Have you ever heard of a place called Linda Vista Hospital? Probably not, but if you enjoy horror movies you’ve likely seen this hospital dozens of times without realizing it, as it became a popular filming location after closing. This hospital was established in Santa Fe California during 1924, once a top of the line hospital complete with gardens, fancy architecture, and quality personnel. However, this didn’t last forever. The old wealthy neighborhoods surrounding Linda Vista grew poorer over the decades. Funding was cut as employees struggled to treat victims of gang violence, resulting in a high mortality rate until the facility was ultimately shut down in the early 90’s.
As the once loved hospital went into a state of squalor, it quickly gained a reputation for being haunted and horrifying. The hospital was never cleared or cleaned, as the abundance of dangerous chemicals used in the building process means the whole building has to be scrapped. Archaic hospital equipment is still strewn around, haunting graffiti paints the halls, dirt accumulates along the walls, and small rodents now make their homes here. While you may or may not believe in ghosts, this place does look terrifying. But what about the many claims of paranormal apparitions? If they were real, a hospital seems like a prime place to find any. People who have taken tours of the hospital make all sorts of claims, ranging from unexplained noises, disembodied voices, and moving objects. Some more extreme cases saying a ghost “attacked” them by pushing or scratching them.
While most methods of “finding” this paranormal activity displayed on ghost hunting shows usually proves to be electronic quackery, it’s hard to deny how a creepy atmosphere can play with your imagination. It’s a tough call figuring out what noises are coming from some mysterious section of hospital, or inside your scared skull. But it seems whatever went on at Linda Vista will remain unknown as the area was, oddly enough, converted into a senior citizen housing complex just recently.