Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Creepy, Scary Halloween Post #1

The Old Jefferson Davis Hospital

Built in 1924 and abandoned in 1938, this structure has been known as one of the most haunted places in America. The building was erected atop the neglected 1840 Houston City Cemetery, which contained among the remains, Yellow Fever victims and Civil War soldiers. After it was deemed insufficient to suit the city’s medical needs, it served to house other services, including a juvenile detention center and then a psychiatric hospital.

For almost 20 years it stood empty, which led to a ghost hunters paradise with tales of shadowy figures, floating orbs and sounds of shuffling footsteps.

If my picture doesn’t capture this description, it is because in 2005 the building was refurbished and marketed as artist’s lofts.

I wonder how scary the prices are?

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