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Sunrise Beach Nursing Home
The stories below fail to specify which specific location each letter is referring to. The stories might be from one site, or from multiple locations in the area.
I live in Sunrise Beach, MO. I used to work in a nursing home. One night while I was working, I was told by my supervisor to go and check on a resident that had been acting unusual that day. It was about 10 pm so I didn't expect this person to still be awake, but to my surprise I could hear talking coming from the room. I knocked on the door and went in to see who the resident was talking to, and this person introduced me to her 'sister'. There wasn't anyone in the room with the resident, so I told her that I didn't see her sister, and asked her where she was in the room. The resident pointed across the room to her sofa and told me her sister was sitting right there. Seeing things wasn't uncommon for some of the residents, so I just ignored it and said goodnight and left the room. As soon as I shut her door, I got goosebumps and had the urge to run away from her room. I looked down the hallway and saw a strange light that looked like a ball with a tail, somewhat tadpole shaped. It seemed to come out of the residents room and sort of bounce across the hall and then vanish into the wall opposite from the one it came out of! I tried to think of a logical explanation for what I saw and how I felt, but I couldn't come up with anything. I told my supervisor about it and she told me that she had seen it, too. So had many other people that worked or had worked there. It is always in the same hallway, although not always coming from the same residents room. I don't know what it is, or if it could be the reason for some of the residents strange behavior. Does anyone have any information that could help explain what I witnessed?
Follow up letter
Thanks for the info. I no longer work at the nursing home so I can't investigate any further. I do have a friend that still works there, though. She hasn't seen anything herself but she said that other people that work there have talked about seeing strange things. I used to be a little skeptical about ghosts and stuff, but now I think I'm a believer!
I just wanted to note that the nursing home in Sunrise Beach, MO is not in Ozark MO, but at the Lake of The Ozarks, MO. I was not sure if you knew they are two completely different areas hours away from one another since the letter was posted under the Ozark list.
I can also tell you, as a nurse of almost 20 years, that nursing home activity is abundant in just about every nursing home you walk into. Very common and frequent. You could probably put every nursing home in America on the list in fact. When you work in them long enough you just adapt to the ghosts and instead of being frightened you just tell them to knock it off. When death comes to the nursing homes, they always die in sets of threes. And during the three set event, the spirits go crazy, from exit doors swinging open repeatedly, alarms being set off, toilet tissue stuffed in all the water glasses, orbs, shadow people, spectors of residents still living walking the halls when they are sound asleep in their beds, sounds of phantom walkers clacking down hallways, the laundry elevators running on their own, and I even witnessed the black bird of death hitting the window of the next victim. You name it, I have experienced it. It just goes with the job. :-)