True Ghost Stories on Niche Forums

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By far, the most popular posts on my blog are stories I’ve compiled from various occupation and hobby forums (sites for cops, nurses, pilots, etc.). These niche sites are great places to find creepy tales, though it often takes a lot of poking around. Thankfully, I’ve done much of the work for you. So…here’s the Master List, if you will, of all the niche forum posts I’ve done over the years, plus links to the original sources. Settle in and prepare to be spooked!

I’m always on the hunt for new stories and suggestions so feel free to contact me here or email christy@ghostsnghouls.com if you have something to share. Any teachers out there have a story? Lifeguards? Janitors? Railway employees? Ladies of the night?


Reader Submission: Something Evil Came


“My mother was an LPN for 35 years, and she witnessed a lot of things during those years. She told me several stories, but one that sticks out in my memory is something that happened during the graveyard shift at a state-run hospital.

One night, a patient was dying and kept screaming ‘He’s coming to get me. Please don’t let him take me.’ They finally calmed her down, and the patient rested soundly after being sedated. Or so they thought.

Within a matter of minutes, a rotten smell permeated the room and the room got very hot. The thermostat was set at 70 degrees, but the gage said it was 95. All of a sudden, the patient sat straight up in bed, let out one loud, terrifying scream, and then fell over in the bed dead! Once that happened, the rotten smell disappeared within a few minutes and the temperature dropped back down to the thermostat setting.

A maintenance man checked the thermostat the next morning and said there was nothing wrong with it. My mother was a Christian who had no doubt that something very evil came for the dying woman that night. She said the look of sheer terror in the poor dying woman’s eyes convinced her that what this woman experienced was all too real.”

See also: “Real Nurses Share True Ghost Stories” and “Real EMTs Share True Ghost Stories

Have your own creepy story to share? Use the submission form here or email ghostsghoul@gmail.com!


More Paranormal Articles from Ghosts and Ghouls


Can’t get enough of Ghosts and Ghouls? Here are a few paranormal-themed articles I’ve written for other websites.

  • The Gray Man of Pawleys Island – As one of the oldest summer resort towns on the East Coast, Pawleys Island, SC is home to antebellum attractions, historic homes, and of course ghosts. However, the most famous legend in this tiny community is that of the Gray Man, a mysterious figure who warns of impending storms.
  • “True Events That Inspired The Conjuring – Here’s a look at the real-life events that inspired The Conjuring, a chilling new flick hitting theaters July 19.
  • “The 5 Most Common Types of Ghosts in Movies and Television Shows” – Despite the public’s increased interest in the paranormal, there’s no clear consensus on what a ghost truly is. Are they white and wispy? Pale and deformed? Evil or good? Meet the 5 most common ghosts in movies and on TV.
  • Possessed Patients: True Tales of Hospital Demons – While the woods are full of things that go bump in the night, forested areas hardly have a monopoly on the supernatural. If the stories from medical professionals are accurate, hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities also play host to spirits, particularly those of the demonic variety.

Real Nurses Share True Ghost Stories

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Here are a few creepy tales from AllNurses.com, a website dedicated to nurses and the medical profession. Pleasant dreams!

Don’t Let Them Take Me
The best I have heard is from a nurse who said that one night she was floated to oncology at the hospital where she used to work. She was given a patient who was passing away and had been unconscious for several days. At one point during the night the nurse went into the room and the patient was at the top of the bed and looked at her and said, “Don’t let them take me!” The nurse was freaked out and asked the patient who was going to take her and she said that black thing up there and pointed up in the air. This patient died within minutes.

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