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Ghost Adventures Review- Linda Vista Hospital

Updated on January 15, 2013
The GAC at Linda Vista.
The GAC at Linda Vista. | Source
Zak Bagans looking over the history of Linda Vista.
Zak Bagans looking over the history of Linda Vista. | Source
Nick right before he saw the apparition of the little girl.
Nick right before he saw the apparition of the little girl. | Source
EVP of the little girl is captured here.
EVP of the little girl is captured here. | Source

Linda Vista Community Hospital

Linda Vista Community Hospital, one of the most active paranormal hot spots in the Los Angeles area, is truly terrifying. Because I live near the area, I’ve been curious about it. It has been said that victims of gang shootings, stabbings, and beatings are responsible for the building’s hauntings. It also happens to be the site of Ghost Adventures Crew’s (GAC) first paranormal investigation at a hospital. Zak Bagans, the lead investigator of GAC, calls it “The hospital of horrors.” As you’re watching GAC take a tour of Linda Vista, you see old patient records lying around along with old hospital machines, adding to the cluttered and stagnant energy of the building. It’s obvious that the workers just left the building as it was. Many people died in the hospital as it closed down. It’s creepy enough watching it; how would it feel inside?

Linda Vista has had numerous lawsuits against it because so many deaths had occurred there. While Bagans was interviewing Syd Schultz III, a paranormal expert, he stated “simple operations had been done improperly.” Anything done improperly is a recipe for disaster and chances are there hasn’t been closure to it. This can lead to guaranteed negative residual energy. As Bagans and Schultz were walking to the boiler/incinerator room, they came across incubators and cages that looked terrifying and gave the hospital an even more horrific atmosphere. In the incinerator room, there is a box of human ashes. Bagans at the time did not know this and put his hand in the ashes. The hospital oddly attracted a lot of John and Jane Does. Not knowing what to do with unidentified deceased victims, they incinerated their bodies and left them down there--an improper way for disposing of the dead. I feel like this could be at the core of Linda Vista’s hauntings.

The entrance to the surgical suite is said to be the most frightening part of the hospital. Investigators from LA Paranormal have reported to hear a little girl humming, black figures appearing in front of them, and doors swinging by themselves in this part of the hospital. As GAC was interviewing LA Paranormal, they were having audio problems during their interview. These audio problems turned out to be the little girl humming, attempting to communicate with them. Amazingly, they did an EVP session on the spot, and captured the girl humming.

Other activity includes a shadow on the 1st floor hallway, that has a zombie like appearance, the sound of gurneys going down the hallway when no one’s there, and a shadow lurking around the exit as you’re approaching it. The old morgue has also gotten activity. Syd Schultz III got touched on the shoulder in there while doing an EVP session.

Linda Vista couldn’t get any worse than it already is, right? Wrong. Take a secret underground tunnel at the bottom of Linda Vista and you’ll be led to the mental hospital. This part of Linda Vista is said to be more active than the actual hospital itself. Room 323 in particular has had a history of physically abusing the living. People have reported being pushed out of the room and being scratched on the back.

GAC chose to start their investigation in the mental hospital, taking the short but spooky underground tunnel that connected to the original hospital. They decided to split up. This way spirits wouldn’t be as intimidated approaching one of them. They immediately got activity of unexplained bangs. Nick Groff, co-founder of GAC, captured an EVP asking if there was a little girl in the building and if someone had responded to his question. A voice said “maybe.” Shortly after that, Bagans heard a girl humming down the hallway from where he was. GAC decided to re-group and go into the room where Bagans had heard the hum. He replied saying “We’re not here to frighten you okay?” He got a response saying “Stop it!” He then said “It sounded like you were singing.” They got response saying Nick’s name and an unexplained whisper.

They finally made their way to room 323, where people have been physically abused. They called out the entity who had harmed a woman who they interviewed earlier. Her back had been clawed by the entity. Cameraman, Aaron Goodwin was then left by himself, and he asked “Did you get a kick out of that?” He then got a disturbing response saying “Ready or not, here I come.” This sounded as if Aaron was going to get scratched next. Fortunately for him, he didn’t.

The GAC crew was done with the mental ward and made it back to the main building. While they were gone, they set up 2 static night vision cameras on the 1st floor hallway. They got an amazing piece of visual evidence of white mist going down the hallway. If I had to guess what it was, I would say that it was a women in a nurse’s outfit who worked there, walking down the hallway. As soon as they made it back to the main building, activity fired up with unexplained sounds and bangs. Groff got an amazing EVP which he thought was a growl. After listening to it, it sounded like a sick patient breathing through an oxygen mask. After this, Bagans demanded that an entity touch one of them. Aaron got quite the scare when something jumped behind him. He ran away from it, and they reviewed the digital recorder. Something had screamed, and there was also an unexplained noise. After this, they decided they had had enough of the hallway and went to the surgical suite where the little girl is.

As soon as they got to the surgical suite, they heard her voice again along with what sounded like someone breathing through an oxygen mask. Groff asked if she could do it again. He got much more than that. He got the scare of his life when the girl appeared in front of his camera looking very angry. Groff immediately ran out of the room. After taking a moment to re-group, they wanted to get in touch with the girl again. They used a piece of equipment to communicate with the girl. Bagans asked if they had just seen her. She responded saying “Yeah you did.” He then asked “What are you trying to tell us?” Then she said “Leave.” They left, but left a static night vision camera to see if they could capture anything else. A patient screamed out “Don’t leave me!” Their investigation was then over.

In response to the little girl and the patient screaming “Don’t Leave me!”, I get the feeling that the girl may be a demon. I’ve explained this episode to people and a couple of people have said that the girl is possibly a demon because she appeared angry. I get the feeling that the patient screaming was saying that because he didn’t want to be left alone with the little girl. This to me makes sense. It also makes you wonder what the little girl could’ve done to the patient. I think it’s safe to say that a visit to Linda Vista Community Hospital is guaranteed to give you quite the scare.

Do you think Linda Vista Community Hospital is haunted?

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    • SoundNFury profile image

      Michael Valencia 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Another great haunted places hub! I have actually been inside Linda Vista. It was about 2004 or 2005 and I was working as an audio guy for *ahem* a film production that was adult in nature. I can't remember the title of the production now, but it was for Wicked Pictures. And yes, this place is indeed creepy!! I felt really lucky to have been able to visit it during a gig, as I had never heard of it before. Thanks for another great article and keep 'em coming!

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      Greensmith8979 5 years ago

      I'm happy to be your first visitor,The Linda Vista Hospital was first established in 1904 as the Santa Fe Coastlines Hospital.

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      goody7 5 years ago from over there under the sycamore tree

      I'm happy to be your first visitor, and this was a very interesting hub which I voted up. I find this topic to be totally fascinating, and I put a link from your hub to my own ghostly hub. This should help increase the traffic to your hub. If you don't like the link, then just let me know & I'll remove it for you. Keep on hubbing.