Notorious Haunted Los Angeles Hospital To Be Turned Into Senior Homes

5500298875_753b7616aaThe Los Angeles Times reports on a recipe for trouble, with ambitious developers packing the elderly into one of Los Angeles’ most haunted grounds:

Historic — and some say haunted — Linda Vista Community Hospital that has been closed for two decades is set to be converted into apartments for low-income seniors in a $40-million makeover. The original hospital opened in 1905. It was razed and rebuilt on the same site in the mid-1920s.

Visitors come across stray medical equipment such as dusty baby incubators and gleaming stainless steel autopsy tables. A corner of the basement holds what appears to be a cluster of jail cells. “People tell me it’s the most haunted place in L.A.,” said Maurice Ramirez, executive vice president of Amcal.

Caretaker Francis Kortekaas acknowledged a couple of incidents he can’t explain. In the dimly lighted underground level housing the operating rooms, Kortekaas said he once saw the water turn on when he approached a sink where doctors scrubbed before surgery. Then the water, which is controlled by a leg-operated lever, turned off. On another occasion, he sensed a small child putting a hand in his — but no one was there. “It felt like my daughter’s hand,” he said.

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  • Mr Willow

    Nothing could possibly go wrong there. . . 

    • I give up on the internet

      It’ll just haunteder and haunteder…

  • SF2K01

    Great, so now it’ll be haunted on both sides of the spiritual plane.

  • Okarin

    ‘i need my glasses, the chairs seems to be floating all over the place’

  • Yllwninja

     ”Kortekaas said he once saw the water turn on when he approached a sink where doctors scrubbed before surgery. Then the water, which is controlled by a leg-operated lever, turned off”
    Perhaps he stepped on the leg operated lever?  Spooooky! :P

  • Anonymous

    Yes, let’s give all the seniors heart attacks.