There’s just something about the psych ward that just gives us the creeps. When we watch movies like House on Haunted Hill, we’re shocked to realize that there was a time when horrific things happened in the psych wards.
In the case of House on Haunted Hill, the patients got sick of the treatment they were getting from the staff and doctors, so they retaliated, killing them all in the most brutal ways.
These days, psych wards can be just as creepy because sometimes, the patients inside are the kind of people that we hope never get out.
There’s a reason why people think that psych ward stories are super creepy. The tales behind psych ward patients are often so disturbing that we have a hard time getting them out of our heads.
They’re the kinds of stories that can elicit a nightmare pretty easily. These stories often include sadistic doctors, bitter nurses, and men and women so insane that their crimes are often unbelievable. If your nightlight is now packed away, you might want to get it back out; you’re going to need it after these stories.
There’s a reason why old abandoned asylums are often converted into Halloween haunted houses for the season, and it’s that they look like they’re right out of a horror movie.
It’s almost Halloween, and we have some crazy stories for you. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, we have some creepy confessions right out of the mouths of psych workers.
The Possessed Patient
This story can only be a thing of nightmares. “We had a young lady in our custody with quite a few issues. We’ll call her ‘Jane.’ On Jane’s first night at our facility, staff performing a bed check found Jane in a puddle of blood.
It turns out, Jane had been slicing the skin around her shin with her fingernails and was pulling her skin up her leg, essentially de-gloving her calf. Jane also had a ritual she performed every night before bed.
While in her room, she would walk to every wall and touch them [sic] in a crucifix pattern. After doing this for a few hours, she would sit on her bed and go to sleep. One night, Jane’s pace was frantic. Our night staff observed the entire interaction and reported Jane screaming late into the night.
When one staff member went to check on Jane, she reported Jane standing in the doorway smiling. The staff asked what was wrong, and Jane replied, ‘What makes you think you are speaking to Jane’” (Ranker)?