Part 2 – Are you brave enough: 10 Creepy Nursing Stories
You know Halloween is fast approaching when most the movies shown on television are horror movies, the malls are packed with eerie-looking mannequins and the kids are getting their scary costumes ready for some “trick or treat.” So much for that scary Halloween vibe, eh?
But a nurses, you don’t need to wait for Halloween to get that scary, “I want to hide under my sheets” feeling. Halloween or not, there are always hair-raising and spine-chilling experiences that would haunt you day or night. Below are some scary stories experienced by nurses that will leave you awake and spooked at night. But wait, let me ask you first, are you brave enough?
A night to remember
One night we had a code in a room at the end of the hallway. It was a young lady who unfortunately did not make it. The second night that room was empty. The call light went off all night. We were going to the room to turn it off by taking turns. We finally called engineering, which told us nothing is wrong. We could not disconnect the call light because the entire system would go off .and so we took turns until engineering came up with a solution. Every time I went in the room it felt eerie, a heavy feeling. A night to remember for sure. – Aurelia Amaya
‘Til death do us part
I had a man that I care for. His wife lived in the nursing home with him for a few years before passing away. Every time he would wake up through the night, a buzzer would beep once and turn off immediately. If I didn’t go right away to check on him, the buzzer will ring a few more times. But if I took too long, the piano would begin to play. (None of the keys of the piano works. It is purely for decoration). Usually when I would check on him he was close to falling out of bed. I would always make a point of thanking her.– Ricky Moore
The cursed room
3-4am is always the worst, I work in aged care and some creepy shit happens. We once had a resident that buzzed a lot and she would piss everyone off, she died a month or so ago, we got a new resident and she too buzzes non-stop, we think it’s because the passed lady cursed the room.
Once I was working night shift and I was doing second round with my co-worker, we went in to check the man in the creepiest room of the facility, when the bathroom door swings open! We both ran outta there screaming and wouldn’t go anywhere without each other. –Amy Marrie
I worked in a small hospital in the surgical wing, a combination adults, children and also any mother that lost their baby. We were very busy from Sunday thru Thursday so all the rooms were full, (37- 50) 3 beds per room. On Fridays and Saturdays, when most of the patients have gone home, that’s when the fun starts. Room 46 light will go on with no patients there. As you go by, you will hear the toilet flushed, you’ll see a shadow come out of room 46 cross over the hallway then it will vanished. This happened for years, which if you worked there you would’ve experience it. The older nurses said they lost a post-partum mommy in that room! –Maria Solorzano
I was working 11-7 one night at the hospital. There were only 3 of us in the unit: 2 RNS and a CNA. At 3:00,I sat at the Nurses Station to do Chart checks, while other RNs made rounds, and the CNA went to the bathroom which was located just behind me.As I was doing my work, the CNA made a comment,”Ma’am,I didn’t know that we had another staff helping us,she kept on looking at you from the med room window, who is she?” I turned around and checked. I saw no one.I told the CAN that she’s joking but she said no.She said, she was wearing her white Nursing cap.
Nobody can go in the med room,because I have the keys around my neck (lanyard).My CNA freaked out because she’s scared of ghosts. I came to find out that she was one of the old Nurses on the picture displayed in the hallway next to the elevator. (1960’s Nurses).The elevator would open up and close with nobody pushing the button. I called the security guard if we had a patient from other wards walking around doing this,checked his monitor, but none exists. We had to say, “In the name of Jesus, protect us all staff from harm as we do our job.” The day shift staff started getting edgy when we gave report to them.That was the one time episode. – Maria Venus Dixon
I was working ND one night after completing my work and sat down in the resident lounge to have a coffee. The lights were dimmed when in the corner of my eye I saw movement. I looked over into the foyer saw a little curly haired girl peeking at me from behind the chair. I looked at her for a moment, and she stood up, smiled and bobbed back down. She continued to do this for almost five minutes.
She wasn’t a resident as I work in an aged Care facility. She disappeared when another nurse came into the room. Some weeks later one of our elderly ladies began to slide in health and the family was informed. The lady’s son came in and began to clean out some of her things in readiness. He took out a photograph that I had never seen before as it had been put up high in her wardrobe. He passed the photo to me and I obviously turned white. It was that same little girl playing peek-a-boo with me weeks earlier. It was the elderly lady’s daughter who had passed as a child. Still gives me goose bumps. – Jill Gonzalez
Due nebulization administered
That time(night shift) when you tell your patient that you’ll be back for nebulization and he tells you that someone already did – a nurse with long dark hair wearing the old uniform. –Guenice Eamiguel
When my mother was passing in the hospital she pointed to the upper corner of the room, pointed and said “The man”. I don’t know why I didn’t ask her to elaborate but deep down I felt it was the Angel that was going to escort her to heaven when she passed a couple days later. The next night I had a dream of my mother and her sister sitting at a table with bright sunshine gleaming thru the windows. That was my mother letting me know she was with God and ok. She had the biggest smile on her face. The way I knew this was my mother coming to me in my dream is that she was with her sister that passed years before and in my whole life I had never dreamed of my aunt as I was not close with her. –Debra Russio
Just experienced one during my junior years in a private ward. One night a patient that is GCS 3 is due with her 2 am medications. Her room was dimly lit and sitting beside her was her caregiver. I greeted them both but they didn’t respond (probably the caregiver was sleeping and the patient was in a coma). So I proceeded and went back to the station. Then, my senior nurse asked me: Who are you speaking with inside room 418?! I said: the patient and her caregiver, Ma’am. Then she responded: Patient 418 doesn’t have any companion this time because her caregiver will arrive later at 7am. –Jay Lim
The call at the window
I still remember during one of my night shifts many years ago, there was a patient who collapsed and died after he shouted to us that he saw a man who called him at the window. Mind you, we were at the 6th floor. –Grace Prakash Rao