Whats your best nursing ghost story? - page 217
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0May 7 by Nurse Leigh, ADNQuote from CmtzTo whom are you replying?Fortunato
Im interested in visiting this particular church...whars the location ans name if it???
1May 12 by needlesmcgeeRN, ADNYears ago I worked in a LTCF. One morning as I was getting ready for work, I had a thought cross my mind out of nowhere: Mr. Smith died. When I got to work that morning, I found out that Mr. Smith had died. Not a ghost story, maybe...but it still gave me a chill.
2May 12 by Hygiene Queen, RN GuideQuote from needlesmcgeeRNYears ago I worked in a LTCF. One morning as I was getting ready for work, I had a thought cross my mind out of nowhere: Mr. Smith died. When I got to work that morning, I found out that Mr. Smith had died. Not a ghost story, maybe...but it still gave me a chill.
I did private duty for a lady who was a hoot. I loved taking care of her! Anyway, after tucking her into bed after our usual night together, I gave her peck on the forehead and said, "Goodbye, Marie". Her daughter gave me an odd look, but gave me a quick hug and I headed home.
That night, I awoke from a sound sleep around 1:00 am and very abruptly thought, "Marie's in a better place now." Then I thought, "That was a weird!" I wondered for a moment, thought, "naaah" and after thinking about Marie for a bit, went back to sleep.
The next day, Marie's daughter called me to tell me Marie had passed away. I was flabbergasted as it was unexpected. I told the daughter how I had woken up, the time and my thought. Yep... she died around 1:00am. We both had chills!
Her daughter then told me, "You realize you said 'goodbye' to Mom instead of 'goodnight' last night". It was true and that's why she gave me that funny look! I had never said "goodbye" before.
The only thing I can honestly figure is that with all my prior experience in taking care of the elderly and dying, somewhere in the dark recesses of my brain, I picked up something very subtle. I think that makes more sense than to think Marie would reach out to me, but who knows?
0May 12 by Jess6, ADN, BSN, RNQuote from needlesmcgeeRNNot nursing related, but one day the name of a guy of gone to grade school with randomly popped into my head. I didn't know him well or have any particular connection to him, so it was a little odd to find myself thinking of him.Years ago I worked in a LTCF. One morning as I was getting ready for work, I had a thought cross my mind out of nowhere: Mr. Smith died. When I got to work that morning, I found out that Mr. Smith had died. Not a ghost story, maybe...but it still gave me a chill.
Found out a while later that he'd died, very suddenly and quite young, of a heart condition, somewhere around the time I'd thought of him. Within a month or so. I have no way of knowing exactly.
Could easily be coincidence, but it was a little odd.
0May 21 by TDubI'm working hospice now and I have seen that too! It really shakes you up, doesn't it?
Edit: I replied to the person who described a "glow" on the face of a pt that died; a minister. Sorry for misplacement and formatting. I'm not very techno savvy.Last edit by TDub on May 21 : Reason: Wrong placement
0May 22 by James W.Here's a couple, from my direct experience..
A, As a teenage psych student, working night duty in the big old 100+ year old
main building, & being told by the staff that the large chapel room there was
notorious for being 'haunted' - I figured I'd check it out.
So on my break at ~0200, I entered the darkened chapel & slid under
one of the many big wooden pews & lay quietly on the floor, & tried to
'sense' any etheric contact.. to no avail..
However, getting a bit bored after about 10 minutes,
I heard other staff members walking past the
chapel doors, chatting.. so - I drummed my feet on the bottom of the pew,
which reverberated through the chapel.. A shriek came from the passersby,
& next day, the 'haunting' stories were flying! I dared not confess my doings..
B, Working as night-charge in a private medical hospital which functioned as
a defacto hospice, (due to having a contract with the local base hospital to
accept patients which they did not want to appear on their mortality stats),
Between care rounds, when it was quiet, it was possible to get a few zzzz's
in ( yes, while remaining on call with a vibratory pager) as a 'power-nap'..
While asleep, I had the very odd sensation of being awake, yet paralysed,
& felt what I can only describe as the 'souls of the dead' rushing past, like
standing on the platform of a rail-road station with an express train rushing by.
As someone with zero belief in any superstition/supernatural phenomena, it
did present as a tad freaky.. but I shrugged it off as an artifact of tiredness..
0May 23 by DocWorkadayI finally dragged another incident out of my girlfriend's experiences. My girlfriend and her friend are both nurses, so it fits this thread.
She said one of her best friends had a husband who died at home. While he was in bed awaiting the inevitable, they summoned a priest to give the last rites, etc.
Supposedly this happened on a day where there was no wind outside, and all the windows in the patient's bedroom were closed.
My girlfriend said that they were all standing around the person's bed when he expired, just as the priest was administering the last rites. After the person died, they all felt a cold wind whoooooooooosh around the room.
My girlfriend emphasizes that there was no wind at all that day and that all the windows were closed.
They interpreted the "wind" as the person's soul leaving the body.
0May 23 by AngelicpurlOne of my bosses said she was caring for an atheist once, very late at night. Said that all the sudden, the woman's legs turned fired red and too hot to touch. The family had been doing a death watch for nearly a week because she was grey, cold, and had been essentially comatose that long.
The lady sat straight up in bed, screaming for a priest! Being a very small area, there was no priest available. My boss said she was Catholic and between her and another nurse that backed out of becoming a nun, they listened to her final confession, gave last rites, & last thing lady did was say, "Jesus saved me," & she died with smile on her face.
Mysterious as it showed up, redness left. My boss said they felt a breeze that left the room smelling very sweet.
0May 23 by AngelicpurlWe had a hospice patient with uncontrollable pain in the nursing home. We had very limited options back then given her allergies, agitation (she pulled out every SQ pump needle). So unfortunately, she moaned almost constantly for about 2 weeks, even comatose.
I was an aide then on nights. I heard her stop moaning & said to the other aides, the nurse must have given her shot already. No, she's still at lunch, but look! A dark small being scurried out of her room at that moment.
None of us would go in there until the nurse returned and, you guessed it, she was dead.
When the dark shadow appeared 2 nights later, we were glad the nurse saw it too! Because the roommate had said she was going home. She hadn't talked in over 5 years due to a stroke