St. Anne’s Mercy


In Minneapolis Minnesota a long abandoned hospital was under reconstruction. The hospital, St Anne’s Mercy, was original founded in 1802. The hospital housed the quarantined patients suffering from illnesses such Yellow Fever, smallpox and leprosy. It also housed the mentally ill and abandoned of all ages for many years.

In 1924 the hospital was converted into a high security insane asylum until 1957, before it was shut down after a tragic accident claimed the life of a nurse and two small children in an unexplainable fire. The nurse was found standing in the room where the fire started, her features burned beyond all recognition. She pointed to the men who found her and let out a loud wail before she dropped to the ground, dead. Her injuries proving fatal. The bodies of the children were never found.

As of 2006 the hospital was purchased and slated for reconstruction as a fully functional general hospital.

Floor by floor the hospital was cleaned and restored. After a few days of work the construction workers began reporting strange sounds, smells, shadows and a sensation of being choked by smoke. As the work continued bizarre accidents began to plague the construction crew. Light bulbs would shatter without reason, small electrical fires would start in wires and outlets in the walls despite the brand new equipment, the elevator doors wouldn’t open and would frequently get stuck between floors and one unfortunate worker apparently fell to his death while trying to repair the faulty elevator. His body was found splayed and bloody at the bottom of an elevator shaft, a look of horror frozen on his face.

While still under construction o hospital was opened to the public as an emergency room. The hospital staff was free to roam about all floors and wings of the hospital with the exception of the children’s wing, which was far behind schedule.

Many worker’s refused to continue restoring the children’s wing. They’d call in sick or quit, each worker claiming that they felt as though their lives were in danger.

Soon patient’s began to complain about odd sounds emanating from the vacated children’s wing. Complaints of children playing loudly were common, then reports of screams and cries for help began to disturb the peace. The doctor’s and nurse’s insisted on hiring additional security to monitor the wing and refused to allow the staff to use the empty wing for storage, unless they had someone watching them.

Several security cameras were installed in the wing, one in each hallway, one for both elevators and one on the emergency staircase. The security guard hired to watch the monitors began complaining of headaches, nausea, nightmares and paranoia.

After only six days the security guard was found hanging in his office, after he had attempted to scratch out his own eyes. The screens on the monitors had been broken with some black paint smeared over the display, and the recording videotapes had the film pulled free of the case and waded up all over the office. There was a piece of paper found in the security guard’s hands which read simply: “She’s still looking”.

The hospital staff reviewed what little security footage that was salvaged and didn’t see anything out of the ordinary during the first night with the exception of the lights occasionally flickering.

But on the second night there were brief glimpses of two small children playing in the hallways, the children were horribly burned and had black dots where their eyes should’ve been. The staff could hear them laughing as they played, even after the tape had stopped playing.

On the third night the elevator doors began to randomly open and close without provocation. Some of the staff claimed to have seen a bloodied hand reach up and through the opened doors as if it was attempting to claw its way to freedom.

During the fourth night a weeping shadowy figure began roaming the halls. The figure was dressed in scorched rags and had black tears running down her face. As she roamed aimlessly she would occasionally stop and look directly into the cameras before letting out a shriek of emotional pain.

The fifth night of footage showed a gurney with a zipped body bag rolling down the hall. This footage was especially grainy and damaged, but there was no mistaking the image on the screen.

On the sixth night, the night the guard hanged himself, the footage was oddly clear. The gurney and body bag rolled back down the hall without provocation. But the body inside the bad slowly sat upright, its head turning in the bag to look at the camera. The footage suddenly cut to static and when it cleared the body bag was now standing up next to the gurney. Static hit the screen once more and body was now closer to the camera. From inside the bag the body let out a horrible wail of pain that grew louder and louder as it began twitching and walking directly toward the camera. The video stops playing. There is no additional footage.

The hospital staff who witnessed the footage began complaining of the same symptoms as the security guard: headaches, nausea, nightmares and paranoia. One by one each witness began suicide attempts, sometimes successfully.

As a precaution the witnesses to the footage were committed to mental institutes for their own protection and the children’s wing of the hospital was walled off.

The staff still claim to hear laughter and screams coming from beyond the wall.

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  • Commented on November 11, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    i like it

  • Commented on November 11, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    potato says awsome

  • Commented on November 12, 2015 at 5:54 am


  • Commented on November 12, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Delicious. Short, yet gets to the point. I personally reviewed this and liked it very much.

  • Commented on November 12, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Oh my god I live in Minnesota!

  • Commented on November 13, 2015 at 2:16 am

    I hate hospitals

  • whywouldyouknowme
    Commented on November 13, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Why/ Is it coming soon?

  • Commented on November 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Dude, you really need to work on your grammar.

  • Commented on November 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Whats wrong with the grammer its just fine good job 4/5

  • Commented on November 13, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    that was a gud one 5/5

  • Commented on November 14, 2015 at 5:01 am

    I was born at St. annes mercy O.o

  • Commented on November 14, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    The idea’s good. However, you’ve told it like an outline, not a story so it lacks tension and involvement. Watch those apostrophes – if it’s a plural, there’s no apostrophe. Apostrophes only denote possession, e.g Tony’s dog, the workman’s overalls.
    Keep reading and learning from what’s on the shelves out there and do your ideas justice.

  • Commented on November 15, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    I thought it was awesome! Well done!

  • Commented on November 15, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    That was good. Just work on the grammar dude…

  • Darsh
    Commented on November 16, 2015 at 8:08 am

    You do not need the apostrophe in plurals.

  • Erik
    Commented on November 16, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Why does everyone always care so much about grammar, does it really matter because if it does then you shouldn’t be on a sight for ametuer writers.

  • Commented on November 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    It’s awesome. I love how you’ve explicitly let the story flow.

  • Commented on November 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I don’t want to go to a hospital anymore, not even using the fucking elevator

  • Commented on November 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I don’t want to go to a hospital anymore, not even using the fucking elevator But that was awesome

  • MaDaRoTTeR
    Commented on November 23, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I Can’t Catch Up Fast

  • Commented on December 1, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Great Job! <3

  • Commented on December 7, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    It was a really good story

  • Commented on December 10, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Creepy but not cool

  • Commented on September 12, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    If it’s the hanged part you’re worrying about it’s grammatically correct.

  • LRad
    Commented on October 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm


  • Inimicus
    Commented on February 1, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Had potential, abandoned/haunted hospitals are a creepy premise, but I couldn’t read more than a few sentences because the grammar and spelling were so shitty. Yes, commenter Erik, even an amateur writer – even if a poor storyteller – should have basic technical ability, you fucking dumbass.

  • livvy
    Commented on February 12, 2017 at 2:59 am

    I did like the story and what the plot was but I agree it was much more like an outline than a story. You could really flesh it out and make it something great if you wanted to

  • Commented on February 12, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    what about poveglia island itally, or known by its nickname plague island.

  • Commented on February 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    dam why are people so crazy about gammer ? if a story’s good it really shouldn’t matter about the grammar people needa calm down it was a great story and i didn’t even notice any grammar issues maybe thats because i was actually reading the story not paying attention to the grammar or how how he was writing but what he was writing

  • Commented on September 14, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Great work, keep it up! Really enjoyed it!

  • Commented on November 7, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Personally I loved it!! very short and cut to the chase while still being elegant. Great job!!!

  • Commented on March 21, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Just another reason for me to hate hospitals!! Love the story though !! A very very tasty pasta indeed!! Keep it up I want seconds!!! 10/10

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