Ghost Adventures – Return to Linda Vista Hospital – S06E05

For this adventure, we head back to the Linda Vista Hospital, which they visited back in 2009. As Zak reminds us, this is the location where Nick saw a full bodied apparition which startled him quite badly, sending him reeling out of the room. That was a scary bit of business.

But they aren’t going back for the heck of it, Zak has a wild new piece of machinery he wants to try out. This is some sort of weird "ghost pod" which is supposed to help generate enough energy for the spirit to manifest itself. It sort of seems like that wild box we saw in the Halloween episode a few years back. That seemed like an electrified box of death and this doesn’t look all that much safer.

Another odd part of this investigation is the fact that the hospital is going to be torn down to make room for apartments. That sounds like a hell of a place to live doesn’t it? I’m not one to immediately believe everything I see or read about, but there are some things better left alone. I can’t say I’d want to live in an apartment complex build on the remains of hospital with this kind of history. It’s like you’re asking for trouble. Did we learn nothing from Poltergeist?

But anyway, back to the hospital itself. To get a sense of what happened there, Zak and crew head to the morgue to talk to the coroner about his experiences in working with the hospital. It’s no surprise to learn of the stabbings, overdoses, beatings and gunshots. The surprising part is the morgue area where all three of the guys wander around with the Jane and John Does. I have to say, that was pretty damn creepy. It kind of looked like a warehouse.

After all that strangeness, they work to get started on the investigation and we get a glimpse of this new machine of theirs. It looks like a big bird cage with lots of voltage coursing through it. Why does it make me think everyone is getting electrocuted? But we also have a guest for this episode. Chad Lindberg has shown up to checkout the proceedings. Hey, he’s played dead a few times, this should be easy, right? Actually he seems pretty cool and level headed.

But before we start the investigation there is movement on the thermal imager. Billy sees something moving back and forth across the monitor. It doesn’t have a heat signature and doesn’t really seem to be going anywhere. To prove it’s not an animal, Zak brings in a dog to show the yellow heat signature. So what do we have? There does seem to be something moving on that screen.

Another guest they bring down is Kimber who’s been a nurse at the hospital. She gets the voice of someone saying, "can you help, anybody?" They also seem to get a voice saying, "help yourself?" The comment for "help yourself" doesn’t really seem to fit with anything. Help yourself to what, some organs?

A part where I think they strayed is Chad asking, "What happens after we die?" which is of course one question no one seems to ask. Do we agree with the answer of "Linda Vista"? I think Aaron is a bit off the mark there. But who knows, maybe winding up in a hospital is part of the answer.

Two other EVPs worth noting are when Zak asks which one of them they don’t like "why are you talking". Personally I think that’s a goofy question. Why does Zak and others naturally assume the spirits don’t like them and want to cause harm? Way to project there guys.

The other is "Do you remember Nick?" with a response of "I do." Is the spirit really answering Nick? Is she trying to make an appearance again?

For the finale, Zak has pictures of the pod with some sort of mist or haze surrounding it. He believes he’s captured body features in the photo. Because of the size, are they from the little girl? Is that the girl who was hit by the car or was it the woman Nick saw? Are they one in the same? I kind of wish they would have spent more time on that pod thing. Seems there was tons of build up to it, but we don’t get too much insight into it. I guess it will make an appearance in another episode?

So what you do think, did they capture something in the pod?

For the most part, I think this episode was a little light on evidence too. They get a couple of muted noises, creaks and bangs, and all the usual things you would expect from an abandoned building that’s coming apart while at the same time is home to who knows what kind of animal.

Did Nick reach his spirit and help her to get free of the building or will it turn into an apartment complex around her and the new residence will have an expected guest from time to time?

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