What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story? - page 26

Share your nursing ghost stories.... I know you have seen and heard freaky things.... Read More

  1. by   Hollyhock
    Quote from StatBlues
    Thanks for the links.
    I have enjoyed all of these stories so much...........
    I love it!!!
  2. by   Hollyhock
    Betty was sitting up talking lively on tuesday morning. Vivian, a very experenced nurses aid asked who she was talking to. Ed and 2 other people were there, she said. Vivian tryed to tell her Ed had died years before. Betty said no he's right there and pointed. She was so convincing Vivian turned to the chair to look. She was so convincing Vivian said "Has he come to get you?" and Betty answere "Yes". Betty still got up for breakfast and was sitting in the hall but moving the wheel chair the fastest I have ever seen her.
    " I'v got to go!"
    "Where are you going? "
    "But Betty you live here."
    "No I don't, Mary, I'v got to go home!"
    Betty went home the next day. She had been with us 11 years. She had a private room with her name on the door which she locked when she left. I will watch for her call light every afternoon at 2:30, and through the night. I'm sure we will have a visit or two.

    Side note: The daughter in law said this had been a wonderful experience. Everyone streaming in to say their good by to Betty and also to share their favorite stories about her. Then she thanked every one for their wonderful care for Betty. She met people she had only heard about by name, "Oh you are going to school to be an RN. Betty has told me about you and you'r family." How extraordinary, to be part of such a pleasant joyful peaceful uplifting experience. How uplifting to be so apreciated!
  3. by   rn in 3 years
    This is my first post. I am going back to school in january to start my pre-req's to get my RN so I am still at least 3 years away from being a nurse.

    I have been reading this thread with such interest. Wanted to bump it for any more additions because I don't want it to end

    One thing I have realized while reading this thread is that I am going to try and get on the day shift since most of this seems to happen in the middle of the night...LOL
  4. by   grentea
    jillie bean-you're sure right about the "mother" thing. i've seen it before and even the first time i saw it with a patient it freaked me out a little because i knew what was going on. i've also noticed the same with patients who are calling out or looking for a long-deceased husband or wife when they never have before.

    Quote from jilliebean
    I worked in ltc for years, lot's of dying going on.
    2 warning signs:
    1. the facility cat starts favoring a certain resident, sleeps on their bed or chair, seeks them out.
    2. the resident sarts calling "mother, mother"
  5. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from nurse_elyse
    well, when it happend to me I was taking a shower and I knew I was the only one there. It felt like someone with really cold hands just put their hand in the center of my back and pushed on it, not hard,but you could definately feel it. Kinda hard to explain I guess.
    Oh, this is just TOO freaky. Wow, you wouldn't catch me visiting in that house very often when the ghost wanted to "play."

    Definitely scary...
  6. by   nurse_elyse
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    Oh, this is just TOO freaky. Wow, you wouldn't catch me visiting in that house very often when the ghost wanted to "play."

    Definitely scary...
    LOL..I know..like I said I must be weird! The ghost has been pretty quiet here lately...nothing much going on. It did turn the tv on me the other night when I was over there but it was kinda funny. I was watching Cops ,I think it was ,while I was waiting for my boyfriend and his lil boy to come back from his moms and trying to do my home work. I was looking over some anatomy notes and the tv turned to Dr G medical examiner...I guess he has a sense humor :chuckle
  7. by   schoolgirl2006
    Quote from nckdl
    I work in a ltc facility and we have had numerous reports from pts that they have seen a little boy. This boy comes in their rooms, turns their call lights on and off, throw things on the floor. This facility used to be an orphanage!! Also there are stories of a oldfashioned nurse in the whole white dress and hat, would be seen going down the hall late at night doing her bed check and would go into someones room and stay there for a couple minutes if they were really sick or about to die. Well I guess one aide seen her awhile back and refused to go down that hall for a week, the persons room she went in just came back from the hospital still really sick.:uhoh21:
    This wouldn't happen to be a ltc facility in Wyoming...would it???? Darn near identical story to where I used to work...
  8. by   StatBlues
    Maybe the powers that be, can stick this topic to the top of the page.
    These were shared with me. I have permission to share..........
    Since my dad died my mom has thought she heard his voice at night and one time he told her "hurry up get up" My mom is diabetic and she jumped up and found her sugar was dangerously low and she needed to hurry up and eat something. She thought dad was warning her because she could have went into a coma if her sugar was much lower.One day dad was on my mind really alot and I went shopping. When I stepped out of my car there was a name tag on the ground where I parked that said "Hi my name is Paul" That was my dads name. I thought it was a sign from him or something.Also my dad always liked to watch the channel on TV that plays the old music. When he first died our Tv kept going to that channel when we were in the middle of watching something. This is no lie, it really happened.
    I have one. When I think about it, it makes me laugh. When I was tending bar for a living, one of the places I worked was very old. It had an apartment next to it. And when I got my second divorce, I moved in. Being a customer for a long time, then working there, I knew a lot of the "old timers". Our dear friend "Charlie" passed on, he loved that bar, got married in it.Weird things started to happen, and we lost a lot of bartenders. After the police came after hours several times, we had to UN-PLUG the jukebox. Many a nites, I would be lying in bed, and the juke bok would come on..LOUD. I would just have to yell.."Charlie it's been a long night. I'll see you in the morning!" And most of the time it would go right off. I talked to Charlie all the time when I was there. I wonder if he likes the new owners? They turned it into a coffee house!
  9. by   Hollyhock
    Quote from rn in 3 years
    This is my first post. I am going back to school in january to start my pre-req's to get my RN so I am still at least 3 years away from being a nurse.

    I have been reading this thread with such interest. Wanted to bump it for any more additions because I don't want it to end

    One thing I have realized while reading this thread is that I am going to try and get on the day shift since most of this seems to happen in the middle of the night...LOL

    Betty has come back twice. Her room is still being cleaned and painted, the call light has gone on twice right after dinner. That's Betty asking to be put to bed. But day shift does seem to have less insidents, or we ignore them more. :chuckle
  10. by   schoolgirl2006
    Quote from EmileeCares
    Hi, This is my 1st post on this board. I just had to reply. Although my most significant experiences did not happen as a "nursing ghost story" per se. Although some have.

    In 1984, I was preparing to be a bridesmaid in a friends wedding and I was expecting at the time. My friend was having another friend alter our dresses. Well, my dress came back and it was about 3 sizes too big and too long, so my Gram, whom I was very close to, as I was her 1st Grandchild, said, "I'll do the alterations for you honey". During my many fittings, we would always talk about my having her 1st Great Grandchild and how she was also making the netting for the bassinet too. She swore it would be a girl, and made a pink one. As we were getting close to my last fitting, she told me to stand up on the chair with my heels on carefully, as she could not bend over and wanted to check the length. She was 74 yrs young at the time. God I loved her. Well, I put my heel right through the back of the gown, tearing a huge hole in it at the bottom! She calmly told me, "Get down off the chair now Emilee and please go home, I will fix it". I couldn't apologize enough as I walked out the door, she had worked so hard on it for me and I know she was a bit perturbed about it and just didn't want me to see her frustration.

    A few nights later, I was sound asleep in bed, when I felt the hair on my forehead being brushed aside and felt a very distinct kiss on it and a very warm embrace. I sat straight up and looked over at my husband at the time, thinking it was him, and he was over on the other side of the bed snoring away. I sat there with an odd feeling I couldn't understand and looked at the clock, it said 10:02pm. I just couldn't shake what I know I felt and had not dreamt.

    I got up to get a water and sat on my couch for about 45 mins trying to rationalize what I felt, when my phone rang. It was my Mom and she said, "Em, can you come to the house, Gram passed away about 45 mins ago. She was sitting in her rocking chair around 10pm, said to my Grampa, "Al, I love you, please hold my hand, I'm leaving now", he took her hand confused, and she closed her eyes and passed away". OMG! She came to me while I slept, her final goodbye and kissed me before she moved on. I told my Dad and my Grampa and they both started to cry, as I was her favorite and it comforted them very much. For me, I'll be honest, I was afraid to look in the mirror and see her looking back at me for days. Really. I think I would have had a heart attack myself!

    Later on, I took the rocking chair she died in, for when I had my baby. Everyone was too freaked out to sit in it or touch it, but I wasn't. When I had my Son, it was not a girl like she thought, I would rock him in that chair and I felt her there with me. Many times when I was sooo tired doing night feedings, I felt my hair being stroked and such a sense of calm. A few times, I'd see that chair rocking on its own while my son slept. I knew she was there watching over her 1st Great Grandchild and I would see it and say, "Hi Gram, he's beautiful isn't he"? I still when in distress or stressed out, talk to her. I feel her there always. I'll sit in her rocking chair and talk to her. I always feel better afterward and somehow the troubles I had, I found a way to work through them after my "session" with Gram.

    Now my Grampa, he didn't do well after she passed. She was his life, being married well over 50 yrs. He would cry every night for her. He replaced every name in his bible with her name, painstakenly handwritting it in! I don't know why, but he did. It gave him comfort. He had developed Alzheimer's and would call only *ME* by my Grams name everytime he saw me, he said, "I see you there". Later on, he developed pneumonia, and lapsed into a coma, and was not given long to live. We would visit him and I can't explain how he looked. It was just not him anymore. He was a shell of a person, who did not come out of his coma. My Dad and I were with him one night, I was talking to him, hoping he heard me when I looked upward and saw a flash of light. I asked my Dad if he saw it and he just looked at me stunned. I knew my Gram had come to take him home. We both took his hand and I said, "Grampa, its okay, take Grams hand now, she's here waiting" and my Dad said, "Its okay Dad, go to Mom now, let go, we love you". No lie, in a coma, unresponsive, he sat straight up in the bed(scared me, I didn't expect that, he was in a coma after all), extended his right arm and hand upward towards the ceiling as if reaching for something, lied back down and he was gone. He took her hand. :angel2:

    I have many more experiences I could post about, even from family pets that have gone to other experiences I have witnessed, but didn't want my 1st post to be too long, as it is already! :wink2: Sorry. Just sharing.

    WOW...! This is the first post that actually gave me the chills! (Not in a "scary" way...) Thank you for sharing your stories!!
  11. by   schoolgirl2006
    I worked in a nursing home for 2 years and had a few experiences during the night shift. I had probably been there for 5 or 6 months before seeing/feeling anything (heard lots of stories though)...it was about 3am and I was going from room to room emptying water pitchers and picking up misc dirty laundry left over from the evening shift. I always snuck into the rooms without turning on any lights so that I wouldn't disturb anyone as they slept. I went into one of the resident's bathrooms, grabbed a couple washcloths, and as I dumped the water into the sink, I got a chill. I looked up into the mirror to see if the window behind me was open...and there was a man's "face" just to the left of mine in the reflection. I bolted outa that room and up to the well-lit nurses station. Needless to say, from then on when emptying pitchers at night, the bathroom light was on BEFORE I stepped foot inside...especially that room.

    I also had an experience at a house I lived in for a few years. My first night there I was sitting on my bed and the shower in the master bathroom turned on by itself. I didn't really think much about it at that time...I just got up to shut it off and as soon as I got to the door, it shut off. That's the only time it did that...but there were a few nights that the bathroom light turned off and on for an hour...not to mention LOTS of "seeing things out of the corner of my eye". There were also a few times while doing dishes that it felt like someone was tugging on my clothes...or playing with my hair. My mom and I believe it could've been our neighbor, my mom's best friend for many years, who died in my mom's arms a few years earlier. OH...lol...we also believe she "pushed" my mom's ex out of a tree...breaking his arm.

    Keep the stories coming...they're so much fun!!
  12. by   dawnb70
    I work in a LTC facility, and the strange things always happen on the night shift (around 3 a.m.)! I had a couple instances where two residents claimed that a little girl had just been in their room. They became very distraught when I told them that I didn't know what they were talking about. A few days after they had seen the little girl both women passed away. I still don't know what it could have been. Maybe it was just coincidence.

    And another time I had a hospice patient that wanted coffee in the middle of the night. He looked around his room and said "How about you guys...do you want any?" He then looked at me and said "They all want coffee too". I got out of there pretty fast! But it sure makes me wonder what the residents see near their time of death!!

    Quote from schoolgirl2006
    This wouldn't happen to be a ltc facility in Wyoming...would it???? Darn near identical story to where I used to work...
  13. by   sloan_fulbright
    I work in a Nursing Home and I have heard several people tell stories about hearing noises and seeing strange things. One particular story that sticks out in my mind is the a few nights after a lady had passed away, that the call light was on. The room was currently empty, but the nurse thought that the call light might have somehow fallen in the floor or that another confused resident might have wondered in the room and pushed the button-The nurse then went down the hall and was going to go into the room, but she said that she could not get the door open. She said that it was like something was up against the door. And she said that she heard strange noises that sounded like the windows were opening and closing. I really don't believe in things like this and I have personally never seen any thing odd happen, but maybe someday I will.

    Quote from Chad_KY_SRNA
    The best I have heard is from a nurse who said that one night she was floated to oncology at the hospital she used to work at. She was given a patient who was passing away and had been unconscious for several days. At one point during the night the nurse went into the room and the patient was at the top of the bed and looked at her and said, "don't let them take me!", the nurse was freaked out and asked her who was going to take her and she said that black thing up there and pointed up in the air. This patient died within minutes.

    Come on now share your stories, I know you have seen and heard freaky things.