Ghostly presences in the hospitals?

  1. My husband swears that he feels ghostly presences in the hospital when he is there. Do any of you have weird things happen and/or feel this way too?
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  3. by   duckboy20
    One of the weirdest things I have heard of happened in the ICU where I used to work. They were coding this patient for a certain amount of time with his heart starting and stopping again. It was getting hot so they opened up the window to which had mini blinds on it. No air was coming through due to no wind while they kept on going. They said the moment the patient went totally asystolic the last time the blinds shuttered. Freaked everyone out like it was the persons spirit leaving out the window through the blinds.
  4. by   dianah
    There have been other threads dealing with this topic, and I remember one poster saying some people leave a window open when death is imminent, so the soul can move out of the room. They mentioned the same as you, that curtains have moved (even with the window closed) at just the time of the patient's passing.
    I always thought souls could go thru walls, windows, etc. But then, I never interviewed one to inquire of its limitations.
  5. by   Dialyzin' Dar
    I've smelled death in a hospital. I walked past someone's room and this overpowering sweet smell hit me, with an undertone of something rotten. When I passed the room again later, the smell was gone-- no idea if the patient had passed away, or the emergency had ended.

    The one place I always feel a presence in is our local hospital's Chapel-- it feels as if people are sitting with me in there.
  6. by   stressednurse
    I used to see a nun who had died in a hospital I worked in. This was on the night shift mostly and coincided with a death in the facility each time. She never talked, just walked down the hall, nodded when you approached her.. Each time I turned to say good-day sister, she was gone. This was never spooky, just after it happened and I realized it must have been a spirit.

    The long term care facility I work in now was originally an orphanage. When someone is about to die another resident will tell of talking to two children. A boy and a girl, they come to visit at odd hours...He sits on the floor and she stands against a wall. They are dirty, appear as though they have been playing in the mud. We had one resident that cried all night because he saw the children and was sure he was going to die that night. He didn't die but someone else did a few rooms from him.

    I also had one incident when working as a paramedic..a cardiac patient with severe chest pain talked of all the spirits in the ambulance while taking her to the hospital one afternoon. Commented on how many people had died in that ambulance, she even described a few that I remembered. I assured her that things were going to be fine, we would have her at the hospital soon. As we pulled into the parking lot she sat up, gasped, grabbed her chest and died. We entered the ER doing CPR and she didnt recover. I still get chills talking about that one. She really didn't look that bad, just couldn't control the pain, vitals were not bad, EKG showed some first degree block and occasional PVC and PAC but nothing that looked fatal.
  7. by   Krissy NY
    I am a CNA in LTC in NY. I recently had a resident pass who I truly loved. She was 97. I was off the day she went and the next day I arrived to find the little sign on her door gone (which read her name) I knew she had gone then.

    That evening we put to bed her roommate..who is immobile but combative. She went right to sleep. It felt funny being in the room since my dear resident had departed. I went out to the nurses station to find the call bell going off the hook...I had goose bumps all over my body walking down the dark corridor..I started taking one step inside the room when I heard "NURSE!!!!!!!" in the high pitched voice only the previous resident could have achieved. I managed to get my fur up enough to check on the other...but as soon as I got out the door my tail was running and all my co-workers saw my hair litterally standing straight up

    eerie! but I loved that resident and she knows it so I am sure she would do me no harm
  8. by   Blackcat99
    I worked in an LTC many years ago. There was this one room and this one bed where residents seemed to die within 2 weeks. It seemed they would put any kind of resident in that bed and they would die soon. I remember when we put yet another new patient in that bed. The daughter was talking to me and making sure I understood that her father was a "no code" and that to just "let him go" I felt like saying "Don't worry. He's in the perfect bed for that. Sure enough, he was dead within a week. :uhoh21:
  9. by   gwenith
    Reading about quantum entanglement and how they now think it affects the macroscopic world as well as the quantum world and these stories suddenly don't look so weird.
  10. by   teeituptom
    didnt have my glasses on
    is the ghostly or ghastly
  11. by   gwenith
    Quote from teeituptom
    didnt have my glasses on
    is the ghostly or ghastly
    Hey! Come on Tom - I don't look THAT bad on nightduty do I??
  12. by   tmiller027
    I've had a few residents die in my LTC, and I havent' felt anything weird or ghostly. However, I also don't believe in the supernatural or anything like that, so perhaps my mind doesn't play tricks on me in that manner.
  13. by   GLORIAmunchkin72
    Quote from stressednurse
    I used to see a nun who had died in a hospital I worked in. This was on the night shift mostly and coincided with a death in the facility each time. She never talked, just walked down the hall, nodded when you approached her.. Each time I turned to say good-day sister, she was gone. This was never spooky, just after it happened and I realized it must have been a spirit.

    The long term care facility I work in now was originally an orphanage. When someone is about to die another resident will tell of talking to two children. A boy and a girl, they come to visit at odd hours...He sits on the floor and she stands against a wall. They are dirty, appear as though they have been playing in the mud. We had one resident that cried all night because he saw the children and was sure he was going to die that night. He didn't die but someone else did a few rooms from him.

    I also had one incident when working as a paramedic..a cardiac patient with severe chest pain talked of all the spirits in the ambulance while taking her to the hospital one afternoon. Commented on how many people had died in that ambulance, she even described a few that I remembered. I assured her that things were going to be fine, we would have her at the hospital soon. As we pulled into the parking lot she sat up, gasped, grabbed her chest and died. We entered the ER doing CPR and she didnt recover. I still get chills talking about that one. She really didn't look that bad, just couldn't control the pain, vitals were not bad, EKG showed some first degree block and occasional PVC and PAC but nothing that looked fatal.
    For a minute I had to make sure that you were not from Indiana, because a resident at our facility used to see the children and would get all worked up. She has passed now, but that is so very weird. And yes, everytime the children would come someone would pass, and it's not always the people you would expect to pass.
  14. by   futuregaspasser
    Okay, I know this one sounds strange, but hear me out.
    We just moved into a brand new hospital, and the locker room (to the OR) always sounds like there is someone in there changing (Lockers closing, opening, mumbling voices ect.) but there never is (I work weekends and nights when I am the only one around). I go in there completely expecting to see someone in one of the bays, but no one is there. I have attributed this to a new building still settling in.

    One day around 6PM I am at my locker and I hear this strange whooshing noise. I attribute it to the clock behind me, when I realize it is coming from infront of me. I start listening closely and it coming from the locker directly below mine. I put my ear to it and it sounds exactly like someones mouth is behind the vent breathing. I automatically reach to open the locker and as soon as I touch it, the noise stops. All of the lockers are locked (each one has an individual key), but now one owns any of the bottom lockers. A few seconds later it starts up again, I said "Hello?" and immediately it stops again.

    I told a few close friends I work with about it, to see if they had heard anything. They all say they have heard the lockers open, voices, ect., but never the breathing.

    The next weekend two of my coworkers and I all go into the locker room (again around 6pm). Their lockers are one bay down from mine, and we are all talking loudly, but as soon as I get to my locker, I hear it again. I told them to shut up and get over here now! One of them put their ear by the locker, and stood up soo quickly, we bashed heads. Put their ear down again to listen and slammed their fist on the locker it scared them so bad. The other person wouldn't listen and ran out of the locker room.

    The following weekend the charge nurse (that works graveyards) was in there next to that locker doing her charges at around 3am. She told me she heard breathing coming from below my locker and ran out of there. She said "I could just see a demon back there watching me."

    I retrieved the key from the unit secratary and opened the locker, half way expecting something (or someone) to be in there. There was nothing, and no air vent in there to cause the sound.

    I am not one to scare easily, but there is just no other expanation I can come up with. Something I forgot to mention, whenever the "breathing" stoped (from touching the locker ect.), when it started back up again, it was a gasping (like someone who held there breath trying to catch their breath again) :uhoh21:

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