With it's dark tragic lost haunted history,
Royal Hope Hospital still haunts St. Augustines'
Florida visitors and citizens everyday,
at the historic St. Augustine Hospital Haunted
Museums. Though the building is not the
original it is possibly even more haunted
then anyone is aware of!
Visitors to the Spanish Military Hospital
Museum often have had experienced strange
occurrences and have had many of a real
ghost sightings. Often told stories of the
actual sick beds moving across the room
and bumping into their legs, drink cans
sliding across outside benches and the haunting
sound of footsteps in an empty upstairs
area. Many have said that they have often
smelled sulfur from ghost cannon fire. And
the sounds of moans and screams often fill
the many empty rooms.
Paranormal experts from across the United
States have said this is a real hotbed of
haunted Florida spirit and paranormal activity,
most experts agree that these types haunting's
tends to occur in these areas where human
emotion is or was concentrated on a regular
Royal Hope Hospital or Spanish Military
Hospital Museum in St. Augustine, Florida
meets these exacting ghost requirements.
Even though this is a reconstructed new
building on it's original site, hundreds
of ghost still cling strongly to the spot!
From the original buildings earliest recorded
history, the hospital would have bandaged,
operated on and patched and prepared thousands
of the dead or dying from several wars,
including the Seminole Wars, and the Civil
War. amputations were a common practice
of the time. And often many have visited
the hospital and spoken of a feeling of
fear and great worry overcoming them. Honestly
the truest of haunted feelings.
the Spanish Quarter Village in Old St. Augustine,
the Military hospital was formerly named Our
Lady of Guadalupe.The actual haunted building
that stands today is not the original it is
a replica of the original which stood on this
same site from 1784-1821. Very strange discoveries
were made, when the St. Augustine's' city
Officials decided to overhaul its crumbling
broken down underground waterlines.
Significant recent haunted ghost encounters
have included, clear audible EVP's, Ghost
Photos and some have witnessed strange paranormal
phenomena as actually seeing objects move
and shake for no reason. Some visitors have
reported being touched and scratched by
unseen hands, scratches appearing on their
faces stomachs and backs, which often have
formed legible words as ( help, and words
in Spanish), and movement of heavy beds
and small objects often shake and glide
a few inches. Orbs and ectoplasm have been
photographed in or near the area of the
Some recent ghost stories, sightings and
encounters at The Haunted Hospital Museum
Tour includes these reported occurrences
quite often many more and similar happen
in these specific rooms.
THE MOURNING ROOM
Equipped with the Priest's tools for blessing
the many dying and dead patients. Some say
they have heard praying, sobbing and moaning
in this room and the strong feeling of despair
and remorse. It's chilling says Diane Ramsey
a recent visitor It scared me but it made
me realize the afterlife and real Ghost
THE SURGEON'S OFFICE
View the tools of the trade and find out
what practices are still used today. In
this room many strange sounds and objects
seem to move or shake is what is most commonly
reported. Psychic Mickey of Miami Said upon
visiting this room she could actually feel
a man clinging to her clothes. " He
would not let go of me ." She stated.
" Finally I broke his tight ghost hand
grip by moving fast out of the room, and
he was gone."
Strict regulations dictated by the Government
of Spain defined medical care in the Royal
Hospital. This is the room where many of
the beds seem to jump out and bump visitors
in the shins. Michael Franco, and Christine
Perez tell of seeing a ghost move past them
very fast the stop look at them and just
vanish before their very eyes.
The Apothecary was the only staff members
allowed to dispense medicines. Often in
this room many have reported seeing shadows
move strangely across the walls and the
sound of a sobbing man. Paula Hill says
that she was very calm then suddenly something
or someone hugged her with invisible arms.
" I felt it I know it was real, no
one can tell me it did not happen to me!"
Located near the Spanish Quarter Village,
the Spanish Military Museum was once known
as the Hospital of our Lady of Guadalupe.
The hospital was active during the Spanish
Colonial Period from 1784 to 1821. Today,
it displays medical tools and other information
regarding hospitals from that era.
HOPE HOSPITAL OUR LADY OF GAUDALUPE
A reconstruction of a military hospital
The original actually once stood upon this
site in the Second Spanish Colonial Period
(1784 - 1821).
HOPE HOSPITAL OUR LADY OF GAUDALUPE
3 Avilies Street (904) 827-0807
Open daily from 10:00 - 5:00
Admission: $ 3.50 for adults (13 & over),
$1.50 for children 6 to 12.
Haunted St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest permanent
European settlement in the United States.
With deep historical roots, it is not surprising
that there are more than 85 historic sites
and attractions located here. A visit to
the Spanish Quarter Village unveils many
of the most famous historic attractions
in a concentrated area. While the colonial
atmosphere of this city remains intact,
there are also many modern sites and amenities
that add to its popularity as a travel destination.
Located on the northern Atlantic Coast
of Florida, the 43 miles of sandy beaches
attracted explorers to this region centuries
ago, and continue to draw in visitors today.
The golfing opportunities offered in and
around St. Augustine are also enticing.
Several world-class golf courses that accommodate
varying levels of play are open to the public.
The cobblestone streets and hanging Spanish
moss add to the city's romantic atmosphere,
making it also ideal for intimate getaways.
No matter what reason brings travelers to
St. Augustine, it is certain to have something
of interest for everyone. Including many,
many ghost and haunting's.
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