Celebrity Paranormal Adventure At the Old Hospital On College Hill (1)
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About the Event
Williamson Memorial Hospital was established in Williamson in 1918, followed by a nursing school in 1920 on a hilltop site that was later nicknamed College Hill after the academy. On the night of January 12, 1927, a massive fire engulfed the hospital. Miraculously, all 33 patients escaped with their lives. It was believed that the inferno started after X-ray films ignited after being stored near a gas stove. In one of the more dramatic stories from the fire, Mrs. Leonard Chafin, on the third floor of the hospital, grabbed her recently birthed infant and threw it out the window in order to save its life. Raymond Edwards, standing in the street below, anticipated her intentions and held out his arms and caught the baby. Dr. G.D. Conley, one of the owners of the hospital, and several of the nurses who were trapped on the third floor, escaped by leaping onto a pile of mattresses. A new hospital was erected next to the nursing school on College Hill and opened to patients on March 3, 1928. The four-story fireproof complex boasted 72 beds, 32 private patient rooms, and seven wards to provide segregation between African-American and white patients. The second floor contained a maternity ward which included a delivery room, a nursery, and two private rooms for mothers, while the fourth floor included two operating rooms oriented to the northern exposures. A new medical center was completed in 1988 and the c. 1928 hospital building was repurposed as a medical office complex until 2014. It was principally used for storage thereafter. OHOCH and the town of Williamson has many secrets and has seen a lot of tragedy throughout the years. Secrets and tragedy that are still being told in the cloak of night at the hospital by those who refuse to leave Old Hospital. In 1956, a Norfolk & Western passenger train derailed in Cedar, WV. The engineer was killed and nine passengers died, and fourteen others received treatment as a result from the crash. Those 23 individuals involved in the crash were brought to Williamson Memorial Hospital. In 1962, a gunman who had murdered a Williamson police officer, leaped from a 2nd floor window. Weeks later, he passed away at the hospital as a result stemming from his injuries. People claim to have seen or experienced thing while at OHOCH. People outside the building whom lived around downtown Williamson often report lights coming on and off, people staring out the windows, shadow figures and smoke out the top of the building. Numerous times the Williamson Police Department has responded to calls of folks inside the building only to find all entry points secured. In 2018 during a paranormal tour, crew members who assisted visitors riding between floors had the elevator stop on floors that were not being used by tours. A paranormal investigator captured audio of someone saying, "HELP ME" in the hallway of the basement. Joining you on your paranormal investigation will be none other than Daryl Marston and Mustafa Gatollari from the paranormal hit television Ghost Hunters!
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Your paranormal adventure at Old Hospital on College Hill includes the following:
-Beckner Photography will be on site for photo opportunities
-Paranormal equipment available for purchase
-Investigate with Daryl Marston, Mustafa Gatollari, Kristen Luman, and Brandon Alvis from the television show Ghost Hunters!
-Snacks and hot/cold drinks
-Two hour of free time after each event to explore Old Hospital on College Hill on your own!
-V.I.P. ticketholders will receive a complimentary gift bag with Flumeri Promotions merchandise and access to both event nights!
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 AND ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT TO ATTEND THIS EVENT