By now, the name says it all. Linda Vista Hospital in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, is an attraction for paranormal enthusiasts and investigators. It was first built in 1904 and was known at the time as The Santa Fe Coast Lines Hospital for injured railroad workers. It was a state of the art medical facility. Over time, it became the Linda Vista Community Hospital. The hospital was running smoothly until the 1970’s and 80’s when it truly became the hospital of horrors.
Since it’s around the rougher parts of Los Angeles, the hospital attracted patients who were victims of gang shootings, stabbings, and beatings. It is said that that is the reason for the hospitals hauntings. Being in a tour of Linda Vista back in November 2011, there were old patient records lying around everywhere, indicating that the staff just picked up and left. You just had the feeling that this stagnant energy added to the hospitals hauntings. Linda Vista had many lawsuits against it since many deaths occurred there. The doors closed in 1991.
When you go into the boiler room, the energy there just doesn’t feel right. It’s like a draining, demotivated, and depressed feeling. If you look around the room enough, you find out why. There is a box down there that is full of human ashes. What was bizarre is that the hospital attracted many John and Jane Does. The hospital didn’t know what to do with these deceased bodies, so they burned them in the incinerator and forgot about them. It’s believed that this is the main reason for the buildings hauntings. In the afterlife, it’s a disastrous thing to not get closure to your life as a physical being. In March 2012, I was in this part of the hospital with my KII EMF meter. I asked a series of questions not getting any responses. I then asked if the whole box of human ash was the reason for Linda Vista’s hauntings. I then got a spike on my EMF detector. There’s no source of electricity in that area of the boiler room, so that response was a big deal.
Apparently, many surgeries had been improperly done. A guaranteed recipe for angry, sad, and confused spirits. One night, back in the 1980s, a Los Angeles gang member was shot and rushed to Linda Vista. A man by the name of Dr. Edwards was in charge of the surgery. Dr. Edwards had done everything in his power to save this gang members life. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. When Dr. Edwards left the building to go home, he was confronted by the gang in the parking lot and was shot to death.
Not only is Linda Vista a hospital, it’s also a psychiatric ward. Room 323 is the paranormal hot spot of this building. A demonic entity roams around in this room. This entity has been known to growl at and physically abuse people. Paranormal investigators have been scratched on the back when going into room 323. Also, when ghost hunters leave this room, the entity forcefully pushes them out. I was with a group of people in this room trying to get something out of this demonic entity. Of course, demons being the tricksters, it didn’t respond. However, there was a strange green light that was shining on the wall. I thought I was the only one that caught it, but my group caught it as well. Where room 323 is, it was strange to see a green light where we saw it in the room.
The surgical suite on the first floor is supposed to be the most terrifying part of the hospital. It’s also the room where Nick Groff of Ghost Adventures saw the manifestation of a girl. I started an EVP session and had my KII meter on to see if my group and I could capture any evidence of this girl. Nothing was captured on those devices, however there was a lot of noise coming from the room where she showed herself. I asked if there was a little that wanted to communicate. A tapping noise came from the room. I then asked if she was making the tapping noise. Another noise came from the room. I then asked my group to look in the hallway and see if anything was there. They went out into the hallway and saw nothing. I then asked if she was trapped at Linda Vista. Noises were coming from another room. I’m not sure if it was her or other people in my group, but it’s an interesting coincidence how the noise happened after I asked.
The locals that live near Linda Vista say it closed down because patients weren’t being treated properly. The hospital did have an unusually high death rate. It has been over 20 years since the hospital has closed down. However, it’s currently being converted into senior housing by the new owners. Currently, the new owners aren’t allowing any more investigations. Is this a wise idea of the new owners? Wouldn’t a renovated Linda Vista make the hauntings more potent? I think if Linda Vista is going to be renovated, the spirits trapped there need some sort of closure, and that lies in the help of paranormal investigators.