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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.



Yorktown Memorial Hospital
So, we are investigating Yorktown Memorial Hospital next month and I am sooooo excited!!!  This place has been abandon for years and the best part is that all or most of the furnishings, beds, toys, dishes, and even some instruments used during surgery. 

The Felicia Sisters of the Roman Catholic Church founded Yorktown Hospital in 1950.  The hospitals' motto was "So that more may live longer," though the facility saw more lives lost than saved.  The hospital closed in the late 1980s and was briefly turned into a drug rehabilitation center.  It is estimated that the hospital saw fifty deaths per year, which is a total of about 2,000 during its history.
 While death was a common occurrence, two have garnered special attention-a possible double homicide that took place in the basement.  It is said you can still see the bloodstained wall in the basement.  Can you believe that?  In this day and age that we would ever live blood on the walls of a homicide.  The story goes that a female staff member was involved with two male patients.  One day, she was caught by one of the males, who observed her speaking quietly with the other.  He flew into a rage and stabbed them both to death. It is said that you can still hear the screams and sounds of the attack drifting up through the walls.

And then there is "T.J."  He is said to have allegedly been dropped off on the steps of the hospital by some friends late one night.  No one rang the bell for help.  The nuns found him in the morning, dead of a heroin overdose.  It is said that TJ rings the entry bell outside and raps on the glass.

There have also been reports of people being kicked, punched, slapped by unseen forces inside the building.  Even in the chapel, an malevolent spirit of a nun is said to choke intruders, especially men. This is one of those places you really have to keep your imagination in check.  Inside this place where there are places of complete darkness, and the walls hold such secrets.....you are likely to encounter many spirits and MANY who are NOT happy about your visit.

Another spirit is said to be Dr. Leon Nowiersky.  The Dr. practiced well into his 90's and held the oldest medical license in the state of Texas.  He was notorious for making mistakes including slitting a patient’s throat during a thyroid procedure. Dr. Nowiersky is said to be one of the many spirits that haunt the hospital where he roams the halls around the ER/OR and near the doctor’s lounge.  He is said to enjoy flirting and groping women in his office.

Stacy a little girl around the age of 8 is said to play in the basement hallway, as well as the room she stayed in on the first floor, and in the library on the second floor. One story is that if you contact Stacy in the basement and ask her to roll a ball & play and offer her a story reward, she will play with a ball & then if you go up to the library she will appear as your read a book to her (her favorite is Pokey Little Puppy).
And Doug Richards.  Doug was a heavy equipment Mechanic who, according to evidence gathered by different sources, died in 1973. Many people have claimed to see the apparition of Doug and have described him as a very tall man wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt.  And lastly the nuns.  There are many reports of the spirits of some of the nuns who ran the hospital. One of the biggest reports is that up in the nun’s quarters and in the balcony of the chapel, people (particularly women, but sometimes men as well) with tattoos have been choked or even scratched by the nuns.

I can not WAIT to check this place out.  Zak from Ghost Adventures said this is one of the MOST haunted places he has ever investigated.  If any of you have been there or done an investigation PLEASE write me and let me know about your experience.

That's it for tonight.  Hope you guys are getting your Christmas shopping done, and I hope all the kiddos have been nice and not naughty before Santa comes! :)

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