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Abandoned Hospital
Abandoned Hospital
Appearances GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
Location Coloney Island
Inhabitants Abandoned Hospital Ghost

The Abandoned Hospital (also known as the Colony Island Hospital) is located on Colony Island in Grand Theft Auto IV and makes an appearance in GTA Chinatown Wars. The hospital appears in the mission The Snow Storm in GTA IV (given by Elizabeta Torres). It is home to many hobos and prostitutes, and it is the subject of a certain myth within the game.


The hospital is based on the real-life abandoned Smallpox hospital (also known as the Renwick Ruin) in Roosevelt Island, New York. The hospital is a gutted building with all the upper floors of the building collapsed and crumbling walls. It appears to have been abandoned long before the setting of the game. The Abandoned Hospital is unnamed in the game.

The myth about the ghost in the Abandoned Hospital was created sometime around the release of the game, when players ventured into the Hospital during night time, and then believed they'd seen or heard something. Most players claim that they have seen dark silhouettes and strange figures walking through the hospital. Some players have reported hearing what sounds like a little girl laughing walking in to the hospital. Players also said that they have heard screams echoing throughout the hallways. However, most of this phenomenon can be explained because there are hobos that regularly spawn in the hospital, and a generator and movable lights make a light ticking noise throughout the Hospital. 

There are small orange gas tanks scattered throughout the hospital. Some players claimed that they would explode by themselves. This is a proven glitch, and it is due to the spawn point of these gas tanks. Sometimes one of them may spawn on an incline, making it roll a short distance, rarely making it explode upon contact with another surface. These gas cans and bottles of motor oil are the explanation of the supposed 'Orange Blood' found here and in the Subway.

GTA IV Ghost

The ghost.

A possible explanation for the Ghost may be disproved by the fact that a pistol and an AK-47 spawn at this location, confusing some players because of their orange glow.

There are many online photos and videos supposedly showing ghosts or apparitions within the hospital, and this myth is very popular within the GTA community. Needless to say, the hospital is a spooky location at night, and it can be easily seen. Why most players would think they have experienced something out of the ordinary there?


The Hospital in Chinatown Wars

Video Investigations

Grand Theft Auto 4 - The Truth About The Abandoned Hospital Ghost15:33

Grand Theft Auto 4 - The Truth About The Abandoned Hospital Ghost

GTA IV - Myths & Legends - Abandoned Hospital13:55

GTA IV - Myths & Legends - Abandoned Hospital

GTA IV Myths & Legends - Abandoned Hospital HD07:45

GTA IV Myths & Legends - Abandoned Hospital HD


Start a Discussion Discussions about Abandoned Hospital

  • I think I got the ghost!

    3 messages
    • What location? Are you talking about the Haunted Sprunk Factory?
    • No. Hospital
  • abandoned hospital

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    • Probably a pedestrian that was supposed to spawn running from the cops but the game realized that he wasn't supposed to be there. So he was kil...
    • Yes,I also saw two men running around the hospital and disappearing in the bushes(at night!).I think that those were just pedestrians who w...

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