Is The Site of First Hospital in St. George Haunted?
A motel was purchased in 1913 in St. George by Dr. Donald A. McGregor and, along with his brother-in-law, Dr. Frank Woodbury, was turned into the city’s first hospital. It stood at 35 E 100 South in St. George. It was the area's only hospital until 1952 when it became a convalescent home and then was later torn down in 1993.
There are many stories of haunted hospitals throughout the country. The Travel Channel even has a show by that name. It makes sense as these are places where people suffered pain and often died. If any place is going to be haunted, it would be an old hospital.
The building that now sits on the property is home to several different firms. I talked with Todd Gardner who works for Alpha Engineering in the building. When I asked him if anything supernatural ever happened in the building, his eyes lit up.
He said two separate secretaries who had worked there in the past had described many such occurrences. One told of a time when she had been alone in the building.
She had come in early to get some pressing work done. The lights were off except where she was working. The hallway lights turn on with motion sensors and suddenly one of the hallways popped on, then the next hallway and the next. She called out to see if there was anyone in the building, but it was all quiet. She finally worked up the nerve to check and found the place empty.
The other receptionist told stories of specific people who had made themselves known to her. Unfortunately, she has since moved from the area. I would love to talk to her about her stories.
I plan on keeping my ears open for other stories of the old McGregor hospital in St. George. Who knows, maybe I'll get one from one of those who have passed on.