You Can Now Tour A Creepy Abandoned Hospital Named One Of UK's Most Haunted Sites In Time For Halloween
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If you're still on the look out for something spooky to do this Halloween, you may be in luck. You can tour one of the UK's most 'haunted' sites if you're brave enough.
Reports of paranormal activity, distant voices and shadowing figures are just some of the reasons why the derelict Newsham Park Hospital in Liverpool is so scary... and a perfect location for brave ghost hunters.
The Liverpool Echo reports that the hospital has been named on of the top 100 haunted places in the UK for 2020. The Grade II listed building was once a medical hospital and a psychiatric ward and nursing home before it closed in 1997. The venue dates back to the Victorian era.
The institution was opened in 1874 as an orphanage for the education and support of the orphans of British seamen and by 1899 there were 321 children housed there.
Conditions were very challenging. Haunted Happenings, the company that organises the ghost tour, says siblings were segregated and reported that one former resident said "they weren't fussy how they punished you."
The First World War brought more residents to the Orphanage and by 1918 almost one thousand orphans were being housed here. The Orphanage eventually closed in 1951 and became Newsham Park hospital which remained in operation until 1988 when it closed down completely, beginning the demise of this spooky building which is now used for many paranormal investigations by Haunted Happenings.
Keen ghost hunters and lovers of all things terrifying can spend a spine-chilling night treading through the abandoned halls, listening for signs of the afterlife.
The abandoned Hospital has a massive array of spooky rooms, corridors and basements, including a School House, hospital wards, nurses accommodation, Bell Tower, Chapel and Mortuary for visitors to explore during the overnight tour.
There are mortuary fridges which serve as a reminder of the lives that have passed through the abandoned hospital, giving this location a unique and frightening atmosphere.
There are several ghost hunts taking place at Newsham Park Hospital in the coming months, though you'll have to be fast as they sell out quickly.
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