Sounds of footsteps being heard in empty rooms, strange smells, and shadowy figures have all been reported, said Tim Winters, commander of the Ashe County Honor Guard.
But don't let that keep you away, said Winters
, who, with a group of hard-working volunteers, has transformed the old hospital in Jefferson into the "Haunted Hospital
"The majority of people really enjoyed it," said Winters
also said "we had a fair crowd.
Adams and Winters
, along with other honor guard volunteers, said they have felt tugs on their clothes and hair, had electronic equipment fail, smelled coconut-scented perfume, and even seen floating lights and shadowy figures while preparing the Haunted Hospital
Despite these strange occurrences, the honor guard was no worries about using the building to entertain visitors, said Winters
But worrying aside, the main reason for braving the hospitals terrifying rumors is the fund-raising potential for the honor guard, said Winters
"This is our major fundraiser and all of the proceeds go to the honor guard," he
also said "all of this is for a good cause; that's why everyone is so dedicated to it (the Haunted Hospital)."