The infamous “Haunted hospital” in Los Angeles will soon be getting a facelift. The 107 year old Linda Vista Community Hospital has been the focus of a rash of recent paranormal investigations.
After the hospital closed its doors nearly 25 years ago, urban legends and paranormal rumors have become synonymous with the building. A new proposal was put in place to pump nearly $40 million into the old building and renovate it for a senior living community.
Would you want your grandma living in an abandoned hospital so well known for its creepy atmosphere and alleged hauntings that it has been used in various Hollywood productions by folks like Rob Zombie and the makers of the horror film “Se7en”?
The L.A. Times says the 107-year-old Linda Vista Community Hospital may soon earn a new reputation once a proposed $40 million conversion is complete, transforming the abandoned building into a senior living home.
“People tell me it’s the most haunted place in L.A.,” said Maurice Ramirez, executive vice president of Amcal Multi-Housing Inc., the affordable housing group heading the hospital’s conversion. “Because it’s been empty for maybe 25 years or so, it becomes the subject of a little urban folklore about ghosts and things.”
The hospital’s caretaker Francis Kortekaas says he has experienced a few unusual moments over the years since Linda Vista closed shop in 1991, including when a sink seemed to turn itself on and off in front of his eyes, and when he felt a child’s hand reach out for his own, even though he was alone at the time.
“It felt like my daughter’s hand,” he told the paper.
Not that I believe that the building harbors ghosts or anything, but I do find it interesting to see what kinds of stories will begin to trickle out of the hospital as more patients and employees start moving in.2 comments