Photos appear to show Christmas tree lighting up single window inside abandoned hospital

NEW ORLEANS -- Several social media posts popped up over the holiday appearing to show a Christmas tree lighting up a single window inside of an abandoned hospital.

According to WGNO, Charity Hospital has sat empty in New Orleans for a decade. It never reopened after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005.

But on Sunday, several Tulane Medical Center employees noticed the bright light shining through a window near the top of the building.

“I wish the pictures did it justice. I don’t know how it’s lit. I don’t know how it’s even in there, but it made me smile just a little bit tonight!” Lisa Walley Staggs wrote on her Facebook page where she posted two photos of mysterious light.

Officials with the  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center put an end to the speculation Tuesday. Lesli Capo said, “University Police investigated and removed what turned out to be two-by-fours wrapped with lights.”