Moscow's creepiest abandoned hospital in 13 photos

Igor Ivanko/Moskva Agency
Khovrino Hospital was never completed and for 30 years its eerie huge skeleton has loomed large, terrifying locals and fueling myths and conspiracies.

1. In the early 1980s the Soviet authorities decided to build one of the country’s biggest hospital with 1,300 beds.

2. They chose Moscow’s Khovrino district where there were no other hospital at the time.

3. Some say the design is similar to the Umbrella Corporation star from the video game Resident Evil.

4. Due to either financial problems or faulty basement construction (still not clear) in 1985 construction was frozen and then shut down completely.

5. From this point adrenalin seekers started to explore the dangerous corridors.

6. The empty, abandoned shell of the hospital is incredibly creepy, and many thrilling legends were born here.

7. In the 1990s there were rumors that a Satanist sect chose this place for sacrificial rituals, killing stray animals and even people in the cellar of the hospital.

8. Drug addicts, alcoholics, and homeless people spent time and arranged illegal parties here. Syringes and broken glass often littered the floor.

9. This creepy grey concrete monster has also witnessed many suicides. There was even a monument to a teenager who killed himself here because of unrequited love.

10. Adventure seekers and later Instagrammers flocked to tickle their nerves – and to get that perfect scary photo.

11. Despite security guards, people still managed to break in, but due to the darkness and dangerous stairs, empty elevator shafts, etc, many people have injured themselves.

12. Conspiracy theorists have even claimed the hospital has several underground levels where there’s a secret lab.

13. On Oct. 24, 2018 after several local requests, city authorities finally started to demolish the sinister hospital.

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