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Hauntings Of A Residency Converted Hospital

 

I've always been sensitive to paranormal-like experienced in my mother's house, and I've never had the nerve to talk about what I experienced until this Thanksgiving break. In chronological order, these are the experiences I've had from the time we moved into this 120 year old house several years ago up until last weekend during Thanksgiving break.

The first night I'd spent at my mother's house was a pretty hectic affair. We had just finished our renovations on the house, paint on the walls, sheetrock tape'n'mud in the laundry room, furniture moved in and arranged on our new carpet. We were all dead-beat tired, but the last awake in the house as I had spent time in our living-room, watching the TV we just installed. I glanced over through the doorless door-frame and caught the very last few inches of someone's leg and foot, moving as if they had run through another doorway into our sitting area. I got up and walked out into the hall and was suddenly surrounded by people walking in and out of the front door, through the hall, and into the sitting area. I told myself I'd passed out and was dreaming; after all, I was tired as all hell and could have easily been imagining it. Chalking it up to exhaustion, I went to bed.

Hauntings Of A Residency Converted Hospital 1

Hauntings Of A Residency Converted Hospital 2

Months later, I was laying in my bed upstairs under my covers, reading a book. My attention was caught by very regular breathing-like sounds coming from my window, but I figured it was the wind, and when I asked my mother, she guessed it was exhaust venting from the mill about a mile away from our house. The breathing continued for at least an hour, but I paid no mind to it-- I didn't acknowledge it at all. Eventually, it stopped, but as soon as it did, the cover down at the foot of my bed was physically lifted and smacked back down, and I could feel the force on my foot. It was as if an annoyed child was slapping at me for not keeping him/her company, something I used to do when my mother would lay in bed and read instead of pay attention to me as I blabbed about this and that. After it happened, I felt really uncomfortable and smothered in my room, and the feeling persisted until I left my room for the living-room downstairs. The rest of the evening was uneventful, but I was still sketched out to say the least.

Again, months later, I had another experience, this one in our bathroom upstairs. I was using the facilities when there was a knock at the door. I thought it was my brother, who was living with us at the time, so I told him I was in here, go away. I finished up, went downstairs and told my brother the bathroom was open. He gave me an odd look and asked what I was talking about. When I asked he had had just knocked on the bathroom door, he said no, he was in the laundry room downstairs for the last 20 minutes, folding up his clothes and doing his laundry.

Nothing else happened after that, and I recently left for college. Last weekend, I had come back for the first time in almost 3 months to visit my mother over break. I was sitting in the living-room, talking with my ex-co-worker-friend Lindsey when I caught choppy movement in the corner of my eye, through the windows of the french doors that now separate the hallway from the living room. I asked Lindsey if she heard anyone come in through the front door. I explained what I thought the experience might have been and mentioned an experience I had not a few days prior, and she urged me to get my phone out and see if I can get anything on camera by chance. We weren't seriously expecting to capture any photographic evidence, but it always seems you get the best results unintentionally when it comes to paranormal investigations. In the photograph we snagged, as clear as any picture I've ever seen, there's a face and the shadow of a body visible on the other side of the pains of glass of the french doors.

I'd asked my mother if she happened to know the history of the house once and she told me it used to be the hospital for a private practicing doctor and his family. The upstairs bathroom was an operating room, which is still apparent to this day. The floor was tile with a drain in the middle until we scraped up the tile and replaced it with linoleum (the drain is still there); the bottom half of the walls have a sickly-greenish plastic material, and the top half is plain white plaster; and the door is exceptionally wide. The sitting room and dining room used to be hospital rooms/doctor offices while the living-room used to be the waiting room. Knowing this solidified my belief that my mother's house is active with paranormal entities, I can't imagine how many people may have died there.

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Coverdrivegirl (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-05)
I looked at the pics and it looked like a reflection. I believe it was a real ghost because a block of wood moved itsself! ❤
tonywhite2259 (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-05)
[at] DARKNESS: There's a small curio-cabinet nestled up against the wall on the other side of the door. If you look close, you can see the dark wood and a bit of glass through the very farthest column of windows in the french door. The curio-cabinet ends before the face begins though, I don't think it's a shadow or an odd reflection off anything having to do with the curio-cabinet, but I could be wrong. I tried to take the picture again, matching the angle and everything and I couldn't replicate the image. Whatever made the face-like impression in this picture wasn't there when I tried to take the pic again
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-04)
Interesting accounts it seems as though there are still a few spirits wandering around your house looking for a little attention or may or not be impressed with the renovations that have happened. I have looked at your photos the second one I can see a face although is there anything on the wall behind the doors? Like a coat hook or picture frame etc? Interesting accounts you should look into more of the history of the home if you are interested. 😊
Thanks for sharing.

Dan
tonywhite2259 (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-04)
[at] zetafornow: Yeah, like I would have never thought in a million years I'd be able to get a photo. Like, I could whip out my phone and take pictures in potentially haunted places, maybe get an orb or two (which I'm still not convinced they're actually legitimately spirits, though I could definitely be wrong) but never something full-bodied like this. I texted my friend immediately and we both nerded out on how creepy yet how so freaking awesome it was.

[at] Nelli9x: That makes one of us! I don't know what my mom would do if she learned she has dead bodies under her house. I think the only dead body she would find would be out 14 year old dog who one day ran away and didn't come back. She loved to go under the house, so I hope she was happy where-ever she was:c I'm heading home in a week, I'll report what I find as far as the residential history when I get my hands on it.

[at] beautifuleden: Totes creepy, my best friend and I are still freaking out about it. And thanks c: I took one or two college English classes in my day!
beautifuleden (2 stories) (66 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-04)
wow! Awesome, interesting story! Thanks for the photo as well... So creepy! You write very well 😁
Nelli9x (1 stories) (8 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-03)
Ohhhhh, you should dig into it! I would love to hear if you find something. Like bodies. 😊
zetafornow (4 stories) (447 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-01)
Okay...I see that now. Interesting...wow, that must have freaked you out a bit when you saw that on the photo.
Thanks, zeta.
tonywhite2259 (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-01)
I was looking at the height of the apparition in the first picture, and I felt it could have been a child, maybe the same one that got impatient with my ignoring his/her breathing so long ago. My head comes up to the top windows of the french doors, the apparitions head only comes up half way.

Also, the first and second picture are the same, the second one is just zoomed in
zetafornow (4 stories) (447 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-01)
tony: thanks for the pictures. Interesting. It appears to me that the first picture is of a male with maybe glasses on. The second picture looks like a male also, almost abe lincoln looking. Is that what you see also or am I seeing something totally different? Anyways, thanks for the pictures. The house looks as if it has a lot of "personality".

Look forward to hearing more. If I were you I would also randomly take pictures like that. You might capture something else.

Zeta.
tonywhite2259 (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-01)
I tried to share the pictures by replying to the confirmation email with the pictures attached, but that didn't seem to work. So here they are! I hope I'm not breaking site rules by posted them myself.
Http://i47.tinypic.com/w1cwnk.jpg
Http://i49.tinypic.com/wvznuw.jpg

[at] zetafornow: I gave my mom a call to see if she could dig up the house's documentation-- a file she got along with the deed of the house that actually listed the previous owners and property changes in the last century. I'll update you as soon as I can!

[at] BadJuuJuu: It very well could have been, I understand your concern for the validity of the claim (and I take no offense whatsoever), but we were laying on the ground-- not even sitting on the sofas, and the angle of the picture really discounts any possibility that it's our reflection. I also took the picture twice more and the apparition was gone. I tried to match the angle of which I took the picture as best I could, and no reflection showed up on the glass that was similar to the first. I'm moved out, so I won't be able to follow your advice on give it some attention when it makes itself known, but I'll keep it in mind if it happens to come calling when I'm visiting my mother in the future. For sure

[at] Shlain: I have mixed feelings. In the first part of the story regarding the heavy foot-traffic through my front hall, I felt absolutely no fear or discomfort. I took it in stride, tucked it away in my mind, and went to bed. In the part concerning the possible child slapping my foot, I was uncomfortable, sort of like the feeling you get from making eye contact with a stranger for too long, but not fearful. With the time something knocked on my door, again I felt no fear. I was weirded out later when I realized it couldn't have possibly been my brother, but the feeling wasn't unnatural, it was just... "oh... Wow that's really odd." The very last bit of the story, I felt fear because of the way it moved in my peripherals, the jerking motion made me break out instantly in a cold sweat. So, long story short, I'm getting mixed emotions during these encounters, I don't know what to make of it.

[at] Bluerose19: Check above! Again, I hope I didn't break any rules.
zetafornow (4 stories) (447 posts)
+1
5 years ago (2012-11-30)
Interesting story and you are very well-written! This house certainly has a lot of history behind it. First off; it is 120-year-old house, secondly; it used to be a doctors office where surgeries were performed. And I believe that 100 years ago surgeries were a little more gruesome than they are performed today. So you certainly have all of the makings for a haunting. I think you were given some good advice from BadJuuJuu as far as remaining as calm as you can and trying to speak to it. Sometimes just an acknowledgement is all that is needed. However; if I were you, I may do a little more investigating into the history such as what type of surgeries were performed, what type of doctor it was, etc. You might find some more interesting history behind it. But overall, well-written account of your experiences. I will look forward to hearing more about this house.

Zeta.
BadJuuJuu (13 stories) (1034 posts)
+1
5 years ago (2012-11-30)
Something about the picture you mentioned caught my attention. I'm not trying to be difficult, but are you sure it's not just a reflection of you or your friend in the glass? I have to ask because it's just how my mind works, I mean no offense.
Everything started after the renovation? It's a pretty common theory that renovation will stir up activity. Usually the paranormal activity will settle back down in time. This ghost may just want a little acknowledgement before he fades into the background again. Try saying hello when you know he's around. Stay calm and be polite, your housemate probably doesn't intend to scare you. The departed just have really limited means of communication available to them and sometimes come off creepier than they intend.
Shlain (13 stories) (246 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-11-30)
I like this story. Kudos to you and your family for living in a house with the history it has.

Naturaly it will have either residual or intelligent hauntings. If you feel fear then trust your instincts and make this entity know its not welcome. If you feel ok, knowing the history, then why don't you try to communicate. When I say communicate I don't mean spirit boards. Try and speak to it next time you're there.
Bluerose19 (3 stories) (164 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-11-29)
You can share the picture with us that you took that day. It would be interesting for us to check it!Thanks.

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