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The Remnants Of This Abandoned Hospital In Ohio Are Hauntingly Beautiful

Sometimes, the long-forgotten places are the most fascinating places.

Hidden behind a small neighborhood on Lima’s far west side sits the abandoned Lima Tuberculosis Hospital—a structure nature is steadily reclaiming. The hospital first opened in 1911, and it was one of the first in the state dedicated to the treatment of patients diagnosed with Tuberculosis. In the 1960s, the hospital changed its name to Ottawa Valley Hospital. The hospital closed in the 1970s, and has since been abandoned for more than 40 years.

Trespassers are prohibited (and often arrested,) so we don’t recommend trying to find it for yourself. Instead, view the photos below for an inside look of this fascinating structure.

Today, the building is rumored to be haunted by patients who died there. Ghost hunters and other urban explorers claim that ghosts of patients past wander the halls and hospital grounds at night.

For an even closer look of what’s left of the hospital, check out the video below:

What do you think of this abandoned hospital? Is it haunted? Or just hauntingly beautiful?

April Dray
Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance journalist and blogger. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.