Byline: Freya Coombes
An urban explorer has discovered an abandoned hospital, used to treat wounded soldiers during WWII, with thousands of pounds worth of medical equipment left behind.
Chloe Urbex, 22, came across the hospital in Hampshire, England, exploring the large building.
Although much of the hospital had already been demolished and re-developed, the iconic spiral staircase, MRI machines, and operating theatres still remain untouched.
In the labs, old blood samples, chemicals, and unidentified floating objects in jars were found.
“This one has been on my to-do list for many years,” Chloe told NeedToKnow.co.uk.
“I found it from an online documentation by other explorers and paranormal teams and had to check it out for myself.
“It was really fun to explore — it was a very large complex.
“I found a lavatory with samples, as well as a jar of what could be cells.”
Throughout the years, the hospital has been used to treat pilots from the Royal Navy, as well as soldiers from the Second World War.
It has also formerly acted as an asylum for sailors with psychiatric disorders and a blood bank.
Abandoned after being sold to developers, the hospital still contains old MRI machines, X-ray machines, incubation chambers and lab facilities.
In different states of disarray, parts of the dilapidated ceiling were falling down, with paint peeling from the walls.
Walking through the premises, Chloe knew she was not alone, as she was able to feel the spirits of others in the building.
“I’m not really into the paranormal, however, we were convinced we weren’t alone.
“There were moments when I thought my friends were behind me when actually, it was just an empty ward.
“Footsteps echoed around the place and we even heard murmurs of male voices.
“Yet there was nobody there.”