Ghosts of Christmas Past

Charity Hospital’s Mysterious Light

Written by: Sean L.

There’ll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There’ll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago.

It’s supposed to be a happy song. But for some reason, those last few lines of Andy Williams’ Christmas classic have always stuck with me. They may be just lyrics, but this past holiday featured one real life ghost story in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. This last week, residents from around the city began to take notice of a strange light coming from the empty windows of the abandoned Charity Hospital. Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the once lively Charity Hospital was closed for good. She sustained heavy flood damage during the storm, and will more than likely never recover. There has been strong support to revive the abandoned hospital, but no success has yet to be found. The buildings lie on the campus of the Tulane University School of Medicine, and are heavily guarded.

But a few days ago, what appears to be a small illuminated Christmas tree now stands in one of the hospitals empty windows.

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Though the hospital now sits dark and empty, an eery glimmer of light still shines. For more information, please visit – http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/12/new-orleans-charity-hospital-christmas-tree/

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