Visited an abandoned hospital last week

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Rokiisun
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Visited an abandoned hospital last week

Post by Rokiisun » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:28 pm

So last week a group of us were driving around at midnight when it was suggested that we check out an old abandoned kids hospital just a fifteen minute drive away from where I live.

The hospital was apparently an old TB fever hospital which housed patients when it first opened, then later became a care home for pensioners before it's last years as a children's home where it closed around 1988. It has been left abandoned ever since. Toys are scattered everywhere on the grounds and it's very well hidden by the bushes and trees surrounding it. Nothing has been touched or altered, except in some rooms there is graffiti on the walls.

Split across four ground floor buildings and with an old three story hotel (formally the accommodation quarters for the nurses and staff at the hospital) we decided to explore and avoid being detected by the one house right next to the buildings. Badly battered around by nettles we finally made it to the first room, there was nothing amiss there, I felt no spiritual energy and picked up a few good nighttime snaps, but as soon as we walked into the second building, everything changed.

We were shining a flashlight around when all of a sudden I noticed words appearing on the clean wall in front of us. It wasn't UV paint, or any words reflecting off our phone screens or jumpers we were wearing. Wherever we shone this light the words would start to form backwards - it was unlike anything I had ever seen before in my life. It was child's writing and read 'Gemma +' as if there were two children there and as soon as I read it out loud, we heard a massive smash from the other end of the room and our friend ended up covered in plaster five minutes later without touching anything. The strange thing was that the plaster formed shoe foot prints.

We then went into the third building and other than getting stuck in some gooey tar and feeling sickly, nothing was out of place. We never attempted the fourth building - the former hotel, because it looked so dangerous and in a state of disrepair that we would probably be risking our health and safety exploring it.

It's my plan to hopefully return here in the daytime to get better photographs - I will upload the photos from the night where I get the chance to log into my photobucket.
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Rokiisun
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Post by Rokiisun » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Here are some pictures:

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Teddy bear toy left outside in the grounds.

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One of the rooms. Chairs scattered throughout.

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Toys and little girls shoes scattered on chairs

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Toys and beer bottles on table.
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Re: Visited an abandoned hospital last week

Post by Mary23 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:59 pm

Interesting story and photos. I experienced something similar once when I visited an abandoned hospital too and I also want to get back soon. Thanks for share it here :)

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Post by kathyM » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:12 pm

Interesting! Thanks for the pictures.

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Rokiisun
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Re: Visited an abandoned hospital last week

Post by Rokiisun » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:41 pm

It was an interesting visit even if there wasn't much spiritual activity. It's great to explore buildings that are abandoned at night, really sets the mood :)
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Re: Visited an abandoned hospital last week

Post by Matt9290 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:00 am

You managed to capture some very poignant images Rokiisun. What is it about abandoned hospitals which is so fascinating? Maybe the amout of deaths that have occurred in such places.

I was sent in to investigate a hospital in my hometown (way back in the 1990s). The building was originally a mansion house, which was converted in to a hospital during WW1. All the records of the hundreds of people who died there were still in storage in the cellar – which was enormous.

One interesting thing occurred. I was alone in the building (summer 1991) reading the security guards report books (the security company no longer patrolling the building because of the cost). When out of the blue one of the ‘nurse call alarms’ sounded!!!

The rooms were all empty, no beds etc... but the ‘nurse call alarms’ at the side of where the beds would have been were still in place.... When I reached a room/ward on the second floor, I noticed a red slashing light on the wall above one of these ‘nurse calls’ so pushed the button back in to place.

I have no idea what triggered this off, as you would need to pull a switch attached to the wall to activate it, but I heard and seen nothing else.

Interestingly, one of the security guards reported seeing a “transparent woman walking on the second floor”. According to the logbook, he then rang HQ and told them that if they didn’t replace him immediately, then he would walk out.
The next entry in the logbook is by another security guard (presumably the replacement). He claimed that an alarm on floor 2 had been activated?

The place was bought a few years ago by the Jewish community, who I believe turned it in to a Jewish College.



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I wish I had the nerve not to tip...

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Post by Rokiisun » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:57 am

Abandoned hospitals create an atmosphere of many emotions, I think. That's what makes them
interesting to explore. It was like a time capsule, everything was just frozen in time. I imagined
children playing in the wards during the fever era, children socialising amongst each other during
its childrens home years - pensioners sitting out in their wheelchairs (there were a few) and chairs
in the summers and children playing outside with toys.

But I also imagined the hard times each era would have experienced. The deaths during its
fever time, the children living without their parents, the pensioners knowing this place would
be their final home.

The jewish college still looks like a good place to explore, even if it's now restored.
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