Today, we decided to make a different list. We have compiled here the most famous hospitals in the world that ended up abandoned for one reason or another at a certain moment in history.
Some of these abandoned hospitals have been turned into museums, while others have become places protected by the authorities. However, the most frightening ones remain empty. Check now what they are.
1 - The Chernobyl Hospital
On April 26, 1986, Ukraine was the victim of the greatest nuclear accident of the century. Due to the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, countless people died. Many were even hospitalized, but even so, the treatments imposed on the victims had no effect, after all, radiation took over both the hospital and all other structures close to the plant. Pripyat hospital, located in the middle of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, remains abandoned today.
2 - The Adolf Hitler Hospital
The Beelitz-Heilstätten hospital complex consists of around 60 buildings. Before the Nazis invaded the structure, the institution, between 1898 and 1930, was an excellent example of the Hippocratic oath in action. The scenario changed during the First and Second World Wars. At both times, the hospital ended up being entirely occupied by German soldiers, who were injured by the use of unprecedented weapons of war, such as mustard gas.
Today, some areas of the large hospital complex are in use, and most are for research or the rehabilitation of people with Parkinson's. The hospital also served as the setting for Roman Polanski's The Pianist. In contrast, many sectors of the institution remain empty. Of all the hospitals on our list, this is undoubtedly one of the most frightening.
3 - The Trans-Allegheny Asylum
The Trans-Allegheny Asylum was opened in 1864 with the aim of treating mental illness. Located in the state of West Virginia, in the United States, the institution was built on an area of 666 acres. Due to the exacerbated number of patients and a large number of semi-qualified professionals, the hospital, which should have been a place of peace, has become a horror environment. About 4,000 experimental lobotomies were performed there. The site closed its doors in 1994 and has since been abandoned.
4 - The Smallpox Hospital
Smallpox Hospital was built in the early 1830s to house people who suffered from mental illnesses. However, the institution, which is located on Manhattan's Roosevelt Island, ended up also receiving people who had behavior considered inappropriate for society. Between 1856 and 1875, the hospital treated about 7,000 people a year. Today, the structure continues to be dominated by an immense void.
5 - Poveglia Island
Isolated in the waters of Venice, Italy, Poveglia Island functioned as a health center to treat victims of bubonic plague during the 16th century. Nicknamed "Ghost Island," it is one of the most haunted places in all of Europe. Over the course of its operation, more than 160,000 victims of the plague have been treated on the island. The place remains completely abandoned.