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    Latest story of the ghostly hauntings of the adult foster care where I work. So now there are at least three ghosts at the home. One I have seen, a little dog that was a housemates that got ran over. One others have seen, a former roommate of a client I will call mary. And one Mary see's, mama. Mary is bedridden and wheelchair bound, total care. Often she is my client at work. She does not speak. She understands us, and often laughs at us, as we tease her playfully. I have only heard her say two words, mama being one of them. She will say mama and look at the ceiling corner while we dress her in the morning and we will ask if mama is visiting.
    For those who havent read earlier posts I will recall some of the stories. One time we had a clothes basket come flying off a flat surface it should not have come flying off. The roommate has been seen at the end of the hall going into Mary's room. Window blinder went flying up while I and the boss and one of our staff who is afraid of this stuff. We all said its the spirit, and she was a bit upset. Once while I was doing paper work, a bunch of I can only describe it as a mass of fur went wipping by my legs, towards the back door, where we used to put the dog out. No one else saw it, and they they insisted I was seeing things. (well yea, I was!)
    Later when I began to work thirds, the dog has showed up two more times. Once I was knitting at the kitchen table, concentrating really hard as I was trying to correct mistakes, when I felt something by my right side, just out of my vision. I looked to the right and in my minds eye I saw the dog. I jumped a foot in the air, I swear. I used to hold the dog at the table while I read.
    One time recently caught me falling asleep. I was sitting in Mary's chair in the living room. I felt hands touching me I awoke and drifted off again, and got touched some more. In my minds eye I saw the dog again,and mary was calling for me. I believe is was the combination of spirits that woke me to take care of Mary.
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    I wouldn't say this is a very "spooky" story like some of the ones I have read on here, but it's the only one I've got (so far!)

    I worked for a home health agency as a CNA, and one of my clients was in her mid 90s with COPD and on palliative care. A day or two before she was admitted to a hospice facility, she was having conversations with people who weren't there, and she told the night CNA a girl was standing at the foot of her bed staring at her, and to get the girl out of her house. I don't believe there was anything "supernatural" about this, though. She was on morphine and we all know what effects morphine can have on people. Her health took a turn for the worst and her case manager admitted her to a hospice facility. Since my client's husband was deceased and her nieces and nephews (next immediate kin) live out of state, I stayed with her at the hospice facility so that she wouldn't be alone until her family could fly in. I was told her nieces would be arriving that night around 2000. Although she was non-responsive, I was talking to my client and kept telling her, "Your nieces are going to be here at 8 pm tonight, only X more hours. Just hold on until then." Unfortunately 2000 came and her nieces hadn't arrived. At 2005, I turned around to wash my hands, and when I turned back my client had passed. She had held on until 2000.

    The nieces got into town at 2100 and stopped at my client's house first to drop off their bags and also have a drink to toast their aunt (the RN was unable to get a hold of any of them to tell them their aunt had passed.) One of the nieces took three iPhone pictures of them toasting their aunt, and in all three pictures (taken from different angles and facing different directions) there was a white streak of light in each. The nurse finally got a hold of them and when they arrived they were already informed of their aunt's death. They also showed me the pictures, and I told them their aunt had passed at a little after 2000. We figured, since the pictures were taken at 2100, my client was "there" with her nieces for their toast to her. They were understandably upset by her passing, but I think the unexplained streaks of white light in those pictures comforted them to some degree as well.
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    This place in working at now is a SNF. Its prob 40 yrs old and I'm not sure if the original building was a medical facility or what. .I'm doing NOC charge so I've got 2 units in a circular building and about 27 PTs. Just last week I had patients in both units asking about the children playing in the hall. One was complaining they were keeping him up and another lady was talking to them. The lady has dementia but the guy on the other side is just there for pt and still practices law part time..the week before we had people calling a gold colored puppy into their rooms. Again more than one person asking about the puppy on the same night.. I don't know ..kinda weird..but As long as were just talking kids and puppies I'm not too freaked out lol..one lady was seeing the devil devil which disturbed us Lol
    Last edit by bratmobile on Apr 16, '13
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    I have never had an experience at work..Until a few weeks ago. I was assigned to the last 2 rooms at the end of the hall in the ICU, and when I was in the last room, I saw from the corner of my eye, a man walk past the room but the direction he was walking was towards the end of the hall, other other side of the wall would be the outside. He walked by so fast it only lasted a split second. Not scary but creepy.
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    We have a door with an alarm that acts up when a resident is actively dying or has recently died. It started acting up a few weeks ago, with no resident who was obviously at that point. We wondered who it might be. A CNA looked over at the door and said "You, stop it". It did.

    A resident who was out at the hospital passed an hour and a half later.
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    Quote from Jess6
    We have a door with an alarm that acts up when a resident is actively dying or has recently died. It started acting up a few weeks ago, with no resident who was obviously at that point. We wondered who it might be. A CNA looked over at the door and said "You, stop it". It did.

    A resident who was out at the hospital passed an hour and a half later.
    That is creepy!
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    These are so awesome. Love em!
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    I worked at Wilford Hall Medical Center (now WH Ambulatory Surgical Center) on Lackland AFB for two years before they moved us over here to SAMMC, and believe me, that place (it's about 60 years old) is full of creepy stories. I experienced a few weird things there myself but I think this story is a lot cooler.

    I was recently back there on a temporary duty assignment and working the night shift (we have an aeromedevac facility there now). I got bored - we had no patients but were required to staff 2 RNs there regardless - and went for a walk to the vending machines downstairs.

    I ran into a couple of the construction guys near the elevators and they were talking about the paranormal team that was doing some investigating on the 8th floor (told you this place has a reputation). I asked them if they'd ever seen anything weird and one guy, who said he'd been at WHMC for more than ten years, told me this story.

    They are currently taking out a lot of the CAT5 cable/copper cable that's running through the building as its slated for demolition in 2015. So this guy was working in between the 5th and 6th floors pulling cable. The cable was being fed to him from the ceiling above him - he couldn't see the guy feeding him the cable. Our dude was taking the cable coming down from the ceiling and coiling it on a big reel. So above his head the cable suddenly goes taut. Our guy pulls on it and says, "Hey, Joe, what's the holdup?" to the guy up in the ceiling that's pulling the cable out to send down to him. The cable starts feeding down again, and a few minutes later it goes taut again. Again our guy pulls on it and says, "Come on, keep sending it." So the cable begins filtering down to him - and again it goes taut. So our guy gets a bit peeved and shouts, "What the hell's going on up there, Joe - keep sending it down!" For a moment nothing happens - and then suddenly the cable FLIES at top speed from the ceiling down to our guy, who can barely keep up on his end. Finally it stops - it's at the end. He shouts up - "Joe, what in the world was that all about? What's going on up there?"

    There's a tap on his shoulder and he whirls around.

    Behind him is Joe, THE GUY HE THOUGHT WAS UP IN THE CEILING, who says, "I don't know - what's up?"
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    Just finished reading this fascinating thread, thanks for all your experiences. I'm interested in the ones where people who have passed "do things" after they are dead like the one where the gentleman scratched his nose after already being confirmed!

    Please share!
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    Quote from carolinapooh
    I worked at Wilford Hall Medical Center (now WH Ambulatory Surgical Center) on Lackland AFB for two years before they moved us over here to SAMMC, and believe me, that place (it's about 60 years old) is full of creepy stories. I experienced a few weird things there myself but I think this story is a lot cooler.

    I was recently back there on a temporary duty assignment and working the night shift (we have an aeromedevac facility there now). I got bored - we had no patients but were required to staff 2 RNs there regardless - and went for a walk to the vending machines downstairs.

    I ran into a couple of the construction guys near the elevators and they were talking about the paranormal team that was doing some investigating on the 8th floor (told you this place has a reputation). I asked them if they'd ever seen anything weird and one guy, who said he'd been at WHMC for more than ten years, told me this story.

    They are currently taking out a lot of the CAT5 cable/copper cable that's running through the building as its slated for demolition in 2015. So this guy was working in between the 5th and 6th floors pulling cable. The cable was being fed to him from the ceiling above him - he couldn't see the guy feeding him the cable. Our dude was taking the cable coming down from the ceiling and coiling it on a big reel. So above his head the cable suddenly goes taut. Our guy pulls on it and says, "Hey, Joe, what's the holdup?" to the guy up in the ceiling that's pulling the cable out to send down to him. The cable starts feeding down again, and a few minutes later it goes taut again. Again our guy pulls on it and says, "Come on, keep sending it." So the cable begins filtering down to him - and again it goes taut. So our guy gets a bit peeved and shouts, "What the hell's going on up there, Joe - keep sending it down!" For a moment nothing happens - and then suddenly the cable FLIES at top speed from the ceiling down to our guy, who can barely keep up on his end. Finally it stops - it's at the end. He shouts up - "Joe, what in the world was that all about? What's going on up there?"

    There's a tap on his shoulder and he whirls around.

    Behind him is Joe, THE GUY HE THOUGHT WAS UP IN THE CEILING, who says, "I don't know - what's up?"
    I like this one. I was born there, I wonder if I got any "visitors" like some of the little ones in this thread.


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