The haunted Hayswood Hospital in Maysville, Kentucky, is currently for sale for $800,000. According to the real estate listing, the former hospital measures 80,000 square feet and sits on 2.89 acres of land.
The building first opened in the early part of the 1800s as a school and remained in operation until 1907 when it was donated and eventually turned into a hospital. In 1925, three additions were constructed onto the building and it officially opened as Hayswood Hospital in 1931 until closing its doors for good in 1983.
Not only is this an abandoned hospital, but it is also said to be extremely haunted. As a matter of fact, it is considered to be one of the top three most haunted locations in the entire state.
Before the hospital even closed, there were reports of paranormal activity. Many of the patients who spent time there claimed to have seen the ghosts of doctors and nurses throughout the hospital. Additionally, there have been claims of a ghostly female carrying a newborn baby walking around the maternity ward. Occasionally, she has been seen standing still while tending to her crying infant. It is believed that the woman and her baby both passed away during childbirth while at the hospital.
Additional paranormal activity includes shadow figures roaming around the halls as well as a stretcher moving on its own.
While those experiences occurred while people were inside of the hospital, now that it’s abandoned, there are still many reports of ghostly activity from locals and visitors standing outside who were just simply looking at the building. Some individuals have felt like they were being watched by someone or something in the hospital while others have spotted apparitions of tall men looking out of the third floor windows – specifically the last window on that floor. Some have even seen lights inside of the abandoned building turning on and off.
While the hospital is allegedly home to several ghosts with tons of paranormal activity, if someone doesn’t mind sharing that huge space with some spirits and if they have over three quarters of a million dollars to spare, the Hayswood Hospital may be an ideal purchase.
A picture of the hospital and a news report about it being put on the market can be seen here.