NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana– A mysterious light inside a hospital in New Orleans may now be explained. Some Facebook users are sharing photos showing the light inside Charity Hospital; it’s been closed since Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.
Lisa Staggs posted two photos on her Facebook page on Dec. 27 and said,
“For those few of you who may not know…I work at an inner city New Orleans hospital that happens to be situated directly across from Charity hospital. Charity hospital has been closed, it’s windows darkened, since hurricane Katrina, and is a gloomy and dreary sight on the best of days…at night it’s down-right scary. Until tonight.
See, I park on the roof of my parking garage, and tonight as I was leaving work, I glanced over at the forgotten building, only to see the lights of a tiny Christmas tree! I wish the pictures did it justice. I don’t know how it’s lit. I don’t know how it’s even in there, but it made me smile just a little bit tonight!”
According to WGNO, the object was two-by-fours wrapped with lights; the incident is being treated as a break-in.
Another Facebook user, Mike Arbon, posted the following about the lights:
“I work across the street from the old charity hospital and when I went up to the roof of the garage, in the middle of the dark building is this small bright Christmas tree that was put in the window. It’s really pretty and little creepy. It gave me chills when I saw it and of course made me think of my brother, who passed away at charity hospital. But a very nice sight to see in the window of a dark building.”