Linda Vista Community Hospital

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Seen on the TV show Ghost Adventures, the historic hospital is said to be haunted by many patients who died traumatically here. The site has been used as a setting for a great number of films including Outbreak, To Live and Die in L.A., and Day of the Dead 2: Contagium, as well as for many TV shows and music videos.

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    610-30 St. Louis Street
    Los Angeles, California
    United States

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    34.038164, -118.21722699999998
    Los Angeles County, California
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    Maywood, CA (4.0 mi.)
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    1. Sara Harris, and Robert:
      The hospital is now closed and has not been doing anyone tours. It is under construction to be turned into a retirement home

      • Jessica Nazareth  |  

        I very much agree with this. it needs to be turned into a good true Jesus with Jesus Holy Spirit church.
        or tear this whole place down because it has too many evil demons at this place.

    2. Long time resident  |  

      I lived in the area for a while and always drove by. The building would have dim lights on & it was abandoned. Once I was driving by with my daughter and transport van had a man in it, he looked right at us. It turned in there so I turned in too follow since I knew it was abandoned. At that split second that van disappeared. I drove all around the build and nothing. I said to my daughter you seen that shit didn’t you!?!

    3. For the investigation part, I would refer to the article - . Three ghosts are said to haunt this particular spot. The spirit of two girls and a man in his thirties are said to wander at this construction. We have underwent many investigations that proved out to be a productive one. However this place is now closed and does not entertain any further researches.

    4. Wack is this shit not there anymore? Im so down to sneak in..can u still sneak in, in any part of the building..lets go, i’ll lead n expedition to any local abandon spots that are haunted

    5. I was on a film shoot a few years back and after spending the day there I can definitely say this place is haunted. From seeing shadow figures in the windows, to all the fully charged battery operated gear losing all power in seconds, cold spots through out, things being thrown at myself and my crew, and finally very creepy voices heard on the walky talkies at the end of the shoot when all walkers where untouched and laying on a table.

    6. I have been here at this site. we have a little girl in the upstairs ball room. on infrared cameras we have her, on regular film nothing. these pictures were shot at the same time same location. also the fourth floor is were we had shadow people, footsteps, evps and heard voices with the naked ear. in the o.r. room we had our first sense of being touch, spider web feel. yes this place also has evil spirits too, some nights we had nothing other nights hits left and right.

    7. I was the talent coordinator on Evilution…and I experienced a couple things…..i was with the make up and wardrobe girl talking in the back parking lot about 40 ft from any car or 100ft from any building….so were talking and smoking and in the corner of our eyes a shaggy dog walked up to us….we all stopped to great the dog at our feet and it disappeared…gone if it walked away or passed us we would of seen it….but nope GONE. Then in the old nun building I was at the back door walking in and at the end of the hallway a nun in a full nun outfit floated across the hallway and disappeared..

    8. This place is haunted. I worked on a film and we were one of the last productions to work in Linda Vista. It was September of 2012.

      The funny part is people on the crew were swearing this place is haunted and I was like, Pffh!

      One crew member claimed that in another production she had photos of orbs in the basement.

      And another guy who had worked on A Nightmare On Elm Street (the one that was filmed there, obviously) said there was a scene where a woman puts her hand in a container full of needles. Of course, the needles were plastic. But when she pulled her hand out there was a legit metal needle stuck to her hand.

      That was weird to hear. But my experience…

      The place was AMAZING. I like weird places and this place had it. From the huge mental hospital sign to the hospital records still stacked in random rooms to the creepy dentist chair in the basement.

      There’s one floor that was supposedly the most haunted. Unfortunately, that was the one floor that was locked.

      We filmed there for one day. I ventured off alone and put a “hot brick” (a walkie battery) in the stairway door of each floor I went on – just to make certain I wouldn’t lock myself in.

      I spent maybe 20 minutes on all the floors – mainly hurrying through – being alone it was weird. Room after room of empty rooms and knowing they were once full of patients.

      So after returning to the ground floor I noticed what looked like rust on my hand – I tried rubbing it off and it didn’t budge. It appeared I had black and blue marks and no joke – it was where fingers would have been had someone held my hand.

      I took a photo of my hand (with my phone – I still have the photo saved on my computer) and the bruising didn’t show in the photo. I always wondered if someone with editing software could somehow get the bruises to show. They took a few days to fade.

      The funny thing is the main actress (who a lot of the crew disliked) walked by when I was taking a photo of my hand and she says to me, almost disgusted, “Why are you taking a picture of your hand?!” I told noone for a few years. I was in denial.

      I get chills thinking about it. I wonder whom it was holding my hand.


    9. I had a bad feeling when I saw the building from the street passing by in the car. The feeling feels like when someone is watching you in a scary way.

    10. The Linda Vista Hospital was first established in 1904 as the Santa Fe Coastlines Hospital, a prospering healthcare facility dedicated to servicing employees of the Santa Fe Railroad. During the early decades of the 20th century, the hospital flourished as did Los Angeles’ surrounding Boyle Heights neighborhood. Last i heard it was planned to be made into a senior complex. oh god as if the place is infected with the dead already. i say clear out the ghosts first then bless it then build

    11. By the late 1970s, the railroad hospital association facilities were experiencing declining use, as more railroad workers began to use conventional medical-insurance policies. The area surrounding the hospital also became a less-affluent area and hospital funding was affected. The Santa Fe Railroad sold the 150-bed hospital to a managed healthcare company in 1980. According to a California Health Law News report, when Linda Vista tried to reduce operational expenses in response, the hospital was blamed for an increase in facility death rates. During that time, the hospital was regularly treating a fair number of gunshot wounds and stabbings from the local neighborhoods, which affected its mortality statistics. An increase in uninsured and under-insured patients forced the hospital to close its emergency services department in 1989. The quality of care at Linda Vista Community Hospital continued to decline as doctors moved to other hospitals. In 1991, the hospital ceased operations

    12. In 2011, the 4.2-acre Linda Vista Hospital complex was purchased by AMCAL Multi-Housing Inc. The structures on the historic registry, the main hospital and former nurses dormitory, were renovated into the Linda Vista Senior Apartments and now provide a total of 97 apartments for fixed-income seniors plus a medical facility.

    13. Incredibly haunted place. Heard about all kinds of incredible investigations here. Ghost Adventures came here and filmed one of their highest ranked episodes.

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