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Haunted hospital raided by ghost hunters

Posted on Sunday, 3 June, 2012 | Comment icon 15 comments

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A crowd broke in to the abandoned Irqa Hospital in Saudia Arabia to tackle spirits said to reside there.

The old hospital which was once used to treat Gulf War combatants has been the subject of ghost stories for years with rumors that it is haunted by malevolent spirits known as jinn. So great this fascination has become that last week hundreds of youths broke in to the building, smashed up the place and started fires in an effort to destroy its otherworldly occupants.

"Teenagers sent text messages calling for an operation against some of the jinn who live in the hospital, and they broke into the hospital and smashed its facilities and burned 60 percent of it," Okaz newspaper reported.

"The dingy corridors and gloomy wards of a long-abandoned Saudi Arabian hospital have drawn hundreds of amateur ghost hunters who believe it to be haunted by jinn, the malevolent spirits of the Koran and Arabian mythology."

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Comment icon #6 Posted by Lesionia on 3 June, 2012, 15:45
Sounds a little of both. Oh and the evil sorcerers are supposed to be the spirits, not people. Although very amaturish. Burning a place down will not do much except increase the activity.
Comment icon #7 Posted by jasmin9 on 3 June, 2012, 19:21
tecnly the raiders wornt ghost hunters they were teenagers :P
Comment icon #8 Posted by pallidin on 3 June, 2012, 19:36
Dang teenage hormones and impulsiveness. (not to offend or stereotype any teenagers here- I was one once too)
Comment icon #9 Posted by csspwns on 4 June, 2012, 1:58
the teenagers are just using the jinn to have an excuse to cause mischief and do stuff that they are never allowed to do. and the article did say that they were grinning.
Comment icon #10 Posted by A Silent Shadow on 4 June, 2012, 11:18
I say it would depend on the factors involved, like if there was actually activity in the first place. Oh and welcome to UM
Comment icon #11 Posted by Hilander on 5 June, 2012, 2:01
Sounded like an excuse for a bunch of teenagers to get crazy.
Comment icon #12 Posted by vitruvian12 on 6 June, 2012, 12:58
I would think a bigger factor is the fact that spirits arent proven to exist to begin with.
Comment icon #13 Posted by A Silent Shadow on 6 June, 2012, 13:11
i don't see that being a factor here. Not to people who believe in it and/or using it as a excuse.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Mider on 7 June, 2012, 5:57
Cool. Now i already know the plot for Hollywood's next horror movie flop. lol
Comment icon #15 Posted by Sheetz on 12 July, 2012, 3:00
for some reason I keep hearing in my head, "...and I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for those medling kids...."

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