Hospice & ghosts -

  1. Hello all, I am curios as I have provided comfort meds and comfort measures and post mortem care and I love being there to pray with their spirit as they travel to heaven.

    A coworker of mine said something about hitchhiker ghosts, bad spirits that are there when people pass ?
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  3. by   blondebabe0625
    Curious*
  4. by   liberated847
    Quote from blondebabe0625
    Hello all, I am curios as I have provided comfort meds and comfort measures and post mortem care and I love being there to pray with their spirit as they travel to heaven.

    A coworker of mine said something about hitchhiker ghosts, bad spirits that are there when people pass ?
    Is this a serious question? Don't mean to offend but wow
  5. by   blondebabe0625
    Please don't comment unless you have a serious answer. Thanks :-)
  6. by   liberated847
    Quote from blondebabe0625
    Please don't comment unless you have a serious answer. Thanks :-)
    I'm sorry if struck a nerve but really?!
  7. by   liberated847
    Quote from blondebabe0625
    Hello all, I am curios as I have provided comfort meds and comfort measures and post mortem care and I love being there to pray with their spirit as they travel to heaven.

    A coworker of mine said something about hitchhiker ghosts, bad spirits that are there when people pass ?
    I was asked to give a serious answer so here it is: No, there is no such thing as hitchhiker bad spirits......
  8. by   BBogdon
    Allow me to explain what a hitchhiker ghost is: A hitchhiker ghost is a spirit that attaches itself to a person who does negative things such as drugs and alcohol or is constantly around negative people. Hitchhiker spirits can also be shadows of oneself that is playing a role in their lives that may be misconstrued as a dark entity or archon force in their life.
  9. by   verene
    I've worked in hospice care and been present at the moment of death for several patients. Currently I am reading your question asking if there are bad spirits or ghosts that latch onto people as they die. In my experience: No. While I've had many experience that have made me believe the spiritual world is far more complex than I am able to comprehend I've never felt "the presence of evil" or seen a ghost or anything like that.

    Is this question coming from a specific experience or a particular culture view point? I do think it is possible that our spiritual and cultural experiences lead us to expect certain experiences or interpret the dying process differently based on how we have been raised to perceive the world.
  10. by   Chinesedog
    All I know is, if you take an EMF reader to a place such as a nursing home, certain rooms will be full of activity. If you think your patient is hallucinating, use the meter to check out the room, I verified that yes, there really was "something" sitting in that chair she kept talking to.
  11. by   GrumpyRN
    Quote from Chinesedog
    All I know is, if you take an EMF reader to a place such as a nursing home, certain rooms will be full of activity. If you think your patient is hallucinating, use the meter to check out the room, I verified that yes, there really was "something" sitting in that chair she kept talking to.
    What possible reason would you have to take an EMF reader into someones room?

    Would look like one of the worst haunted house B movies of the 50's and 60's ever.

    Do you understand what an EMF reader is actually reading? It certainly is NOT ghosts or spirits or anything supernatural.



    I was trying desperately to stay out of this thread but....

    There are no such things as spirits, spooks, ghosts, hitchhiker spirits/ghosts.

    If you want proof of this, think about the TV programme Ghost Hunters. First aired in 1996 -

    STILL HAS NOT FOUND A GHOST!

    Apologies for shouting but it needs it.
  12. by   kalycat
    Quote from GrumpyRN
    What possible reason would you have to take an EMF reader into someones room?

    Would look like one of the worst haunted house B movies of the 50's and 60's ever.

    Do you understand what an EMF reader is actually reading? It certainly is NOT ghosts or spirits or anything supernatural.



    I was trying desperately to stay out of this thread but....

    There are no such things as spirits, spooks, ghosts, hitchhiker spirits/ghosts.

    If you want proof of this, think about the TV programme Ghost Hunters. First aired in 1996 -

    STILL HAS NOT FOUND A GHOST!

    Apologies for shouting but it needs it.
    Well, this thread sure made it back from the dead.... (2014)

    Sorry... I couldn't help myself!!! ;-)
  13. by   GrumpyRN
    Quote from kalycat
    Well, this thread sure made it back from the dead.... (2014)

    Sorry... I couldn't help myself!!! ;-) ��

    Daaaaaaamn!! Did not notice this was an old post, I was replying to the recent replies.

  14. by   hppygr8ful
    Quote from blondebabe0625
    Hello all, I am curios as I have provided comfort meds and comfort measures and post mortem care and I love being there to pray with their spirit as they travel to heaven.

    A coworker of mine said something about hitchhiker ghosts, bad spirits that are there when people pass ?
    I would be curious to know if your co-worker was Irish? Many Old Country Irish strongly believe in lingering and sometimes malevolent spirits that will attempt to "Jump" into a living body and "insole" them I have had many Irish patients or Irish families who don't want to be in that same room where a person has died in the past 72 hours. I was raised in a house where we were all sure there was a benign spirit - The original owner/builder who had been murdered in the driveway. We even had the old Life Magazine crime scene photo's. Too many very strange things happened in that house to discount paranormal activity. There are many people who have a sensitivity to the paranormal there are others who believe there is no such thing. To each their own.

    Hppy

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