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Confession by Anon
I was a nurse at Alexandra hospital. I’m sure you must have heard a lot of stories from that hospital. With regards to the notoriety of haunting levels, the east side has Old Changi Hospital and the west side has Alexandra Hospital. The only difference is that Alexandra Hospital is still a functioning institution.
When the Japanese came, more than 200 people were massacred on hospital grounds. More specifically, they died while hiding in the underground tunnels. The tunnels have been partially sealed up, and the hospital has gone through many rounds of upgrading to look modern and pristine, but the entire place is haunted.
I’m in charge of the geriatric ward and there’s one particular spirit in one of the wards, on one specific bed number that doesn’t like to share its space with patients of a particular race. It’s not even the problem with the bed because we have swapped beds but the haunting still happens.
Patients who sleep on that spot will find themselves on the floor at night. Not all patients will be affected though. Only Indian patients.
I remember the first time I had this encounter. I was doing my rounds in the wee hours of the morning and found the patient on the floor. Of course I was concerned, because falling off the bed from that height is going to be devastating for them, but when I checked the patient, there were no injuries. No evidence of a fall. When we checked with the patient himself, he didn't remember ever moving out of bed. We moved him back to bed and made the necessary precautions to prevent another fall but the next time we checked on him, he was on the floor again.
The more senior nurses knew about this from their prior experiences. They said that this patient should have been assigned another bed but because the beds were all occupied, he had to sleep there for a night. The next day, after he was moved to a different ward and bed, nothing of this sort happened to him again. The Chinese man who took that bed did not meet with any mishaps.
That was when my colleagues shared their stories with me. There is an unspoken rule for patient bed assignment, to avoid putting Indian patients in that spot, but sometimes due to vacancy issues, we have no choice. In those situations, the nurses who knew about the haunting would go to the bed and scold the spirit first. “You don’t be naughty ah, today we got patient here, you don’t anyhow push people. Stay one or two nights only.”
Sometimes it works.
Note: I asked if anyone stayed in the ward to attempt to witness how the move happened. The confessor said they did, but when a nurse was present, the spirit would be well behaved and nothing would happen.
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