Ghostly Apparations at the Haunted Hospital in Buckinghamshire

Updated on June 20, 2018
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Interviewing local people about their ghostly experiences is something close to Nell's heart after she came face to face with a ghost!

Cliveden Estate home of the Astors from 1893-1968
Cliveden Estate home of the Astors from 1893-1968

Ghostly Goings on in Buckinghamshire

Like all small towns and villages in England, Buckinghamshire has its fair share of ghosts and ghouls. In Marlow, we have the famous Grey Lady, also known as Dame Elizabeth Hoby. I say Marlow, but actually, it's just over the bridge at Bisham which skips to the next county, Berkshire.

One of the spookiest places has to be creepy old Taplow Hospital, or should I say, The Canadian Red Cross Hospital at Cliveden Buckinghamshire.

It was creepy when I had my son there 35 years ago, and when it became derelict it was said to be haunted by many ghosts.

The Canadian Red Cross Hospital was closed in 1985 and was derelict for over 20 years. In 1914 the Astor family built it for injured military personnel and at that time it was called the Duchess of Connaught Hospital.

By the second world war, the name was changed to Canadian Red Cross Memorial. After the war, it became part of the NHS and opened its doors to the general public

Cliveden Canadian Red Cross Hospital belonging to Lady Astor
Cliveden Canadian Red Cross Hospital belonging to Lady Astor

'Like the Mary Celeste'

When the hospital closed, the ghost hunters came. The strange thing about the hospital is that it wasn't cleared out, it was just abandoned. Leaving behind spare parts, medical equipment, and personal medical records.

From 1984 to '88, the hospital was guarded to stop curious eyes and keep treasure seekers out, but after 1988 it was left completely.

For the first explorers of this derelict hospital, the sights must have been pretty spooky, to say the least. The wards, kitchen and the famous Black Laboratories where animal experiments took place, alongside the morgue must have been chilling to see.

Some people whispered that it was like the Mary Celeste. A lot of the ghost hunters would stay there, as the nurses' accommodation was still habitable.

And so the ghostly sightings began to creep out into the public's ears, and stories started to be told of a strange misty type of atmosphere that seemed to swirl and move along the main hospital corridor.

Damon Torsten and The Canadian Red Cross Hospital Taplow
Damon Torsten and The Canadian Red Cross Hospital Taplow
Owen Pellow
Owen Pellow

The First Explorers Get More Than They Bargained For

Eyewitness accounts by musician Damon Torsten and his friend Owen Pellow stated that "There's is a haze that seems to exude an aura as you walk through the corridor. its as though something or someone was telling you to get out."

They go on to say that they saw a lamp post swaying and creaking even though there was no draught in the room and there were other noises they could hear too. The uneasiness was the worse, they said.

Obviously, psychology pops its head up here. We would all feel uneasy in this setting, but some of the sightings and feelings were more difficult to explain.

The two men decided to go back to investigate and found documents concerning details of patients who had died at the hospital. Their batteries began to fail and they decided to leave, but as they walked down a strange side corridor they were suddenly frightened out of their wits!

A loud noise suddenly broke the silence and the bang became a really loud moan. The groaning became louder and got higher and higher until it became an insane screech!

Then they saw something come rushing towards them! The guys just stood there totally frozen, and both said afterward that they could feel complete evil coming towards them. Like millions of bat wings flapping. Suddenly they started running and got out of there as quickly as they could.

Later the entity would start to be called the Flincher.

Walk Through Of The Abandoned Hospital.

The one legged Soldier of ward 13 artists impression
The one legged Soldier of ward 13 artists impression | Source
Canadian Red Cross Hospital Ghostly Corridor
Canadian Red Cross Hospital Ghostly Corridor

Séance in the Chapel

Other ghosts are said to be seen walking, or in the case of the one legged soldier stomping around the hospital, such as Sandra who lived near the hospital.

She claims that one night her family were just looking around the ruins and ended up in the Chapel of the hospital. Thinking that it would be safe there, let's face it, no ghost is going to mess with Jesus, they went in for a séance just for fun! Not the best idea!

She goes on to say that it was the most frightening night of her life. There were five people in the room and one who decided to take photos.

After leaving the room, Sandra heard her mother say, "Quick, take a photo!" At that point the corridor outside went icy cold, the batteries in the camera died and her mother couldn't move! She said something was stopping her!

All of a sudden they all found they couldn't move and started to choke. It took approximately five minutes to move them and the mother out of the way. One of the men had been trying to move her, but it was as though she had turned to stone. She began to be sick and screamed: "Something was trying to choke me!"

By this time the camera had started working again, and when the photo was checked there, on the screen was a big ball of light wrapped around her lower legs.

The séance hadn't been "closed" so they quickly said their words, and as they spoke the air went cold again and Sandra doubled over in pain.

Later, checking the photos they noticed small balls of light, or orbs, surrounding them.

Feeling the touch of death on the neck can give one quite a start!

— Nell Rose
Ghostly and at peace, the remains of hospital life.
Ghostly and at peace, the remains of hospital life.

“Ghosts are just our minds telling us that subconsciously we feel guilty about something we should have done, would have done, but never took the time!”

— Nell Rose

Would You Consider Living Here?

There are many more tales of ghostly happenings at this creepy old Hospital, luckily its now been pulled down and turned into new homes.

But let me ask you a question,

Would you buy a house on top of the ruins where a haunted Hospital stood?

Er, no!

Have you ever gone Ghost Hunting in a haunted house or Hospital?

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Notes:

*Just a small note on counties. Some people believe Cliveden Taplow is in Berkshire, others have placed it in Buckinghamshire. The truth is that it sits on the east bank of the river Thames, which is still Bucks, opposite Maidenhead which is in Berkshire. According to Wikipedia.

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        Frances Gasparotto 

        11 months ago

        Hi Nell - Your story was well researched and very well written! Keep up the great work!

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        Nell Rose 

        2 years ago from England

        Hi Jim, good luck with your new venture, and here's to finding a few ghosts!

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        jim bevan 

        2 years ago

        Where are a new paranormal group Paranormal Research Society of Buckinghamshire. P.R.S.B.

        We was founded in January 2016 our object it is to carry out investigation in to the paranormal and we will also research the venues that we visit and we do it with greatest respect to the owner of the property and if they not happy about some of the stuff we will not use it and we will write a report on what we find

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        lol! me neither JamaGenee! I don't believe in ghosts, but.....just in case! lol!

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        Joanna McKenna 

        3 years ago from Central Oklahoma

        In answer to your question, NO WAY would I buy (or even stay in) a house built atop the grounds of that hospital! I've lived in several haunted residences, but consider myself "lucky" that the ghosts, for the most part, were friendly ones! ;D

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi ladyguitar, its a fascinating place, shame that its now been pulled down, thanks so much for reading, nell

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        stella vadakin 

        3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

        Great hub and so very interesting. We just have to go with it, as we can not explain certain things. I would of loved to see the Cliveden Estate Home, it looks so interesting.

      • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        LOL! why not the haunted hospital Jo? and give me some of that sunshine, its freezing over here! hope your having a great sunny Saturday! :)

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        Joanna Chandler 

        3 years ago from On planet Earth

        Hmmmm all is well with the sunshine & the birds not with the Government and current affairs. But that is their cup of coffee all i want is a raise of pay and to keep my Job.

        Thanks love and same to U see me soon on by your hubs "not the haunted hospital. He he he

      • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hiya Jo! Aw thank you so much! love back at ya, hope all is going well over there in that beautiful Island, have a wonderful weekend!

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        Joanna Chandler 

        3 years ago from On planet Earth

        Good night Melanie darling just dropping in to send some love all the way across the England. I am sort of busy these days trying to get hectic stable lol.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Millionaire Tips, yes I agree with you, what the hell happened about those medical records? amazing! I couldn't stay there either! thanks for reading, nell

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        Shasta Matova 

        3 years ago from USA

        It's a beautiful building. Looked like a castle instead of a hospital, and so sad that it was abandoned. You would think with privacy laws and such those medical records would have been shredded. It would be interesting to snoop around that old building, but I would never be able to spend the night there!

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Deb, no definitely not! lol! I would hate to buy one there, I am not superstitious but living there would give me the chills! thanks so much for reading, nell

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        Deb Hirt 

        3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

        You have truly outdone yourself on this tale. I think that once the hospital is taken down, it will only get worse. Don't invest in the building of those homes.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        lol! thanks Phyllis! that's okay you can snoop! LOL! its just guesswork at the moment about the royal baby, I think its going to be a girl, and I love the names mary and margaret after the queens sister, but we will see. As for more haunted hospitals I will have to do a bit of snooping around! lol! thanks again, nell

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        3 years ago from The Beautiful South

        Oh? OK will do!

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        lol! yes that would shut them up wouldn't it? its been a whisper over here for years, take a look at James Hewitt, they are identical! always said it! lol! and yes he is the best of the two!

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        3 years ago from The Beautiful South

        I hope you win that bet! Wouldn't it be funny though whatever it is if it turned out to look like Harry since some media are hinting he is not Charles's? I think Harry is a doll too; lately more than William!

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        Phyllis Doyle Burns 

        3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

        Okay, Ladies, call me snoopy - but, I had to come see what you were talking about with William and Kate. I absolutely love seeing them or reading about them. Nell and Jackie, I hope the baby is a girl. How lovely she will be. Mary Margaret is a lovely name. Mary Margaret Dianna, maybe?

        I also came back, Nell, to tell you I love researching old abandoned hospitals, especially the ones for the mentally ill. I have done a lot of research on such places. Recently I came across Cane Hill Hospital (Asylum) in the UK. It was built in the late 1800s and closed its doors in 1991, I believe. I hope you check that out, Nell, and write another thrilling story for us. I have a few others here in the states to check into (well ... not as a patient, just an observer ... LOL).

        Cheers!

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        I think they over romanced it, but at least it turned out the way it should, it will be interesting to see what the little child turns out to be! bet I'm right, betcha....LOL!

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        3 years ago from The Beautiful South

        Ah, well it was a great part in the movie so too bad but still they do seem made for each other and I wish them only the best always.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Jackie, was that the film based on their lives? sorry to burst the bubble but most of it was hogwash! LOL! the bit when she or he jumped into the river to swim to the edge of the bank? Nah didn't happen! but yes I love those two, good luck to them and their new babe! thanks again, nell

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        3 years ago from The Beautiful South

        Ah; I so hope she will call it Diana at least for a middle name but perhaps that wouldn't be a good idea for the child. I just watched William and Kate on netflix and so loved it! Wanted to cry all during the end! Guess I am just an old girl still clinging to fairy tales!

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Flourish, yes it was okay back then, maybe a bit tatty looking, but I definitely wouldn't want to visit it with the spooks inside! lol! glad its been pulled down, thanks for reading, nell

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        FlourishAnyway 

        3 years ago from USA

        How very interesting! There is an old dilapidated Civil War era hospital near me that has lots of spooky tales associated with it. i cannot imagine that you had your son there.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Genna, yes that's true, many can be explained but there are always those that keep you scratching your head and saying, what?! lol! thanks as always for reading, nell

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        Genna East 

        3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

        This riveting story gave me goose bumps, Nell. I believe there is something that goes “bump in the night” having had 1 or 2 experiences that I would like to forget. True, most of these can be explained. Nevertheless, there are those that linger which defy explanation. Fascinating and entertaining hub, Nell.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Thanks so much pstraubie, yes they are great to visit but only for a bit! lol! and especially not after dark! have a wonderful evening, and thanks

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        Patricia Scott 

        3 years ago from sunny Florida

        Haunted places always cause tingles to go up and down my spine. But I still visit them and enjoy the thrill of being terrified I suppose. I have never been where I felt an evil presence; I do think if I had that experience that I would not go again.

        Great read, Nell.

        have a lovely rest of whatever part of your day it is..

        Angels and blessings are on the way to you ps

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Jackie, lol! yes and it was ghost stories! I still think Kate will have a girl, in fact I wrote a bubble ages ago, on the day it was said she was pregnant, I had dreamed the night before she was pregnant and totally stunned my friends when it came on tv! LOL! I think she will have a girl, call it mary margaret! we will see.....! LOL! thanks as always, nell

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        3 years ago from The Beautiful South

        Ew I love the picture of the soldier with the crutches! Now that looks real whether it is or not. Great story as always Nell. If you had slumber parties as a kid I bet they were popular if you told stories!

        Sorry about the misinformation on Kate; seems I believed a tale and they are not letting out the sex of the baby. Oh well I was happy for awhile. I saw a picture of her today with the reporter saying she was looking tired and her gray was showing. I never noticed either but I guess the media is believed regardless! I think she looks great.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Thanks Romanian, yes it was a really eerie place, I am glad its been pulled down now, glad you liked it, nell

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Chitrangada, thanks so much yes England has so many old houses and hospitals it's a very spooky place! thank you

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        LOL! yep crazy as heck! have a wonderful day Jo.

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        Joanna Chandler 

        3 years ago from On planet Earth

        U know what i like about you Nell? You're crazy!! and you come with these stories oh my i think its the way you put it over. lol

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        Nicu 

        3 years ago from Oradea, Romania

        That building looks to be a perfect place for ghosts. Great article, and great photos.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 years ago from New Delhi, India

        What an interesting hub! I always love reading your 'haunted' stories, so mysterious and full of thrill and excitement.

        The pictures are so interesting and very well support your story.

        Thanks and voted up!

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi travmaj, amazing that you know Cliveden, I had forgot that you come from my neck of the woods so to speak! lol! yes its always been spooky hasn't it? I would definitely not like to live there, even if its not haunted the atmosphere would be pretty horrible I would think, thanks as always, nell

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        travmaj 

        3 years ago from australia

        This totally intrigues me Nell, I'm into spooky goings on and know Cliveden well. Without doubt this rings true - I can't help thinking about why, how, what happens next. Guess it will be interesting in a few years to see if anyone who buys on the site reports sightings. So goose bumpy. Best to you...

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        That hub sounds interesting! I will have to come and read, yes the hospital was normal when I gave birth there, but it was a bit creepy and old, glad its gone now!

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Jo, lol! sorry to give you nightmares, or feeling spooky! and no I am not going to move there! LOL! thanks for the laugh.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Ann, thanks for reading, yes I know just what you mean, I have been interested in it for years, and some things we never know about, so yes its possible, thanks for reading, nell

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        Ann Carr 

        3 years ago from SW England

        Spooky! I wouldn't even consider such things as seances; I think it's dangerous to meddle in them. I've had some supernatural experiences and why shouldn't ghosts exist? Stories like these are fascinating and give some credence to some sort of supernatural.

        Great hub, Nell, well written.

        Ann

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Thanks Jodah, glad you liked it, I will go and add that, nell

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Lizzy, lol! yep that's what I thought! we lived on a new housing estate many years ago, it was on top of a relocated graveyard, and yes it was pretty spooky! thanks.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Martie, yes that's how I feel, I believe we see ghosts because we want too, purely because it gives us a form of closure on something we should have done for someone when they were still with us. I am glad its now been pulled down, I believe abandoned places bring out the strange in us! lol!

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi suzette, lol! yes its probably my fault I stirred up the ghosts! haha! thanks as always, nell

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        HI Faith, thanks so much for reading, yes it was a pretty strange place before it even closed, why on earth would they live that?

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Thanks Alicia, yes who ever knows whether there really is such a thing? sometimes psychology tends to get involved! lol! thanks for reading, nell

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        lol! thanks robie! yes I tend to be a bit like that, I would probably frighten myself before the ghost got there! thanks for reading, nell

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        Cynthia B Turner 

        3 years ago from Georgia

        Hi Nell, I really loved your hub, videos and all. That's something, to be able to say you gave birth in a haunted hospital! It sounds like a very creepy spot although its beginnings were rooted in very well intentioned actions. Strange how the atmosphere of a place can turn bad. Anyone who visits there should read my hub about surviving a haunted house before they go, especially the part about not going in the first place :-).

        Take care.

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        Joanna Chandler 

        3 years ago from On planet Earth

        I sorry for whoever going there to live, that spot will still be haunted & can't even think of getting a priest to pray because they are more possessed than that building. Faking and making a mockery of God.....deceiving many!

        U know lastnight when i had to get up to pass water you had me feeling spooky i was thinking of the one legged soldier. "Sad sad face" Gross and creepy ,lol

        U can take the apartment Nell its not like you haven't been up in there before, you were once a patient there , he he he!

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        John Hansen 

        3 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Intriguing hub Nell..anything haunted peaks my interest. I agree with DzyMsLizzy that you need another choice in your poll. Voted up.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Yes me too aesta, definitely not on my own! lol! thanks so much for reading, nell

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hiya Case! lol! yes they are pretty spooky at the best of times! thanks!

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        Liz Elias 

        3 years ago from Oakley, CA

        Interesting--you need one more answer available in your poll: "No, but I'd love to have the chance!" LOL

        I don't know about homes on the site; some spirits stay attached to the site, regardless of the original building being long gone. The homeowners may have bought more than they bargained on! ;)

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        lol! thanks DDE! no, me neither! but luckily its closed down and broken up now, I believe houses are there now.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Jo, how amazing! hospitals are full of tragedy and hope, grief and happiness, whether they are ghosts or just etheric images from past trauma's they are amazing, and yes I totally believe something happened to your colleague, the Canadian Red Cross has now closed down and they are building houses there, would I like one? er no! lol! thanks for reading, nell

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        Martie Coetser 

        3 years ago from South Africa

        What an interesting perspective: "Ghosts are just our minds telling us that subconsciously we feel guilty about something we should have done, would have done, but never took the time!”

        I will most certainly not live where ghosts dwell. Yet, it is sad when a building - a structure providing shelter and in the case of a hospital even more - gets abandoned.

        Voted up, very interesting and packed with c-r-e-e-p-y facts :)

        Thank you, Nell!

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        suzettenaples 

        3 years ago

        I love your hubs on ghosts and goblins, Nell. This hospital sure would be creepy to see after closure . I love the histories behind these and the ghosts that haunt them. You won't catch me on a ghost hunt here, but I would love to hear your ghost hunt experiences. How ironic that you gave birth in this hospital when it was open. You should know the ghosts, Nell. LOL! Another great write.

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        Faith Reaper 

        3 years ago from southern USA

        Nell, you always find the most interesting stories to share. That is so strange that all that was left behind, especially medical files! I would not go near that place. When one opens the door, such as in a séance, one is certainly inviting evil to come in, and it will!

        The videos are eerie. My heart goes out to all those who suffered and died there long ago.

        Up ++++ tweeting and pinning

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Thanks so much Phyllis, I am trying to find things that are happening around my area as there aren't that much about, glad you liked it, nell

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        Linda Crampton 

        3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        This is a very interesting and enjoyable read, Nell, just like all your other paranormal hubs. I love reading ghost stories, whether they're true or not. They are certainly thought provoking!

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        lol! Jo! its okay its been knocked down now, but even if its carved out of gold? yep i would! haha! have a great day jo!

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Thanks Frank, I just report it, not sure if I believe it! LOL! but always great to see you, and thanks, nell

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Larry! where ya been! long time no see, and great to see you back! yes the skepticism is still there! lol! have to keep a good balance as we never know what ghosts really are, great to see you!

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Vellur, no it was fine back then, a little eerie but just an old hospital, it was mainly after they left it became so spooky, thanks for reading, nell

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        Roberta Kyle 

        3 years ago from Central New Jersey

        I love ghost stories and yours are just the best, Nell, because they come from personal experience. I would never buy a house built on the site of an abandoned hospital, or an old graveyard or anything like that..... but then I am someone who is totally given to the power of intuition and open minded when it comes to all sorts of alternative reality. I think if I could find an ancient hag who told the future by examining chicken entrails I would go see her.... meanwhile I'll just settle for tea leaves...... amazing how accurate they can be :-) Great hub

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        Mary Norton 

        3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        I would not go there at night but certainly would visit it during the day. However, if with a group I probably would give it a try.

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        CASE1WORKER 

        3 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

        Visited one! I lived in one! very scary when the nurse came around at night!

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        Devika Primić 

        3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        No ways will I go there I voted ''No way! You couldn't drag me there!'' Interesting and useful. You shared helpful images. Voted up.

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        Jo Alexis-Hagues 

        3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

        Nell, your articles are so much fun to read, but only in the daylight hours. :)

        Fascinating place. A few years ago, one of my colleagues went for a nap in an office in the critical care unit where I work. She was awoken to find a figure looking down at her but disappeared when she began to scream. On hearing the commotion, some of the nurses on duty entered the room and found her so frightened and incoherent, it was obvious that something pretty scary had occurred. She's still working on the unit but gives that office a wide berth. Most hospitals have a ghost story, but I'll keep my distance from the Canadian Red Cross Hospital, even in the day time. Brilliant read.

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        Phyllis Doyle Burns 

        3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

        Spooky place. You do so well on these hubs of the paranormal, Nell.

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        Joanna Chandler 

        3 years ago from On planet Earth

        You will never find me there i said NEVER . I am not that curious i won't even look at that place if passing near by. Obviously that place must be haunted with so many people dying there, soldiers Who murdered people etc. The video was spooky, my granny said why are you watching that then tonight you'd be frighten. She has a point.

        I don't want an apartment there even if its carved out of gold? Will you visit there now nell? I mean tour inside.

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        Frank Atanacio 

        3 years ago from Shelton

        i dont really give much stock to things like this .. but the video was indeed creepy.. and maybe deep down my skepticism is challanged.. a very good hub my friend :)

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        Larry Fields 

        3 years ago from Northern California

        Hi Nell,

        Well done, as always! I like the way you balance the available facts with a healthy dollop of skepticism.

        Some day, I may explore additional haunted places (in addition tot the haunted basement I mentioned a couple of years ago). When the spirit moves me. :)

        Sorry for being out of touch for so long. Health issues and a pesky computer problem.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        3 years ago from Dubai

        Very spooky and scary. You are brave, did you know about the spooky ghosts before you went for your delivery? Very interesting but I would not venture out there! Great interesting hub, voted up.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi mary, I do know what you mean, I think the ghosts are in our head or our panic takes over, but sometimes strange things do happen, thanks as always, nell

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Ruby, lol! yes when it was abandoned it was definitely spooky, we drove past a few years ago and it just felt so creepy! thanks as always, nell

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi Billy, thanks so much, and always great to hear from you, nell

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hi bravewarrior, it was pretty spooky even back then! I remember going into labour and being in this old room with the windows open so people walking past could see in! not nice! it had an aura about it even then, just old, and feeling that not nice things had happened there, can't really explain it, thanks as always, nell

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        Mary Hyatt 

        3 years ago from Florida

        This Hub made me have goose bumps, Nell. I looked at the video, and saw an old newspaper (I think) with a headline "Breastfeeding without fear". I enjoyed reading this, but I'm not convinced there are really ghosts.....

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        3 years ago from Southern Illinois

        Wow Nell, I don't think I would go within 50 miles of that hospital. The video was creepy too. I always love your scary stories. Keep ' em coming...

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        Bill Holland 

        3 years ago from Olympia, WA

        I always love your articles. They are always so darned interesting, and this one is no exception. Great read, Nell.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Wow, Nell. You had your son there? Did you have weird feelings? I know the hospital was still standing and operable at the time, but so many people died there. There had to have been spirits left behind.

        This fascinates me but you couldn't pay me to visit the ruins. I'd freeze, just that that one woman did!

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