Reader Submission: Man Down


“My name is Matt, and I’m an EMT-B (also a current Paramedic in training).

I responded to a call to a man-down, breathing status unknown. We pulled up to a bar. No police on scene. A man was standing outside and said “There’s a guy on the floor in there.” I walked inside and found a man, bloody, eyes open, slightly white-purple combination. He had dried blood on his face and multiple stab wounds. He obviously wasn’t breathing. Clearly, he was dead a while. We pronounced him there on scene, and I found his drivers’ license with his name on it.

Two weeks later… I was sitting in the back of my ambulance, taking inventory of our IV supplies, when my lights went off in the back and I heard a small whisper. I pulled out my phone and turned on my voice recorder and asked ”Who’s here with me?” I let my voice recorder run and sat very still, eyes closed, listening for about two minutes before I shut it off. The lights came on suddenly, and I played back my recorder. Listening very closely, I could clearly hear his name being said, first, middle, last. The lights went off again, and I got out of the ambulance.”

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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.”

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