Post by crashmedic on Apr 12, 2008 21:24:57 GMT -6
I know I am starting a few new threads but I have heard many stories in the Milwaukee area but this 1 I actually have an experience with.
I used to work security for St Marys Milwaukee on night shift. My primary area was what we called east which included the old hospital building, the Hill building which was built in the 60's and the Northpoint clinic which was the former residence for the nursing school in the early 1900's. I always felt odd in the Northpoint building and Old hospital and on several occasions I heard footsteps behind me and when I turned around there was no one there. The old guards told me it was haunted and I did not believe them until I experienced these things myself.
The old hospital has secret levels between floors and extra rooms on the roof and then there are the old catacombs that run under the grounds that connect all the buildings and secret bathrooms that are under staircases complete with showers. I always felt a little uneasy in those 2 buildings.
Post by xxxmissixxx on Jun 28, 2008 18:42:30 GMT -6
I live right in Milwaukee. Please if you can find out any more info, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org My friend and I are looking for some good haunted, (or supposedly haunted) places to check out for sure.
St. Mary’s Art Center is housed in a historic building formerly known as the St. Mary Louise Hospital. Built in 1876 by the Sisters of Charity and Bishop Patrick Manogue. It contained 36 rooms including five wards and 12 private rooms. Sixty to seventy patients could be accommodated.
The operating room was located on the first floor as well as a large kitchen. There was a chapel on the third floor next to the large public ward where patients could hear the sermon. The fourth floor contained two public wards and two private rooms for servants.
In 1897, the Sisters of Charity closed the hospital. Storey County was granted title to the building. At about the same time, the only other hospital in Virginia City burned and this building then became the county hospital. It operated until approximately 1940 when a dwindling population and a fire on the fourth floor forced it to close.
The building was abandoned until 1964 when Father Meinecke, pastor of St. Mary’s in the Mountains Church, proposed to the county commissioners that it be transformed into an art center. The county had considered tearing down the building and selling the salvaged bricks.
Since that time, the art center has operated from May through October of each year offering lodging and art instruction on a weekly basis. Many well-known artists have taught or attended classes each year.
One of the first interesting events we encountered was discovered when entering a room on the third floor. Speaking with the caretaker, Mimi, we learned she was very puzzled. When we inquired as to why she was very puzzled we learned that all the beds in each room had already been made up. Mimi had recently made up the bed in this particular room (below). When we entered it, while she was giving us the tour, she noticed that the bed was suddenly unmade.
She didn't seem surprised at all. Apparently this was the room that the nun, who apparently haunts this building, lived. Mimi regularly finds this bed unkempt, undone by ghostly hands!!
In the attic, one of more haunted places in the building, cold spots as well as places that felt EXTREMELY uncomfortable were discovered. Below on the left is Ghost Trackers member Steve Pristavok showing how uncomfortable he feels in the one area that was discovered. On the right, Ghost Trackers member Scott Mosbaugh checks his camera for any possible pictures received in a cold spot.
In these two pictures below, the orb activity seemed to peak. In the picture at the right, Jackie Meador of Central California Paranormal Investigators just entered a door where Steve Pristavok of Ghost Trackers was checking his camera for any orb activity. Jackie appears to have an orb in motion right where her left hand is. I thought it was her flashlight but on questioning, she didn't have one. In the picture on the right, an orb appears ready to move. The attic was very active.
Besides these occurrences above, there were incidences of a couple of members being pushed, the consistent uneasy feeling in the attic, lots of orb motion caught on videotape and still photographs, members complained of their hair getting stroked in the dark room and in some bedrooms noises were being heard in the hallways even though members had said they were asleep