My mom has been a nurse in a hospital for more than 40 years now. Back in the day, when she just started working in the 70’s, Someting scary happend at her work. A colleague of hers had a dead old lady on her late night shift. back then, it was a normal thing to just bring the dead to the hospital mortuary without any confirmation of death from a doctor. Back then, nurses could also confirm whether or not a person was actualy dead. It was regular for multiple patients to die on a shift, so most nurses wheren’t shocked about it anymore. So they did what they had to do, and brought the lady to the mortuary, sliding her into one of the drawers they put the dead into. A few hours later, after dawn, as they brought a new body to slide into the drawers in the mortuary, the nurse thought she could hear a slight humming coming from one of the drawers.Not expecting it to be anything, and opening the drawer, the nurse was shocked to find The lady still alive in there. Instead of a shocked reaction, the old lady in the drawer calmly asked if she was there to get her out of there. She wasn’t dead, but had been mistaken to have been, she was severely demented . She had no idea where she even was. Maybe for the best, so that she never had to fully realise what had happened. Turns out that they tought she was dead and put her in the mortuary way to soon!
Me and my best friend were always into horror movies and creepy stuff so it was naturally for us to explore such places to get the goosebumps. Most of our tries were disappointing beecause nothing rlly interesting happened.
Once i went to visit her in the city she studied back then and while going to buy some groceries we spotted a big abandoned building next to a hospital so we decided to get close to see what is it supposed to be. We felt rlly drawn to that building, it was like the moment we saw it, we started immediately walking towards it. When we went to the fence that was surrounding it we saw sign saying that the place is abandoned psychiatric wing of the hospital that was right next to it. It said the building was in ruins so its dangerous to go inside. Right next to the sign there was a hole big enough for a person to go through with crouching. We decided to leave the shopping for later and went in.
I checked my phone battery so we can see if we will have enough of it to make a video with the flash on. It was close to full so we carefully went through the fence and on the ground floor of the hospital. It was full of wrecked items, shattered glasses, abandoned old wheelchair and all sorts of thrash, the doors were missing so we could peek slightly in the rooms. There was a staircase to the second floor and we decided to take it since the ground floor was full of those stuff i noted above.
During the whole time i was recording in every direction because the flash was our source of light. Nothing trully happened on our way to the second floor so i thought it’s probably waste of time but then we reached the second floor there were some weird creepy sounds but i thought it’s probably the breeze so i shrugged it off. Then i looked at my right and saw a door leading to a pretty big room but i couldn’t see what is inside from that angle so i decided to move forward to check it out but i tripped on some weirdly places bricks in front of the door and that is where something very weird happened.
Suddenly my phone started flickering and stopped working. It didn’t turn off cuz there was no exit sound or the Samsung logo which it usually shows so we were left in the darkness in front of that door. I tried turning on my phone couple times as the panic slightly took over me. The phone didnt respond and the creepy sounds started getting louder, which it might be my imagination because we were left in the dark in abandoned hospital but it got me rlly creeped out so I told my friend to run down on the stairs to the exit and we did so even tho it was really hard in the dark on almost ruined staircase. I tried to turn on my phone in the same time while sprinting out and there was still no response. After we were out and caught our breaths I tried again and the phone finally responded and turned on. The firsst thing i rushed to do is to see if the video was recorded but it wasn’t. It was missing which creeped us aswell additionally that it didn wanna turn on inside the building. We decided to call it a night and went back at her dorms.
Couple days later my best friend and her boyfriend were supposed to meet me at that city so we gather and go home together for the winter vacation. We told him the story and he was intrigued by it aswell so we persuaded him to go together in that place. We waited until it was dark and headed there. This time i decided not to record anything. I don’t know why i decided so but at the time I thought it’s the right decisions. We all used the flashlights on our phones so we have couple sources of light.
Everything seemed pretty much the same on the first floor but yet again we didn’t really explore it too much. We headed straight to the second floor with him in the front and me in between them. When he reached the door we were trying to explore last time he stopped at place. “Didn’t you say the door was open?” I found that super weird so i rushed forward to see what is he talking about. The door was sealed with bricks. I was shocked. “Who would seal a door at abandoned hospital with bricks?” I asked myself. It was open just 2 days ago. That really got us confused and creeped out. We wondered if somebody saw us going in and decided to do that. But the question was for what purpose would somebody do that. I truly regretted i couldn’t see what was inside the last time.
We decided to think about it later so we moved on on the corridor. The walls an the ceiling were a bit swollen from the moist. The moisture created some really weird shapes over it. I decided to check if somebody actually draw this or it was from the rainwater and snow cuz the windows were shattered. It wasn’t paint or graffiti. The most drew those weird shapes which looked like shadows of people. One of them was really long and the supposed head of the shadow person was on the ceiling.
We walked to the end of the hallway and saw straicases for both up and down. The upper ones seemed really shaky and not reliable so we decided we can look around the first floor in more detail. We walked down on the stairs and then just when we were about to step on the first floor my bestie told us to stop and remove the flashlights. We got so stratled, so we did it quickly. I looked at her and she was staying close to the wall that created a corner with the other wall. She was peeking slightly through the corner. I didn’t quite like the idea of staying in the dark with so many opened doors in front and abandoned wheelchair. I felt so creeped out so i looked at every door to see if there is any sort of movement. It was really hard to tell in the darkness but i couldn’t stop it because i didn’t wanna any unpleasant surprise.
She suddenly stopped peeking and told us to move back to see if there is another hole in the fence that we can use to escape. We didn’t even need her warning not to make noise while looking. We did it immediately while she started peeking slightly again but we couldn’t find anything. I realized by our position that my best friend was looking straight the hole in the fence which was the only way out. That creeped me out even more.
We stayed like that for wut it seemed was forever but when i looked at my phone sneakily it was just 10 minutes. After couple more minutes she turned around and told us to make a run to the hole and we were happy to do it after staying so much time in the darkness in that creepy place. We went outside and she told us to head straight to the dorms to get our baggage. She didnt talk for a while but was looking backwards many times like she was afraid somebody is following us.
After our persistent ask to tell us what she saw she finally said it. She aw a shadow of really tall guy or what she thought looked like a male because it was too dark too see any features except the general shape. By her words the shadow just stayed there facing our direction and didn’t move at all. It just stayed there for so long staring at our direction and she told us she had the feeling he is looking straight at her. By her words, after the whole time we stayed in the dark she decided to look back at us to see if we are there because we stayed silent at one place, and then looked back the shadow was gone. She told us she decided to stay there couple more minutes looking around before she told us to leave in case it returns. It didn’t thankfully but we found that really weird and creepy.
On our way to our hometown we kept on talking about it but nobody found any reasonable explanation for everything that happened. Who was that shadow guy and what did he want? We agreed that if it was a hospital guard he wouldn’t just stay there at one place. He would look around or point a flashlight at our direction but the shadow didn’t do any of those. The other question we still don’t have answer to is why would somebody bother to brick that door exactly after we left the first time. Why would somebody go through so much bother and most importantly what did that person decided to hide behind that door? I still can’t think of any good explanation except that somebody or something didn’t want us or anybody to see what was there and most important that somebody or somthing saw us going there without us suspecting.
Three years ago, my mother fell ill and she was taken in at the local hospital that is around 1 mile away from our house. She had to stay one week in the hospital.
One day I had to go and bring her food and clean clothes as she was already staying there for five days. I arrived at the hospital around 6P.M. and i enter the chamber where she was staying. It was your typical Hospital room, 2 beds parallel to each-other. As I was talking with my mother about day to day problems and how I did at school that day, the time passed by and it was already 10P.M.
The Nurse that was looking after my mother allowed me to sleep in the empty bed as my mum would be sent home next day. I lay in that bed that was facing the door, I could see the contour of the people passing by through the square blurry glass window in the door, nurses were running from room to room and the occasional patient slowly strolling down the corridor.
I fell asleep at around 11P.M. I woke up later and was shocked to notice how cold the room was, I touched the heater next to the bed but it was very warm, as my eyes adjusted to the darkness i could see a big shadow mass at the foot of my mothers bed. It had the shape of a human but it looked like it wore a hooded cloak that covered it’s face.
At that moment the adrenaline kicked in and I jumped out of bed. The shadow noticed me and moved what must have been it’s head in my direction. Before I could say anything it vanished without a trace. I went back to bed and fell asleep
I woke up because of the commotion that could be heard in the room next to our. As I exited the room I could see nurses rushing into that room . As i approached the door-frame I saw a doctor trying to resuscitate a man. After about 15 minutes of continuous labor they gave up and announced that person dead.
At that time I didn’t connect the two events, but now I believe that the shadow I saw that night was the Grimm Reaper as he was going through each room collecting the souls of the dying.