One of those nights at work, me and my coworkers started talking about all the strange and creepy stories we've had.
It all started when my patient in Room 19-2 kept on pressing her call-light. When I answered her call-light, she said that someone kept on turning the light switch on and off and on and off by the sink. So I said I would come in and take a look. When I came inside the room, the light was on and I told her no one else is around to play with her switch. My patient was a fresh surgery patient so she could not walk to the sink where the light switch is located. After I checked up on my patient, I left and I just thought that it was totally weird..
I told my coworkers about it and "H" told us her own story of something "strange".
H's patient was also a fresh C-section and when she was doing her frequent checks on this patient, she heard the shower in the bathroom suddenly turned on. She said that it was around 4am at that time and no other visitors were there with them at that time. H said that she got the chills when she found out about it. They were the only two people in the room!!
Another coworker of mine "I" shared her story. When we were still in the PM shifts, she stayed overtime for 4 hours. So she ended up going home around 3am. She said that she saw a man sitting down in the dark empty lobby in the first floor wearing a checkered pants. When she glanced back again to see if she was just hallucinating, no one else was there. My other coworkers said it was probably Mr.Hancock - the founder of the one of the colleges that we have here in town. They said that they've heard numerous stories of the guy in "checkered pants" at night waiting in the first floor lobby in the wee hours of the night. That is just totally creepy!!
Another story from "H", she said that this happened many many years ago when our unit was still shared with MedSurg patients. One night she was going to do a postmortem care with her patient that just passed away in Room 26. And one of her coworkers at the time, let's call her "Stella" was about to assist her with it. H went to the clean utility room to grab all the supplies needed. When H was going back to Room 26, she said she saw a lady in the white nurse gown entered the room. She thought it was already Stella ready to help her so she called her, "Stella!" and Stella answered all the way from the nurses station! Stella said "I'll be there in a couple of minutes!" So strange, so who was that who entered the room??!
And my coworker "L" said that one shift, the call light in Room 27 kept on going off. "L" was the shift leader or charge nurse that night. Room 27 is assigned to the Labor and Delivery department since it's a triage room, so she called L&D to tell them that their patient in Room 27 kept on calling and probably need something. The L&D nurse said that "There's no patient in Room 27 right now. It's empty!" So L, walked to Room 27 to check up on the call light system if it is hooked up properly and it was. She came back to the nurses station and the call light went off again. She went back to the room and thought to turn the TV on and just maybe the ringing will stop. Surprisingly after she turned the TV on, the call-light stopped ringing. How weird is that??!!
So here are just couple of stories that i heard from my coworkers and my story with my patient. I still didn't see anything first-hand! And I will never want to ever! I believe in spirits and they can exist, as long as they will not harm me! So peace!!! :-D