The Dark Horde – 12: Texas’ Yorktown Memorial Hospital, Conseco Worried About Bigfoot, and Ghosts Battle Covid-19
THE GHOSTS OF YORKTOWN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
The land between San Antonio and the Gulf of Mexico is peppered with tiny, albeit simply adorable, towns. While each definitely has its own hometown charm, Yorktown, Texas, offers a bit extra. From violent nun apparitions to a spirit-summoning copy of “The Poky Little Puppy,” one can never know what to expect when they enter one of the most haunted hospitals in the U.S.!
Yorktown, a cute Texas small town, is home to back roads and old-timey buildings. Main St. is a nice drive to hit up the older buildings of the area. The C. Eckhardt & Sons Building is almost 150 years old, standing to this day as the Yorktown Historical Museum. East Main St., past the Yorktown City Hall intersection, is a strip of buildings time seems to have forgotten.
Just down the road going west, however, the town soon reveals one of its darker characters from times gone by. Past the Yorktown Creek and a few fast food joints lies a foreboding structure. The Yorktown Memorial Hospital stands with its arched entrance untouched by brush, which has had its way with the rest of the property. Built in 1950 by nuns, it definitely looks its age.
The Yorktown Memorial Hospital was opened the year following its construction, its name paying homage to those from Yorktown who fought and lost their lives during WWII. The Felician Sisters of the Roman Catholic Church kept the hospital open until 1986, when another hospital opened up just a few miles away in Cuero, Texas, thus putting Memorial Hospital out of business.
During its time under the care of the nuns, the hospital was said to have lost over 500 patients in a six-year span. A staggering number of fatalities for such a small building in such a small amount of time, it’s no wonder it is said to be plagued by wandering and restless spirits today.
Dr. Leon Norwierski
Dr. Norwierski was one of the main medical professionals at the facility. He was an older gentleman and practiced medicine into his 90s. The doctor became known for his fatal mistakes during operations. One such mistake entailed him accidentally slitting the throat of a patient while operating on his thyroid.
‘Ghosts’ try to spook people off streets during coronavirus in Indonesia
(CNN)”Ghosts” wrapped in white sheets are roaming the streets of a neighborhood in Indonesia’s central Java province trying to spook people into staying home during the coronavirus outbreak.
The “pocong” or “pochong,” is a ghost known in local folklore for haunting graveyards, which wears the remnants of a burial shroud, tied in a knot at the head and feet.
Volunteers in Kepuh village in Sukoharjo told Reuters they have been holding “surprise patrols” every few days since early April — although the plan initially backfired when they became a social media sensation and there was an increase in people venturing out of their homes to see the ghosts.
“First of all, we want to be different. Secondly, to create a deterrent effect because ‘pocong’ is spooky and scary,” said the head of the youth volunteer group, Anjar Pancaningtyas, adding that the initiative was in cooperation with local police.
“Since we set up the pocong roadblock, the environment of the village has become more conducive [to the idea of staying inside],” he added.
“Local residents still lack of awareness on how to curb the spread of Covid-19 disease,” Kepuh village head Priyadi, who goes by one name like many Indonesians, told Reuters. “They want to live like normal so it is very difficult for them to follow the stay home instruction.”
Jose Canseco is worried Bigfoot, aliens may have coronavirus
Jose Canseco is at it again.
“Can Bigfoot or aliens get Coronavirus I need to know because I have had contact with them,” the steroid-tainted former MLB slugger tweeted Saturday.
When he isn’t stirring the pot with Alex Rodriguez, the 55-year-old Canseco is often ranting about the mythological Bigfoot, aliens and time travel. He even once offered five people the chance to go on a Bigfoot and alien excursion alongside him — though it’s unclear if that ever took place.
“Aliens have been trying to teach us how to time travel but first we have to change our body composition which we are not willing to do we have tried with animals and it has failed,” Canseco tweeted in January.
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