Charity Hospital/Facebook Lisa Staggs
Why are there lights on in an supposed abandoned hospital and what are the lights coming from?

This has long been a mystery to conspiracy theorists and New Orleanians for some time now, since Charity Hospital, has been shut down and abandoned in 2005 because of Hurricane Katrina’s rage.

Speculation has run wild with everything from the homeless using the facilities to being haunted by the ghosts of all those who died from the storm.

But now the real reason has been explained, and people say it’s really simple.

It’s a set of 2×4’s wrapped up in lights.

Charity Hospital/Facebook Lisa Staggs

“We are treating this as a break-in,” Leslie Capo, a spokesperson from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, told WWLTV.

Lisa Walley Staggs, who works at a nearby hospital, posted photos of the building on Facebook, where guesses about the light ran wild.

From Staggs Facebook:

For those few of you who may not know…I work at an inner city New Orleans hospital that happens to be situated directly across from Charity hospital. Charity hospital has been closed, it’s windows darkened, since hurricane Katrina, and is a gloomy and dreary sight on the best of days…at night it’s down-right scary. Until tonight. 

See, I park on the roof of my parking garage, and tonight as I was leaving work, I glanced over at the forgotten building, only to see the lights of a tiny Christmas tree! I wish the pictures did it justice. I don’t know how it’s lit. I don’t know how it’s even in there, but it made me smile just a little bit tonight!

Charity Hospital/Facebook Lisa Staggs

Charity Hospital was the second oldest public hospital in the country following New York City’s Bellevue Hospital. The 2,680-bed facility was permanently closed three weeks after the hurricane that caused destruction in New Orleans hit.

The question still remains. How are the lights on if there’s no electricity?

Put that in your paranormal files.



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