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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I still communicate with him? I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 37 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one explainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.



Above are pictures of the Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston, Tx  that were taken a several years ago.  This landmark was built in 1924 and often referred to as one of the most haunted buildings in America, was built atop a burial ground for confederate soldiers, slaves and city leaders.  The Jefferson Davis  Hospital sits creepily along the Buffalo Bayou near White Oak Dr.  The building was recently renovated and transformed into the Elder Street Artist Lofts.  The hospital is said to have spirits such as nurses, doctors, and patients that still roam its halls.  Many have gone into this place and have had their own personal experiences such as being watched , seeing shadows, and smelling sterilization solutions in certain areas.

An orb going up to one of the floors.
This is where they burned the bodies of the sick.

             This was a creepy building.

This hospital was built upon a site of about 3,000 graves of civil war and yellow fever victims, from when it was a cemetery in the 1800's.  During some excavation work done in the area, approximately 60 "black earth graves" were uncovered.  The common characteristics of these graves were the orientation of graves East to West(the head), and body was wrapped in a shroud and buried without a coffin.  Because the graves were filled with fresh soil of high organic nature they are called "black earth graves".
I went to the Jefferson Davis Hospital a several  years ago, and I have to tell you...IT IS CREEPY!!!!! A friend of mine took me there, but HE was to afraid to get out of the car and come in with me.  So, I put on my "big girl shoes" and went in alone.  The smell, oh man... the smell of sterilization solution was overwhelming!!!!!  To the point I thought I was going to be physically sick.  That really bothered me, because how could that smell be that STRONG back from the 1800's????  It wasn't in just a couple of places, it smelled that way the whole time I was there.
One of the hallways in the Jefferson.  Notice the floor.  In all the
renovation, the floors still look like the original
floors from when it was a hospital.

See, the hallways aren't the best.
Trying to be brave....and go upstairs.
There are people living here so you have to be respectful of that.  The are signs that say "Residents Only" but.....lets just say....I must not have seen that sign until I had left. lol ssshhhhh  Almost instantly I felt very sad....a couple of times almost to the point of crying.  As I snapped a few pictures in the entry way it was deadly quite.  I walked up and down the hallway taking pictures, and it looks just like you would think it would.....long hallways with doors on both sides just like in a hospital.  You could absolutely feel what it was like a long time ago when it was a hospital...the sadness...the concern.   The residents have the doors decorated in their own styles with bright colors and different decorations, but that didn't matter,  I had the feeling of sadness....GREAT SADNESS!!!  I decided to be really brave and go up stairs.  The were very narrow and creepy.  I have to say that after all my years of going to "haunted places and graveyards" this place really made me uncomfortable. I walked all the way to the top floor on the stairs taking pictures.  I didn't stay long because to be honest I didn't like being alone in there.
This place just has the total "Creep factor" if you ask me.  Even seeing it in the daytime, it looks eerie.  And I can't tell you why....and I have not read anything about this.....BUT I get the feeling that even though this was a hospital where people are suppose to be helping people.....I felt like something was just wrong............like I'm not sure that the patients were treated the way they should have been.  Again.....just me.
So, if your ever in the Houston area, take a drive by this place, it is at the very end of a creepy little road as well.


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