03-02-2012, 05:04 AM
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I think it was maybe more my own uneasiness after the feeling I got driving behind our building last night (something that I always do when I leave work...call it a funny habit). This spirit at work is decidedly unfriendly. Several people (myself included) have seen a face in a certain area of the back room when it is dark and all have described it relatively the same. Each person who has seen the face and/or felt the presence has had no prior knowledge of the other incidents.
The first time I saw the face, I had worked at the store maybe a month. I had been sent to the back room to unload a cart of clothes into a certain bin and had my back to the corner of the back room with the most activity. It was dark. I kept feeling like I was being watched, but tried to shrug it off. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore and turned to see what was bothering me so much. I will never forget the face that I saw at the far end of the room. I screamed and sprinted to the front of the store. As soon as I reached the front, my manager looked at me and said "You saw it, didn't you?" I demanded to know what she was talking about and she told me about the spirit. Our donation attendants (all big tough guys) refuse to go back into that corner of the back room if the lights are out and don't even like going over there with the lights on after dark. One of our old managers was alone in the store one morning and had the cameras pulled up on the upstairs camera so that she could keep an eye on things (make sure no one who wasn't supposed to be there entered the store). She caught a glimpse of motion out of the corner of her eye on the camera in that part of the back room. Objects were moving around on one of the work stations back there, but no one was there. Another of the managers was finishing the closing paperwork in the upstairs office by herself. Suddenly, the door handle on the door leading into the stairwell between the office and the break room rattled like someone wanted in (we will usually the rattle door handle instead of knocking...weird habit, I know). She hopped up, ran over and popped open the door without really looking, and then ran back to the computer to finish the paperwork. When no one came into the office, she got up to check if someone was in the break room or stairwell. There was no one in either place, and there hadn't been enough time for someone to run off or hide. One of our coworkers in particular has repeatedly reported sitting the the break room in a specific spot by herself and feeling like someone grabbed the back of her leg under her chair.
It's not surprising that we have spirits and things at my work. I work for a Goodwill thrift store and we quite often get donated items from estates and from people who have passed on.