Tonight on After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — live every Thursday 9-11pE with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we dig into some of the most haunted locations in the world — hospitals — with paranormal investigator, paramedic, and author of The World’s Most Haunted Hospitals, Richard Estep. In the 9pE hour we will keep you up to date with the paranormal news, and welcome a new segment with our super bud Kirsten Klang reading your true ghost stories! Richard will join us at 10pE, and you can listen to the entire recorded program right here as well.
In The World’s Most Haunted Hospitals: True-Life Paranormal Encounters in Asylums, Hospitals, and Institutions, paramedic and paranormal investigator, Richard Estep researches and delivers chilling stories of hospital hauntings from around the world. Conducting first-hand investigations, interviews with investigators and those intimate with each locale, and recounting iconic TV show investigations, Estep unveils the history, ghosts, and legends behind 17 hospitals and asylums old and new – some still operating.
Why are hospitals so haunted? It only make sense with so many souls beginning and ending life there, often under traumatic circumstances, that some would linger. Also, with doctors, nurses, and staff dedicating so much of their heart, soul, and time to these institutions of healing and care, it seems logical some would remain on duty even after their own passing.
Among the tales: frightening apparitions at an old Utah hospital, now a nursing home and seasonal haunted attraction, whose appearances predict patients’ deaths. A former Kentucky sanatorium haunted by thousands of patients who died there, and some of the nurses who cared for them. Terrifying screams and violent scenes that scare visitors away from an abandoned airbase hospital in the Philippines, which was a way-station for thousands of wounded and dying American troops returning from the Vietnam War, and previously the scene of combat between American and Japanese forces during World War II. A nurse in grey who haunts the corridors of a London hospital and terrifies doctors and nurses who encounter her restless spirit.
Richard is donating 10% of the profits of The World’s Most Haunted Hospitals to St. Baldrick’s Foundation to conquer childhood cancer.
By day, Richard Estep is a paramedic and volunteer firefighter, by night a paranormal investigator. A transplanted Brit living in Colorado, he has spent the past two decades investigating claims of ghosts and hauntings. He is Director and co-founder of the Boulder County Paranormal Research Society (BCPRS), a major organization involved in investigating claims of haunted properties, people, and objects on both sides of the Atlantic. Estep’s previous books on the paranormal include In Search of the Paranormal: The Hammer House Murder, Ghosts of the Clink, and Other Disturbing Investigations; Haunted Longmont; and The Beast of Mysore. He is a popular media guest and speaker at British and American paranormal conventions. He lives with his wife Laura in northern Colorado, along with a dog and more rescue cats than their homeowners association would like.