OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER

(Oatland Island Hospital)

711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA

(912) 395-1212

Status: Former Residence; Former Hospital; Former Government Lab; Ecological Preserve

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History

Oatland Island was originally used as retirement settling place for men who had reached that age after working their lives for the railroads. When World War II began a large building was built as a public medical facility and hospital. It is rumored that secret Government biological experiments took place here during the War on men, women and children.

When the War ended the hospital was closed and Centers For Disease Control took over the building. The building was used to learn more about diseases and to develop new medicines.

The building is now owned by the Oakland Island Wildlife Center and the island is used a zoo and ecological preserve.

 

Paranormal Activity

The most common activity is light anomalies – orbs – are seen here in greater levels than almost any other haunted site. They come in every size and color and have been known to follow people around the island and in the building.

Disembodied voices are also very common here (both recorded and heard by the human ear) and entire conversations between 2 individuals or groups of people have been heard.

Apparitions and shadow people are reported both on the island and in the old hospital.

Other activity: cold and hot spots, feelings of being watched, unease and not being wanted, phantom footsteps, touches by unseen presences and objects moving on their own.