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April 5, 2018


Why Hospitals Are Haunted

by Jazzi Ryan Ranes

The Haunted Librarian

Hawkinsville State Hospital Hawkinsville State Hospital, Georgia Archives.

Why Hospitals Are Haunted

Ghosts haunt hospitals. Paranormal teams can investigate a lot of shuttered hospitals; however, very few have access to those that are open. Unlike cemeteries where the dead don’t have a strong connection, hospitals across the nation are the perfect locations for residual hauntings.

Prior to 1885, sick people were cared for at home by their family. According to Wendy Cage, author of Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine, early American hospitals “provided lodging for the homeless, the poor, and travelers.” While some cities operated hospitals, a large number were established by religious organizations, specifically Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish organizations. Volunteer chaplains in many of these hospitals visited nearly every patient who died while admitted. Religious beliefs, prayer, and spirituality played a large role in the hospital ministry, even in an unofficial capacity. God and the afterlife may have…

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  1. Apr 15 2018…good article, but is that my picture of Taunton on there…


    • Apr 16 2018

      Well, I reblogged this article so the pic came with the article.


      • Apr 16 2018

        lol…always the way it goes…

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Apr 22 2018

    This is a really good post – I worked in hospitals and was sometimes asked to ‘clear’ rooms or units which had developed negative energy. There are indeed so many traumatic events in hospitals that it would be surprising if they were placed locales… thanks for posting and raising awareness. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Apr 24 2018

      Thank you for your comment. Having worked in hospitals, I imagine there are things you’ve experienced, things you’ve seen or felt…

      Liked by 1 person


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