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The Haunted Hospital of Banner Elk

We drive by this place all the time, but we never knew what it was. I got curious and did some internet research. I found a long list of reported ghost sightings, evil spirits, and otherworldly rumors.

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It was once the Cannon Memorial Hospital, but it’s been closed for many years. The abandoned structure is heavily vandalized. These days the police keep a close eye on it and will arrest trespassers.

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It’s the stuff of local legend. It seems everyone has a spooky story to tell, especially college kids. It’s also been featured on several Ghost Hunting Shows.

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http://theinfiltrators.blogspot.com/2009/05/banner-elk-abandoned-hospital.html

 

http://www.rottenworks.com/index.php/2014/10/15/ghost-asylum-old-cannon-hospital-s01e06/

 

While most of this will be chalked up to rumor and maybe a little legend there is an incident of a patient holding a doctor and some nurses hostage, the hospital supposedly had a history of housing violent patients and the Chief of Police thinks the place is demonic.

I found plenty of videos on Youtube of various ghost hunters, but there is nothing definitively proving that spirits dwell in the old hospital. Still, it is kind of creepy.

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