Room 827 - Nursing Ghost Story Article - page 2

I have the rare and distinct honor of working in the ICU of one of Chicago's most prestigious and longest-standing hospitals. Don't get me wrong, I busted my backside getting here, with a large... Read More

  1. by   jmathisrn
    Good story and well written. I try not to let my freak flag fly in fear that I would be Baker Acted but a few Halloweens ago, I shared a few stories at work (night shift - of course) about the paranormal team I worked with in Indianapolis. Indiana Paranormal Investigators did an investigation at Central State Hospital. CSH was the place for the insane and indigent starting in the mid 1800's. As I was recounting our investigation, the call light went off in our equivalent of Room 827. No patient was n the room but I think it was not empty either.

    For the curious:
  2. by   danegerous
    Wow, that's creepy...
  3. by   Gemini25
    Ewww! This is just so creepy lol It's late and dark... now I'm scared!!
  4. by   TheDreamJourney
    Enjoyed the story about the little girl and cleaning lady!! very spooky and fun read.
  5. by   stephanne71
    very good story. Fun to read.
  6. by   LauraAnn622
    I used to work in a nursing home, and one little old lady who had lived at the end of one hallway in a private room for many years, passed away. That weekend, her room was empty and her call light went off all night long and we could not shut it off. Maintenance was called and they could not figure out how to make it stop either. I'm not sure how it was eventually stopped, but this was on a night shift and no other residents were up roaming around... just no explanation :O
  7. by   they.see
    waaaa! I like it!
  8. by   Yohana
    I'm honestly creeped out, mind you, I refused to watch scary movies and now every time I have a pt, I'll be wondering!
    But thanks for sharing!
  9. by   Just_keep_swimming
    Great story! Very spooky and I'm betting there are more hospitals like this, really makes you wonder
  10. by   anon456
    We have a rather newer building, only a couple of years old, but it still has strange things happening. We share our unit with ICU and probably patients have passed away in all the rooms at one time or another. One night all the nurses kept asking if other nurses had adjusted the oxygen flows on their patients because they kept changing from what they had been set at. We all had it happen to at least a couple of our patients, all through the unit, all night long. It was so very strange.

    Another time me and another nurse observed the TV turning off and on, off and on over and over again in an empty room. I went in and physically turned it off, only to have it turn off and on again as soon as I sat back down at the station. We thought maybe it was the remote that plugs into the wall (controls TV, call light, etc). We unplugged and plugged it back in, tested it out and it worked fine. Sat back down and the TV started doing its thing again. I called some other nurses over to witness and we were all creeped out. Finally one nurse went and unplugged the TV from the wall and that fixed the problem.

    There is a very long corridor between two buildings that gets creepy at night. It is close to 1/4 mile long. Twice I have had the doors open for me at the end of the corridor before I had a chance to get close enough to swipe my badge to open the doors. No one in sight on either side of the doors.
  11. by   NunyaBizzness
    I have goosebumps now! The way you wrote this story made me feel like I was in Room 827 with you!
    "I'll play with you!" OMG!!
  12. by   pvnurse2014