Some disquiet on these L.A. film sets
This reminds me of some tales I heard from people who worked on a movie set in an old hospital here in Jackson, MS, almost 30 years ago. The movie was "The Beast Within" and had Ronny Cox as the main star. It might be of interest here to note that R.G. Armstrong, MM's own "Old Man", was also in it.
A co-worker at the state govt. agency I worked at moonlighted on the carpenter crew and worked on several rebuilds of walls in the hospital to open up space for the cameras to be manuevered about. He spoke of hearing a lot of strange noises in the still-deserted parts of the building.
A number of years later we had a security guard at our building who had worked at the old hospital both during and after the filming. His job was mainly to keep out trespassers looking for souvenirs and scammers looking to have an "accident" for a lawsuit. He told of also hearing odd noises in the deserted halls almost as though gurneys were still being rolled around and metal and glass were being handled in the rooms. Although he never saw anything odd, he said that more that once he investigated what sounded like people talking and moving about only to find nothing but dark, deserted rooms from which the noises ceased as soon as he lighted the area.
He worked the midnight shift from midnight until 8 am and upon arriving one night he found the guard on duty before him just inside the door all packed and ready to go. The guard told him that because of an experience on his shift earlier in the night, he'd not be returning to this job. When pressed for detailis the guard said he'd been in the little reception room that contained the minimal burglar alarm output and lookd up to see a man and woman pass by the glass window heading for the main interior door. He hurried to stop them but was only able to get out into the hall in time to see them pass throught the swinging double doors without opening them. He went back to his guard stationn, called his dispatcher and resigned effective at the end of the shift. The dispatcher had to talk him into staying until shift chage.