The World’s Most Haunted Hospitals
True Life Paranormal Encounters in Asylums, Hospitals, and Institutions
If hospital walls could talk, what tales would they tell? Hospitals are the nexus point between life and death, the place into which people enter this world, but also exit it. In The World’s Most Haunted Hospitals, paramedic and paranormal investigator Richard Estep recounts some of the most fascinating – and often chilling – stories of hospital hauntings from across the globe, including:
- The ghostly apparitions at an old Utah hospital, now a nursing home, whose appearances are said to predict a patient’s death.
- The terrifying screams and violent phenomena that keep visitors away from an abandoned airbase hospital in the Philippines.
- The ghostly nurse in grey who haunts the corridors of a London hospital, and has frightened generations of doctors and nurses who have encountered her restless spirit.
Join Richard on this fascinating journey around the world, stopping off at a wide spectrum of haunted hospitals and asylums, old and new, and shiver at the personal encounters of doctors, nurses, patients, and others with the strange and inexplicable.
I became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in 2002 and graduated to paramedic several years later. During my thirteen years spent running 911 ambulance calls, I have collected more than a few ghost stories from other healthcare providers. There is an intrinsic connection between medicine and the paranormal, with the vast majority of hospitals and mental health institutions having at least one ghostly tale attached to them. Because it’s so difficult to define what the “World’s Most Haunted” hospitals actually means – the largest number of spirits? The most frequent activity? The longest number of years with paranormal activity reported? – I wanted this book to examine a cross-section of hospital hauntings. Some of the facilities written about are not only still standing but also still taking care of patients, whereas others are ruined husks of their former selves. They all have one thing in common: a fascinating backstory, and ghost stories that will turn your blood to ice.
Chosen charity: The St.Baldrick’s Foundation
My brothers and sisters at the Boulder Rural Fire Department get together each year and shave our heads in order to support this wonderful organization. St. Baldrick’s is all about raising funds to combat the blight of childhood cancer. Many of their shavees are children themselves, showing incredible bravery by proudly losing their hair by choice in order to stand alongside those children who have been given no choice at all in losing theirs. I will donate 10% of my royalties from The World’s Most Haunted Hospitals to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and I would appreciate it from the bottom of my heart if you would join me. By the way, if you happen to be looking for a team to support…try those dashing chaps at Boulder Rural Fire Rescue. Visit them at www.stbaldricks.org.