31 Days of Spook – Mental Health Ward

27 Oct

Today, let’s tell another true story from daddy.  I know you’re dying to hear it – evil snorts.

To get through college, daddy worked at a local hospital on the mental health ward.  No those rumors are not true – that is not where he met mommy – snorts.  When he first started at the hospital, he worked the midnight shift. The mental health ward during this time was in the basement right beside the morgue.  That would bring shivers to this little piggy to begin with.

One of his co-workers  told him a story the first couple of days that he was in training that still to this day puts his nerves on edge.  They said that years earlier, a mental health patient had gotten out of their rooms in the middle of the night.  They went into the  elevator and hung themselves around 3:00AM. Staff of the hospital found the mental health patient hanging in the elevator dead.

Since then, the elevators had locks installed on them and they won’t work without the key being inserted to call for the elevator.  The nurse told daddy that every night at 3:00AM, without fail, the elevator doors would open by themselves.  Daddy didn’t take too much into this until the first time he worked by himself.  The nurse’s station was right in front of the elevator doors.  Exactly at 3:00AM, the doors opened all by themselves. It still sends chills up and down daddy’s spine.  And the elevators to this date, still open and close exactly at 3:00AM.  Nothing is wrong with them, they’ve been checked.  There is no reason for them to open at this particular time.  Anyone going up?


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12 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Mental Health Ward

  1. easyweimaraner

    10/27/2016 at 12:49 pm

    this places always have a special karma and your daddy was very brave to work there …. the mama worked there once too and one night she had to stay awake with a patient who had therapeutic sleep deprivation… they played swearword-scrabble (don’t ask) and suddenly they both turned around because they thought someone was behind them… but there was not one soul… scary… even without the elevator, the noises of a hospital at night are not from this world somehow…

    • Piglove

      10/27/2016 at 2:59 pm

      YES brother – you are true. Hospitals are for the most part dark and lonely. Way eerie in my book for sure! XOXO – Bacon

  2. franhunne4u

    10/27/2016 at 3:46 pm

    But I am sure I read this story about the elevator opening its doors at a certain time in one of your other stories of spook, about a certain hotel …

  3. CarolMaeWY

    10/27/2016 at 5:04 pm

    Oh that poor elevator, the things it must see and/or unsee!

    • Piglove

      10/27/2016 at 5:05 pm

      I know! To this date, dad does not forget the feelings he had working this shift and seeing that elevator open every night at the same time. So weird! XOXO – Bacon

  4. katsrus

    10/27/2016 at 7:16 pm

    Some creepy stuff goes on in hospitals.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      10/28/2016 at 8:04 am

      Yes they do. We have heard many of a story set in a hospital – all chilling for sure! XOXO – Bacon

  5. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

    10/27/2016 at 9:25 pm

    I don’t know what an elevator is – never seen one myself – but whenever doors move or make noise for ANY reason, I’m ON it! Bark, growl, whine, bark, bark, bark.

    Everybody needs a guard dog – even a little one like me – and especially when Halloween draws near.
    xx, Tink

    • Piglove

      10/28/2016 at 8:05 am

      Oh I understand Tink. You are a lot like the little guy here Houdini. He may be little but he casts a HUGE fierce shadow. XOXO – Bacon

      • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        10/28/2016 at 9:29 am

        Thanks, Bacon. Everybody thinks I’m just cute at the Cheers bar – until some big dog gets too close to my Mom. I’m not a fighter, but my bark scares ’em off!
        Woof! Tink

  6. angelswhisper2011

    10/28/2016 at 4:53 am

    I think your Daddy was very brave, Bacon, we have heard that ‘they’ never leave…Boo… Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      10/28/2016 at 8:12 am

      Apparently this one has not and still to this day, the elevator opens at the same time. XOXO – Bacon


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