Profile for Arwen1957

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Marsha Schultz
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I am am a Mom of a son and Grandma to one grand daughter. I work in a mid size nursing home and have for the past almost 20 years. Besides being interested in ghost stories I am a huge Blackhawks fan, I love animals I have 5 cats and 2 dogs. I go nuts decorating for the holidays and I mean all holidays. I like to cook I also am a collector of too many things to list
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Ghost Stories from Arwen1957

The Rat Part 2 on 2014-06-03

I saw the "rat" I wrote about in my story The Rat. This sighting happened last week on Thursday morning just after 9:00. I was getting ice for a resident. I looked at the floor by the sink and there it was. It really didn't look like a rat to me. So many have called it a rat. It didn't look anything...

More Odd Events At The Nursing Home on 2014-02-19

As I have told in other postings, I have worked at the same place for close to 20 years. I have seen and heard many strange things over time. I want to write a short description of some of them. One that happens the most often is the little boy that is seen around the home from time to time by bo...

The Evil Road on 2014-01-20

When my son was in seventh grade back in 1993 he had wrestling practice after school during the Fall and Winter months. I would go and pick him up around 5:30 pm then we would go home. At the time we were living in rural IL just South of Chicago. On the way to pick him up and bring him home was a se...

The Jockey on 2014-01-06

As most of you know, I work at a nursing home in Illinois. Some postings on YGS have me thinking about two incidents that happened almost 12 years ago. The first incident was odd. At that time I was still working in the housekeeping department rather than the activity department I work in now. I...

The Thin Rat on 2013-12-09

The first time I ever heard mention of the thin rat was in 2004. Enid, a resident living at the home, told me she saw a thin rat go through her closet door. I looked around her room and closet and found now sign of a rat. Since no sign of rodents being there was found, I passed the rat off to a part...

Still Waiting To Have Her Blood Pressure Taken on 2013-11-11

Another story from the nursing home I work at. In the late summer of 2006 a new resident named Bert came to live there. She was very anxious and became at times very confused. At one time she even got on the phone at the nurse's station and called 911 saying she had been kidnapped. In spite of h...

Unexpected Figure At The Table on 2013-10-28

Some background on what I am about to tell you. I work in a midsized nursing home in Northeast Illinois. The nursing home was built in the 1950's and has always been used as a nursing home. It is in a commercial zone in the city it is in. Before the area was commercial it was fallow farmland for yea...

Last 20 posts from Arwen1957
Date: 2015-01-25
Thank you We both lost bright spots in our lives. It sad so many shinning stars leave, at such an early age
Date: 2015-01-24
Charles was from South of you in the Kankakee Bradley area of IL but so similar. I am so sorry for you. I think of Charles and another friend of all that could have been He was so sweet and just a gentle man I am glad he was a part of my life
Date: 2015-01-22
This story reminded me of a friend named Charles also from IL and also passed in a similar way. So sad
Hello your story gave me chills. I really enjoyed this story I also believe it to be true. I love stories from days of long ago. They seem to have a special place in my heart. I also believe in them more than some of the more current stories. There is something about a connection with the past that makes it simpler to believe.
Date: 2014-11-02
Do you live in an old family home? Has the land your home is on been in your family long? If so maybe it is an ancestor who looks much like you
There is a "little boy" at the nursing home I work out too. I have only seen a brief glimpse of him once in the 20+ years I have worked there. Just like your story, every time a residents sees him some of our residents die, usually 3 of them with in hours or days of each other. There is also a little girl that is seen and we lose residents. And finally a rat like creature that seems to predict coming death.

Mayathelion our residents always want to give the little boy a drink of water.
Date: 2014-09-25
Just a former resident making his daily walk back inside How cool that you were able to see him. I ave worked at a nursing home for over 20 years and have heard and seen many things, including a departed resident standing in the hall waiting for her meds a year after she had passed. Another resident was checking out snacks on the counter in the activity room 3 years after she passed. I some times hear the voices of residents long gone or catch a brief glimpse of them in the building. I have never been afraid of them in a way it is comforting to see that they are still with us in some form
Date: 2014-09-17
Such a touching story it gave me chills. Another guardian in the right place at the right time
Date: 2014-08-20
Perhaps it was an unfortunate soul from a bygone time, that happened to step through a hole in time. Giving your Father a glimpse of him. In the era your Father thinks he came from anyone that was not right physically or mentally was hidden away and kept secret. The figure could have lived a hidden life and it is possible that few knew of his existence. Maybe he was in that time a secret no one spoke of. That would explain the o knowledge of someone looking like that
Date: 2014-08-04
Lovely story Made me cry so touching I m so glad your loved ones are at peace
Date: 2014-07-29
Maybe a vision of the past and future mixed together? Could the man have been a lumberjack from the past? He somehow stepped into a time slip? Many Finns Swedes and Danes came to work as lumberjacks years ago in OR camps. Maybe due to your recent surgery you are more in touch with the other side.
Date: 2014-06-15
Something about either your story or you strikes a cord with me. Why I am not sure. It is if we new each other in another life or something. Very odd. I usually don't feel a connection like this. Just reading your posts gives me a feeling of something like this happened before
Date: 2014-06-08
Toryan This same creature has been seen for almost 20 years. And it I snot always around. It can be a long time between sightings the last time was about 11 months If it were a real rat why has only one been seen for such a long time?
Date: 2014-05-01
We have a little boy and a red haired girl that often appear when residents are going to pass. The little boy is called Tommy and comes out of closets in the residents rooms. The little girl is Jenny and is often seen by residents playing with something on the floor. I have worked at this nursing home for almost 20 years and have seen and heard so many things. I think the spirits are a sign of comfort for residents and staff that someone is waiting for those who pass, Thank you for sharing Rachael it makes me feel much better about Tommy and Jenny
Reminds me of the time I "SAW" my friend's Dad in a parking lit. I was almost to my car when I thought I saw Don my friend is much younger than I so her Dad and I had also become friends over the years. I went back to talk to Don. A huge part of one of the light in the lot fell right next to my car. If I had not went up to talk to Don I would have been hit by the light. When I looked at the spot I had seen Don he wasn't there, and could not have been he passed away 3 years before. In my hurry to get done shopping I had forgotten that he had passed.
I think we are inclined to describe the unkown in terms that terms we understand. If I saw your monster I would call it an orc or ringwraith. Since neither they or Dark Note exist in our realm it had to be a being that made you feel the way you would have if you had really meet Dark Note. Something from a dark place that just happened to allow you to see it. Since it did not harm or attempt harm I would think a nature spirit of the night, caves or even a deep forest where it is dark as in not a lot of light.
I know it sounds funny but Bess was so dedicate to her party had having no family I think Her party was her family... I hope it means when it is my time to go my family comes for me. Bess never mentioned any family in all the years she lived there. She was always ready to talk about politics It was so strange but I never got a bad feeling when I saw him. And me of all people to see him I worked on his rival George McGovern's campaign. Maybe that is why I saw him to let me know Bess was going where people she cared about are at
Date: 2014-03-15
Hi Rea,

I work at a nursing home in IL I have been there for almost 20 years so sadly I have seen many beloved friends pass. In some cases I just know when someone is going to pass. There is just something intangible in the air This one Lady was a bit aloof and kept to herself and was just unhappy, but Betty liked me and I liked Betty. When Betty went in the hospital I just knew she would not be coming back. She passed away that night... There have been many odd things where I work I have a few of them posted here. In fact all of my stories except The Evil Road are about events at the home
Date: 2014-03-15
I am so sorry for what happened to you. Yes I believe the old man carried his guilt into the after life Remember I said his guilt. You have done nothing wrong I am glad you found the strength to forgive him for your own sake. He will be judged for his deeds I believe but that his his own fault Take care I am glad you got to express some of your feelings to him that is a great help in healing
Date: 2014-02-15
No radio on Not the same area this area is near Kankakee IL My sister's Mother in law has lived near that area for years and has heard odd sounds for years such as laughing, fragments of old commercials that have not been aired in years, and the sound of feet either running or marching. He husband who passed about 5 years ago always swore that he saw a black panther like animal running in the field several times. The road is a side road off IL 113