It was Year 2014, around in the month of August. As my mother had a stroke at home, we rushed her to the hospital which was newly made a year ago and was also near our new home. She had a mini stroke but was declared to be admitted because doctors said it was possible she could get another stroke. So, I was decided to be with her at night to get anything she wants rather than calling any nurse. My father and brother would be home.
"My head is aching so much; I'm feeling like someone is hammering my head." I was murmuring to myself the first night in the hospital. Mom is sleeping peacefully on her bed; she should be after all this chaos. The room was little dark, only dim yellow light making me able to see my watch. It was 12. 30 am and I thought this hospital must have medicine for my headache. I got up from the sofa beside my mom's bed and just whispered her that I'm going down for some medicine for my headache; she waved her hand saying fine.
I left her room and made my way to the lift, as I was in 6th floor the lift took maybe 2 minute to reach to 6th floor from the ground floor. While I was standing out of the lift I saw 2 ward men taking a dead body from the morgue from the left corridor. (If you get out of the lift, left corridor was the way for morgue and the right corridor was providing with rooms and a reception desk). The dead body was covered with a white sheet. 'May its soul rest in peace' that all I thought inside me.
They stood to my left side lift as that was for only patient's trolleys. My lift arrived and I went inside, as the door was about to close I saw an old man approaching towards the lift, I put my hand between the doors so it would open again. The old man made his way inside the lift, when he entered I don't know why but I got an eerie feeling, and the lift got a little cold. The old man was well heighten I think about 5"11" maybe. He was wearing white sweat pant, a loose blue t-shirt and a black sweater. White hair and wrinkled face looked like he aged somewhere 50 to 60 years old. The eerie feeling was still inside me.
"It's a little cold today, isn't it?" I casually asked him, but he gave no response. It made me feel a little embarrassed by not receiving any answer. I ignored him too, as the lift reached ground floor, the old man walked straight to the dark corridor where there was nothing but a dead end. I came out too and made my way to the left side as the pharmacy was towards there, but I kept looking at the old man because he was behaving so weird.
Suddenly I heard a yell "Hey, watch out!" and I collided with a trolley, I tried to grabbed the trolley handle but I grabbed the white sheet to save me but I fell on the floor. I hit my head and my back badly.
The two men came to pick me up from the floor and then I recognized that these were the same ward men whom I saw on the 6th floor. While I was being picked up I saw the dead body which they brought down, I was paralyzed, in terrible shock to believe what I'm seeing.
The body was the same old man which came along with me in the lift. I quickly turned myself to the direction where he was headed. I saw him standing, towards the dark corridor. I could exactly see him as he was maybe 50 feet away from where I was. He was just looking at me, but what made my blood drain from my body was that he was giving an eerie smile to me.
That very moment, he vanished. Honestly, I started to feel weak. Those two men took me to the pharma, my headache was gone after this horrific experience but I did not know that I was suffering with fever now. The two ward men and the pharma lady were looking at me puzzled. The Pharma lady gave me medicines and just asked me "what happened so sudden that you are feeling so sick?" I just replied that I was suffering with headache that's all. Those two ward men knew that I'm hiding something but I didn't say anything. I went back to mom but by the stairs as I was so scared to go again in that lift. I climbed to the 6th floor by stairs and was sweating. I reached my mom's room finding her sleeping and snoring. I drank some water and tried to sleep, but I couldn't sleep because whenever I tried to close my eyes, his smile made my hairs stand all over my body.
Till now, I never told anyone about this experience not even my mom because I know, nobody would believe me.
I hope my readers do. As this experience was the worst for me.