Event Start Time: 9pm
Event Finish Time: 11am (The Following Day)
#1 Most Haunted and Harrowing Location in Tennessee. - As featured on Ghost Adventures, Ghost Asylum, Paranormal Challenge, and Paranormal Witness!
This is a sleepover event, and you are permitted to sleep anywhere within this hospital. Many guests choose a private ward room, whilst others sleep in one of the base rooms. There is electricity here, and the main base areas have heat. You are required to bring an air mattress / cot, and sleeping bag.
The #haunted Old South Pittsburg Hospital is a very haunted and harrowing location. Old South Pittsburg Hospital has a dark and checkered history, but no amount of research on the locations dark past will prepare you for what lies within the walls and who walks the very dark corridors.
This location is haunted, It is eerie! It's dark! And it's bloody terrifying!
There have been numerous reported sightings of the 7' tall man on the 3rd floor at this location, and many guests have been fortunate enough to capture "it" on camera, however, this is no man!
If you're brave enough to wonder the wards during free time you will come across many former patients who just simply want to talk, others will touch you, and many will just appear and then disappear into their rooms.
The Haunted stories here are true, so many guests that enter this hospital become so overwhelmed with the upset that was endured by so many former patients that once lived and died here, that many have to leave!
You will enter via the "Morgue" area and once you step one foot across the threshold you will soon understand and feel the energy that still lives on at Old South Pittsburg Hospital.
Wherever you venture off to at Old South Pittsburg Hospital, you are never alone.
In order to truly appreciate the paranormal activity associated with this haunted hospital, it is first important to learn a little information pertaining to the history of the land where the facility currently stands. Two of the most distinctive geological characteristics about the property is that there is a natural based spring that runs underneath the hospital and runs into a still existent well from a former plantation. It also flows directly into the Northwest region of the Tennessee River. This natural spring has historically attracted people to this area. The second is that the hospital today sits on solid Limestone. It is believed that the natural spring works in conjunction with the Limestone like a "battery" that gives the spirits the energy to manifest and interact with investigators.
In its earliest days, the City of South Pittsburg was referred to as “Pittsburg Landing”. During the Civil War a ferry landing located approximately one-eighth of a mile from the hospital’s grounds transported soldiers from the North and the South into the region so that they could make their way to the popular battlefield known as the “Chickamauga”. It is also where the battle of Shiloh occurred which has been called one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
South Pittsburg Hospital opened its doors in 1959 and quietly closed in 1998 sending patients to a larger facility in Jasper, TN. The hospital has 3 floors and many wings. Prior to and during its operation, many have referred to its very dark and disturbing history as the reason that so many spirits still walk through the corridors looking for someone or something from the past. Many of these lost souls are intelligent spirits and will interact with visitors often.
Throughout the history of the hospital, there have been multiple reports of various types of paranormal activity. Many believe that the hauntings could be a direct result of the tragic past related to the land where the hospital was erected. Others believe the activity stems from the injuries, illnesses, and deaths that occurred while the Old South Pittsburg Hospital serviced the community. Regardless of the source of the paranormal activity, one thing is certain, this hospital is considered to be one of the most haunted locations in Tennessee.
Many paranormal investigators have conducted overnight ghost hunting tours and have acquired evidence that indicates that something unusual is occurring in and around the structure. This evidence along with personal experiences of locals, nurses, doctors, former employees, and patients--all point to the fact that this haunted hospital has many stories it wants to share. The following highlights some of the stories surrounding the Old South Pittsburg Hospital:
The following highlights some of the stories surrounding the Old South Pittsburg Hospital:
- Early in the 1920’s the plantation that sat on this property was tragically burned to the ground. During the chaos of that night, 7 children lost their lives. This may explain the presence of multiple children encountered at this site.
- Employees that worked at this hospital when it was in full operation share stories of many unusual events that occurred during their shifts. It was not at all uncommon for these employees to witness inanimate objects such as medicine carts, hospital beds, and wheelchairs seemingly move on their own. Individuals on overnight ghost hunting adventures have also observed this phenomenon.
- Nurses once employed by the Old South Pittsburg Hospital claim that they have observed dark shadow figures in the corridors and rooms of the structure late at night when patients shouldn’t be roaming the halls. Many of these visions were enhanced by the presence of disembodied voices. Many felt that these figures were intruders that meant harm against the hospital or patients. However, upon investigation by hospital security, it was discovered that there was no living presence in the regions where the shadows were observed.
- On the third floor of this haunted hospital, many have reported the fact they have seen a shadow figure of a man approximately seven feet in height. It is common that these sightings are accompanied by the spirit telling the witnesses to get out and/or leave the premises. Other spirits that seem to be intelligent hauntings have communicated that the presence on the third floor does not want them to associate with the living. By participating in overnight ghost hunting, you too may be able to experience this presence. Many that have experienced this presence agree this is one of the main reasons they consider it to be one of the most haunted places in Tennessee.
- One of the most popular is a toddler that appears to be either two to three years of age that is active and seems to enjoy playing or urging the living to play with him. Many individuals have stated that he requests to be held. He is fondly referred to as “Buddy”.
- An apparition of an elderly woman is often observed. Many also claim that they have heard a female nurse on this floor as well walking and talking to someone that we can’t see. And last but definitely not least….. There is a large shadow figure that lurks around the corners, has been captured on film during the daytime hours, and has been caught many times on EVPs telling you to “get out!”
- Many doors open and close when requested to do so.
- There are 2 elderly ladies that were in the Detox/Psych evaluation wing during the 1980’s. One is a sweet and gentle lady. Her name is Nellie. She is particularly fond of younger males. When she was a patient, only the younger orderlies could get her to cooperate with the nurses and doctors that provided her care. The other less social woman is Irene. She is of a more salty nature and asks people to leave the room. She has been recorded saying swear words to investigators. She does not welcome investigators and would prefer to be left alone.
- There is a female spirit that apparently is in the basement region of the Old South Pittsburg Hospital that many appropriately refer to as the “Naughty Nurse”. This female seems to touch individuals in places that are deemed private and also whispers sweet nothings in the ears of those that visit the basement.
- In addition to this female, a spirit that looks as though he was a doctor in life has been spotted. Some have experienced a protective soul that was a janitor named James who died in the 1960’s. He was from Louisiana and of Cajun descent. James is often heard pacing or whistling. Last but not least, a child may be seen or heard in the basement region of the haunted hospital as well.
The second floor is the largest in the building. Back in the day, it housed everything from an Emergency room, old nursery, general admission, the geriatric unit, and the morgue. It is a very active floor, and many photos and videos have captured a shadow person emerging from the walls, walking down the hallways, and lurking around corners. There has been reports of a child playing hide and seek, and calling out. This child is believed to be a young girl that died of a head injury and has been captured on a Thermal Flir behind a water cooler. She seems to be very playful in nature, likes to play tricks on people and is not aware she has passed.
Sounds of moving furniture, banging, dogs barking, claws running across the floor and a woman screaming--these have all been experienced on this floor. These are noises that you are able to hear with your own ears but have been confirmed through EVP’s. There are 2 Nurses that actually died in the hospital from heart attacks and are believed to still be tending to patients.
Your ghost hunt at Old South Pittsburg Hospital includes the following:
- Group Vigils,
- History Tour / Psychic Tour*
- Sleepover Event (NonSleepover optional when available),
- Lone Vigils,
- Structured Vigils and Séances in small groups,
- Use of our equipment which includes but is not limited to: trigger objects and EMF Readers,
- Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils,
- Unlimited refreshments and snacks.
*Psychic Tour available if psychic present.
You are also required to bring air mattresses or cots, blankets and sleeping bags.