Georgia November 03, 2017
The Horrifying History Behind Georgia’s Oldest Hospital Will Truly Give You Nightmares
Georgia has some wonderfully ghastly tales that will strike fear in the heart of residents and visitors alike. But there is one particular place that dates back centuries, as the second oldest continuously operating hospital in the U.S., but also one of Savannah’s most haunted locations. Take a look for yourself, and learn the history behind this haunted spot.
The Old Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia is known to many as one of the most haunted places in town.
First chartered in 1804, this hospital was one-of-a-kind in its day.
However, it was the hidden secrets that lurked behind the walls that residents of Savannah grew fascinated with.
Old Candler Hospital was most notably known as having a morgue tunnel which ran from the hospital under Forsyth Park.
This tunnel acted as a way of transport for the bodies which had succumbed to the Yellow Fever epidemic.
It was rumored that the tunnel would be filled with the deceased, with horse drawn carriages pulling up in the pitch of night to secretly carry off the dead to be buried.
The Old Candler Hospital is also home to the Candler Oak tree, otherwise known as the "Hanging Tree", which is one of the oldest living landmarks in the area, with a sordid past.
Other rumors surrounding the Old Candler Hospital involve shock therapy used at the psychiatric ward, and other horrifying procedures that were dubbed "treatments."
Today, only the brave can wander past the old hospital or even take the Blue Orb Savannah Ghost Tour for an up close and personal look.
Keep your eyes out for any ghostly apparitions, as many have been reported in the area throughout the years.
Have you ever been to the Old Candler Hospital in Savannah? What was your experience like? We’d love to hear from you! Otherwise, if you’re looking for more spooky stories about Georgia, then take a look at
The Sinister Story Behind This Popular Georgia Lake Will Give You Chills.