4 May 2010, JellyBean @ 5:36 pm

A derelict hospital here widely known for being “haunted” and the site of petty crime has been bought by the city and is set to be demolished and have its land redeveloped into a park, city officials have announced.

According to the city, after “Atsugi Keishin Hospital” closed in 1997, the building has been left to deteriorate, becoming the target of graffiti and suffering damage such as broken windows and a small fire.

The hospital has been introduced as a “haunted spot” on both television and the Internet, and some youths who tried to sneak a look at the “haunted” hospital last year ended up being mugged. The problems have led local residents to complain to the city.

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