The spookiest place in Texas is an hour’s drive from San Antonio, according to Thrillist


The scariest site in Texas is an abandoned hospital 75 miles southeast of San Antonio, according to Thrillist.

As Halloween approaches, the publication has named the scariest place to visit in each state. Yorktown Memorial Hospital, a long-shuttered building that once served as a rehabilitation center, won the title in Texas.

“Old beds, stretchers, mirrors, chairs and other medical equipment are still inside this abandoned, decrepit hospital, where more than 2,000 patients died before it closed in 1988,” Thrillest wrote.

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“Today visitors described inexplicable apparitions, whispers, shadows in the hallways, wheelchairs rolling around without being pushed and a particularly terrifying talking doll in the nursery asking, ‘Do you love me?’

The hospital was built in 1950 by the Felician Sisters, a group of Catholic nuns, and closed in 1986. The facility reopened as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, before closing again in the 1960s. 1990.

Yorktown Memorial hosted film crews from the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” and served as the setting for a 2011 film called “Yorktown” which premiered in San Antonio, according to victoria’s lawyer.

Today the owner of the property welcomes visits and paranormal investigations.

The Thrillist nod isn’t the first recognition for the haunted monument. Yorktown Memorial was included on a viral “Haunted Roadmap” which highlighted several spooky sites in Texas, including the Donkey Lady Bridge in San Antonio.

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