Real EMTs Share True Ghost Stories

When life and death is an integral part of your job, you’re bound to have a strange experience or two. We’ve already heard from nurses and cops, now it’s time for the EMTs. Here are 5 true ghost stories I found on paramedic forums and message boards. Enjoy!

Together Forever
“I’ve had a couple of weird calls. One was a major MVA-head on many, many years ago when we played M.E. as well. We had 2 DOA (husband and spouse) that were killed instantly in a head on collision. They had a 12-year-old daughter that was in between them and they actually took the impact, saving her life.

While en route, we noticed the husband’s arm had come loose so I went back to re-strap it. As I was doing that, the wife’s arm suddenly fell out as well, and her hand fell into her husband’s. My boss was watching in the rear view mirror and helped clear the way as I ran back into the front. It spooked both of us. Apparently the couple (mid 30’s), had just found out he was cancer free after his last treatment.”

Will I Go to Heaven?
“Had a young woman in full liver failure. She was orange in color and she was still conscious. She asked me what I thought it would be like to die. I told her I didn’t know but I hoped it wouldn’t be painful. She then asked me if I thought I would go to heaven. I told her that I believed I would. She asked me if I thought she would go to heaven, and I told her I wasn’t able to answer that question.

She then told me ‘I am going to heaven and I know it,’ and I asked her how she knew that and she told me something that I will never ever forget. She told me ‘I know I am because that man over there told me so.’ I asked what man and she said the man sitting on the end of the bench. I asked her what he looked like and she said ‘he looks just like the Jesus on the windows of my church.’

Well, to tell you I was pretty well affected by that statement. She then went on to say ‘And he says that you are going to go to heaven too.’

We then prayed and I will never forget that interaction between the two of us. About a week later she passed away. I hope she made it to heaven.”

Otherworldly Screams at the ER
“I have had fellow coworkers swear that strange things have occurred in the ER. Two people that I work with were charting at the nurses station when they both heard a scream followed by incoherent words come from one of our open bays. There were three patients in the room and they denied screaming or hearing anything. I have also had fellow coworkers talk about hearing strange voices especially after really bad codes and one person states she felt someone grabbing her shoulder after the doc pronounced a trauma code. These are all respectable people and I do not think they would lie.”

“We responded to a ‘sick call’ at about 4 a.m. Dispatch said he was a hospice patient with a history of cancer who had not eaten for a couple of days and had pulled out his medication port. We get there and it’s this poor guy in his early 40’s who is bald from chemo and sitting on his brother’s couch. His skin was blotchy, pale and purple, and he was hyperventilating and diaphoretic. His sis-in-law said he had been pacing from the bed to the couch all night, clearly agitated.

We went out to get the stretcher, and when we came back in he had crapped himself. He just kept saying, ‘Oh… ooooh. No. No. Oooh’ and looking around the room, flinching every now and then like he was waving away flies. We got him to sit on the stretcher, and he said, ‘No, not now!’ We assured him and rolled him out. The medic I was with asked me to get DNR papers, because, ‘He’s doing it right now.’

I walked up to his bro and sis-in law, got the papers, and returned just in time to see him cry a couple of big tears, sob a little, and then crumple. I had to tell his brother he had passed (not easy to see a man drop to his knees in a driveway and wail). Then I got in and prepared to drive to the ER. As I wondered if the man would go to Heaven, I got a bad feeling, like darkness was creeping all around us. I happened to look down at the volt-meter and I saw the number 666 flashing. This panel normally doesn’t flash at all, it just reads voltage. It went 666, then .1, then 666 then .1, then 666 then .1 and then it went back up to 1200 or so and stayed that way. The uneasy feeling went away, but I still prayed the whole way to the hospital. I felt sick as hell all that day, and had a violent vomiting spell later on.

Poor guy, I hope he’s ok now.”

The Haunted Ambulance Company
“This is a true story about an ongoing haunting that is occurring in Richmond, Virginia at a local ambulance company located just off Broad Street near the Willow Lawn Shopping Center. My 25-year-old son-in-law has been working at this company as an Emergency Medical Technician for approximately a year now and he comes home weekly with new haunting stories.

The small brick building was once a warehouse of some type, and during a fire many years ago several people were trapped inside and died. They were Hispanic migrant workers who apparently slept in the warehouse. It is now used as an ambulance company and during the 24 hour shifts, EMT people are required to spend the night in the building. There is also a dispatcher who is always on duty, even during the night hours.

When my son-in-law first went to work there, he wondered why the sleeping cots were set up in the smaller room rather than the larger bunk room. He was told that the larger room was haunted and if people tried to sleep there, they’d feel cold hands on them in the night. He didn’t know whether to believe this or not, but he did notice that whenever he worked a 24 hour shift and slept there, he had very bad nightmares and he’d wake up to a cold tingling feeling running up and down his spine.

They think there are at least two ghosts in the building. The first is an aggressive one who bangs the chain on the bay door, walks around the bay area, slams doors, and puts his cold hands on people. The other is a woman has also been seen in the office area. She was sighted recently when two ambulance workers walked by the office window and saw a short, dark-haired woman in the office. Not recognizing her, they went back to find out who she was but there was no one there.”

Are you a paramedic, cop, nurse, or average Joe with a true ghost story of your own? Don’t be greedy. Share that spookiness with Ghosts And Ghouls!

Like this post? You might also enjoy true ghost stories from firefighters, creepy tales from hunters and campers, real ghost stories from the military, true ghost stories from nurses, haunted planes, and spooky tales from police officers.

Sources: EMT City, Gateway

21 thoughts on “Real EMTs Share True Ghost Stories

  1. Reading the first one instantly woke me up. After reading the other stories, I suddenly became paranoid with all the noises that I hear outside my room.

  2. This us unsubstantiated hearsay.
    It makes a nice story but I’ve heard better stories in Boy Scout campfire ghost stories.

  3. Now this was probably the best ghost, spooky stories I have read in a long time. When you have someone so involved in the stories, especially ambulance or police etc then it brings it home to you more that actually these things do really happen and are not just silly stories or films. Fantastic read, thanks. voted and shared!

  4. As a Paramedic for many years I have had odd things occur and it is difficult at time to deal with all the skeletons in ones closet in regards to a career in the field. All I can say is one must believe in God to do this and stay sane. 12 years air and ground and god bless each and everyone in this field. Please take care of yourselves.

    • I couldn’t agree more! As a 20 year medic I’ve had several situations that have no explanation, and were definitely supernatural in nature. I absolutely have to cling to my faith to stay sane dealing with the amount of tragedy I’ve witnessed. The most recent thing I would consider a situation that defy’s explanation happened about 3 years ago. I had traded a day so I could work 48 straight, which I did often because I live over 100 miles from my job. Anyway one night, I ran a call for a “domestic”, and upon arrival found a 25 year old male with a hx of spina bifida. Anyway the poor guy was parapalegic, and from the looks of things had it rough. We walked in the house, one of those where the smell hits you at the porch, and went to the pt. We were told by the pt he was hungry and his brother brought him in soup for dinner, and the pt started fighting with his brother verbally, at which point the pt brother threw the soup at him. The pt had a small burn to the chest maybe 3% BSA. Anyway, the pt was angry when I transported him, very verbally abusive to Ems, I just felt sorry for him. The back room he lived in had 2 liter soda bottles of urine everywhere and the pt was very soiled. Well, we took him in everything was fine. The next night, my second half of my 48, I had just finished a call,it was about 3 am, I was exhausted and changing to go to bed. Anyway I look up and a big, I mean slightly larger than a softball size orb comes through the window and hangs out above my bunk. I just stared. It was purple and blue, and changed variations of those colors. It moved all around my bed, hovering. It was so weird. I wasn’t afraid, I finally told it I was way too tired for this crap and to leave me alone. I went to bed, got off at 6 without anymore incidents and headed home. I stopped by a little community store on my way that I went to almost every time on my way home. It is the same community that the pt from the night before had lived in. I went to open the door and on the door was a paper with the memorial and burial service information for my 25 pt from the night before!!! I knew right then that the orb was him, and felt immense guilt for being so impatient and kinda mean to the orb. I ended up calling the hospital, and having my base station coordinator follow up. The pt did die, they said it was from infection from the burn. I have seen unfortunately Many much much more severe burn PTs through the years that had survived their horrible ordeals. It blew me away that this young, healthy,(other than the birth defect he’d lived with his whole life) guy had passed from such a little burn. I always do my best to take care of my patients. I have prayed with PTs when they’ve asked me to, and always try to care for whole pt, including spiritual needs when asked. Thanks for the opportunity to share! Stay safe!!

  5. Does it help you any leading your living life to get comments from those not living in human bodies?

  6. Why do ghosts only come out at night?? LOL Could it be that we’re just more suggestible and nervous in the dark?Ghosts don’t exist. It’s only our own fears and insecurities that scare us. Not that I don’t love a good ghost story though – just as long as you accept that’s all they are: stories.

    • While I respect your opinion. Consider the vast amounts of people who have had experiences. Millions upon millions. I can agree that there are those who lie just for a good story. But you think all those millions of people lie? Logic stands to reason at least a few of those people are being truthful. But I can understand a skeptics point of view. If it hasn’t happened to you, why believe?

  7. If a place is haunted, it’s more respectful to say it’s inhabited. Humanity has been living under a roof for over 10,000 years now. Where are they suppose to hang out, by the curb or a parking lot.

  8. My dad was a police officer for almost 38 years, New South Wales Police Force, Australia. He said that the Police Station he commenced his career in was haunted. He said a man only described as having brown hair, medium height and build, and wearing a brown cardigan, used to walk past the front counter of the station, down the hall and disappeared into a wall. I later found out that the building had been used as a morgue in World War 2, before later being used as a police station.

  9. Had a call one day that really stuck with me. Had a frequent flier that we had been to plenty of times for every complaint in the book… well, we got called out for back pain to her apartment. On our arrival she said that the pain had been going on for months but the “people in her room” told her not to call. She lives alone. She also said that “they could see me, and they didn’t like me because I was helping her.” I had my Captain look into the room to make sure there wasn’t anyone in there (The scene is safe?) and it was empty. Then during the transport she looks over into the empty seat next to her and says “oh….that looks terrible….what happened to you?” “well I’m so sorry…I’m glad you aren’t in pain any more.” Then she turns to me and says, “he’s scary looking.”

    She didn’t know that a few hours prior we had been called to a really gruesome car vs semi trauma code.

    Come to find out she was stage 4 brain cancer, she passed away that night. Still to this day I wonder what she saw. Who is riding in the squad with Me and my partner?

  10. I love you Douglas. Please know that us girls love you and miss you. I read these stories hoping that I may see you too. But, I know you are with us even though I cannot see you.

  11. Army Medic and Civilian EMT. You work so much with little or no sleep. The industry is ruthless. Without sleep and dealing with things no human should ever see non-stop you see evil- malevolent things, you also see the impossible. You have nightmares and in memory they become reality. There is nothing spiritual going on its sleep deprivation, high stress. This industry will drive you insane if you don’t give it up after 5-6 years. It is not a permanent career.

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