Mystery Of 'Christmas Tree' Light In Window Of Abandoned Hospital Solved (Photos)

| by Sean Kelly

A mysterious light inside the window of an abandoned New Orleans hospital went viral after employees of Tulane Medical Center, across the street, took notice.

Photos show one single bright light glowing in the window of the hospital, surrounded by darkened, broken windows. The hospital in question was Charity Hospital, which became defunct in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, according to ABC News.

Tulane anesthesiology technician Michael Arbon said he took photos of the light around 5:30 a.m. after seeing other photos from fellow employees. 

“It was pretty neat but also a little creepy,” he told ABC News.

“To me, and to the other lady who posted photos on Facebook, it looked like a nice, little Christmas tree in the dark, abandoned building," Arbon added.

PHOTO: A mysterious light seen in the window of abandoned Charity Hospital in New Orleans has been baffling some employees across the street in Tulane Medical Center.
(Photos of light in the window of abandoned hospital in New Orleans. Photo Credit: Michael Arbon via ABC News)

Though many believed the source of the light was a mysterious Christmas tree in the window, it was later discovered that the light had come from 2-by-4-foot wooden boards with lights attached. 

Louisiana State University police subsequently went into the building and removed the lights. 

Authorities are reportedly treating the incident as a break-in.

Sources: ABC News, Huffington Post / Photo credit: ABC News