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 Hospital
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 has erected a fence around the location, 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…
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.
This 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.
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.
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 run by Ronald Hart: The True History of the Untold-Kempton Park Hospital https://www.facebook.com/kemptonhspital.co.za/.
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 for 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 an amateur and professional paranormal researchers continue to explore the Kempton Park Hospital ghosts.
Obsessed by ghost hunting and all things paranormal. Chris spends a lot of time (some would say too much time) investigating ghosts and spirits and documenting stories and paranormal communication. He teaches aspiring ghost hunters in the Paranormal Academy.