Haunted Hospital…

In this short video link from a South African Video news organization (ENCA), a ghostly apparition appears behind the young paranormal researcher exploring the hospital.

It is a short clip, but I have provided the URL: Ghost Hunting in the Hallways of Abandoned Hospital

In this You Tube Video clip, a group of amateur paranormal investigators come across what appears to be a man in a hospital gown roaming the halls of the hospital. Strange Man in Abandoned Hospital, Kempton Park, South Africa…

This last clip is not specifically related to paranormal activity surrounding Kempton Park Hospital, but it is a well put together photograph montage of the hospital.

Included in the YouTube clip are some interesting, if unconfirmed, details surrounding the facility. One of which, is a legend that the hospital director was killed by one of his own employees who had been possessed by something.

You can take all of this information with a grain of salt, however, it does add a layer of intrigue. Here is the video: The Real Hospital Horror…

The South African Society for Paranormal Research conducted an investigation at the hospital in 2012. I have provided a link to their website, which shows mysterious orbs following the society members throughout the hospital as they conduct their investigation.

South African Society for Paranormal Research:

There are several other YouTube videos of amateur ghost hunters exploring the Kempton Park Hospital. There isn’t room here to list all of them here.

I located most of these on YouTube and they appear to be amateur in nature. Some of them are lengthy, but worth a watch. It is really nice to get the perspective from a group of individuals who are newer to paranormal research.

A Facebook group studying the phenomena, has set up a page for Kempton Park Hospital. The group is seeking any information they can regarding the site including information from former employees and patients.

If you have any information, or are just interested in the subject, please visit the site ran by Ronald Hart : The True History of the Untold-Kempton Park Hospital

On this page, there are also links to other articles about the hospital, including an interview with Ronald Hart who was born at the facility.

Hunting The Kempton Park Hospital Ghosts

Kempton Park Hospital is a location worthy of further exploration. The information I have been able to provide is somewhat limited, but it is definitely a starting point into further investigation.

From the information I was able to glean, there appears to be an ongoing struggle as to whether the hospital should be renovated and reopened or demolished.

In the meantime, the mystery surrounding the decaying hospital continues to build as amateur and professional paranormal researchers continue to explore for the Kempton Park Hospital ghosts.

4 thoughts on “The Kempton Park Hospital Ghosts

  1. Hi Chris, I really enjoy your articles and this one is no exception. I just have a small issue with the first video, though, since the TPI seemed to be more interested to offer viewers a trailer of Blair Witch Project 4, or something like that, rather than offering food for thought.

    On the other side, somebody could say that this is not really trying to copy Hollywood, but it is Hollywood that uses reality to make movies. What is your opinion about it?

    1. Hi Sergio,

      I have no idea what you’re on about with the first video – just tried it out and there’s no advert for any movie on there? Besides, the new Blair Witch film is the third film on the subject released…

      You may want to delete your cookies in your browser – Google owns YouTube and they often throw up adverts for people who have full browsers (it’s the Adsense network for YouTube).

      I certainly think that Hollywood uses these types of incidents for some of their horror movies – especially some of the Found Footage genre offerings! Most of these seem to be situated in haunted asylums.

      Thanks for taking the time to leave your opinion with us – maybe try out the video again after you’ve cleared your browser? 🙂

      1. Sorry if my comment was misleading, Chris 🙂
        I could watch the video just fine. What I mean is this: footage presented with creepy music, followed by some text, followed by some more recordings with creepy music, then again some text and so on. This is the typical editing sequence used in horror movie trailers to engage potential viewers, and convince them to go to the cinema.
        When I see footage of a supposed paranormal activity, I prefer it to look as ‘natural’ as possible, so I can make my own judgement without being influenced by other factors. When I see a recording that has been edited in a way that makes it look like a movie trailer, that video loses credibility in my eyes. Just a personal opinion, of course.
        I hope that now my thought is more understandable 🙂

        1. Haha that makes sense actually Sergio – I get where you’re coming from! 🙂

          (The Blair Witch comment makes a lot more sense now!)

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