As you all know from my previous stories that I work as a Nurse on a night shift schedule. This story is not really particularly scary but definitely of the weirdest I've experienced.
I work on this unit where it is just one hallway of rooms with a 20 bed capacity. Room 20th is at the very end of the hallway where the stairway to exit is located, other than that it is a dead end. At night that side is particularly more spooky than the rest of the unit. I've heard from my colleagues about some scary stuff they experienced at that side of the hallway especially in room 20. The stories ranged from patients saying they hear voices of children playing to people talking in the middle of the night where almost all are quiet and the staff are on the nurses station charting or doing something else. The unit does not have children at all, most our patients are adults and never children because we have a pediatric unit for that. So when patients say they hear children playing in the room, that kind of raises a red flag for us. These patients are alert and oriented and not confused just to clarify that. In regards to people talking, we dismissed that as probably just us staff talking.
This particular experience by an aide of ours is somewhat a little bit terrifying as this aide relay what happened to me when we were talking about paranormal stuff in the hospital.
Apparently one night he went to help out the patient in room 20. I believe it was something about toileting or something else, anyway after finishing helping the patient and making her settled in the bed, the patient thanked the aide and asked him "have you seen that lady by the door? She's been standing there behind you for a while now. She might need your help".
There was no lady by the door and she was the only patient at that side of the hallway. If we do have some patients they are in their room and not ambulating since most can't ambulate on their own and definitely one of the staff will be heading directly to that patient if they were ambulating for risks of fall. Our patients are mostly old so with that being said, our aide quickly did what needed to be done and helped the patient settle in the bed so he can leave the room as fast as possible. He was terrified as he recalls it to me.
One time we had a low census in the unit. That means most of the rooms are vacant since we only have so few patients. Now here's the thing, I do have my own assignment of patients but I never particularly mind where other patients are situated that time. I usually go to the restroom by the end of the hallway passing by room 20. All night, every time I pass that room towards the restroom I always feel like there was something off in the room. The room was particularly dark and I was thinking maybe the patient wants it that way so he can sleep. The room's door is slightly open halfway but I can still inside the room. Though it is dark, I can still see silhouettes or outlines like the bed inside the room. All night long when I pass that hallway I really thought there was a patient in there and to my surprise an aide of ours went in the room to set it up for an admitting patient, I was shocked and baffled that it was empty all along.
Why was I confused to know it was empty? Because all night long I felt a presence in that room which made me think that there was indeed a patient in there. That definitely creeped me out.
Patients also reported of sounds like walking on the wall or ceiling. I would understand and shrug it off if they described it as walking outside their doors since we always walk on the hallway, that's not something paranormal. However the patient described the sound like it was inside the room and on the walls which is very weird.
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