ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

Sure, I'm scared of going to hospital... the needles... the uniforms... and all of the horror movies I've watched about creepy doctors probably don't help. But ghosts on the ward? That's the worst!

Check out 8 horrifyingly haunted hospitals that would make incredible horror movie locations...

1. Gonjiam Hospital

Abandoned in: 1996

Location: South Korea

Resident spirit: Though Gonjiam supposedly cared for the mentally ill, its owner is said to have been clinically insane, fleeing when authorities discovered he was keeping people in the hospital under false pretenses. Patients would die in inexplicable ways, and now roam the hospital, full of resentment and rage...

See the scares on screen: Dr. Arthur Arden in American Horror Story: Asylum.

2. Linda Vista Community Hospital

Abandoned in: 1991

Location: LA, USA

Resident spirit: Linda Vista is actually used as a filming location in many famous movies, such as End of Days, and Insidious 2 & 3, so it has played host to many different 'ghosts' over the years!

3. The Ridges a.k.a. Athens Lunatic Asylum

Abandoned in: 1990s

Location: Ohio, USA

Resident spirit: Margaret Schilling went missing in 1978, her body was found a year later. The story goes that she was playing Hide-And-Seek with some nurses and never returned, hiding in that same spot until she died, leaving a perfect impression of her body upon the ground that is still visible now.

4. Nocton Hall Hospital

Abandoned in: 1995

Location: Lincolnshire, England

Resident spirit: A young servant girl appeared at the foot of hospital beds at precisely 4:30 AM, weeping uncontrollably. She is supposed to have been raped and murdered by the son of Nocton Hall's owner, many decades ago.

See the scares on screen: Stonehearst Asylum is very Nocton Hall!

5. Beelitz Sanitorium

Abandoned in: 1994

Location: Berlin, Germany

Resident spirit: the hospital was occupied by the Nazis during WWII so there's no shortage of restless souls drawn to Beelitz...

6. Denbigh Asylum

Abandoned in: 1995

Location: North Wales, UK

Resident spirit: Dr. Samuel Hitch was appalled at conditions for asylum patients in England in the 1840s, so opened his own establishment in North Wales. When Most Haunted filmed in the Asylum in 2008, cameras picked up several ghostly presences...

7. St. John's Asylum

Abandoned in: 1990

Location: Lincolnshire, England

Resident spirit: The Victorian doctors conducted treatments that would be considered unethical now, such as heavy doses of electroconvulsion therapy. Locals say the ghosts of angry patients still walk the halls of St. John's...

8. Taunton State Hospital

Abandoned in: 1975

Location: Massachusetts, USA

Resident spirit: Serial killer Jane Toppan was imprisoned in Taunton after being apprehended for poisoning 31 people, who she murdered for sexual thrills. She is famously quoted as saying that she wanted:

to have killed more people — helpless people — than any other man or woman who ever lived...

Sources: Wiki, Native LA Tourist, Web Urbanist, Abandoned By Time


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