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Writer seeks nurses with paranormal experiences

Nurses or carers with unexplained experiences are wanted for a book on paranormal phenomena. A writer is compiling stories from healthcare professionals having heard of some unusual goings-on in hospitals.

Nurses or carers who have had paranormal or unexplained experiences are being urged to tell their story

Creative writer Vasiliki Scurfield is looking for accounts from the healthcare sector of unusual goings-on for a book on paranormal phenomena. She got the idea from nurse friends who have had unexplained experiences as patients pass away.

Ms Scurfield, who has worked as a carer, said: ‘Nurses have a wealth of stories that don’t get heard and people may find comforting because, usually they are positive stories.’

Unusual experience

She said that a nurse who works at Barnsley Hospital in Yorkshire related an unusual experience. A patient had died and a new colleague did not know that staff normally open the window to ‘let the soul out’. Shortly after handover, staff heard

Nurses or carers who have had paranormal or unexplained experiences are being urged to tell their story


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Creative writer Vasiliki Scurfield is looking for accounts from the healthcare sector of unusual goings-on for a book on paranormal phenomena. She got the idea from nurse friends who have had unexplained experiences as patients pass away.

Ms Scurfield, who has worked as a carer, said: ‘Nurses have a wealth of stories that don’t get heard and people may find comforting because, usually they are positive stories.’

Unusual experience

She said that a nurse who works at Barnsley Hospital in Yorkshire related an unusual experience. A patient had died and a new colleague did not know that staff normally open the window to ‘let the soul out’. Shortly after handover, staff heard classical music playing and could not find its source, despite searching all morning.

When the son of the man who had died came in he heard it and said it was his father’s favourite pianist piece. The music stopped when the window was opened.

Personal reflection

Ms Scurfield decided to reach out to nurses having heard these stories, however, her inspiration for the book is based on her personal experiences of death.

Her younger brother died just before his third birthday, her father passed away on her 18th birthday, she experienced a full-term stillbirth and her son, a marine, lost his life on her 27th wedding anniversary. 

‘With this experience behind me you’d think I’d have some understanding of the mystery but I don’t,' Ms Scurfield said.

'The question I want answered is – "Does dead mean dead or is there an afterlife?"'

Any profits from the book will go to charities including Combat Stress and Rebuild.

Nurses or carers with paranormal or unusual experiences can email Vasiliki Scurfield via vasiliki66@gmail.com.

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