Princeton Hospital - Lakeside Hospital

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Princeton Hospital was turned into Lakeside Hospital in 2000. The psychiatric hospital is rumored to be haunted by spirits who move empty wheelchairs or apparate as ghostly nuns and doctors. A phantom patient with hollow eyes is said to stare sadly or angrily at staff members. The second and third floors are said to be particularly active. Unexplained noises, rapping, and voices have been reported, and lights have been known to come on and off by themselves on empty floors.

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1800 Mercy Drive
Orlando, FL
United States

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28.567577639302804, -81.43501996994019
Orange County, Florida
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  1. i almost fell into a sink hole near the lake and was quick to hurry back to solid ground . it was quick sand really close to the side door. i get the odd feeling of being watched and followed in side of the building. my friend was very worried that we was going to drop him off and not pick him back up. i swore that there were other people sitting in the waiting room with us as he waited to be called. it was the longest and most odd times like stepping fourty or fifty years into the past and forgot about i also saw the ghost pushing the wheel chair as well it was very creepy and every boby there was very sedated and out of their normal frame of mind. i dont plan on going there if i dont have too … total test of one nerve and a real evil under tone.

  2. This creeps me out. I have never been to lakeside hospital but… Ive suffered from mental health issues in the past every time ie gone to a behavioral hospital they try to send me here. I didnt think much of it until i found out that this use to be princeton hospital….. I was born at princeton hospital in 1992 and my mother passed away 2 months later…. after find this out i want to go to the hospital to see why it seems to be calling to me….

    • @ Heather I too was born at Princeton Hospital. I was at Princeton Hospital in 93 and my biological mother passed away 3 weeks after I was born at Princeton Hospital. I was told that the doctor that she had allowed her to bleed to death.

    • Hi, I’m sorry that happened. My wife was admitted there with infections every 3months and be put under for surgery Everytime for about 3 years. There were always vibes if we were on the older wings. When we were in 8tower we slept better. She also passed away recently and have a calling to figure this out. Any info you find I’d great appreciate a share and I will do the same for you.

  3. I work here as a nurse and I can promise you it is definitely haunted (never had any bad feelings)….when I was in orientation on the first floor I felt a hand on my right shoulder however no one was next to me then upon our tour of the facility we went to the 3rd floor (which is empty) and I felt something pull my hair gently…2nd floor empty too but I have yet to go there…interestingly enough all over the internet it states 2 and 3rd floors are most haunted however these floors are “closed” and no one knows why….hmmmm!!!

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