I don't believe in ghosts but.....
10 years ago on nightshift in a surgical ward a bath tub tap gushed water just seconds after I had checked bathroom lights were off etc. No-one could have got in or out of that bathroom without going past me and I assure you no-one passed me. I explained it to myself as an air lock in the pipe, or an empty water tank just filled up etc. Maybe one day I'll ask a plumber.
I worked in a hospice and staff told me about call bells going off in empty rooms on night shift. I didn't believe them, but then it happened when I was on night duty, a few times. Once it was crazy - lots of buzzers going off repeatedly and all together etc. Although I don't believe in ghosts I wasn't brave enough to investigate those empty rooms myself. I told the security man who found nothing untoward. I've blamed it on electrical or equipment faults (despite no fault found by maintenance) or mischevious unknown others. I've thought maybe it was homeless people who sometimes used to sneak into the unocupied rooms in the hospice (one time I bumped into one of those and he gave me a hell of a fright - probably worse than seeing a ghost -despite being utterly benign and just looking for a place to kip.
In a medical ward on night shift, infusion pumps and feeding pumps would alarm in empty rooms, or go on hold repeatedly, despite no-one touching them etc etc. Those of us who worked nights were getting a bit spooked by this. One night an infusion pump that was not in use or even plugged in alarmed. It was in the room of a patient who was comatose and dying. The pump was still not plugged in but was alarming because it was on hold! I was so spooked by it that I started to think maybe it was a sign that the patient didn't want to be alone, or in the dark or something. I did everything I could think of to ensure the patient was comfortable and sat and held his hand for a while. Eventually I had to leave to attend to other things. Later I was at the nurses' station alone and a freaky creep of a patient approached me with handcuffs and a policeman's torch and told me he really cared about us girls and would always make sure we were safe. It was a real cringe and laugh moment! Anyway, something twigged. This creep was a frequent flyer and when I checked his admission dates they coincided with all of these strange night time occurences. I sort of spied on him after that, and eventually caught him turning a patient in bed, who was begging to be left alone for the nurses to attend to him. That turned my stomach. I think I'd rather it was a mischevious ghost than that creep.
One morning at 7am Iwas driving to work and a psycho truck driver nearly killed me. It is the worst driving fright I have ever had. I lost control of the car, but somehow it came right again. I was upset all day at work. I'd had such a fight or flight rush that I was jittery all day and desperate to 'phone my husband, but I didn't do it, because I knew he would worry about me driving home. I was terrified driving home. When I got home my husband gave me presents of a new perfume, body lotion etc. I didn't tell him about my day, but asked what he had done wrong what the presents were for etc. Eventually he said that he had a horrible nightmare and woke up at 7am with an overwhelming feeling that I had died in a car crash. He couldn't get rid of the horrible feeling, so at lunchtime he had bought me gifts. That is my favourite perfume now!!!
I do believe that some patients choose to die when the relatives are not present, despite an almost continuous bedside vigil, maybe because the patient wants to protect them. I've seen that happen quite a few times. Sometimes I do feel honoured when patients die when I am present.
Lots of colleagues have told me spooky stuff, but I just can't give any credence to what I have not seen myself.
So, I still don't believe in ghosts........but then again, I can't explain everything.