Hospital Ghosts and Hauntings

 
Strange Woman

Location: Glasgow (Lanarkshire) - Stobhill Hospital
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A student nurse spotted a woman slip into a side ward - the student followed her, only to find that the only person in the room was a patient who required immediate help.


 
Sir William MacEwen

Location: Glasgow (Lanarkshire) - Western Infirmary (hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of MacEwen is thought to have returned after he deliberately failed to perform surgery that could have saved a man's life. In 1975 two nurses spotted a patient in a blue gown, one of whom recognised him as a man who had died a couple of days previous. The man suddenly vanished.


 
Nun holding Child

Location: Gloucester (Gloucestershire) - Former hospital along Tewkesbury Road (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The hospital was haunted by both the nun carrying a baby, and the sounds of the child crying. It is said that the woman committed suicide after blaming herself for the death of the infant.


 
Unknown

Location: Goosnargh (Lancashire) - Whittingham Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As the building next door is allegedly the UK's most haunted, it only stands to reason that some of the shades would migrate to this hospital, though no one appears to know for sure which ones have.


 
Shaking Beds

Location: Gorseinon (West Glamorgan) - Gorseinon Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: Several strange events have been reported over the past few years, including empty beds which shake violently and the sighting of a shadowy nurse in an old style uniform.


 
Mary Dolofus

Location: Greenfield (County Cork) - Old hospital (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: This hospital was said to have been run by a protestant doctor who would only treat people of the same religion. After the site was left empty, it was said to have become haunted by a woman named Mary Dolofus.


 
Male in Blue Uniform

Location: Hastings (Sussex) - St Helen's Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: This old man dressed in blue has been reported near the area where the old hospital radio station once stood. His footsteps were also often heard down empty corridors.


 
Former Patients

Location: Hatton (Warwickshire) - Former Central Hospital, was known as Warwick County Lunatic Asylum, now Hatton Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Before modernisation, this hospital was said to have rooms haunted by former patients.


 
Old Man

Location: Hornchurch (Essex) - Copse near river close to St George's Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom old man emerges from the copse and is said to beckon people, trying to lure them across the river.


 
Inmates and Staff

Location: Irvine (Lanarkshire) - Former Ravenspark Asylum (hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Ghost hunters claim that the former asylum is haunted by several former patients and at least one warden. Footsteps, banging doors and whispers have all been reported on site.


 
Lift Travellers

Location: Leeds (Yorkshire) - St James's University Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A member of staff would often use a lift in the building, sharing with occupants who would travel upwards only to vanish just before the doors opened.


 
A Former Smoker?

Location: Lesmahagow (Lanarkshire) - Birkwood psychiatric hospital (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Lights would turn themselves on and off, footfalls echoed down empty corridors, and the thick smell of cigar smoke was reported by staff when this former hospital was operational.


 
Footsteps

Location: Liff (Angus) - Staff Housing at Royal Liff Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973, around 23:00h
Further Comments: Two witnesses heard footsteps ascending the staircase and coming to a halt on the landing. The witnesses investigated and found no one there. The building was locked up with no way in. A similar incident also took place at the house next door.


 
Nurse with Baby?

Location: Limavady (County Derry / County Londonderry) - Former Roe Valley Hospital
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Mid 2009
Further Comments: While photographing the building at night, a security guard caught a strange 'figure' on camera. Paranormal Society Ireland called the picture authentic. The former hospital is said to be haunted by the sounds of crying babies and uniformed men and women.


 
Patients

Location: Lincoln (Lincolnshire) - The Lawn public house (former hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While The Lawn is currently a popular drinking venue, it was once one of the first mental asylums in the UK - former inmates are still said to reside in the building, wailing and screaming.


 
Gin Runner

Location: Liverpool (Lancashire) - David Lewis Northern Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Beaten to death nearby by Customs officers who caught the man trying to bring his illicit goods ashore, the ghost of the smuggler has been reported in the hospital that was built close to the site of his murder.


 
Voices

Location: Liverpool (Lancashire) - Newsham Park Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2015
Further Comments: A team of French film makers reportedly encountered children's voices, and a strange white mist while at this site. The former hospital grounds has a reputation for being haunted by a small child on the top floor, while dragging sounds have been reported elsewhere and small items associated with childhood thrown around.


 
Former Slaves

Location: Liverpool (Lancashire) - Royal Southern Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Once held in cells on the site where the hospital was later constructed, many of the slaves still haunt this area.


 
Shadowy Figure

Location: Manchester (Lancashire) - General Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Once seen standing by a television set, this shade is more likely to be blamed for flushing toilets in empty cubicles and throwing bed pans around.


 
Victorian Nurse

Location: Mansfield (Nottinghamshire) - Ransom Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to haunt the building, this Victorian nurse reputedly took her life after her love was rejected by a doctor. Unfortunately, the hospital was not constructed until circa 1948, so little credence should be given to this story.


 
Nurse

Location: Melton (Suffolk) - St Audrey's Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A certain glass door in the building was said to contain the image of a nurse who died after falling through it. Even when the glass was replaced, the image was said to return shortly afterwards.


 
Wave

Location: Menston (Yorkshire) - Staff canteen at High Royds Hospital
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Early evening, early 1990s
Further Comments: A witness said hello to a long term patient who, known for hardly ever speaking, waved back. The witness later found out the patient had actually died a week prior to the encounter. The patient had looked completely 'normal'.


 
William

Location: N1 (Greater London) - Whittington Hospital, Islington
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Ghosthunter Leonard Low claimed to have taken a photograph in the hospital of 'William', a ten year old boy from the fifteenth century who suffered from leprosy. Leonard said that the ghost stories he was told from nurses concerning the haunted hospital date back at least forty years.


 
Blue Nurse

Location: Netley (Hampshire) - Victoria Military Hospital (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1966
Further Comments: One story associated with this ghost stated that she fell in love with a patient, but murdered him and killed herself once she discovered that he was seeing another woman. The ghost has not been reported since demolition of the building. In addition to this spook, a ghostly grey lady would appear to patients who would die a few hours later.


 
Hooded Figure

Location: Newport (Gwent) - Royal Gwent Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2005
Further Comments: One report sent to the Paranormal Database stated that both patients and nurses on one ward spotted a hooded monk-like figure. Another report says that a day room is home to an entity which pushes down on people's chests.


First Previous

Records 51 - 75 of 105

 

view reports page

Next Last