For some years now the group had investigated
many reported haunted sites
on which every member the findings did debate
the many frightening nights
when sceptic and believer too often disagreed
as the investigation did proceed!
This philosophy worked well a mutual respect
until they visited the hospital
that had been abandoned its history suspect
with rumours and tittle-tattle
sounds and sightings of dead patients seen
or the staff it could have been!
This intrigued the groups sense of adventure
and determination to seek facts
with boldness and determination did enter
in the hope of making contact
with members of the local paranormal team
who knew the haunting was extreme!
First a walk around to known places of activity
static cameras with night vision
put in areas of known sightings and negativity
making each move a joint decision
but even on this prelim voices were picked up
creating flutters in their gut!
Every piece of equipment was primed and ready
as the small group proceeded
lights were now turned off had to take it steady
and rules of engagement heeded
torches to guide them to the areas of interest
this night each it would test!
In the resuscitation room cries of pain are heard
picked up on the voice recorder
screams of a male asking for help clear each word
this nearly created disorder
one female says she has been touched on her face
shaken went back to the base!
Passing by the theatres a child’s laugh is so clear
everybody heard this faint sound
followed by an aggressive growl so very near
each suddenly turned around
slowly the few walked towards the trauma ward
an eerie place to be explored.
Reported in here coldness and shadows moving
even the double doors creaked
cautiously entering the mood was not improving
as a loud tap made a girl shriek
in the cameras viewfinder a human shape seen
also on the thermal image screen!
Then a deep rasping voice shouted clearly get out
the words confirmed on playback
a shadow darted around them in anger no doubt
another group member felt a whack
almost ending on the debris covered ward floor
they could not take any more!
Gathering outside by their van in the forecourt
the dawn was beginning to break
every member shaken at what they had caught
though a long night were wide awake
the equipment still inside they had to retrieve
even the sceptics had to believe!
But there would be a lot more surprises in store
reviewing the footage taken
galvanizing them all into coming back for more
the investigation each had shaken
two hours later left to evaluate and contemplate
and their next actions to debate!
The Foureyed Poet