At work, the second floor in the North tower is closed. Completely. No patients and no staff are in there, except for Angio to use the breakroom or the Pharmacy tube system. I'd never been up there, so I mentioned it to Sherre one weekend when we were both working and it was dead, and she took me up to the floor. It looks a bit like an institution in there: white walls, locks on all the doors, and a white floor. Keep in mind that the rest of the hospital is tan or beige. It's sad that I can tell those two colors apart on the walls. *sighs* When we got up there, Sherre started working with the Pharmacy tube system because there were like 19 tubes that needed to go back, one with meds in it, so I decided to look in one of the rooms. I used my key and opened up, yep, room 214. I walked in and was hit with an instant wave of negative energy and a strong vibe to get out of the room. Whoever it was that was still in there did NOT want company. I left, locked the door behind me, and told Sherre that there was still someone in the room, and they were not happy about something. She doesn't really believe in ghosts, but she humors me. About a week later, Doug and I were out walking around and he said he'd never been back in there, so I took him back in and the whole floor had the same negative feel to it. I don't know if it was just because I was back, or if someone else on staff had been in room 214.
Then I started to get the idea for a novella.
I worked on this book for about two and a half weeks with no idea how I wanted it to go, what was going to happen, or how it would play out. I got it finished and took the proof to work for Sherre to borrow because she likes reading my stuff. We're talking about the book and John C. mentions that 2North used to be the psych. ward and there were some truly insane people up there. 0_o I looked over at Sherre and said that could well explain room 214. John said that it wasn't just the patients that were insane, if I took his meaning.
So, I don't know if he's kidding or not, but floors and specialties do get moved around a lot. Still, knowing that was the psych ward, because I'm choosing to believe him on that one, and that I've picked up on a truly negative energy up there makes me wonder exactly who it is that's still up there. I do know that I'm not doing a patrol alone up there any time soon. *shivers* We're supposed to, but I just don't know if I can bring myself to go back into that area when I'm alone, especially if it's still dark outside. I have an understanding with the ghost on 3N, and she seems okay with me coming to check out the rooms in her part of the floor. I also usually talk to her, and was warned that she was down there. I had no warning about 2N, but again, that could be because Sherre doesn't believe in ghosts, so she wouldn't have given credit to any stories about that floor.
So, yeah, I'm a little freaked out by the whole chain of events. It's a bit like when I wrote "The Nightmare" and felt like Sam and Jeffrey told me that whole story. They've told me more, but it's nothing I can publish. I'm not entirely sure this new book is completely my invention. And that's not a really comforting thought.