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Haunted Destinations: Yorktown Memorial Hospital (Yorktown, Texas)

Calling all supernatural and paranormal enthusiasts! If you're looking for a ghostly encounter, look no further than the eerie halls of Yorktown Memorial Hospital. This abandoned hospital, located about 80 miles southeast of San Antonio, has gained quite the reputation as one of the most haunted places in Texas. In fact, it was even named the most haunted place on Earth by The Sun, a UK-based publisher.



Let's dive into the chilling history of this infamous location. Yorktown was established when the Old Indianola Trail connected the Texas Gulf Coast seaport of Indianola with New Braunfels. Nowadays, Yorktown is a peaceful community known for its high school football and strong religious presence. However, within its borders lies the abandoned Yorktown Memorial Hospital, which is anything but peaceful.

Built in 1951 by the Felician Sisters of the Roman Catholic Church, this hospital served its community faithfully until 1986, when it transitioned into a drug rehabilitation center. Sadly, it was decommissioned in 1992 and has since fallen into a state of decay. The hospital's long, narrow corridors, sickly green walls, and hauntingly untouched patient rooms are enough to send shivers down your spine. It's as if time stood still, and everyone just vanished.


But what makes this hospital truly terrifying are the countless reports of paranormal activity that have emerged over the years. Visitors and paranormal investigators have encountered a plethora of spine-chilling phenomena within these haunted halls.

  • Some claim to have witnessed the ghosts of patients who met their untimely demise due to neglect or surgical errors.
  • The ghost of a surgeon, often blamed for these mistakes, is also said to roam the premises.
  • Disembodied voices, creaking wheelchairs, and even talking dolls have been reported by those brave enough to explore the hospital's dark corridors.
  • Others have encountered large black apparitions and a fearsome black specter with red eyes that haunts the chapel, growling at the recitation of Bible verses.
  • One particularly chilling account comes from a caretaker who claims to have seen the ghost of a young man with a bullet wound in his head peering out from behind the locked front doors.
  • The spirits of nuns residing on the second floor have been known to push and scratch at men with tattoos.
  • During tours, one caretaker has also experienced oppressive weight, cold spots, and eerie touches.
  • Footsteps and faint moaning sounds have been heard, adding to the eerie ambiance.

Even the building itself seems to be alive with paranormal energy.

  • A previous caretaker noticed that everything felt calm when the lights were on at the nurses' station, and he appeared to be alone. However, when he turned off the lights, he saw numerous individuals walking around, some appearing as regular guests while others resembled patients needing medical care.
  • Additionally, there is a closed-off staircase in the front of the building, and every evening, a tapping or rapping sound can be heard on the glass pane of its door.

Tour/Yorktown Memorial Hospital Information

While trespassing on private property is strictly prohibited, exploring the haunted Yorktown Memorial Hospital through guided paranormal tours is possible. The building is also available for use in films, adding an extra layer of authenticity to any supernatural production. More information is provided here: Facebook Page. 

Paranormal Investigations

If you're a fan of paranormal investigations, you may be familiar with the Travel Channel's Ghost Hunters. They are among the credentialed paranormal investigation teams that have explored the chilling depths of Yorktown Memorial Hospital. Their investigations and findings add further credibility to the haunting stories surrounding this notorious location.

So, if you're seeking an encounter with the supernatural, Yorktown Memorial Hospital should be at the top of your list. Just remember to respect the property boundaries and embark on your paranormal journey with caution. Happy ghost hunting!


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