What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story? - page 216

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  1. by   NuGuyNurse2b
    Quote from DefmamaNurse
    Resident who was on hospice rang one night. I answered her call light. She was sitting on the edge of the bed and when I walked in, she looked at me and point blank said.

    " I'm supposed to tell you 'Thank You." from this group of people here."

    Me: " Oh...that's nice. Is it for me in particular or the CNA?" (It was me and one other working that night.)

    "Yes you. They said tell the Deaf one that we say 'Thank you.' "

    Me: (flustered) " Well....okay. You're Welcome." (cough)
    That gave me goose bumps.

    I was in a patient's room the other night and for a split second I swore I saw a person standing in the corner, patient gown and everything. I kept calm but I was definitely checking my sanity.
  2. by   VivaLasViejas
    Years ago when I was working nights at a LTC facility, there was a resident who was a former nurse and she used to make rounds with me. She was still hale and hearty at 100, and she had so many stories! But one night as she followed me on my rounds, she began to talk about her children, all of whom had predeceased her, and mentioned that she had seen them recently; knowing her to be of sound mind, I got a UA just in case a UTI was making her loopy.

    She didn't have one. But she continued to talk about the conversations she was having with her oldest daughter, and finally one night she called out to me from her room: "Look, here she comes...she's coming for me!" Her voice was full of joy. Then, silence.

    I ran to her room and there she was, dead. She had the most amazing smile on her face, though, and I could feel a presence in the room as if someone had really been there. Maybe they were...who knows? All I know is that she was happy as she passed away. I'll never forget it.
  3. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Years ago when I was working nights at a LTC facility, there was a resident who was a former nurse and she used to make rounds with me. She was still hale and hearty at 100, and she had so many stories! But one night as she followed me on my rounds, she began to talk about her children, all of whom had predeceased her, and mentioned that she had seen them recently; knowing her to be of sound mind, I got a UA just in case a UTI was making her loopy.

    She didn't have one. But she continued to talk about the conversations she was having with her oldest daughter, and finally one night she called out to me from her room: "Look, here she comes...she's coming for me!" Her voice was full of joy. Then, silence.

    I ran to her room and there she was, dead. She had the most amazing smile on her face, though, and I could feel a presence in the room as if someone had really been there. Maybe they were...who knows? All I know is that she was happy as she passed away. I'll never forget it.
    That's a beautiful story!
  4. by   Ruby Vee
    I'm admittedly bumping the thread in hopes of getting to 200 pages, but nevertheless . . .

    My mother passed nearly two years ago after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Her dying was a huge relief to me, as I'm sure any child of an Alzheimer's patient can understand even if not agree. Once she was gone, I realized that I could stop thinking of her as she was in the year or two before her death, but remember her as she was before the disease stole all of her memories.

    At the funeral, Mom didn't look like herself in the casket. She didn't look like the woman she had been before Alzheimer's, she didn't look like she did just prior to her death. She didn't look like anyone I knew. I was having a hard time with that, kinda wondering in the back of my mind if they had the right body or something. The minister of her long-time church was new and didn't know my mother, had never met me. That wasn't helpful. Just before the service was to start, the funeral director ushered my the immediate family into the "executive meeting room", a room where my mother had frequently attended meetings in her various roles as church elder, church secretary, president of the ladies circle, etc. For just a moment, as we walked into the room, I saw Mother seated at the head of the table, preparing to call a meeting to order. I quickly looked around to see if anyone else had seen what I saw. Clearly, none of my family had, but the funeral director caught my eye and nodded.
  5. by   marysuehil
    Well as this post is nearing 200 pages, I figured I would add another story from my experiences. I currently work in a small hospital that is under going renovation. I have experienced quite a few things since coming to work here several years ago. I once was walking off the floor and saw the reflection of a lady in window on the door to the manager's office. She had short dark hair, and was wearing a white top and dark pants. I stopped and turned because in order for me to see her reflection, I would have had to pass right by her. There was no one else in the hall and yet she was reflected in the glass on the door. (It has blinds and they were closed at the time.) Most of us at one time or another have been sitting at the computer charting and felt someone walk up behind us and peer over our shoulder. This is particularly creepy feeling. And the pantry where the patient snacks, drinks and ice machine are located is another area of activity. It is locked by cipher lock and located right behind our station. We hear everytime someone goes in and out. I have walked in there many times and found all the cabinets and drawers wide open. I close them and return a few minutes later to the same thing. And I know that there has been no one else in there. It is very strange but we are all kind of used to it.
  6. by   DocWorkaday
    Quote from marysuehil
    Well as this post is nearing 200 pages........
    To me it's not the number of pages, it's the sheer length of time. Do you realize that this thread has been going since June of 2005? This thread is practically twelve years old. I have moved twice since then. My father passed away. I met my current girlfriend four years ago (she's a nurse as I previously posted).

    It's a testament to the reality and ubiquity of ghostly phenomena--particularly in medical settings--that has kept this thread going for so long.
  7. by   Hygiene Queen
    Quote from DocWorkaday
    Do you realize that this thread has been going since June of 2005? This thread is practically twelve years old.
    This thread was actually started in November of 2000. It's going on 17 years. I think that's pretty cool!
  8. by   DocWorkaday
    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    This thread was actually started in November of 2000. It's going on 17 years. I think that's pretty cool!
    Really? Post #1 is from June '05. It must have started out as another thread that got locked?
  9. by   NuGuyNurse2b
    I visit other message boards, and on those, if a thread grows to a certain size, it gets archived and a continuation thread is started. So maybe that is the case here?
  10. by   3 patch problem 802
    Such wonderfully creepy stories.I am three months from being in nursing school,but I have many ghosts that I have seen prior to that.I wish I could take all of the best stories from this thread and make a book.That would be a best seller.
  11. by   DocWorkaday
    I've got a good one...


    This weekend my girlfriend invited one of her former coworkers over for lunch. I'll call my girlfriend's former coworker "Evie." As I've posted before, my girlfriend is a nurse, and of course most of her friends are nurses. The subject over lunch turned to ghost stories.

    Evie works as a nurse in a psychiatric facility. Whether this incident took place there or not, I don't know, but it occurred at a time when Evie was a nurse tasked with watching the patients on a certain floor, or section of a floor. It's important to note that at this facility the patients apparently each had a phone in their room. The patients were also allowed to smoke (I'm guessing with plenty of restrictions). We were busy eating and talking, and the story got interrupted several times, so it's not like I was taking notes or asking for clarification of details.

    There was an old lady on the floor who smoked. She would smoke in her room--either with or without permission I'm not sure.

    As Evie tells it, during another shift, this old lady had accidentally caught herself on fire while smoking in her room and had died of her injuries. Of course all the usual investigations and disciplinary actions occurred so I won't go into detail about any of that. Evie's long career and credentials make me believe her story.

    Subsequently, Evie told us that the lady's room and that entire area of the ward always gave her a feeling of being unsafe. Even when the lady's room was empty, Evie claimed she could occasionally see a "shadow" moving around in the area. Of course, every time she went to investigate there was no one there.

    Evie claimed that one day she entered the room where the lady had died, and saw the phone receiver floating above the rest of the phone! She motioned the "tech" as she called him to come over and put the phone back on the hook. Evie was too frightened to do it herself.

    Evie was so shook up she took the matter to her bosses, who didn't necessarily believe her story but agreed that if she felt the environment was unsafe they would have the room blessed. Her status at the facility was sufficient that they humored her request as an HR matter without regard to any religious overtones. After the blessing Evie said the "mood" in the room was totally different from then on.

    There were no further incidents.

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