Port City Paranormal
St. Albans Sanatorium

 May 2013,  The team made their first to visit to this well known haunted sanatorium.
Our goal for this investigation was to refine our techniques and methods of recording phenomena and compare
our evidence with  findings of other teams.
Although many  teams  have visited  St Albans, just who haunts the buildings remains unknown. We hope we can
communicate with the spirits and learn more of the
unwritten history.

Built on former Shawnee and Cherokee land,  John Miles opened St Albans Lutheran Boys School here in 1892.
The prestigious boys  preparatory school was both home and classroom for many young students, and one of the
most well respected schools in the state. After 20 years of service St Albans School was closed.
Doctor J.C. King  purchased  the  facility in 1916,and realizing his life long dream, reopened its doors as St
Albans Sanatorium.  Dedicated to healing the mentally disturbed, St Albans use the most modern treatment and
was superior to most other institutions of its day.  St Albans cared for thousands of patients until 2004, when
services were moved to a new facility and the old building was donated to Radford University.
The building  stood vacant for sometime and was slated for demolition.  Local groups were able to prevent
demolition and this historic site is now available fro tours.  (www.stalbans-virginia.com)

Go get your headphones!
There are  places where you feel surrounded by spirits, hear their
whispers, and catch a glimpse of a shape in the darkness.  Then, there are
other places that seem empty, but are in reality, these sites can be filled
with voices heard only by the recorders... St Albans is both.

As we investigated the top floor in St. Alban's, Jenny, Linda and I  heard a
noise in the room across from the stairwell.  We moved to the center of
the room and immediately started an EVP session. After a few minutes
Doug came to the doorway but as he attempted to enter,  the door slowly
closed in his face.  No one had touched the door, and we could not find a
natural cause for this movement. All attempts to get the door to close again
on its own failed, but it was not enough to call it paranormal.

On review of the video evidence, Doug could not find the segment of the
door closing.   At first, we thought the evidence had been lost,  but found  
Four minutes of the video were missing… just those 4 minutes,  but
how?  The head cam continued to record the remainder of the vigil
without incident.

• Coincidence or Corroborative Evidence?
We don’t know…. It seems strange that happened at that particular
moment.  Is it just a coincidence or are these two events supportive
evidence of paranormal activity?

Please use good headphones when listening to
these EVP.
Most are class
B

More Evidence will be added after our next
investigations July 2015
Click here for July 2015
investigation and  
evidence

Sanborn  Map : St Albans
circa 1926