Ghostly Activities and AGHOST travelled to Old Olalla Cemetery to check out hauntings. We also learned about the horrible treatments Dr. Linda Hazzard forced on her patients. See the gallery after the jump.
Starvation Heights Cemetery Haunted History
On August 18, 2018, Ghostly Activities joined AGHOST to check out the Old Olalla Cemetery. Victims of Dr. Linda Hazzard are reportedly buried here. Her treatment, to starve them close to death and then bring them back to health, claimed at least 20 victims. Some say 40 people died by her treatment. For the missing victims, locals say Dr. Hazzard used an on-site crematory to dispose of them or buried them on the sanatorium grounds.
You can learn more about Dr. Hazzard in this biography:
Old Olalla Cemetery Gallery
How To Find Old Olalla Cemetery
To find the cemetery, the best thing to do is set your navigation to Olalla Vineyard & Winery in Olalla. The cemetery entrance is about 500 feet to the east of the vineyard’s driveway. The cemetery trail has a cement pole and a rusty cable to mark it. Follow the trail up a hill and to its end. You can’t miss the cemetery.
About Haunted Expeditions
An expedition is different from a ghost hunt. When you go on an expedition, you check out a site to decide if you want to ghost hunt at a later date, or you go just out of curiosity to learn something about the haunt. You don’t pull out the EMF meters, audio recorders and thermal imaging to capture evidence. Although, you could do that. You could think of an expedition as a walk-through for an outdoor space or other uncontrolled environment.
Haunted expeditions are open to the public. Please contact AGHOST to find the next one.
Jacob Rice began investigating and writing about the paranormal in 2007. He has published 3 books on ghost hunting, ghost stories and paranormal protection. His podcast, Ghostly Activities, dives into these topics even more. You can also watch his ghost hunts on the Ghostly Activities YouTube channel. He lives in Olympia, Washington.