Shelby Hospital Haunted
Shelby NC Hospital Haunted
It really would be a story if the Shelby N.C. Hospital were not haunted. The Hospital has been there for just over 75 years now and it's a fact that many people have died there over the years and anywhere that you have death associated with tragedy you will have ghosts and paranormal activity. The Shelby N.C. Hospital was first started in 1910 by Dr T.G. Hamrick and there was a new 43 bed hospital opened there in 1923. And the hospital has been growing ever since. And many of the ghost stories associated with the hospital date way back in time but some date to more modern times. The Hospitals official policy is that the hospital is not haunted and there are no such things as ghosts. However some of the staff at the hospital talked to us off the record this week and filled us in on some spooky things going on at the hospital.
Little Girl Ghost
The little girl ghost is often seen in what is now the newly remodeled Emergency Room of the hospital. She is a small little thing with blond hair and pajamas walking around in different treatment rooms in the Emergency Room area of the hospital and also in the halls leading from the Emergency Room area of the hospital off into other areas of the hospital.She appears to be 4-5 years of age.
She doesn't ever speak according to reports. She is just seen walking around and over the years she has been reported often both by patients at the hospital and the staff at the hospital. She is seen wearing yellow pajama bottoms and a pink and white pajama top. She doesn't appear to have any injury and when she is approached she vanishes. No one seems to know who she was in life or how she died. But many people over the years have seen her.
The Old Man In The X Ray Department
There is the ghost of an old man 75-80 who has been appearing in the X Ray Department of the Hospital for a number of years. And again both patients and hospital staff have seen him. He often walks into a room where a patient is getting a x ray and when the patient asks who he is often the staff person doing the x ray can't see the old man. But it also happens the other way around. The person working in the X Ray room will see the old man walk into the room and go to try to put him out of the room only to have him vanish. It has really made for some interesting stories over the years.
Ghosts In The Old Grover Building
When there is bad weather like a snow the hospital has the staff to stay in the part of the hospital called the old Grover Building. And the old Grover Building appears to be a hot bed of paranormal activity. People appear laying on stretchers, people walk around in hospital gowns and vanish when some one goes to try to help them. And screams and cries for mercy are heard. There is the ghost of a man with no legs in a wheelchair who has set and talked to people and then as you are talking he will just suddenly vanish. Can you imagine that happening to you at 3 am.Some people who have tried to sleep in the old Grover building claim to feel as if something is setting on them while they try to sleep and they also see bright red eyes starring out of the darkness at them. What is it? No one seems to know.
There is also supposed to be the ghost of a large black and white cat in the old Grover Building. People will see the cat and follow it into a room only to not be able to see or find the cat when they go into the room to look for it. Then as they are going into another part of the building they will see the cat ahead of them again. No one knows how the cat came to haunt the hospital but many people over the years have reported seeing it.
Do You Know Any Ghost Stories
Do you know any ghost stories about Cleveland Memorial Hospital? If so why not post them below. Or if you know any ghost stories about the Shelby N.C. area. Let us hear your ghost stories.