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Haunted Hospital??

by Breathing16 Breathing16 (New) New

Just in time for Halloween, have you ever sensed something unusually unexplainable happen at your facility that seemed to be outside of typical reasoning? Miracles, premonitions, ghost stories, or spiritual experiences, if you will? :wideyed:

Our hospital floor was a pediatric floor many years ago. Although I have never experienced anything here, many patients see children or hear them.

I used to work in an old TB hospital as a corrections nurse for youth. I never experienced anything there either, but many of the staff had. The head corrections officer was afraid to go into the basement! There seemed to be a "heavy" type feeling down there. They used to burn the bodies in incinerators down there. The building is now torn down.

Thank you for starting this thread. I'm looking forward to hearing from -hopefully many- others!

At 3 am the other night, my coworker was telling me about how haunted our unit is. During the middle of the night when some co-workers have been resting on the couch in the break room, they have heard strange noises, shoes have moved, and they have heard babies cry. The abortion clinic is on the same floor...

Never experienced it myself but still freaky nonetheless.

The nursing school I went to had an old iron lung in the basement storage. One of the professors claimed to hear it cycling at night....

On a lighter and more personal note, I have seen several miraculous healings. My mom had Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). It basically meant that whenever she tried to get up to do anything he blood pressure would bottom out and her heart rate would go through the roof. The doctors said that she would never get any worse, but she would not get any better either. She could barely get around the house--she would sometimes have to crawl to get to the bathroom or be carried--and working was out of the question. At age 35, she had to use a cane or wheel chair to get around outside the house and took medications to keep her blood pressure high enough to function. Everyone in our church had been praying for her healing for months. We went to a women's conference in St Louis, and the first night I had to carry her bag (because every mom has a bag that they keep EVERYTHING in) and it was all she could do to stand during the worship service. The second night, things changed. Part way through the worship service, without anyone from the conference laying hands on her, not only could she stand, but she managed to raise her hands. Then wave them. Then move her feet. Then jump up and down. When it was time to return to our seats, she picked up her bag with one hand and took the stairs up to the seats in the balcony just because she could. Never took another midodrin and 15 years later still doesn't have any further problems. It really freaked her neurologist out... :-)

Red Shirt 6, CNA

Has 2 years experience.

Travel Channel has a show called Haunted Hospitals (2018-?) It is similar to A Haunting (2005-?).

barcode120x, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Telemetry. Has 6 years experience.

Seeing is believing for me. I've had a few weird encounters, but until I see one with my own eyes, then I'll be a skeptic for life. I love hearing about stories though and I do enjoying watching ghost hunter type vlogs and stuff

NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN

Has 19 years experience.

There were specific rooms at an old hospital that I used to work for that the the tele tech stated she would never allow our staff to place her if she were a patient. I asked why, and was told, “because way too many patients have left those rooms in bags”. She would see when they coded on the monitor screens.

futurepsychrn, ADN

Specializes in Pschiatry. Has 3 years experience.

I have pictures from where I used to work. I'm a believer😊

we had this one private room on our unit. Sometimes the room next door to it, the patients would complain, "whoever is in the room next door keeps slamming their drawers/ closets can you ask them to stop?" Me: knowing nobody is currently in room next door, "Sure, I'll ask them to stop" YIKES!!

I would love to,visit a haunted hospital. The hosp where I got my OB for LPN is now empty. I,would love to tour it.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

On 1/25/2020 at 7:52 AM, LPN Retired said:

I would love to,visit a haunted hospital. The hosp where I got my OB for LPN is now empty. I,would love to tour it.

Empty Hospital's give me the creeps - I have always been able to tap into certain energies but the last time I was inside an empty wing of a hospital al the hairs on my arms and the back of my neck stood up.



Specializes in School health, Maternal-Newborn. Has 20 years experience.

I used to work on an SNF in the old wing of a hospital. more than one confused patient complained that they could hear babies crying. I spoke with an old salt, who explained that that floor used to be Maternal Newborn...

I also heard ghost stories about Sunmount in Tupper Lake NY, it was first a veterans hospital, then a TB hospital before it became a "State School" It's still used as such, as well as a prison for intellectually challenged folks who've committed crimes... I've never been there after dark, not sure I'd want to be!


Has 3 years experience.

Who doesn't like a good ghost story? There is a good show called "Haunted Hospitals". I found it entertaining even though some of the special effects and noises were a little overboard. If you have an Amazon Prime account it's free right now.

InSchool4eva20, MSN, RN

Specializes in Instructor of Nursing and Med/surg nurse. Has 13 years experience.

Years ago a Native American woman passed away and her uncle performed a right with smoke and an eagle feather (the hospital allowed this back then). This was like at 3 am in the morning and we were instructed to open all of the exit doors to the outside so her spirit could leave. I was her nurse and this process was so beautiful, but she was in great pain with an open abdominal fistula from cancer. The doors slammed shut out of our hands when she died and the smoked zoomed out. No joke

Then her appearance was beautiful and at peace when prior she was in so much pain her whole body was distorted and her skin pitted and mottled. After death she looked absolutely beautiful and her skin was supple. I never had that experience either with a body looking better after death.

I will never ever forget it and it supported my advocacy for patients.


Specializes in Oncology, ID, Hepatology, Occy Health. Has 35 years experience.

As a student nurse on night duty (1986!) we heard a woman screaming in pain. Running down to where the noise was coming from, that room was empty. Patients in surrounding rooms sleeping peacefully. Nobody visible outside looking out of the windows. Nobody heard anything on the ward next door or on the floors above and below. Seemingly nothing going on.

We didn't know but when the day staff came on and we told them, one of the older staff said that many years ago a lady had died in that room who had terrible uncontrollable pain from ophthalmic shingles. Intermittantly, night staff report hearing screaming coming from that room when it's empty.

I DID hear something that night, but I don't believe in ghosts. I'm quite prepared to accept it could have come from outside or a neighbouring patient could have been screaming out during a bad dream. I'm equally prepared to accept that perhaps there are cybernetic fields, energy fields etc. or some other scientific explanation that we don't yet fully understand for these kinds of happenings. I was once interviewed on this incident by a guy studying such phenomena for his PhD, but we lost contact and I never got to know what his conclusions were. Sure, people really do see and hear strange things, but ghosts? No, I really don't think so.

Not a haunted hospital, but a haunted room.

(Pre-COVID) Pt gets their personally written DNR revoked by their parent - brought to the ICU to 'treat' their terminal neuro-oncological condition. Every provider consulted for this patient explains the poor prognosis and lack of treatment to the family, family continues to keep the patient a full code and rotate 24/7 family supervision on the patient so that no staff might try to 'pull-the-plug' on the patient. Providers that try to enter the room to assess the patient are trapped in the room by family in attempts to start treatments they look up online - security is called every time to rescue said providers. That patient was in the ICU for almost 3 months - patient finally codes and we need to call security to get the family out of the room. This patient is weeping, edematous, DIC - initial compressions on the patient spewed fluid all over the place before we could finally get any actual force on the heart. After 2 cycles of CPR, pt remains in literal asystole. Provider finally calls it after 30 minutes. Family brought back to patient's room, family is violent and accusatory with staff - family needs to be chaperoned by security in the room.

After this patient is cleaned and brought down to the morgue - the code blue alarm and examination lights go on and off intermittently. This continues to happen for about a month and ONLY when there is no one in the room - despite engineering and staff going in there several times to troubleshoot the code blue/light panel. The chaplain is called to bless the room and the random code blues/flickering lights stop.