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Khovrinskaya Abandoned Hospital. Source : Wikipedia
Khovrinskaya Abandoned Hospital (KZB)
The Khovrinskaya abandoned hospital is on a list of “creepiest places on the planet.” Chernobyl ranks only a few slots ahead of it. Large-scale construction on KZB started in 1981.
The structure was originally to include 1,500 beds, a polyclinic, laboratories and helicopter landing pads. However, it turned out that the site was a poor choice.
The pavement did not hold up, and the nearly completed hospital the size of a city started slowly sinking into the groundwater. Consequently, construction was halted.
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The city authorities still have not been able to decide what to do with all of this. On the other hand, Satanists quickly started gravitating to the site.
One sect claimed responsibility for the disappearance of people and animals in Khovrin. Cult followers allegedly used dogs and beggars for blood rituals.
A legend arose in Moscow saying that the police launched a raid on sect members and chased them into a tunnel and then shot the Satanists, who were unspeakably glad about this, for they went straight from the tunnel into the arms of the prince of darkness. To this day, on dark winter nights one can hear a chorus of them singing in the tunnel.
Every year, dozens drawn to the place in search of adventures inevitably break legs, arms and necks. It has become a pilgrimage destination for goths, punks, emos and others.
The hospital is full of holes, depressions, open elevator shafts and protruding fittings. The police regularly pull adventure seekers out of air shafts in the basement or from the attics, where they hide from security guards.
The main ghost of the hospital is considered to be Alexey Krayushkin, who jumped off the roof because of an unrequited love. One floor of the building houses a sort of memorial: an entire wall is covered with graffiti whose overall message (in both poetry and prose) is, “We will remember and mourn.”
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The name of this district comes from the word “ostanki” (remains): the television station building was erected here on the site of an old cemetery.
About 500 years ago, the notorious Old Woman of Ostankino first appeared here, when she came to the ruler of the Ostankino village, the boyar Satin, and forbade him to till the land because it agitated the dead. The old woman was chased out and the villagers tilled the land; after this, the boyar fell into disgrace and was executed.
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The Old Woman of Ostankino also appeared to:
The Tsar Paul, who came to Ostankino. She said that Paul would not survive until spring, and she was telling the truth—he did not survive.
Alexander II, who was passing through Ostankino. She said he would perish at the hands of an infidel. The emperor was killed by a member of the leftist group, Narodnaya Volya.
In October 1993, a few days before the assault on the TV station , the old woman again appeared in Ostankino and said that it would smell of blood there. Soon after that, it did indeed smell of blood.
The old woman was also spotted before the 2000 fire at the Ostankino television tower, when four people were killed.
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Urban legend has it that Stalin’s chief of the secret police, Lavrentiy Beria, would snatch pretty women up from Moscow’s streets at night and take them home.
In the morning, having dishonored the beauties, he would shoot them. Now, this tainted house is the site of the Tunisian embassy, and in it someone scatters papers from a safe around a room, and footsteps echo in the hallways at night.
So far, no one has been able to catch a glimpse of a person. Diplomats have supposedly requested a new building, but their request has been denied.
Maly Ivanovsky Lane. John the Baptist Convent
Darya Saltykova, who is popularly known as Saltychikha, spent 30 years in confinement here for the particularly gruesome murder of 74 serfs (counting only the proven cases!). Catherine II said that Saltychikha did not deserve to be called a woman and could be called only a monstrosity of humanity.
Even in prison, Saltychikha held on to her wicked tastes, and being unable to torture, burn and kill living people, she yelled at and spit on them from behind bars.
She died in prison. People say that Saltychikha’s ghost still appears in the vicinity of the convent. Encountering her presages an impending death.
Pushkin Theater on Tverskaya Boulevard
Source: Vladimir Fedorenko / RIA Novosti
Created by the director Tairov, the Chamber Theater was rebuilt in the 1950s. As a result, the new part of the building ended up on the site of the cemetery of the John the Apostle church.
Tairov did not grasp this, but it is said that his widow, the leading lady Alisa Koonen, cursed the theater in her heart and died in 1974. Then it was as if a tornado hit: Productions were failures and the audience either hissed at shows or did not attend them. Koonen’s ghost still wandered the halls.
In 1991, the site was sanctified and the ghost disappeared. According to legend, before that, during a performance, a tropical butterfly of unearthly beauty suddenly appeared, circled around the stage and then flew away. Rumors started soon after that, saying Koonen’s soul was bidding farewell to the theater.
Golosov Ravine in Kolomensky Park
Some people think that the name “Golosov” comes from Volos (Veles)—a pagan deity that ruled over the world of the afterlife. According to another version, the Golosov ravine has this name because the voices (“golosa”) of people who have entered the ravine and not returned can be heard from there.
During excavations in the vicinity of the ravine, workers uncovered the remains of ancient settlements. After that, the ravine became even more popular among enthusiasts of the afterlife and the occult.
The ravine has always been considered a wicked place. In the 17th century, according to some sources, an entire squadron of Tatar horsemen came out of the ravine and went to the gates of the Kolomensky palace.
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The riders were arrested and interrogated. The Tatars demonstrated that they belonged to the army of the khan Devlet Girey. There was just one problem: This khan had gone to Moscow around a hundred years earlier, in the mid-16th century.
In the 19th century, newspapers wrote about numerous citizens who had mysteriously disappeared around the ravine.
In 1832, Moskovskie Vedomosti reported on a peasant who at the bottom of the ravine had encountered uncommonly tall people dressed in hides, who emerged from the deep fog and then quickly disappeared.
First published in Russian in Moskovskie Novosti .
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- Available in sizes as small as twin XL to as large as split king
- Adjustable base is covered by a lifetime limited warranty
- Product bundles are offered for an all-in-one sleep solution
- Prices start at $1,429 for the GhostBed Adjustable Power Base twin XL and run as high as $2,469 for the split king.
- GhostBed adjustable base sales are final but come with a lifetime limited warranty against defects.
- GhostBed has mixed customer reviews, with low scores on Trustpilot and the Better Business Bureau and high scores on Amazon.
Adjustable beds have been around since the 1800s when they were first used in Britain .  The History of the Hospital Beds and Their Development. Medical Equipment Distribution. July 22, 2019. Found on the internet at https://www.medplushealth.ca/blog/the-history-of-the-hospital-beds-and-their-development. Then, in 1909, physician Willis Gatch invented a three-segment adjustable hospital bed with head and foot elevation to help patients after surgery. Since then, adjustable beds, like GhostBed, have evolved from hospital use straight to our bedrooms, with advanced tech designed to enhance comfort, mobility, and sleep.
Our Reviews Team surveyed adjustable bed users and found the top benefits of using an adjustable bed included reduced joint and back pain, enhanced comfort, and ease of getting out of bed, while adjustable lumbar support was ranked as the most important feature.  NCOA Adviser Adjustable Bed Survey. 1,000 respondents. Conducted using Pollfish. Launched June 2023. Heidi Huynh , an occupational therapist and owner of Ascend Therapy Services , noted everyone has different needs, so an adjustable bed can provide different benefits from person to person.
“Features such as head and foot elevation can have health benefits for someone with specific needs,” she said. “For example, I spoke of changing positioning for weight distribution, which can decrease the risk of pressure sores or skin breakdown. Elevation can also help with swelling and edema, keeping the legs elevated above the heart with bed positioning.”
If you’re looking for a bed that can provide easier mobility getting in and out, as well as rest without as many aches and pains, you might want to consider an adjustable bed.
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Our Reviews Team recommends products and services we believe provide value in the lives of our readers. We’ve spent more than 550 hours carrying out in-depth research on adjustable beds to give you the most accurate review. To make our selections, we:
- Surveyed 1,000 adjustable bed users for first-person insights
- Interviewed two industry experts
- Researched 30 different models across the category
- Read real reviews from verified customers on trusted third-party sites, including the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Trustpilot
Based in Plantation, Florida, GhostBed was launched in 2015 by parent company Nature’s Sleep, and by 2017, the first GhostBed adjustable bed hit the market at a moderate price. The brand’s tagline for its adjustable base is the “adjustable in a box” because its mattresses and adjustable bed can be delivered right to your door in a box. The brand’s mattresses and pillows are also known for having cooling technology designed to keep sleepers cool and comfortable during the night.
GhostBed Adjustable Power Base
- Price: $1,234–$2,469 (does not include mattress)
- Warranty: One year full coverage and lifetime limited warranty
- Free shipping: Yes, for the 48 contiguous states (white-glove delivery is available)
- Trial period: No
- Return policy: No
- Quiet operation
- Dual head and foot massager
- Separate remotes on split king model
- Lifetime warranty
- Fast response using online chat support
- White-glove delivery (set up of new bed and removal of old bed) costs extra
- No returns available
Designated “Best for Couples” in our Reviews Team’s lineup of the best adjustable beds due to its split king model with dual remote operation, the GhostBed Adjustable Power Base comes with a variety of features—including custom elevation options to operate the head and feet of the bed separately, so you can personalize the positioning for comfort. Six preset positions are available, including TV, zero gravity, and lounge. Independent head and foot massage offers 15 modes, which can help ease aches, although research shows relief varies from person to person .  Miake-Lye, Isomi M., et al. Massage for Pain: An Evidence Map. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. May 9, 2019. Found on the internet at https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/acm.2018.0282.
The base also features under-bed LED lights, which provide a soft glow and can help prevent stumbles at night. Four USB ports are available to charge your favorite devices, making it easier to keep everything within arms’ reach. Additionally, a built-in retainer bar at the foot of the bed and textured fabric are designed to help keep mattresses in place throughout the various bed positions.
The recommended height for beds is 20–23 inches from floor to top of the mattress.  Beds in Accessible Guest Rooms and Sleeping Rooms. Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund. Found on the internet at https://dredf.org/public-policy/dredfs-model-comments-on-the-doj-anprm/beds-accessible-guest-rooms-sleeping-rooms. Three-piece legs allow you to customize the base height from 4–12 inches (the average mattress measures 10–12 inches high). Choosing the right height for the legs allows you to achieve an accessible bed height, which may help reduce the risk of injury from a fall .  Quigley, Patricia. Tailoring Falls-Prevention Interventions to Each Patient. American Nurse. November 2015. Found on the internet at https://www.myamericannurse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ant11-Essence-Supplement-1027-falls-prevent.pdf.
Additionally, a wireless backlit remote control unit includes a built-in flashlight, which can help with vision changes that occur as we age, allowing for easier operation of the remote. Programmable memory positions allow you to save your current settings for future use.
Table 1 Compatible GhostBed mattresses, as of August 2023
The GhostBed adjustable base costs between $1,234 for the smallest (twin XL) and $2,469 for the largest (split king). Various bundles, including mattresses and other accessories, are available for additional cost. GhostBed offers promotional and sale pricing and military, education, government, first responder, and nurse discounts. Shipping is free, but the white-glove service costs an extra $279. This service includes delivery and assembly of your new adjustable base and the removal of your old bed.
Table 2 GhostBed bundles cost, as of August 2023
Table 3 comparison of ghostbed vs. tempur-pedic, as of august 2023, ghostbed payment options.
GhostBed offers various methods of payment, including credit cards and financing:
- Affirm Financing
- Katapult Monthly Payments (formerly Zibby)
- Amazon Payments
GhostBed warranty and returns
GhostBed offers a limited lifetime warranty covering the steel frame and mechanical parts of the adjustable base. You can also purchase an extended three-year warranty at checkout. Sales of the GhostBed adjustable base are final.
GhostBed customer service
The GhostBed support team is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.
- Web-based chat (automatically pops up upon visiting the website)
- [email protected]
- Online appointment booking
- Online contact form
GhostBed ratings and reviews
GhostBed is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) but has a B-minus rating. The average rating of 115 customer reviews posted on the BBB site is 1.17 out of 5 stars . The BBB has closed 423 complaints in the last three years, with 105 of these within 12 months. Reviews posted on the BBB mention a lack of response from the customer service department, difficulty canceling orders, and misunderstanding around the sales of the bed frames being final. Some positive reviews praised mattress comfort, customer service, and shipping. Complaints filed with the BBB include product problems, warranty, and guarantee issues. GhostBed responded to the majority of the complaints within 14 days.
On Trustpilot, GhostBed has 103 reviews, with an overall rating of 1.3 out of 5 . The majority of reviews on Trustpilot are focused on mattresses. Poor customer service was mentioned in several instances, with multiple failed contact attempts and unprofessional agents.
Ratings for GhostBed on Amazon were more positive, with an average of 4.3 out of 5 . The top critical review complained about massage motors becoming noisy after approximately seven months.
What customers have to say about GhostBed
“The ghost bed twin XL is truly the best bed I’ve ever seen and slept on in my entire life. I do not envision ever needing a new bed, maybe a new mattress for it down the road but it is truly spectacular. I cannot think of anyway to make it better! Thank you!” —MICKEY T. GOODRIDGE, VERIFIED CUSTOMER ( AMAZON )
“I bought just the frame because I had a new mattress. This adjustable bed frame has been a miracle for me. I could only sleep about 3 hours a night in bed because of my back problems. Since I got my Ghost bed I have spent every night in bed and wake up with no back pain.” —SHEILA B. VERIFIED CUSTOMER ( AMAZON )
“I ordered from ghost bed but after speaking with my husband, I decided to wait. I called within a few hours of ordering only to be told that the bed was already packed for shipment and they could not cancel it. The rep then reassured me that I could refuse the delivery with no penalty or restock fee. I was returned most of the money minus $300.00 restocking fee. I contacted the company and was told that I was informed of this and that they could not refund it. I spoke with a supervisor and was also told the same thing. If this was the case they should have told me. They did not and are claiming that they did. I will never order from ghost bed again and I hope no one else falls into their trap.” —ALLYSON P., VERIFIED CUSTOMER ( BBB )
“We purchased a new adjustable bed but the legs were too tall. My husband found GhostBed and they advertised 6 inch universal legs for adjustable beds. He ordered a set of six for $65.00. They arrived a few days later but the leg screws were much smaller than the ones on our bed. When he contacted the company, he was told that legs were not refundable if the box had been opened and the legs used. The legs were not used, but how could he check the size if he could not open the box. The company also said if THEY decided the box had not been opened they would deduct the returned postage and a restocking fee. We have chalked this up as a loss! I normally read the reviews on companies with names like ‘GhostBed’ but my husband made this purchase while I was at work. I think he has learned his lesson. Always check these kinds of companies out before you order anything!” —KATHRINE T., VERIFIED CUSTOMER ( TRUSTPILOT )
Our Reviews Team extensively scrutinizes adjustable beds to make sure we only recommend those we believe will make a difference to our readers. Together, we’ve researched prominent brands by mystery shopping adjustable beds, understanding the experiences of real customers, and consulting with independent sleep experts to better understand why people seek out adjustable beds. Our method includes testing adjustable beds for ourselves, considering comfort, price, delivery, warranty, brand reputation, and more to gauge whether the adjustable bed is appropriate for NCOA readers’ needs.
The GhostBed Adjustable Power Base is designed and engineered in the United States. Currently, the brand offers one style of adjustable bed, which comes with similar options found on other adjustable beds, such as zero-gravity positioning, USB ports, and under-bed lighting. GhostBed as a brand has mixed reviews across third-party sites, with low scores on BBB and Trustpilot and a higher score on Amazon. If you’re looking for a bed with an average price and plenty of features, the GhostBed adjustable base might be the right choice for you. Just remember unless you pay for white-glove delivery you’ll have to assemble the bed yourself, so make sure to plan ahead.
Frequently asked questions
Are ghostbeds worth it.
A lifetime limited warranty backs the GhostBed adjustable bases. The brand features the latest options and technology, such as the zero-gravity position and LED under-bed lighting. Reviews are mixed across BBB, Trustpilot, and Amazon. Careful consideration should be taken before purchase, including comparison with other available options.
Who is the GhostBed adjustable base made by?
GhostBed products are manufactured in the United States and Canada under GhostBed. The parent company, Nature’s Sleep, was founded in 2001.
Are GhostBed mattresses good for back pain?
GhostBed adjustable base reviews on Amazon included several that mention back pain improvement when using the base and mattress combination.
What is the best type of mattress for back pain?
Our Reviews Team rated the Saatva Classic Mattress as the “ Best Overall ” mattress for back pain.
What are the benefits of the GhostBed adjustable bed?
Adjustable beds can help make it easier to get in and out of bed. Additionally, foot elevation can help with circulation, while head elevation can address acid reflux issues.  17 Ways To Improve Poor Blood Circulation. Kistner Vein Clinic. Found on the internet at https://www.kistnerveinclinic.com/improve-poor-blood-circulation.  Albarqouni, Loai, et al. Head of Bed Elevation to Relieve Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms: a Systematic Review. BMC Primary Care. Jan. 19, 2021. Found on the internet at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7816499. Developed by NASA, the zero-gravity positioning was designed to relieve strain on joints and muscles.  Zero-Gravity Body Posture Influences Acupressure Massage Chair. NASA Spinoff. 2020. Found on the internet at https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2020/cg_5.html.
Have questions about this review? Email us at [email protected] .
- Medical Equipment Distribution Inc. The History of the Hospital Beds and Their Development. July 22, 2019. Found on the internet at https://www.medplushealth.ca/blog/the-history-of-the-hospital-beds-and-their-development
- NCOA Adviser Adjustable Bed Survey. 1,000 respondents. Conducted using Pollfish. Launched June 2023
- Miake-Lye, Isomi M., et al. Massage for Pain: An Evidence Map. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. May 9, 2019. Found on the internet at https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/acm.2018.0282
- Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund. Beds in Accessible Guest Rooms and Sleeping Rooms. Found on the internet at https://dredf.org/public-policy/dredfs-model-comments-on-the-doj-anprm/beds-accessible-guest-rooms-sleeping-rooms
- Quigley, Patricia. Tailoring Falls-Prevention Interventions to Each Patient. American Nurse. November 2015. Found on the internet at https://www.myamericannurse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ant11-Essence-Supplement-1027-falls-prevent.pdf
- Kistner Vein Clinic. 17 Ways To Improve Poor Blood Circulation. Found on the internet at https://www.kistnerveinclinic.com/improve-poor-blood-circulation
- Albarqouni, Loai, et al. Head of Bed Elevation to Relieve Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms: a Systematic Review. BMC Primary Care. Jan. 19, 2021. Found on the internet at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7816499
- NASA Spinoff. Zero-Gravity Body Posture Influences Acupressure Massage Chair. 2020. Found on the internet at https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2020/cg_5.html
Brittany Ferri, PhD, OTR/L is an occupational therapist, author, writer, and business owner. She specializes in mental health, teletherapy, geriatrics, and medical writing. Clinically, she has worked in assisted living facilities, hospitals, and home health agencies. She attended Quinnipiac University for her Master’s and Saybrook University for her PhD in Integrative Mental Health.
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