The Haunted Hospital: Fact or Fiction
By Noah (AKA Jolly Pumpkin)
Creator and webmaster
We’ve all heard the story from someone or the other about a haunted hospital where if you can make it through all the floors you get your money back. And what do you know, no one has ever made it all the way through to tell.
Every time I hear about The Haunted Hospital, I get excited like I did when I was a little kid. What if it really existed and the people who visited never came back alive, who knows?
There is supposed to be a huge 5 story abandoned haunted house in Ohio or somewhere in the US. The admission was about $25.00, but you would get $5.00 back with each floor you survived. Some of the highlights were live animals, insects, secret doors and even drop floors.
This tale has been heard all over the country from Ohio to Texas.
Even in 2003 WEBN had a phony broadcast supposedly from the haunted hospital, but when people called in for directions, they wouldn’t give an exact location. Well, obviously it was a hoax and many people tried searching for it. Later they played the phone calls of people calling in asking about it and boy were they pissed.
Is the story of the haunted hospital based on fact? I’d love to say yes, but as of now I’d say no. But who am I to say it never existed? I’m just another person who’s heard the story time and time again wondering if it really does exist. You’ll have to figure this one out for yourself.
Some haunted houses are even trying to profit off the legend by calling their haunt “The Haunted Hospital”, but we all know the truth or do we?
The only exception to the rule is Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville Kentucky. Click here to read an article about this real life haunted hospital. WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM!