I think the building I work in is haunted
by, September 4th, 2008 at 10:42 PM (357 Views)
Just as a disclaimer I am not in any way psychotic, paranoid or even delusional (at least not more than anyone who visits this site- and I've got the personality test results to prove it). But I'm pretty sure that the building I work in is haunted. I've tried to find out a bit of history on the building but can't seem to find much online. I asked the building secretary and she said that the building is at least 85 years old and used to serve as part of the University's hospital and may have housed tuberculosis patients. But that's just what she's heard.
So it usually happens when I'm sitting at my desk minding my own business. I continually see stuff out of the corner of my eye. You know, movement, black shadows and sometimes little white flashes. I've heard things like door knobs jiggling and once I swear I saw something slip around the corner in the basement. All of these things can be explained as an overactive imagination. But the most recent event is beyond my explanation. I was sitting on the floor changing my son's diaper (yeah I bring him to work with me sometimes) and I heard a rattle that sounded like a door knob. And as I sat there I watched the door open. The door was about 10 feet away and it was latched. I know this because the closets scare me so I make sure they're always closed.
I decided that it was time to quit for the day- 3:30pm- that's ALMOST 5pm, right? When I came back the next day, the door was shut again. No one had been there that night. I deduce this by knowing that the cleaning crew only comes in on the weekends (and my trash was not emptied) and I am the only person (besides the building sec. and cleaners) with a key.
One interesting thing- the activity seems to increase when I've got my 8 month old son with me. He has been coming to work with me since he was 3 months old and the frequency of the activity has steadily increased. I'm really not that afraid but I have to admit that I've stopped bringing my son to work with me- but I continue to hear and see things out of the corner of my eye.
I'm sure I'll have more soon- I've got to go to that office tomorrow.