The paranormal community lost one of our own on February 28, 2021. Sabrina Hatfield, age 54, recently purchased the abandoned hospital and nurses’ college buildings in Williamson, West Virginia. She co-owned the property with Tonya Webb, who together were making improvements and recently re-opened the Old Hospital on College Hill for events. Sabrina will be missed.
Last week, Tonya appeared on my radio show, The Haunted Librarian Show, and discussed the duo’s plans for the properties. Tonya spoke so highly and compassionately about Sabrina that I was looking forward to meeting her when I travel up there this summer. Tonya’s love and admiration for Sabrina was evident.
Sabrina was a local businesswoman in Williamson. She was excited to realize Tonya’s vision for the properties. As Tonya stated: She had the business savvy to make the endeavor profitable. And this project will be successful. Listen to the broadcast for free here: https://www.patreon.com/TheHauntedLibrarian.
I’m planning to visit the hospital later this summer. The drone footage of the two buildings shows the beauty and mystery contained within the grounds. Initially, I thought the small tower was a bell tower. Tonya explained how that was the chimney from the basement where the dead were cremated, and the smoke was able to escape.
Currently, the nurses’ college is off limits. A large portion of the roof has collapsed. However, Tonya and her crew will be working to update and eventually open once the hospital events are fully functional.
I sincerely admire both Tonya and Sabrina. It takes a great deal of vision and money to save historic buildings like these. Sabrina saw the potential and believed in her friend. She took a chance. I am prayerful that she will be able to rest in eternal peace knowing that she left the properties and the histories contained within in the capable hands of Tonya. Rest in Peace, Sabrina.
View the article discussing the plans here: https://www.mingomessenger.com/news/article_a9b708a6-361d-11eb-b32f-e76e610906aa.html