Sunday, August 9, 2015

Haunted Workplace?

Mock up photo.

The story I'm about to tell you is an interesting one. Some of the people are pretty scared about it all. I will not name the actual place/building or the woman I talked with. I will just say this, this is a place I have been to many times and a place where I know several of the employees. The building itself is very old. I would guess the building, like many in this area, is around 100 years old or more. Of course, this build has been remodeled over the years but it basically looks the same as it did many years ago.   

This place/building is open to the public and like many businesses, there is a customer area in the front and an employee area in the back. The employee area is were a lot of work is done by a large number of staff, for most of the day. In the evening times and sometimes the early morning times, staff consist of only a few people, and sometimes just one or two.
 
Now, let me go back to the first. There is this woman I know very well and have known for many years. She became an employee of this company. As she got to know the other workers, they started to tell about a former employee who had killed himself and joked that he haunted the building. Some say he killed himself in the building, others said it was not in the building. But he was a long time employee of the company and I guess, he had an attachment to the place. The workers talked about odd things happening over the years and some just laugh about it all.

Well, over the years this woman I know has had odd things happen while she was working in the building. Stuff like doors slamming or the feeling of something in the room. The other employees tell of odd things as well. And one tells of  being touched when no one else was around. One person even told about seeing a dark shadow move across the room. Many times these events happened late in the evening or early in the morning, when staffing was light. On some occasions, as with the slamming door, it happens during the day, when more staff was around. This door that slammed, is a really old and very heavy door. There is also some reports of a foul smell from time to time, but as stated the building is old.

This woman that I know, also relayed to me some more of her personal experiences. Often times, she would be basically alone (again early morning or late evening) and she would listen to Pandora on her cell phone. Sometimes, there would be an odd interference come through her phone as she listened to Pandora. The funny thing about this is that sometimes during the day the staff would have a radio playing most of the day and it never got this "interference". The odd interference and weird sounds, made her a little uneasy but sometimes she would still listen to Pandora. Then, one day as she was listening to Pandora the interference started to come through again and then a voice said "Are you there?"

As you can imagine, this was enough for her to basically stop listening to Pandora for a while. She rarely even listens to it all now.

But that is not the end of this story. Very recently, as this woman was working a very early shift, again basically alone, when something happened. She told me she was not even thinking about all the weird stuff or the story about the guy haunting the building. She was just working and closing everything up. As she was making her final sweep, making sure everything was locked up, she catches a quick glimpse of a shadowy figure standing at the bottom of a set of stairs. She went on out the main doors and locked up. She told me, "Anything else that needed done can wait until the next morning."

The area where she seen this figure has no windows and it was already daylight outside.

I have personally been in the back area of this building a few times and I can vouch that the building is pretty creepy. It seem that any building that is around 100 years old, would or could have ghost in it to me. Years of work, births,deaths and stories....just waiting to be told but only if someone from the other side can get noticed by one of the current occupants.


With all these tales, I think it is pretty safe to assume that something is haunting this workplace. I hope to maybe have more on this haunted workplace in the days to come.

Thanks
~Tom~


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.



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