Hospital Ghosts and Hauntings

 
 


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.


 
 


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.


 
 


German Soldier

Location: Les Houards Forest (Guernsey) - German Military Underground Hospital and Ammunition Store
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008 (Photograph taken)
Further Comments: Several phantoms are said to haunt this former German building, including a ghostly soldier and a lady. Disembodied voices have also been reported (and recorded). In 2008 a photograph was taken which some believe show a spirit, although it is more likely to be a result of a long exposure and camera shake.


 
 


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.


 
 


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.


 
 


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.


 
 


Misty Figure

Location: Newport (Isle of Wight) - Whitecroft Hospital (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 1984, between 21:00h - 22:30h (misty figure), other entity unknown
Further Comments: One inpatient awoke to see a misty white figure at the foot of their bed, while another report says two other witnesses, at separate times, encountered a male figure with no eyes.


 
 


Matron

Location: Norden (Lancashire) - Wolstenholme Hospital (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid 1950s
Further Comments: While cleaning a staircase, a member of domestic staff spotted the legs and lower gown of the Matron ascend the stairs. The cleaner said 'good morning' and was surprised that there was no reply. A few minutes later the Matron arrived and spoke to the cleaner, who expressed surprise and said the Matron had already gone upstairs. Both Matron and cleaner then went to investigate but no one could be found on the floor above. Other members of staff had also claimed to have seen the phantom Matron.


 
 


Brown Haired Girl

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Cumberland Place - old Children's Hospital and then a laboratory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1949
Further Comments: Two female technicians, and one of their sisters, watched a nurse in an old fashioned uniform glide through a door before vanishing. They said the entity had a pretty face and golden brown hair.


 
 


Matron

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Former Trent FM Radio studio, was once a former hospital, 29/31 Castle Gate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: The studios where Trent FM broadcast from until January 2007 were said to be haunted by a female apparition that resembled a matron. Another ghostly woman, elderly and dressed in black, has also been reported, as has a man in military uniform. Heavy soundproof doors developed a habit of opening and closing themselves.


 
 


Hello..?

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Mapperley Hospital, Porchester Road (closed 1994)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Since closing, the ghosts of this former asylum have found their voice. Workers on the site have heard their names being called by an unknown voice, and disembodied footsteps also heard. A woman has been observed walking down corridors, and a man has been heard to call out 'hello', though he can never be found.


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