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You Can Go Ghosthunting Overnight In Haunted Hospital And Orphanage

You Can Go Ghosthunting Overnight In Haunted Hospital And Orphanage

A new ghost-hunting tour lets you explore a 'haunted' abandoned hospital and orphanage.

Newsham Park in Liverpool has become better known for hosting music events over recent years, but it's now being used for ghost-hunting.

Between 9.30pm and 3.30am, you can explore the grounds of the building. From £65 ($85) per person, you will have access to the whole of the site. The organisers even throw in some ghost-hunting vigils and small group séances.

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There will also be experiments carried out, including glass divination, table tipping and Ouija Boards. Guests will also be taught how to use ghost hunting equipment like EMF Meters and K2 meters.

The ominous looking Grade II listed building has a whole load of creepy sounding areas, not least a 'psyche cinema', a hallway known as 'naughty boys corridor' and a myriad of hidden passageways. And it's not really a haunted hospital without a morgue, is it?

Dating back to 1874, the institution was initially opened as an orphanage, to help educate and support orphans of British sailors. By 1899, there 321 children housed there under the strict supervision of strict Victorian matrons.

The conditions the children lived in were cruel, with siblings separated and punishments dished out at will.

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Urban explorer Toc66 captured some eerie pictures of the hospital last year. Credit: Toc66
Urban explorer Toc66 captured some eerie pictures of the hospital last year. Credit: Toc66
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More residents were brought in during the First World War and by the end of it, in 1918, there were more than 1,000 orphans housed in the building.

It was finally closed down in 1951, when it became a hospital until 1988.

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The website reads: "The abandoned hospital has a massive array of spooky rooms, corridors and basements, including a School House, hospital wards, nurses accommodation, Bell Tower, Chapel and Mortuary. There is an instant feeling of uneasiness as you enter and begin your journey into this frightening location.

"On a Haunted Happenings overnight ghost hunt at Newsham Hospital, you will not fail to sense the torment of those who belong to its long and torrid history. Wheelchairs sit empty in corridors and the mortuary fridges exist as a cold reminder of the lives that passed over in this place, giving this location a unique and frightening atmosphere.

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"Although the building has laid empty for many years, during our overnight ghost hunts here there have been numerous reports of paranormal activity here from security staff and workmen alike.

"Distant voices have been heard from within the empty building, shadowy figures have been seen darting down the stairwells and workmen's tools have disappeared only to turn up in a completely different part of the building.

"Could this be the work of mischievous children from the Orphanage coming forward to make themselves known?"

Find out more here.

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Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]