In November 2010, Paranormal EXP visited the infamous Linda Vista Hospital in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The hospital, originally called the Santa Fe Railroad Hospital and Santa Fe Coast Lines Hospital, was built in 1904 and primarily used for railroad employees but closed down in 1991 amidst reports of lawsuits and malpractices. Its last known name was that of the Linda Vista Community Hospital, which serviced the community of Boyle Heights. Now primarily a filming location, it’s been featured in movies, music videos, commercials, television shows, and also host to many paranormal investigations most notably The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures.
We met up with a small group of paranormal investigators and decided to break up and assign different sections of the hospital to investigate in a controlled environment. The both of us started by taking the entire third floor of the hospital and working our way out from there.
Shortly after entering the hallway, a loud bang on the wall behind Clare was heard. Unfortunately, we weren’t recording at the time.
The following are some of the EVPs we captured and are best heard with headphones.
While we were both standing at a nurses station, we heard what seemed like footsteps down the hallway.
“I’m in here.” (0.03)
While at the nurses station on the 2nd floor, we captured this EVP:
“Been watching you.” (0.07)
“Follow me.” (0.02)
“Yes, big boy.” (0.01)
Dark hall after dark hall. No flashlight? Fine, I’ll use my camera flash.
“You want it.” (0.03)
While we were both having a conversation about what floors we had visited, we caught an EVP of what sounds like a bell and a voice in the boiler room:
“In and out.” (bell @ 0.03, voice @ 0.04)
Still in the boiler room, we had an open bottle of water on the floor alongside our equipment and got the following EVP:
While Clare was in the underground tunnel that connects the hospital to the mental ward, she got this EVP of a child’s voice:
“Is somebody in here?” (0.01)
One of the most documented paranormal activities reported at Linda Vista are that of a young girl that has been seen and heard in certain areas of the hospital. It’s interesting that we were able to capture the voice of what seems to be a young girl in the underground tunnel. Eventually, we met up with the rest of the paranormal investigators and one had caught the recording of what seemed to be a loud growl. Since this investigation, we returned another time but decided to just enjoy our surroundings without any equipment documenting our every move, but can’t say that we experienced anything paranormal.