Hospital workers were shocked to learn that a ‘patient’ walked through the front doors after she died the day before.
CCTV footage shows a security guard greeting a patient only he can see at Finochietto Sanatorium, a private care center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The security guard can also be seen chatting with the visitor who no one else can see and offering her a wheelchair before she apparently decides to walk to the doctor.
But hours later, when he checked to see where she had been, frightened doctors told him that the only patient with that name had died the day before.
In footage viewed by shocked hospital staff, the security guard can be seen rising from his chair with a clipboard in hand to let someone in.
He can be seen allowing the “patient” to enter the hall before sealing off the area again.
He can even be seen chatting with the visitor and offering him a wheelchair before he apparently decides to walk to the doctor’s office.
Local media first reported that the guard received an elderly woman asking to see a doctor at 3:36 a.m. on November 11.
A few hours later, noticing that she had not left the doctor’s office, he called the doctors.
When the doctors asked him about the patient’s details, he told them her name, but they said it couldn’t be that woman, as center records showed that someone with that name was died the day before.
Footage of the ‘phantom patient’ interaction has been shared across social media, leaving viewers spooked.
Some commented, suggesting it was the ghost of the deceased patient.
However, the hospital believes the security man pretended to attend to the unseen patient “as a joke to make a fuss”.
As for the door that opened to receive the patient, the hospital explained that the door was broken and opened by itself.
The hospital said of the door: “Because it was broken, it opened by itself 28 times during the 10 hours between Thursday evening and early Friday morning.”
The hospital added that “everything is under investigation”.
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