Talk about something long enough and it mystically appears right? Am I the only one this has happened to? Not too long ago I got curious and decided to take a look at The Worley Hospital out in Pampa. The jury may be out on weather it truly is or not. I personally think there is something up.
Quick recap if you haven't seen or heard about the Worley Hospital before, It was one of the first hospitals in Pampa built in 1928, but all good things must come to an end and by the late 1970s it had seen it's last patients and has slowly been fading away since. There are a few folks who believe that not everyone has left the hospital in a spiritual sense. Figures right? Not everybody comes home from the hospital.
It turns out the folks over at IMDB feel that creepiness for the former hospital site or at least the site made it into a top 20 list for Ghost Hunters best programs checking in at number 7. A top ten ranking? depending on how you look at it, that's actually pretty sweet! You can see the entire list of places here.
Or maybe not, Maybe you're one of the folks who might find the world of the supernatural a bit much. At least now you know that if the episode of the show comes up it's gonna be right up there in the creep factor.
Maybe the Worley isn't the prime reason to visit Pampa but it's fun to let the imagination run around a little bit. By the way... It's not just the Worley that gets all the attention. There's a few other interesting spots around town too. Do you believe in ghosts? let us know on our app.
There's plenty of places here in Amarillo that might have a ghost or two in 'em. Scroll on!
The Abandoned St. Anthony's Hospital on Amarillo Boulevard
The 119-year-old abandoned hospital is a fascinating place for any who are lucky enough to be granted the chance to explore.
The sprawling building saw thousands of Amarillo's citizens inside its halls daily, all the the way until it was shuttered in 2001. But there are still incredible artifacts of the all-too-recent past tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the old St. Anthony.
The explorer who took these photographs gave the following information:
"Many rooms were left untouched, we found patient files, old prescriptions, a blood transfusion machine from the 60s, and microscopic slides of breast cancer from the 70s and 80s. I put one picture in here of some heart scans so you can see the dates and diagnosis of the patient, but marked out the patient’s names of course. During a time when mental illness was not understood, 76 exorcisms were documented to have been performed between 1909 and 1931."
Take a look inside the halls of the legendary abandoned St. Anthony's hospital
The Abandoned Herring Hotel in Amarillo, Texas
You may have passed it a million times while driving downtown, or you may be new to town. Either way, chances are you've seen the beautiful Herring Hotel
. The beautiful aging brick tower sits unoccupied on 3rd and Pearce streets. It's a grand building that stands as a reminder of Amarillo's early days as a cattle and oil town and it tells the stories well.
If you've ever wondered what's inside this towering building, just take a peek below.
Ranchotel: The Forgotten Landmark of Old Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas
The Ranchotel, located at 2501 W. 6th St., is a product of Route 66's heyday.
When Americans first began long-distance automotive travel, they typically stayed in hotels or camped beside the road. In response, clever entrepreneurs began to build what were called tourist courts
. The Ranchotel is one of these.
It was built in 1940 and until recently, it was considered one of the best preserved examples of Route 66's tourist facilities. It was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and was well maintained until 2020.
Even now, in spite of the building's fading beauty, there is still the nostalgic air held by many a historic landmark.