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The Remnants Of This Abandoned Hospital In Kentucky Are Hauntingly Beautiful

The legend and lore of long abandoned places can be a compelling draw for urban explorers and history enthusiasts, especially those considered haunted. One such intriguing expedition would be the abandoned hospital in Kentucky, Hayswood Hospital in Maysville. It looms along the hillside overlooking Maysville from around 4th and Market Street, providing a glorious view of the Ohio River, depending on your location.

Here are 5 reasons why the abandoned Kentucky Hospital in Maysville still draws visitors:

3. Additions were added, one in 1925 and another in 1971. However, due to its poor location, the facility closed completely in 1983. Its infamy inspired an amateur film that never made it to the silver screen.

 

 

2. The locals tell a lot of stories related to hauntings at the old hospital. Renovations have been considered, but it has been sold and resold, continuing to fall into a crumbling state of disrepair. The degradation puts repairs into the millions, but a demolition is also more than $1 million. In the meantime, it sits quietly as a regular point of interest for paranormal investigators. As a matter of fact, a group of paranormal investigators collaborated to evaluate and film a four-part documentary in Hayswood.

 

Hayswood Hospital paranormal group documentary, part one:

 

 

Hayswood Hospital paranormal group documentary, part two:

 

 

Hayswood Hospital paranormal group documentary, part 2A:

 

 

Hayswood Hospital paranormal group documentary, part 2B:

 

 

1. The crumbling interior and creepy rumors may not be appealing to everyone, but the history and unexplained phenomena are fascinating.

 

 

This abandoned Kentucky hospital in Maysville has plenty of ghost stories, but few people look at the view. This historical hospital once cured hundreds. Now it sits in ruins watching over the town and the Ohio River. Hayswood Hospital is just one of several unique abandoned pieces of Kentucky history. What is your favorite abandoned spot with a view?

Jenn Shockley
I am somewhat a cliche'. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky. I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my "crazy animal lady" side.