Death is an event that frightens many, but that’s because it is something we know very little about. Hospitals and hospices are always full of stories of paranormal experiences, and that’s to be expected from buildings that both bring new lives into the world, and are the last stop on many peoples journeys.
Nurses on the Allnurses.com forum were asked the question ‘Whats your best nursing ghost story?’ The following are 25 of the most haunting answers.
I was working in the nicu when we had a threat of a tornado. Some Nurses got pulled to go to a sister hospital in town to assist in the disaster plan. When all was over one of the nurses returned with this story: She was assissting the nurses in giving some meds before pulling all into the hallways. Every pt she went to said they already had their meds from that nice nurse in the white uniform and hat. She realized after she left that its been awhile since a nurse has worn a hat.
That story revealed the urban ledgen of Nurse Betty. Story goes she had an affair with a married md, became pregnant then agreed to allow him to perform an abortion on her on the 2nd floor OR room.She died and he went to jail. She never left the hospital and was seen frequently. The local newspaper would do an article of her every year around halloween on her sightings. The hospital has since been replaced with college dorms.
I was working in a critical care unit and there was a minister that was a pt. I can’t really remember what was wrong with him but I do remember him saying that we better get his family because he would be “going home soon”. In the course of the next hour, he was made a DNR.
I promise you, after that man died, he had a GLOW coming from his face and a smile that was so sweet…..I have never seen anything like it. Nurses from all over the unit came to see this man’s face and everyone that saw it, cried. To this day, I get tears in my eyes thinking of it. I can not think of any other word to describe it but “heavenly”.