Exorcist Being Summoned To Drive Away ‘ghost Haunting a British Hospital’

by Gopalan on  January 31, 2009 at 12:20 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Exorcist Being Summoned To Drive Away ‘ghost Haunting a British Hospital’
Authorities of a British hospital are summoning an exorcist to drive away the ghost that is supposedly haunting the premises.

It is a brand-new Ł334million Royal Derby Hospital, but the staff claim to have sighted 'a male ghost' several times and hence are unnerved.

There is speculation that the figure could be a Roman soldier killed there as the old Derby City General Hospital was built in the 1920s over part of a Roman road.

One source told The Sun: 'Several people have seen a male figure cloaked from head to toe in black darting between rooms and through walls - especially in departments near the morgue.

The number of staff complaints prompted an email from senior manager Debbie Butler where she outlined the plan to bring in an exorcist.

She wrote: 'I'm not sure how many of you are aware that some members of staff have reported seeing a ghost.

'I'm taking it seriously as it is affecting some members of staff and the last thing I want is staff feeling uneasy at work.

'I don't want to scare anyone any more than necessary, but felt it was best I made you all aware of the situation and what we are doing about it.

'I've spoken to the Trust's chaplain and she is going to arrange for someone from the cathedral to exorcise the department.'

The building is officially known as the City General, but will be officially renamed in the next few months.

Ms Butler added: 'I understand that some of you will probably be worried or scared about this.

Any of you wish to discuss this, feel free to contact me at any time.'

Anglican priests usually need to seek permission from a bishop before performing an exorcism, Daily Mail reported.

Derby is a city in the East Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent and is located in the south of Derbyshire. It has recently been named the most haunted place in Britain, with more reports of ghosts, poltergeists, werewolves and other supernatural phenomena than anywhere else in the UK.

The Supernatural Britain Report, conducted by Lionel Fanthorpe, an expert on the paranormal, examined ghostly goings-on in 40 cities across the UK and compiled a list of the ten most spooky places in the country.

Mr Fanthorpe found there had been 315 reports of ghosts, poltergeists, werewolves and vampires in Derby since records began - an average 14 sightings per 10,000 members of its population.

In joint second were Chester and York, with a rate of 11 sightings per 10,000, followed by Exeter in fourth place, then St Albans, Edinburgh, Belfast, Oxford, Norwich and Gloucester.

A spokesman for the Bishop of Derby said: 'Any case such as this is put to the bishop.

'He would seek proper advice before taking action.'

A spokeswoman for Derby Hospitals NHS Trust said: 'We take information from staff seriously and are working with the hospital chaplaincy to put people's minds at ease.'

Source: Medindia

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I personally think it's the Grim Reaper. Think about it. Male. Wears all black. Hangs out near the morgue. Where else would you expect a Grim Reaper type ghost to spend his time?
Sarah13 Sunday, February 1, 2009

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