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Ghostly Apparations at the Haunted Hospital in Buckinghamshire

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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 English small towns and villages, Buckinghamshire has its fair share of ghosts and ghouls. In Marlow (specifically over the bridge at Bisham), we have the famous Grey Lady, also known as Dame Elizabeth Hoby.

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; 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. Spare parts, medical equipment, and personal medical records were left behind.

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' accommodations were 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. It's 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 worst, 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 be called the Flincher.

Walk-Through of the Abandoned Hospital

The one-legged soldier of ward 13 (artist's impression)

The one-legged soldier of ward 13 (artist's impression)

Ghostly corridor

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 it's 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?

Um, no!


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.

© 2015 Nell Rose


Nell Rose (author) from England on January 31, 2019:

Hi Angeline, that is amazing! I tried to look up the slab but can't think how to describe it in google. From the article you can see its haunted, but that would probably scare me too! and yes, when my son was born it was warm and sunny, but if it was dark at the time I think it would have definitely spooked me out!

Thanks again, and come back if you want too, thanks, Nell

Angeline wicks on January 30, 2019:

Hi Nell.Thank you so much for your reply and the information. I mist you just by 3 months then. Still amazing that we gave birth there in the same year! This year 40 years ago which is very long but did it not go quickly!

You have had quiet an unusual experience though of midwives playing cards etc etc, and that woman calling her baby Elvis.. that’s helerious. Things certainly had calmed down several months later as nothing like that happened. I am so grateful for you telling me that the ward was long and wide as I remember the same and it feels lovely to know that you have the same memories. I can not remember eating there ever one meal which is very strange if your young and somewhere for nearly a week!

Now something else, I was curious to know were the hospital etc was so on New Year’s Eve me and my partner went there in the afternoon. We had to ask twice and were directed there as the new places build on the plot have flat roofs and we could see it from the road. I had no recollection at all . We parked the car and walked around. The space the buildings are build upon is in an large oblong! I can not even remember a hospital and how it looked! I don’t know about you but I can only remember the ward, corridors and labour ward . But anyway we came across a large slab in the middle of the residential area. It said about the CRMH etc ( you probably seen it on line) It was 4 pm and grey skies. We took 3 pictures of it and a few others. Later when I saw them 1 picture of the slab had a big horizontal lighting beam through it and the other two a big black shadow of a face easily identifiable when looking at different angles. I was shocked and scared for several nights even days. I showed this to my son and he asked the image to be send to his phone

He enlarged the pixels from the image and he said it was even worse as the picture of an evil monster face showing his teeth and mouth was now visible. They were not scared but I was. I can not work this out! Does this mean there was something right in front of us that only the camera could show? I have honestly never had anything happen like this before. But I now believe that something is in this area which is still there even though the hospital is not. I thought I just wanted to share this with you! So glad I did not know all this when I was there giving birth to my daughter!


Nell Rose (author) from England on January 26, 2019:

Hi again Angeline. No sorry my son was born in July, lol! the ward was a long wide ward. When my son was born it was boiling hot weather, and I remember distinctly a brass band out in the grounds playing, I think, for a fete! I can't really remember much more to be honest, apart from the fact that the nurses were changed at night because instead of looking after the babies in the baby ward just outside the main ward, they played cards, laughed loudly and got into trouble! we all marched out and took our children and put them next to our beds. we then got new nurses! Wow, I had forgotten that!

Angeline Wicks on January 24, 2019:

Hi Nell. That is so nice too hear that you had your baby son also in 1979! My baby was born on the 25.10.79 It would be such a coincidence if it was in the same month! I am trying to remember how the ward looked , I think it was quite big and my bed was kind of on the right from when you came in the ward.The nursery were the babies were was in a portacabin I think through the door and left. Is this what you can remember? We’re was the grand hall though? Where was the dining room? I have no recollection! Thank you ever so much for replying, I love that! Angeline

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 29, 2018:

Hi Angeline, I was there in 79 having my son too! maybe we were there at the same time! yes it was so darn creepy back then. But there was one funny thing. there was a woman who had a baby named Elvis! I can remember the startled looks on the nurses faces! thanks so much for reading.

Angeline on December 29, 2018:

I also gave birth there to my daughter Melissa in 1979 as a Dutch girl that only just arrived in England and my English was not good. My husband left me there in a hospital I never had been before and Taplow were it was neither. Can you imagine this baby was going to be induced in a place that I didn’t know! I was so scared as it was so creepy. I never knew it was haunted then but last night I couldn’t sleep. It brought back memories of one of the weirdest nightmares I ever had after the birth. You had to stay there 6 days after the birth. I couldn’t wait to get out. No good memories there , all worry. One afternoon I found myself wandering in the corridors. I normally have an extremely good memory but I tried and tried to remember were i was going or what I wanted to to. Maybe I was looking for the way out! Suddenly a midwife appeared and ASKED what are you doing?? Go back in your bed you are not allowed out! Can you imagine nowadays they encourage you not to stay in bed but to walk! I remember looking up at the ceiling in the corridor. All these pipes , lots of them were showing so so eery. I remember a lady came to visit to take pictures from the babies in the ward. It was a breath of fresh air. She also was Dutch.

Anyway I had a look at the records at the Canadian cross hospital in one of the clips. September 1979 a month before I gave birth with an epidural, so strange. I remember after the birth the staff was saying they would take me to the ward together with all the other mothers but instead the took me to a room which was little and old. I remember asking things and trying to talk but they just didn’t pay attention and hardly answered.... very scary place I was awake and terrified the whole night .

Frances Gasparotto on September 13, 2017:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on February 25, 2016:

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

jim bevan on February 25, 2016:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 29, 2015:

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

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on June 29, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 25, 2015:

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

stella vadakin from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619 on June 25, 2015:

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 (author) from England on February 07, 2015:

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! :)

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on February 06, 2015:

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 (author) from England on February 06, 2015:

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!

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on February 06, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on February 06, 2015:

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

Shasta Matova from USA on February 06, 2015:

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!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 31, 2015:

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

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on January 31, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 26, 2015:

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

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 25, 2015:

Oh? OK will do!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 25, 2015:

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!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 25, 2015:

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!

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on January 25, 2015:

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).


Nell Rose (author) from England on January 25, 2015:

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!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 25, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 25, 2015:

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

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 24, 2015:

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!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 22, 2015:

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

FlourishAnyway from USA on January 21, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 20, 2015:

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

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on January 20, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 19, 2015:

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

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on January 19, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 19, 2015:

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

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 19, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 19, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 19, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 19, 2015:

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

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on January 19, 2015:

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

Nicu from Oradea, Romania on January 19, 2015:

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

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 19, 2015:

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!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

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

travmaj from australia on January 18, 2015:

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...

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

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!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

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

Ann Carr from SW England on January 18, 2015:

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.


Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

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!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

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?

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 18, 2015:

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

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on January 18, 2015:

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.

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on January 18, 2015:

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!

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on January 18, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 17, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 17, 2015:

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

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on January 17, 2015:

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! ;)

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 17, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 17, 2015:

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

Martie Coetser from South Africa on January 17, 2015:

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!

suzettenaples on January 17, 2015:

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.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on January 17, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 17, 2015:

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

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 17, 2015:

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!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 17, 2015:

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!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 17, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 17, 2015:

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!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 17, 2015:

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

Roberta Kyle from Central New Jersey on January 17, 2015:

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

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on January 17, 2015:

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.

CASE1WORKER from UNITED KINGDOM on January 17, 2015:

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

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 17, 2015:

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.

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on January 17, 2015:

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.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on January 17, 2015:

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

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on January 17, 2015:

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.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on January 17, 2015:

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 :)

Larry Fields from Northern California on January 16, 2015:

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.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 16, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 16, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 16, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 16, 2015:

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

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 16, 2015:

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

Mary Hyatt from Florida on January 16, 2015:

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.....

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 16, 2015:

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...

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 16, 2015:

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

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on January 16, 2015:

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!