Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Woodland Hospital


I thought this story deserved a revisit.  This little hospital in Cullman, Alabama has enough former employees telling stories to fill a book with.  Although I've never seen the hospital,  the rumors  conjour images of hospitals that resemble Arkham Asylum.  My husband has been talking to more nurses that used to work at Woodland Hospital and the plot has thickened.  This small hospital in Cullman, Alabama had always been haunted, but this never sufficiently concerned anyone to make them think of doing anything about it.   So when the hospital was closed, it was still haunted by "Homer" and all the ghosts that had always wandered the halls.  According to several nurses,   in the days leading up to this closure the haunting became more pronounced.   The nurses were some of the last staff left in the hospital.  The patients were gone and the doctors had left.   My sources report that during this time, call bells went off on their own.  Lights turned off and on.  Doors opened and closed and the hospital was filled with the noise of dead.  Ghosts were seen wandering the halls and the voices of these phantoms could be heard in the silence.  Needless to say, the nurses were more than happy to leave after that.

4 comments:

Garden Gnome said...

I don't think I would enjoy a stay in that hospital!

Autumnforest said...

I've always been interested in haunted hospitals. My sister had a stay in Shepherd Pratt and I remember as a kid refusing to go inside it. The place had a feeling that was not just haunted but extremely haunted. My family members who would go in to visit her admitted that they wanted out. The ended up moving her to Taylor Manor which had a completely different feel even though it was also filled with lots of troubled humans. I worked in an ER for several years and I must admit some very strange things happened there. I also grew up in a Civil War hospital so I think they hold a special fascination. Places where people have prolonged trauma and upset seem to just soak it up. Thanks for this post. It was a place I hadn't heard about.

Chase's Moma said...

Can anyone tell me where the original post is about this. I live down the road from here and find it very interesting that it may be haunted!

Anonymous said...

When I was 19 I was admitted to the hospital and the nurse told me someone had just died in the room they put me in. The blood pressure cuff popped out of the basket and scared me half to death. My Mom also worked here and I have heard stories of Homer all my life.