When most people hear the name St Albans, in Radford Va., they probably think about the building which housed the Sanitarium. That facility is now closed and the location is considered by some to be haunted. What many may not realize, is that there is currently a Carillon Clinic Saint Albans Hospital, located a few miles east, in Christiansburg Va.
The original St. Albans is located a few minutes from Radford University. It originally was a boys school, and was transformed into a sanitarium in 1916. . In the summer of 2013, I watched a paranormal show where the psychic investigators walked the halls of the building, going through the same motions I have observed on similar shows.
The crew jumped, and asked, “Did you hear that”?, implying there was some type of noise. They said they had goose bumps and felt eerie. A female member of the team stated she was in contact with a spirit. I neither saw nor heard anything that would indicate anyone was in the building except those who were on camera.
The old St.Albans building hosts a haunted house tour on Halloween, and is also open for private tours. The photo on their Facebook page in my opinion look ominous, and foreboding. The large brick house, sits on a hillside surrounded by trees, and bushes.
My husband I recently were in the area, and visited both facilities. Saint Albans is in a building where the hospital and mental health facility are side by side. Like it’s predecessor. the modern Albans is also on a hill. Unlike the former, the later is surrounded by a well manicured lawn, and paved parking lot. The atmosphere is somewhat warm and inviting.
Once we drove to the top of the hill where the former Sanitarium was housed, I noticed sings everywhere saying trespassers will be prosecuted. I felt I had come too far just to turn around and leave, so I quickly took a few pictures.
We encountered no evidence of the supernatural, only sunlight reflecting as a rainbow in a few of the photos. And a dilapidated building with several windows boarded up. Ii will say that if you look hard enough at picture number 4, it almost seems as if a face is on each side of the bottom of the window. My husband and I liken this to adults and children who see various shapes in clouds.
In Mark 16,Jesus said hs followers would have power to cast out devils. He did not say we were to seek them out and challenge them. For this reason I do not believe I would take tour of any alleged haunted building, and ask any unseen spirits to show themselves.
If you decide to take a tour of the haunted St Albans, here is something to keep in mind. Should you be shaken, because you perceive, or actually experienced an encounter with unholy spirits, at least you know that help from Saint Albans, is only a few miles away..