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Ghost Hunters of Boone, NC Haunted location: Banner Elk abandoned Hospital


I am referring to the Cannon Memorial Hospital. Located about 30 minutes outside of Boone, NC. People claim to have seen ghosts and other paranormal oddities. Our Ghost Hunting group have been several times to this location and we would like for you post here your experiences. We would like to see if your experiences align with ours.

62 comments:

Anonymous May 3, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

I personally have investigated this location with my team many times. Is it haunted? Well, since I haven't seen a 'ghost' with my own eyes here, I will have to say it is possible. My team and I did in fact have MANY very interesting experiences and captured some pretty scary evps. Occasionally while having experiences we would capture photos that were incredibly bizarre. Not orbs but very strange bodies of light. The location is massive to say the least. It is not recommended that you visit this hospital without proper permission. The building is in terrible shape and it dangerous to walk around in. Over the years the place has fallen to the wills of nature as many of the windows and doors are missing. The tiles on the floor have come unglued and crack with each movement. The wallpaper in each room is pealing off....if the wall is still intact that is. Our investigations turned over some very interesting results and experiences. At one time we were in the 1st floor with a strange ticking sound. As we would investigate it would stop. We would walk off and it would start again. This was followed by one of the loud 'THUMPS' we have ever heard. It was so loud and powerful....we have no idea what it could have been. It happened multiple times without clear direction from where it came from. Another investigation involved opening and closing doors, movement without the floor tiles cracking....which is impossible since all the tiles in the whole hospital have come unglued. The evps were certainly the most powerful evidence we captured. Voices and very nonhuman laughter. It certainly gave us all chills every time we listen. At one point, a female voice (we had no female members at the time) says, "I hate this place!" Other evps would say, "Down below" when we were asking questions about the building. During our 1st investigation, a evp that was captured state, "I didn't do a damn thing" in reference to some questioning that we were involved in. I would love to go back to this location and investigate further and look forward to more investigations. I will check by here ever so often if anyone has any questions or adds to this.

Anonymous May 3, 2009 at 12:05 PM  

I am from Banner Elk and have been in the hospital many times when it was open, there are voices, ghost and evil in that place. I would love to see any pics you might have.

Anonymous May 3, 2009 at 12:05 PM  

I was here last week and this place is NOT Haunted! It is a place locals tell 'BS' stories about....It is rundown & has been vandalized very bad. It can be dangerous as there is debris everywhere! Also the Cops have a hidden spot they hang and wait for people to come out of the hospital & they will ticket you! I got caught, but after some conversation, they let us go...But that is because we knew a few of the same Peeps! I would advise staying out of here as it has a ton of asbestos too!

IraBot May 3, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

Comment 1- This pretty much goes hand in hand with our experiences. We took hundreds of photos of the abandoned Connon Memorial Hospital. It is so incredibly dusty that every image looks to have capture hundreds of orbs. So, we do not pay any attention to so called orbs.

The atmospher is very wild. Like you said the tiles are bubbling up from the floors, wires and cables are hanging, and there is broken glass and damage everywhere.

I found the fact that when they relocated to the new hospital they didn't take all the files with them. You can actually review charts and diagnoses of patients. It is really amazing.

We did hear doors slamming during our first visit and our last. The first time the door slamming came from the entrace while we were on the second floor. The last visit we were on the main floor when we heard footsteps and doors slamming above us. I would call this paranormal activity. There could have been someone up there. It was just odd. When we raced to see what was making the noises it was too late. We didn't find anything.

I have posted audio on the main page of our investigation of the Cannon Memorial Hospital located in Banner Elk. Please feel free to download it and review it. Please let us know if you find anything.

IraBot May 3, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

Comment 2 - Please let us know why you believe the location to house "evil." I am very curious to hear back from you.

Comment 3- You are right about one thing, you have to be extremely careful if you choose to investigate this location. Please feel free to contact us if you need tips on how to gain access to this location.

Paige Hinson May 11, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

I visited this hopsital during my freshman year at App. We actually snuck in around 1 a.m. on October 31. It ended up being one of the scariest nights of my life.
As I was driving on Highway 194 on my way to the hospital, my car completely died just after midnight. I found out later that my timing belt had broken. After being towed to a gas station in Banner Elk, I was already so creeped out that I wanted to go back into Boone, but the 6 or 7 people I was with decided we could all pile into the other car we'd taken and continue on to the hospital.

When we got there, we found that the automatic sliding doors on the right side of the hospital were open. The whole atmosphere of the place was really heavy, but I ignored my instincts, and me and my friends entered the building in a straight line, one guy holding a flashlight in front and one in back.
I was much more scared when we got inside. While I didn't necessarily believe that we were going to see ghosts, the broken glass and clothing scattered on the floor had me thinking that there was someone living in the hospital. If so, I did not want to be the one to disturb him or her.
After a couple of minutes in the really creepy hallways, me and a friend decided that we needed to get out. The aura of that place was just too dark. We couldn't convince our other friends to leave, and they decided to go upstairs to explore further.

My friend and I spent the next 15-20 minutes walking completely around the building. Some of our fear had dissipated until we heard our friends scream. We hurried back to the doors we'd entered through just as they were coming out. When we asked them about their screams, they looked confused and said they hadn't made any noise. They were surprised that we had been on the other side of the building, they said, because they thought they had heard us whispering just outside the window about the same time we thought we heard them yell.
Though we were all thoroughly creeped out at this point, we went inside one more time. My hippie friend warned us not to go into rooms if the doors were closed, saying she was afraid we'd disturb a spirit, but of course the guys were were with did not listen to her. I will never forget the moment that our friend opened the door of what appeared to be a recovery room, shined his flashlight around, and immediately shouted and ran like hell towards the front doors, the rest of us close on his heels.

We left as fast as we could, and when we were in the car and on our way back to Boone, the friend who had initially freaked out told us that he had seen a little girl's reflection in a pane of glass.
We found out later from his roommate that he spent the rest of the night crying.

Needless to say, I certainly think there is some sort of dark presence in that hospital.

IraBot May 12, 2009 at 12:40 PM  

Paige, that sounds like a wild night alright. We only had two experiences at the Charles A. Cannon Memorial hospital that we couldn't explain. This is outside of the EVPs we captured. The second time I visited the hospital I was with my brother. The two of us were on the second floor overlooking the main drive to the entrance. While we were investigating near the door leading to the staircase we heard a door slam shut directly below us. We stood there in silence. To be honest we were terrified. I wasn't so much afraid of a spirit or anything like that but of the possibility of another person inside the building. We stood still for what seemed to be an hour. We listened to the door open/close over and over. You can imagine our feelings during this. We didn't enjoy that very much. After a good while we made our way through the upstairs and made for an exit on the other side of the complex. I have no idea if it was a person of what. It was a clear night so one would think that we would have seen someone walk up to the doors. Although, whatever it was making the doors open could have been there when we arrived. Pretty wild. Since then we decided in "the power in numbers" theory. You just never know who you might encounter there. Thieves and whatnot.

During our fourth visit a large group of us Ghost Hunters were on the first floor. Down from the main entrance. Located in the long hallway. Anyways we heard the tile above us on the second floor start breaking. Something or someone was moving above us. We listened for about 15 minutes as something paced back and forth and then we started our investigation. We called out over and over and nothing replied. We started to move towards the stairs when we heard the door on the second floor open and then close. We listened to footsteps and saw absolutely nothing. We thought someone was coming downstairs and if that was the case they would have been directly in our sights. We never did see anyone. We never heard another sound. We investigated the entire building.
We would love to hear your stories. Please post them!

Scott October 30, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

I really want to visit this hospital, if you can give me any tips on how to get in or where to park... i also heard that cops have a certain spot that they sometimes wait for people to come around to. If you have any helpful advice please let me know,

Anonymous March 14, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

just got back from there 20 minutes ago.... immediate bad feelings of evil.... we walked around one corner and pointed the flashlight down and realized we were standing in a pool of blood.... we bolted... no joke.

Zig May 3, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

A group of 4 friends and myself just came back from the hospital. We approached from the left side (as if you are standing at the road, looking at the hospital), then walked across the front of the hospital and went around from the right side. We were planning on going around the hospital first, to make sure no police were nearby, but as we made it almost exactly to the center of the back of the building, something happened. One of the other guys and myself had flashlights, and we were shining them around constantly. As I shined mine toward the woods behind the hospital, he shined his toward a gap that evidently is at one of the lower levels. He said as he shined his light over this massive hole, he could see across, but his light didn't cover the darkness below. As he did this, all of the sudden we heard a loud, all-encompassing scream. I couldn't tell if it were male or female, but it was high pitched, and reminded me of a scream I heard when a mother found out her son and daughter had died. All 5 of us immediately froze, and I spun to shine my flashlight toward the hospital. Then, roughly 2 seconds later, the exact same scream was heard again. At this point we all bolted, came around the same side of the hospital we had went around, and booked it straight to the road. We continued running on the road toward Lees-McRae campus, and as we reached Hickory Nut Gap road, we slowed for a second. I turned around, and a bright, LED flashlight was bouncing down the lawn in front of the hospital. We again bolted, and took the small trail to the left of the road. Again, we stopped, and the guy in the back of the group claimed to see a lady (3 of the guys swear it was a woman screaming) with a bandana or something on her head carrying a flashlight running down the road. We continued running all the way to campus, and I drove by roughly 10 minutes later, and again 30 minutes later, and saw nothing.

Now, for some theories. I -seriously- doubt it was someone from school sent to prank us. We decided spur of the moment, and saw no one go past us to get there, nor go past us on the way back. Also, we are all in extremely good shape, and sprinted most of the way, so no one could have beat us back on foot. Second theory is from one of the other guys. He (along with 2 others) claim to have heard a second scream at the same time as the 2 scream happened that I heard, but from the woods behind the hospital. I didn't hear it, and neither did one of the others (I haven't asked the final guy), but they think there were people posted, and the screams were communication. They also claim that 2 people chased us initially, and only 1 continued chasing us further. Another theory we have is that it was a homeless person in the dark area that the light wouldn't shine through, and they cut through a pathway (there were several) to chase us after they started screaming, and continued chasing us further. However, I don't know how a homeless person could afford the type of LED light that was chasing us, and why they would chase us past the bounds of the hospital area. Also, as I said before, we are all extremely fit, and also running on adrenaline, and the pace the flashlight kept (though they didn't catch us) was still impressive, and I can't see an unconditioned hobo being able to keep the same pace as us. The final theory is that there was a cop posted back somewhere we couldn't see (and they are rumored to have someone patrolling every night), and they activated the screaming (because to me, the screams sounded exactly the same, and with the same space between the screams). That would also explain the decent fitness of whoever chased us, and the LED flashlight. Also, a friend who had been before said they had been chased, by the same type of flashlight.

Zig May 3, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

Another note, another group of people went as soon as we got back, and they walked completely around the hospital (from left side to right side, with respect from the road) and entered on the right side. They heard no screams, saw no flashlight, and saw nothing out of the ordinary, but left pretty soon after entering due to a girl being terrified. This makes me think my cop theory is true, as they would have thought "there the group for the night" and went to patrol elsewhere.

Let me know what you think! I'll be doing some research of my own, and I'll post again if I hear anything.

clubfilms July 6, 2010 at 6:09 AM  

Hey guys, my friend and I just explored this site. I didn't know it was haunted till yesterday but got some weird vibes when scouting it the day before the explore. We didn't encounter anything too weird besides that though. Any information on the site and comments would be appreciated, here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92R5oUb3mM0

Anonymous May 29, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

Has anyone visited the 4th floor? Do you have pictures of this floor. Please advise and post. Thank you kindly~

Anonymous June 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM  

My friends and I were fascinated by the hauted aura of the place as we drove by. Knowing some of the history, we felt compelled to explore. We went to the local convenience store and bought some cheap flashlights. After midnight, when the traffic died down and the night was still, we made our move. At the back of the hospital, we stopped to listen. Dead silence. We chose to enter at the old emergency entrance for some reason. That is when we heard the scream. Two of our group were gone in a heartbeat and headed for the car. I must admit that the other three of us found ourselves headed for safety but my craziest friend grabbed us and settled us down a bit. After all, this was why we were here. After gathering our wits, the three of us turned off our lights so that we would not give away our postions. The moonlight was fairly bright. The ER door was partly open. What a horrible screeching sound it made as we pushed it open just enough to enter. The silence inside was creepy. When we started to walk around every loose tile would creak and echo. When we stopped to gather ourselves we heard the first noise inside. My friend said it was an overhead page for a doctor. Later we wondered if it was an owl, roosting somewhere in one of the upper floors. It took awhile before we pushed on inside. We didn't get far. There were the operating room doors in front of us beaconing us like sirens. Our flashlights were reflecting all over the wall as we peeked inside. I'm really not sure what happened next. I remember seeing what might have been a stretcher with white sheets being pushed by up ahead. It was dimmly lit. Later each of us would have a different idea about what it was. One friend said it was a nurse with a crash cart, rushing to an emergency. Another thought it was a patient running away. We all agreed there was that scream again. I don't remember anything else except trying to go out of there as fast as I could. We all independently wound up back at the car in a few minutes. I still don't know how I cut my hand. We almost freaked until the last guy found his way back out of the woods. I'm glad we waited for him. One thing I can tell you, I'm never going back to that place------NOT EVEN IN THE DAYTIME.

Anonymous September 22, 2011 at 9:52 PM  

@IraBot

How can me and some of my friends at APPstate get permission to go in and look at this place. Any help would be great cause we are really interested in the paranormal!!

Email me at btyler23@yahoo.com about any info on getting in.

Jenny February 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM  

Did you get permission to investigate here? Number one rule for any paranormal investigator is to NEVER investigate a location without permission. If you did kudos's to you for accomplishing the the red tape barrier. Intriguing place!

Anonymous September 10, 2012 at 11:57 AM  

I am a local of Banner Elk every since I was born. My friends and I this last Saturday after volleyball practice wanted to do something fun so we wanted to go to the hospital. It was about 3 in the afternoon. We parked at the mill pond and went through the woods and ended up on the left side of the hospital. (As is you were looking from the road.) We went in the door on the first floor, it was all trashed from people who had broken in. It was very cool once we stepped in the room. We could not see anything it was pitch black, even in the day time. We went around to the wheel chair ramp that was the second floor where the cyst -something I don't remember what it was called. There were children paints and puzzle pieces all over the floor. We went around through like a waiting type room that had a baby carriage, crib, and toys. We went through the hallway and up the stairwell. We went in each floor level hallway. Nothing seemed to be haunted as everyone says, but I was still pretty scared. It's a fun time to go. But the one thing that made me creeped out was, once we got back to out car, I found glass in my upper leg and my forearm. I never touched anything in there. I don't believe in ghost but I still can't explain the glass.

Anonymous September 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM  

I am a local of Banner Elk every since I was born. My friends and I this last Saturday after volleyball practice wanted to do something fun so we wanted to go to the hospital. It was about 3 in the afternoon. We parked at the mill pond and went through the woods and ended up on the left side of the hospital. (As is you were looking from the road.) We went in the door on the first floor, it was all trashed from people who had broken in. It was very cool once we stepped in the room. We could not see anything it was pitch black, even in the day time. We went around to the wheel chair ramp that was the second floor where the cyst -something I don't remember what it was called. There were children paints and puzzle pieces all over the floor. We went around through like a waiting type room that had a baby carriage, crib, and toys. We went through the hallway and up the stairwell. We went in each floor level hallway. Nothing seemed to be haunted as everyone says, but I was still pretty scared. It's a fun time to go. But the one thing that made me creeped out was, once we got back to out car, I found glass in my upper leg and my forearm. I never touched anything in there. I don't believe in ghost but I still can't explain the glass.

Becca September 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM  

I am a local of Banner Elk every since I was born. My friends and I this last Saturday after volleyball practice wanted to do something fun so we wanted to go to the hospital. It was about 3 in the afternoon. We parked at the mill pond and went through the woods and ended up on the left side of the hospital. (As is you were looking from the road.) We went in the door on the first floor, it was all trashed from people who had broken in. It was very cool once we stepped in the room. We could not see anything it was pitch black, even in the day time. We went around to the wheel chair ramp that was the second floor where the cyst -something I don't remember what it was called. There were children paints and puzzle pieces all over the floor. We went around through like a waiting type room that had a baby carriage, crib, and toys. We went through the hallway and up the stairwell. We went in each floor level hallway. Nothing seemed to be haunted as everyone says, but I was still pretty scared. It's a fun time to go. But the one thing that made me creeped out was, once we got back to out car, I found glass in my upper leg and my forearm. I never touched anything in there. I don't believe in ghost but I still can't explain the glass.

FunkleMcD September 16, 2012 at 8:38 AM  

I took all these a while back... sorry they're pictures of pictures.
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brittany roberts August 20, 2013 at 8:15 PM  

My name is Brittney, I don't know if anyone still reads this but a friend and I went to look for the hospital and couldn't find it. I was wondering if anyone knew an exact address or more details on how to find it please let me know. Thanks! Can you please email me with any info lcgm18@yahoo.com

Todd March 27, 2014 at 6:36 PM  

How do I gain access? I want to take some daytime pics . 1 hr. Or less?

Anonymous May 8, 2014 at 8:01 AM  

hi would love to gain access can you please email back at beachmomnva@yahoo.com and let me know how ?
Thanks Megan

Anonymous October 12, 2014 at 10:31 PM  

I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN AVERY AND WORKED AT CHARLES A CANNON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. I HAD A FEW EXPERIENCES IN THE BASEMENT, THE LUNCH ROOM AND THE MORGUE WAS ON THE SAME FLOOR, SO SOMETIMES I WOULD HAVE TO GO TO THAT AREA TO CHANGE AIR TANKS, AND ALWAYS HEARD THINGS OF THE NIGHT THAT I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND. THE MAIN FLOOR WAS THE DOCTORS OFFICES, ETC, THE SECOND FLOOR WAS OR AND THE NURSERY, AND THE SCY WARD WAS NOT ADDED ON TIL LATER YEARS AND IT WAS ON THE FOURTH FLOOR.

Mimi Zimmerman November 8, 2014 at 4:57 PM  

newsoulpatrol@gmail.com

Can you send info on how to get permission. And would another team want to investigate together? We have about 10 who are routinely available.

Anonymous November 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM  

I worked at the Banner Elk Cafe for a couple years, and I lived in Boone. The drive home every night had me pass the hospital. I had come to believe that all the stories were fake, as I drove past it evey day and never once saw anything out of the ordinary. Then one night on my drive home, as I was passing the hospital, a woman came running out of the swamp on the other side of the road. She was dressed all in white. She jumped in front of my car, and flagged me down. I stopped, rolled down the window and asked if she was okay, if she needed a ride. She got in the car, and started talking about how she had to get away, that those guys were evil and she couldn't be a part of it. I told her to calm down, that I wouldn't let them hurt her, and asked where she wanted to go. She told me the Best Western up the street. This whole experience up to that point had been slightly euphoric, like a fog had been pulled over my eyes. I drove her to the hotel, and when she got out, I noticed the oddest thing. I saw this woman run out of a swamp on a rainy night, dressed all in white, and there wasn't a trace of mud or dirt on her. I left, thanking God that I didn't get on the bad side of the Lady in White. Be wary.

Anonymous December 28, 2014 at 1:20 PM  

I was there today, we took some pics and it was super sketchy... avoided the cops luckily. Idk if its haunted but the asbestos problem is definitely legitimate. Still I totally recommend going sometime, it's sick.

Mimi Zimmerman December 30, 2014 at 11:07 PM  

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I am so excited you got in. Next time my sister and I come that way we will do like everyone else...just do it.
We asked permission from the owner. He told us to draw up an agreement in his favor and email it to him. I drew one up saying we would not hold him accountable for anything injuries we may get while on his property and that we would share our findings with him. He said he meant how much money we would pay him to let us come on his property. I told him we didn't charge for our services and would not pay him to walk through his property. He said the TV people paid for the TWC ghost hunters to film an episode there. We told him money can corrupt the findings. If he was paid, we might be intimidated into telling him we found something when we didn't. Plus, we were no where in the same league as that group. He said he was sorry and if we went without permission we would be arrested. I would rather pay the fine for trespassing than pay him anything. He said if he allowed us to walk through free then he would have to let other groups. We thanked him! So just don't ask. The town only has a couple of police cars and can't patrol that place very often. The owner lives in Georgia and has given the TWC (I hope I am saying that right) TV crew permission (meaning a sizeable amount of money) to come back in March 2015. If I find out the exact dates or any of you can let us all know, so anyone interested can at least go over to meet this team of ghost hunters! And maybe sit back always and watch the filming done in daylight!

I am part of carolinaspri.net and I am sure our group would be happy to share our stories with other groups.

We also have a Cryptid side on Facebook look for Carolina Cryptid Crew. Check it out. I believe in the paranormal because of my own experiences, but never thought anything like Big Foot existed. I still supported my group and went on investigations as entertainment. Well, let me tell you about that! I know for a fact something exists that is most likely paranormal and have seen things that cannot be explained and BIG footprints right around our camp site. Tree structures no man could make without heavy equipment which cannot possibly be brought Into these dense forest areas. I want to meet the intelligence who can do these things. We have a 27 acre research area dedicated to only our group. Our finding have been forwarded to the Searching for Bigfoot TV series and they are coming to SC to meet with us. Once a year the owners of the property will let us chose a couple of people we know to join us on an overnight expedition. We do not want anything we find to be harmed. We just want to verify something exists. That has occurred for the owners so they are protecting their property and it's heavily posted. Confidentially statements must be signed before any approvals are given.

I enjoy researching and investigating with both groups!
There are more things in this world and lifetime than we can possibly imagine that don't meet societies definition of normal....and that is what people like us look forward to.

December 30, 2014 at 10:19 PM

snowcat gwyn February 11, 2015 at 4:02 PM  

lol!!! you bunch of chickens!! lord have mercey! I was born here in this place. Its not haunted, And it doesn't draw people to it. I've passed this place well over 30 40 thousand times in my life, I've never been drawn to the stupid place dorks!!!And the town manager who was supposed to be drawn to it to steal the door...hahahha.. i guess the hospital told him to steal the duck race money too?????lollolololol,,, damn that's all I got to say!!!

Mimi Zimmerman February 12, 2015 at 6:15 AM  

Apparently you are not part of a paranormal investigative group or you would not have written such a ridicous post!
And there are no paranormal investigators I know are not "chicken" to confront the paranormal. We do it with care and scientifically before we determine paranormal. Yes, a demon force such as the one at this hospital can hurt or kill when it's antagonized. We make be afraid at that point but still fearless as to what needs to be done.

Mimi Zimmerman February 12, 2015 at 6:18 AM  

Sorry for the errors. Hard to type on phone.

Haunted101 February 19, 2015 at 1:05 PM  
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Haunted101 February 19, 2015 at 1:05 PM  

For the record I have been here multiple times to this location,but I am gonna share the 2 scariest times
1st visit
A group of friends and I went to the hostipal one night. We was in the basement/kitchen . While we was in this location we heard footsteps pacing on the floor above us. We thought it was cops looking for us thought someone might have called them on us. The guys in the group said they would go upstairs and check it out. While they went to the 1st floor my friend and I decided to try to find a way out. When we found a way back out into the hospital we heard voices that sounded like that was naming off medical terms. We thought it was the guys so we walk down the hallways to locate them. We finally met up and they said they hadn't been talking. Also they informed us that they had not found anyone else in the hospital besides us. We looked around a lil bit more and we got the heck outta there. (Also we found wet blood on the 2nd floor and yes it was blood but there was no drag marks or no bloodie prints so how it happened I have no idea. Also if you research trouble children have been found in there dead. They run away from the grandfather mountain children home. There have a few reports of children found dead at this location.)
2nd
Some co workers and myself decided to visit the hostipal once again. We had seen the show on TV about the ghost hunters checking it out. We wanted to see if room 426 was really haunted. We made our way up to the room we took a flashlight and put it in the window like the ghost hunters did. We start asking if anyone is there with us. Keep in mind everyone that was in our group was in the same room. All of a sudden the door that connects the rooms together slams shut. We all sat there for a second an asked a few more questions. we heard some weird noises so we get up an leave on our way to the stairway we see a dark shadow. The dark shadow wasn't very large but all of us could sense that there was something evil around. This was a couple of my experiences have had more but just to much to type feel free ask any questions:)

ArkansasHunters April 5, 2015 at 11:27 PM  

Several of us are in the process of planning a trip to the old hospital in May. We would love to welcome anyone else who would like to come along. We have obtained permission from the property owner to enter the building and explore as long as we like as long as nothing is removed from the property. Anyone interested please let us know.

Mimi Zimmerman April 12, 2015 at 10:32 PM  

Arkansas Hunters: YES YES YES
Please let me know the dates in May and I will check to see who can go from here! Thank you!

You can Contact me email is newsoulpatrol@gmail.com, and my name is LaVerne Zimmerman.

This is an exciting opportunity!


LaVerne Zimmerman April 18, 2015 at 2:36 PM  

ArkansasHunters.

Please let me know the dates you are planning to visit the old Cannon hospital in May so we can get a room fo the night. A couple In our group and in another group would like to join you. Both groups are a couple of hours away from the old hospital. Is there an email address we can reach you through?

LaVerne Zimmerman

paranormalhope@gmail.com

Lz

Eric Buckles April 19, 2015 at 6:50 PM  
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Eric Buckles April 21, 2015 at 7:21 PM  

Went by Saturday. Spooky. Loved it. Ill be back. Looks like easily accessed.

LaVerne Zimmerman April 22, 2015 at 5:31 PM  

Have you decided on the dates in May you will be in Banner Elk?
There are a few of us interested in coming along! Thanks.... paranormalhope@gmail.com

Kaylee Burk May 13, 2015 at 10:53 AM  

I may have already commented once but it's not showing up so I'm commenting again! I'm from Arkansas too & I've been dying to go investigate this place. If yall haven't already went, would you mind if I tag along? Please send trip info to kaylee_burk@hotmail.com thanks!

Mimi Zimmerman May 13, 2015 at 10:37 PM  

Kaylee, apparently someone calling themselves ArkansasHunters played a trick on us. They don't exist and they did not give us a way to get back in touch with us.

Scott Allen May 24, 2015 at 11:42 PM  

If any one else is planning on going plz let me know I'd love to attend (tag along) I can be reached at dukeblue821@yahoo.com. ..thx in at advance

Scott Allen May 24, 2015 at 11:43 PM  

If any one else is planning on going plz let me know I'd love to attend (tag along) I can be reached at dukeblue821@yahoo.com. ..thx in at advance

Tristin May 26, 2015 at 7:16 PM  

I'm planning on going Friday with my team and a buddy. Is it true cops hang around it? And also I'll be going during the day. If it's anything like the Old Davis Hospital then we won't need to go during the night. It'll already be dark enough haha

LaVerne Zimmerman May 26, 2015 at 9:44 PM  

Tristan, keep us posted on what you find

Natalie June 14, 2015 at 6:55 PM  

Hi! I have a school project dealing with photography and I really need to contact the property owner to ask permission to enter the hospital, because I have to be able to figure out shots and everything. Does anyone know how I can get in contact with them?

Thank you in advance!

Tristin June 15, 2015 at 12:04 AM  

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I am so excited you got in. Next time my sister and I come that way we will do like everyone else...just do it.
We asked permission from the owner. He told us to draw up an agreement in his favor and email it to him. I drew one up saying we would not hold him accountable for anything injuries we may get while on his property and that we would share our findings with him. He said he meant how much money we would pay him to let us come on his property. I told him we didn't charge for our services and would not pay him to walk through his property. He said the TV people paid for the TWC ghost hunters to film an episode there. We told him money can corrupt the findings. If he was paid, we might be intimidated into telling him we found something when we didn't. Plus, we were no where in the same league as that group. He said he was sorry and if we went without permission we would be arrested. I would rather pay the fine for trespassing than pay him anything. He said if he allowed us to walk through free then he would have to let other groups. We thanked him! So just don't ask. The town only has a couple of police cars and can't patrol that place very often. The owner lives in Georgia and has given the TWC (I hope I am saying that right) TV crew permission (meaning a sizeable amount of money) to come back in March 2015. If I find out the exact dates or any of you can let us all know, so anyone interested can at least go over to meet this team of ghost hunters! And maybe sit back always and watch the filming done in daylight!"
-Mimi Zimmerman

So no Natalie you might as well not even try....

Natalie June 15, 2015 at 8:58 AM  

Hm, I may just go take my chances then.. Or does anyone else know of a building that is haunted that is more accessible? Truthfully, I really want to go here though.

Thank you for bringing that post to my attention, Tristin!!

Tristin June 17, 2015 at 7:59 PM  

There is the Old Davis Hospital in Statesville. I've been there 3 times and it's pretty haunted. No cops are ever around there but you have to wear a respirator because of the lead paint and asbestos. And not a problem Natalie!

Anonymous August 1, 2015 at 6:12 AM  

Can you email me info on who to contact to gain access to this location for a full night? Please and thank you
benbumpus@hotmail.com

Unknown October 21, 2015 at 12:04 AM  

I would also like to have the info on who to contact. My email is Belinda.bh422@gmail.com thank you

Belindabh Hill October 21, 2015 at 12:09 AM  

Omg...chills ran up my spine.. I'd love to go visit this place myself. Do u have any ideas on how to get permission

LaVerne Zimmerman October 21, 2015 at 12:56 PM  

The Owner of the Old Cannon Hospital is Olin Wooten.
his email address is ow@owacc.com
The most recent paranormal group to get permission
from Mr. Wooten to go onto the property for 24 hours
had to pay $1000.00. They had 10 people who wanted to go
so each paid $100 a piece. It all had to be paid up well before
the date they agreed on. Good lunch working with Mr. Wooten
As he only discusses money and reminds you if you do not have
a signed letter from him giving you permission to be there, you
Will be arrested and fined!

Unknown January 22, 2016 at 11:35 AM  

They also use avery co cops. Oh yea u guy's need to wear protection there is so much asbestos in the place that's what's not been torn down. please proceed with caution

Sharon McGuire January 22, 2016 at 11:52 AM  

The only reason the cops are there because of the asbestos and the ower. I live 2minutes from there go bye everyday never seen anything outside the place. But it is hunted, u can feel the bad vibes just being around it. The 4th floor is where u need to go u will surely have an experiment. My husband has been there and it's not safe.

Sharon McGuire January 22, 2016 at 11:52 AM  

The only reason the cops are there because of the asbestos and the ower. I live 2minutes from there go bye everyday never seen anything outside the place. But it is hunted, u can feel the bad vibes just being around it. The 4th floor is where u need to go u will surely have an experiment. My husband has been there and it's not safe.

Sharon McGuire January 22, 2016 at 11:53 AM  

They also use avery co cops. Oh yea u guy's need to wear protection there is so much asbestos in the place that's what's not been torn down. please proceed with caution

Anonymous January 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM  

I would also like some info on who to contact. My email is styx_213@hotmail.com thank you

Unknown May 23, 2016 at 5:10 PM  

I'm dying to get in this place. I turned around in the parking lot today after noticing the gate was unlock. I have to get in some how. Any tips ?

Danielle O'Renick May 23, 2016 at 5:20 PM  

I'm dying to get in this place. I turned around in the parking lot today after noticing the gate was unlock. I have to get in some how. Any tips ?

Danielle O'Renick May 26, 2016 at 6:59 AM  

I have received permission to visit the hospital from the owner for a fee of course and would love to research it. Can any one send me any info or tell me where I can find the info? I'm thinking about taking a trip to the local library up there but I'm not really close at all and don't want to waste my time and gas if they don't have any info. If you can help email me dmorenick714@ yahoo.com

Unknown October 5, 2017 at 11:01 PM  

My family would like to do an investigation at the Old Cannon Hospital. How do we get permission to do this? Email me please at beksny@gmail.com

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