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Ghostly Encounters
By Sandie Angel
Friday, May 30, 2008

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Do you believe in ghosts? Read on...


I have just finished talking on the phone with a friend that I knew from work. He has just told me his experience about spirits that are wandering around in our work area. I do believe that some people can see things that others can't, so I believe that my friend Peter (not his real name) is of one such person who can see the mystery and the unknown.

Peter often tells us that he can see dead employees wandering in our workplace. There had been two separate incidences of employees committing suicide because of family problems while they were working here in this building. He said sometimes he would see them sitting at empty desks; and sometimes they would be standing by a photocopying machine; but would move over whenever someone comes by use the machine.

Peter is the security guard for our building, so he is often left alone to guard the building after everyone has left to go home. He often tells us that he can see things, and hear strange noises that should otherwise not have been there. Sometimes when he walks by a certain area he would smell a strong foul odor around that area.

Just now he told me that on one of those evenings several weeks ago, he was alone guarding our building. He went to the kitchen on the 10th floor to get a drink of water. He poured the water into the cup, and when he finished drinking he put the cup down on the kitchen counter. Then he saw the cup moved by itself on the counter. Another evening he was drinking a can of coke. When finished he put the empty can down on the kitchen counter, and then saw the can moved by itself too, right across the counter. He didn't pay much attention to it then, but as he was walking away he happened to turn his head around to look back, he could see that the roll of paper towel on top of the counter was also moving.

It is scary to have something like this happening in our workplace. Some other employees told me that sometimes they could hear strange noises. I do believe that to be true for I, too, had experienced those strange noises myself...

It happened to me about two years ago:

One evening I had to stay behind after work to update my stat in the system to calculate how much each of the employees had spent on their credit cards. I needed to enter the amounts into the system for updates so I could run the reports for the team meeting that was to take place the following morning. I sat there, burying myself in my work. Around 6:30 p.m., all the lights in the office had automatically shut off, and I was left with only the overhead light that was on top of my desk, so I was basically working in the dark!!!

Around 7:00 p.m. the room was becoming darker and darker, for it was a winter evening so the daylight became dark quite early, even around 5:00 p.m. Now, the only lights that were left on were from some of the employees' overhead lights that were accidentally left on by the employees.

I continued to work; only paying attention to what was in front of me - a stack of bills, and my computer. Then suddenly I heard some noise that seemed to have been caused by paper being shuffled around on Larry's (not his real name) desk, but because of the baffle boards that were separating between our areas I could not see Larry directly; so I thought to myself, Oh, great!!! Larry is still around!!! Now at least I'm not alone!!!

I secretly congratulated myself that I was not the only one left in the office. Larry was also there with me after all!!!

About 10 or 15 minutes later I finished off the work, and printed my statistical reports for the following morning. I locked everything away, and proceeded to walk out of the office. As I walked by Larry's area I wanted to say goodbye to him, but I was TOTALLY SURPRISED to find that the area was EMPTY! No one was sitting there, and the desk was nice and neat, clean of any papers and documents, like it had been that way from hours ago when everyone left!!!

I didn't even think anything was wrong then. I got out and went to use the washroom before I left the building. As I stepped into the washroom it was totally dark because all the lights were off. I actually had to switch the lights back on in the washroom as I entered. Come to think about it, I was actually so brave!!!

Now, let us come back to the present:

Just hearing from Peter telling me about what had happened to the cup and the empty coke can had me all excited. I almost wished I were there to witness those two incidence! Really, I'm beginning to think I'm little bit crazy to having that wish. Do you also have this kind of feeling that on one hand you know you are scared, and then on the other hand you are dying to explore the unknown? I'm not a ghost hunter and I don't claim to be brave either; but for some reasons whenever Peter tells me about his ghostly encounters every time I would always get all excited and wished I were there too with him to witness that.

I know if I ever met a ghost face to face I would be so scared, and yet I cannot help the feeling of wanting to see one. Am I really being so silly?

Copyright (c) Sandie Angel's Journal
Journal: May 30, 2008


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/20/2010
Not crazy at all, Sandie. There are many things in this world that science cannot explain. Thank you for sharing your most interesting experience. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by JMS Bell 4/20/2010
FROM THE BEGINNING, IN THE GARDEN, THERE HAS BEEN THE SPIRIT OF GOD AND THE SPIRT NOT OF GOD. I THINK IT IS NATURAL FOR ONE TO BE INTRIGUED BY THOSE THINGS THAT HAPPEN, WHICH THEY FEEL THEY HAVE NO EXPLANATION FOR. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT AMAZES ME? THE HOLY 'GHOST', THE SPIRT OF GOD, SHOWS HIMSELF IN SO MANY TANGIBLE WAYS(MIRACLES) AND YET...PEOPLE SEEM TO FIND IT SO HARD TO 'BELIEVE' THAT HE DOES EXIST...THEY TURN AWAY. I AM SO GLAD TO ATTEST TO THE FACT THAT ALL OF MY 'GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS' HAVE BEEN BEAUTIFUL ONES. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS, LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Darkest Angel 3/27/2010
I AM SOOOOO SCARED NOW!! THANKS SANDIE, NOW I NEED THAROPY TO COPE, AGAIN. This is very good writing; I do feel the fear and the chills building, as I read this. WoW!
Reviewed by Linda Law 3/5/2010
Sandie, I truly enjoyed reading this story, and believe that there are "ghosts" or "spirits" who continue to walk among us...even if only in shadows. Your story was well written, and I felt your heart beating as if I were in that office in the dark of night. We don't have to be crazy to believe in paranormal activity, as everyday more and more truths are coming to light that in the past were considered to be "in our minds or ridiculous!" Good work, and keep writing, because you definitely have a lot to share. hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 9/3/2008
No, Sandie, You're not crazy. I lived in a 100 yr old haunted house for six years, with six kids, five in their teens. They were all a bit psychic and constantly saw ghosts, heard them and very strange things happened there. I figure it was poltergeist activity from hormonal teens, until the night I heard the house breathe. Many of our encounters are in my memoir, . . .And The Whippoorwill Sang, a funny, poignant, sad story of the loss of one of my teens to a dwi vehicular accendent, a block away from the haunted house. So I'm a believer!!

Micki Peluso
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/22/2008
Sandie, as you suggested I read and enjoyed this story. I do believe and understand what you are saying, my sister, her husband and litte one lived in a house supposedly built on an Indian burial ground. This may sound like an old wife's tale but I spent many nights there babysitting and I could tell you more than a few things that happened while I was there. However I do not fear ghosts for someone very wise said it is not the dead we should fear but the living.

Fee
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 6/26/2008
I really enjoyed this story. We believe in ghosts.My mother is still at our home sometimes, especially if some one is ill. She died in 2002.. We used to hear noises in the kitchen and some times seea shadow , or here some one speaking our name. ...M
Reviewed by John E Boak 6/23/2008
This is very entertaining. I myself am a bit into paranormal stuff. I think that ghosts do exist and I can almost feel your heartbeat racing while sitting alone with nothing but a few overhead lights to keep you company on that cold chilly winter evening while your memory goes back to the stories told by Peter...makes me want to say Boo!...very very nicely written.
Hugs to you
John E.
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 6/6/2008

Sandie your narrative was entertaining and well written, an easy flowing read in fact. Yes, I remember when you wrote us about the strange goings on at the workplace and some of the stories the guy told you.

Must admit I like those ghost hunter quests on television the type of enactments as to whether they are true or not, makes us even more inquisitive.

Smile and blessings take care as always,
~Gwendolyn

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/30/2008
I usually don't read long stories, but your title captivated me and once I started reading I couldn't stop. I think most of us grew up on ghost stories and there is so much intrigue and suspense in reading them. I really enjoyed your story.


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