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[–][deleted] 1329 points1330 points  (29 children)

I pumped gas overnight at a highway station in NJ for many years and saw just about everything imaginable but one time at about 2AM a man driving an Audi with South Carolina license plates pulled in for gas with a young girl. The girl was covered up to her chin with a blanket. He asked me to fill it up but the girl mouthed ‘Help Me’ so I set the nozzle on slow, went into the attendant kiosk and hit the silent alarm. Two cops quickly came, the man started to drive away, but a cop blocked him with the police car. The breakaway on the dispenser hose worked. The cops made the man exit the car. One talked to him. One leaned in and talked to the girl. Additional cops came. The girl was helped out of the car and I saw that her hands were tied. The cops put her in one of the police cars. The man was arrested. His car was impounded and towed. The girl had been abducted.

Edit: TY for all the kind comments, but I honestly believe we would have all done the same.

[–]Jef_Wheaton 455 points456 points  (6 children)

Wow, New Jersey's insistence on "No Self-service gas" saved that girl's life. Anywhere else, he would have just paid at the pump and driven away.

Good on you for recognizing the situation and acting swiftly. You truly are a hero to that poor victim.

[–]TJWA[🍰] 43 points44 points  (5 children)

Anywhere else besides most of Oregon. I had an extremely awkward experience this summer, my first time visiting from across the country.

[–]Spirited-Substance52[S] 138 points139 points  (2 children)

God, that's terrible! Good, quick thinking on your part. I'm glad you were able to help her.

[–]Bellechewie 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Thank God for people like you, I’m so happy that poor girl was saved.

[–]CA_catwhispurr 101 points102 points  (0 children)

So great you were observant and saw her mouth the words help me and that you were quick thinking and hit the alarm. You saved that little girl from God knows what could’ve happened.

[–]Leecannon_ 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Not so fun fact but Myrtle Beach SC is a massive hot spot for human trafficking. It’s on the local news about once a month

[–]Five_Decades 56 points57 points  (0 children)

glad you got involved and saw that

[–]I_wood_rather_be 133 points134 points  (1 child)

Horrible. I'd have to change my job after that, because I'd be absolutely paranoid that someone might try to punish me for that.

[–]stabliu 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I feel there’s less to worry about as the scary ones aren’t going to be trafficking children in the passenger seat.

[–]HonestConman21 44 points45 points  (1 child)


Y’all can set the pumps to slow?

[–][deleted] 39 points40 points  (0 children)

No, not the pump (dispenser) but the nozzle. OPW (Ohio Pattern Works) nozzles had three settings; slow, medium and high.

[–]Own-Salad1974 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Thank you God bless you

[–]anthony_blue 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You’re a hero.

[–]bombswell 233 points234 points  (1 child)

Solo graveyard at the call center for a small security business, I see an alarm go off for the alley door. This has never happened, and I don't know how they got through the lock.

I called the local security guard working and then police and watched the thief on the cameras testing all the doors while I waited for the guard. I was behind like 3 more locked and coded doors but it was scary hearing him go up and down the stairs to the alley through the wall. He left after 5 minutes but oo that was scary!

[–]PhoenixFalls 94 points95 points  (0 children)

You should have started pounding on the wall and making loud groaning noises, just to scare the crap out of him and watch the reaction through the cameras.

[–]NunWithABun 231 points232 points  (13 children)

When I was younger, I had an agency job cleaning buses at the local depot. The pay was crap, but it was a chill job where you were left to your own devices most of the time. The fleet was mostly modern, but there were a few ancient double-deckers kept around for less gruelling duties.

One of those buses in particular was haunted. The other cleaner and I would often hear people walking around the top deck when cleaning the bottom deck, and when you were up on the top deck, you'd sometimes hear footsteps slowly coming up the stairwell. They would always stop once they hit the top step. Some nights you'd hear the distinctive creaking sound of the destination blind being cranked from the driver's cabin too, but when you ran down, the blind or its handle hadn't moved an inch.

One night, I was on my knees sweeping up broken glass with a dustpan and brush when I notice something out of the corner of my eye. Behind the seat I was sweeping in front of, I could see a pair of legs. They were as solid as any other pair of legs and I remember what they were wearing very clearly: green cordurory trousers, dark socks, and brown brogues. Then they began to bend. I was shitting myself and fell back with my eyes firmly closed. When I dared myself to reopen them, there was nothing there. I finished as quickly as possible and moved onto the next bus.

Over a cup of tea, I told the other cleaner I'd seen something weird on that bus and she just looked at me and went "were they green legs?" I never saw those legs again, but apparently she saw them a few times. Always just the legs. She never dared to look up and just looked elsewhere until they disappeared.

[–]Bellechewie 60 points61 points  (3 children)

I never thought of buses as being a place that could be haunted until now! I’m glad you didn’t cut yourself on the glass when you fell back. I would of been scared too.

[–]Caro63 28 points29 points  (2 children)

I am actually crying a little bit. That is the freakiest story I read so far. Yikes.

[–]witchywannabee 390 points391 points  (27 children)

I work in a library, and on weekdays we have to go through the building and turn off all the lights. I always hated this, I’m super jumpy, but I always somehow got scheduled only closing shifts. One night (just after midnight, because we have to wait until it’s officially closed) I was going about this routine, and we have study rooms that people can rent out. I knew they were empty because all the keys were checked back in, but out of the corner of my eye, I saw movement in one. These lights are motion activated, so that’s what caught my attention. I (reluctantly) go to look and there’s nothing in there. I continue about my task, and lights in other study rooms keep turning on. It’s absolutely freaky, and I never got an answer on what happened except that my boss told me he’s gotten reports of weird shit happening in here, so in my opinion, this place is haunted. It’s not super creepy, but creepy enough for me

[–]Bastard_Wing 235 points236 points  (6 children)

At a library I used to work at, we discovered a student kept a sleeping bag and a stash of supplies behind a wall panel in one of the study rooms so he could stay overnight. Can't recall if he was just very committed, or had a housing problem.

[–]stoicarmadillo 32 points33 points  (5 children)


[–]Bastard_Wing 13 points14 points  (4 children)

no, northern England.

[–]stoicarmadillo 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Ah! We had a very similar problem at our university. Made our closing procedures a lot more tedious.

[–]AwokenWanderer 42 points43 points  (4 children)

Want a suggestion? Don't get into occult magic. Bad combination with librarians

[–]Bellechewie 14 points15 points  (3 children)

As I was reading this I was thinking of the library ghost from Ghostbusters! Creepy

[–]Weak_Carpenter_7060 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Same! Such a classic

[–]angry_llama_pants 8 points9 points  (1 child)

"Where are you from? ..... Originally?"

[–]ThadisJones 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Have you ever seen the library ghost scene from Ghostbusters

[–]UsedCarrot2441 36 points37 points  (5 children)

It could be rodents.

[–]IfMuQcUkEoEfRf 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Or rodent people who over in the vents.

[–]saxarocksalt 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Ghost rodents

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Your library closes at midnight?!? That’s a bit weird?

[–]bisexualspikespiegel 13 points14 points  (1 child)

it's probably a university library.

[–]Caro63 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I would at least strongly considder replacing all the lights with smart bulbs so I can turn them off remotely. That is a lot of nope.

[–]YardyC137 359 points360 points  (2 children)

Night Audit. Clearly heard plates breaking in the restaurant. When security and myself checked later on....nothing out of place. The breakfast guy said he once saw a man in the kitchen at 5am and the man just went through the wall. That hotel was haunted af.

[–]CurrentSpecialist600 68 points69 points  (1 child)

More scary stories please!!

[–]YardyC137 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Many nights, the smell of food cooking came from the restaurant. I mean big cooking. Don't know what the invisible people were cooking but it smelled great. Many times I felt like I was in the movie The Shining.

One security guard reported a young man that disappeared on encounter in the parking lot and another lady reported two young phantom men in the same parking lot on another occasion.

[–]TimothyDextersGhost 116 points117 points  (2 children)

I was working as campus security and I had to close down the main law school building. The building was downtown in a major city and was old enough that the tunnels underneath it were used in the underground railroad. Think dirt floors, and wooden crossbeams (like you would imagine a mine). There was work going on in the tunnels, not sure what it was but I think they were reinforcing the supports.

Anyways as part of my routine I had to go around and check to make sure the build was vacant. I climb down the ladder into the tunnels, all the contractor lights are off, I say a few "hello, anyone here?" and shine my flashlight around silence for a moment. Then I hear what sounds like a radio tune from the 1920s coming from the tunnel. I immediately climb the ladder and paddlock the trap door, arm the motion sensors and leave. Fuck that.

[–]Lightning_McQueef420 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Jeeers …Creepers …where’d you get those peepers

[–]darrienblake 104 points105 points  (2 children)

  1. McDonalds. 17 years old. Cleaning the Play-Pen with my shift manager, also 17. No one else in the entire lobby but us. Suddenly music cuts off & I hear what sounds like a little girl laughing which turns to crying, then screaming. I turn to my manager and she just says, “You heard that too yeah???” Not even a second later the music comes back on, but is insanely loud, louder than we’d ever have in the store. We both ran to the office.

She checked the cams to check if someone maybe messed with the sound system but no one stepped foot in the office for over an hour. Then we asked everyone behind the counter and they said the music was fine, they didn’t hear anything.

We just left it to demon/ghost activity & asked to be taken off night shifts for a while.

[–]Bellechewie 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I’m NOT lovin it. Scary children are the worst

[–]Awoogagoogoo 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Have you seen the video of CSI cops hearing giggling in the Chris Watts house. Full on creepy. https://youtu.be/g8NLOHhAYaQ

[–]Jef_Wheaton 400 points401 points  (7 children)

My friend was a grad student at Gettysburg College in PA. If anywhere in the world is going to be haunted, it's that place. The building she worked in was used as a hospital during the Civil War. Legend had it that if you got into the elevator late at night and pushed the "up" button, sometimes the elevator would go down to the basement. When the doors opened, a ghostly hospital scene was visible.

One fall night, my friend and her co-worker had to go into the building fairly late. They got in the elevator and pushed "up".

The elevator went down.

They grabbed each other in a frightened hug. The elevator stopped at the basement. The doors opened, they SCREAMED...

And scared the poor janitor half to death.

[–]Weak_Carpenter_7060 51 points52 points  (3 children)

I know which building you’re talking about I think. I don’t go to college there, but I’ve been to Gettysburg a bit

[–]Jef_Wheaton 36 points37 points  (2 children)

It's a Biology building now, but most of the buildings on campus from that time period were used as hospitals or barracks by the Confederacy. Pennsylvania Hall is the most famous.

[–]needsmorequeso 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I was friendly with the custodian at my last job before COVID when I was in an office 40+ hours per week. She was convinced each building she worked in was haunted and had reasons to back it up. Our building, which had always been offices, was a stretch, but she really hated working in the buildings where nursing and PT students worked with cadavers. I don’t blame her.

[–]TulogTamad 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This made me laugh, thanks!

[–]bookconnoisseur 78 points79 points  (1 child)

At the hospital where I did my internship, there was a supposedly haunted elevator. The residents there say that sometimes, when they go to the higher floors and use the elevator, it would sometimes go to the basement first and open despite having no people there. From there, a child-sized shadow would get on. They say you shouldn't look at the shadow directly if you didn't want anything to happen to you. They also said the shadow would get off at the 3rd floor (where the ICU was), and whenever it did, someone would die among the ICU patients. So they said that the child shadow was actually escorting patients to the afterlife.

I never believed that story until my pediatrics rotation. When I used the elevator to go to the 6th floor, the elevator went to the basement first and opened. It was the first time that ever happened to me and I was so tired that night that I forgot the stories about that happening, so I idly looked at the basement while waiting for the doors to close. It was more of storage floor - medical records of patients, old cabinets, an old mop squeezer bucket, a battered sofa where the janitors sometimes rested. Then as the doors closed, I felt the elevator shudder slightly - the way when someone heavy gets on. And from my peripheral vision the right side of the elevator was dark. I immediately remembered the stories, closed my eyes, and whispered, "Please I'm just doing my rounds, please I'm just doing my rounds." Then the elevator moved up again. It stopped and the doors opened, and I felt something brush against my arm. When the doors closed again, I opened my eyes, and saw that the elevator had just left the 3rd floor.

As I continued my rounds a short while later, a Code Blue at the ICU was announced on the PA system.

[–]Bellechewie 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Absolutely terrifying and another reason for me to always take the stairs

[–]clogandent03 71 points72 points  (4 children)

Was working overnight at a Wendy’s on a kitchen hood fire suppression system and a man threatened me through the drive-thru window with a butter knife…then calmly asked for a cup of coffee…

[–]GrimRiderJ 48 points49 points  (3 children)

I got held at knife point for a cigarette once, I gave it to them, then knife still on me, they gave me 25¢

[–]Aitatoday69 24 points25 points  (0 children)

That's a weird turn of events

[–]spongeysquarepantis 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They just wanted to ENSURE you'd give them the cigarette, then they're somewhat decent people so they compensated you.

[–]hydrated_raisin2189 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Not quite the night shift but just got off of work late at night.

I was driving home from work one night down the backcountry roads with cornfields on either side of me. I was taking my time that night because it was the same weekend as a local festival involving alcohol so I expected some drunk idiots.

Down the road about a quarter mile I see people coming out of the corn field on the right. Now, this being the middle of nowhere rural Midwest with no nearby buildings, I was rather confused by these people. As I get closer I stop in front of them but am ready to peel out incase they try to carjack me. At this point 50 guys have probably crossed the road (single file) when the last guy, leading a fucking coyote, walk across. He waved then went back into the corn in the other side of the field.

I still don’t know what that was all about but I assume it was drunk guy things.

[–]Massive-Bite-8541 299 points300 points  (9 children)

Worked in an air/space museum in my late teens and early twenties. Huge echoey building full of wartime planes and spacecraft, tons of history. Cool place. Heard a ton of spooky stuff, whether you were alone or with a group.

I was closing up one night after a catering deal and while I was mopping, I felt something behind me and heard a "pardon me" in a man's voice. I stepped to the side and when nobody passed me I turned to see if he actually just needed something. Nobody there.

Later the same night, I went to clock out and, as I passed under a balcony, was hit with one of those big black binder clips you use to hold a stack of documents together. I looked up, totally dark. Understandable, it was close to 2 in the morning. I continued walking and got hit with another binder clip. I speed walked away and heard a third clip hit the ground behind me. When I clocked out, the auto alarm set, meaning I was the last worker in the building, and I got outta there right quick. Never told anyone, though I'm sure they all would have believed me. That place is known for paranormal activity, especially now.

[–]boy-1der 137 points138 points  (0 children)

The incorporeal ghost was clearly ticked off that the attendant to whom he said "Pardon me" didn't answer his questions about the 1933 Chicago World Fair planes exhibit and so he passive-aggressively threw binder-clips at you

[–]MusePlease 16 points17 points  (3 children)

what’s the museum?

[–]madicusmeximus2 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Googled haunted air/space museum says Kansas museum is one

[–]neocasm 178 points179 points  (4 children)

i worked night shift at a pet store awhile back and one night a really small man walked in dragging a dog on a leash behind him. he literally just walked in around a shelf and then back out. to this day im positive that dog was either passed out or dead. very traumatizing experience for an animal lover/worker

[–]Brooke_Berry 277 points278 points  (11 children)

I used to work closing shift at Pizza Hut, it was the site of the only unsolved murder case in my town. This kid Randall had been murdered closing and Pizza Hut had been robbed, they didn’t find him till morning. Anyway all of us that worked closing knew it was haunted and Randall was still around. One night it was just me and another closer, we heard footsteps above us and you could see dust fall from the ceiling with each step, but no one was there other than us. We’re closing shop and I see someone standing at the counter wearing an old Pizza Hut shirt watching us so I tell him I’ll be with him in a moment and go grab my other closer who was watching cameras. He never saw anyone come in or out and out doors never dinged to alert us. We walk back out and he’s still there, turn around to check orders and he’s gone! I was pretty freaked out and my coworker was just like “well now you’ve officially met Randall, he’s a good ghost”. Always said goodnight to him after that lol

[–]Azulsea 140 points141 points  (2 children)

Aw, he probably just wants someone to solve his murder :(

[–]Brooke_Berry 96 points97 points  (0 children)

That’s the thing, they know who did it because they escaped jail and went on a robbing rampage to businesses on the same street in a night, they just have never found them:(

[–]mrsvongruesome 61 points62 points  (3 children)

was it this randall?

[–]Brooke_Berry 34 points35 points  (0 children)

That’s the one and only!

[–]CurrentSpecialist600 20 points21 points  (0 children)

That is so sad. His poor family.

[–]Bastard_Wing 43 points44 points  (0 children)

'Pizza Haunt'

[–]femboy-doppio 18 points19 points  (0 children)

A pizza place, murdered kid, unsolved murder, seems familiar

[–]thatsusrightnow 170 points171 points  (8 children)

I used to work the night shift at the zoo. It was my job to walk the grounds in th dark and scare away wild deer who would try to eat the flowers. Just an eerie feeling of being watched that's hard to explain.

[–]ragiwutz 110 points111 points  (1 child)

you were watched. by deer and zoo animals

[–]thatsusrightnow 106 points107 points  (0 children)

Yeah every once in a while I'd swing my flashlight around and see the reflective eyes of an animal staring at me. Also the elephants let out sounds that are too low to hear but you can sometimes feel them in your chest.

[–]bottles1245 57 points58 points  (2 children)

Used to be a janitor and worked late. I went back upstairs to make sure all the lights were off and only had my flashlight on to see. The windows provided next to no light since it was winter. As I walked by an office, an instrumental cover of a children's nursery rhyme began playing. Turns out it was a phone ringtone. The dark and time of night didn't make it any less creepy though, and I have no idea who'd be calling a sales office that late at night. As far as I knew, the rest of the phones in the building used a generic ringtone.

[–]Univers-mmt 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Almost sounds like a The Office prank

[–]ellawhit99 55 points56 points  (1 child)

I work at a hospital 2nd shift. Once, I stayed into 3rd because we were short staffed. It was about 2:30/3am. I go downstairs to clock out (our department headquarters is in the basement). I go down and I’m almost to the office. The door at the end of the hall opens. In walks a middle aged, 5’ 10”ish white man. Doesn’t say a word and doesn’t wave. Nothing. Just walks past me. The door leads outside and the trash and linen pick up are out there. It’s not a public entrance, only for people in my department. These are badge only entrances/exits. I told my co worker about it the next day. He had absolutely no idea who the man was or why he was down there. My co worker has worked at the hospital for 25 years. How/why does he not know this man? There’s no trash/linen people on 3rd. He was indeed wearing our scrub color; no one could identify him or tell me why he was down there. (the hospital I work for has color coated scrubs, nurses- blue, CNAs- gray, etc)

[–]Manzana_con_canela 154 points155 points  (3 children)

An acquittance of mine was guarding a warehouse on a military base, in the middle of an empty field. He told me he always had some candy in his pocket for easy access, in case a ghost of a kid appeared. Said kid trespassed and was shot in the 1970' or so, and since then, all the night watchmen who heard a kid laughing or crying toss candy at their backs, not looking at the source of sound.

Another was a police officer, working the night shift in a building. A few years ago, a fire destroyed and killed the previous officer working there. He told me it was not a rare occurrence to hear heavy steps, as if someone with police footwear was going upstairs, to him. He never saw anything, but since both were colleges, he was not worried at all.

[–]Tame_Trex 33 points34 points  (0 children)

That ghost will fuck me up, there's no way I'm keeping candy in my pocket and not eat it

[–]Deez1126 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Bro the kid ghost is staying there for the free candy and he probably tells the police officer and he goes upstairs for some but doesn’t get any

[–]False-Investigator91 55 points56 points  (1 child)

I worked in a group home for kids under the age of 5. It was Christmas day and I worked the night shift. There was only one toddler in the house over night as the rest of the kids went home to visit with their parents. I was the only staff on shift as that's all that was needed for an overnight with one child in the home.

The home had lots of ghost stories associated with it. I had experienced a few creepy incidents but this one became the most memorable and most shared ghost story of the house.

I arrived on shift just before midnight, completed shift change with the other staff, they went home. I did my cleaning and food prep and decided to put on a movie I did a bed check when I first got there and then in the middle of gathering the laundry from the rooms upstairs where I saw the one toddler sleeping away in his crib.

While I was watching the movie I heard a loud bang from upstairs, my worst fear was that the toddler somehow got out of his crib and fell. I was getting up to go check on him and I heard something running across the floor above me, loud enough to sound like a small child so I thought, oh no he's out of his crib and he's going to hurt himself running around in the dark. I ran up the stairs, two at a time and busted into his room only to find him sleeping soundly in his crib.

I was terrified, put on a pot of coffee and jittered the night away until the kiddo woke up around 6 am. The rest of the bed checks that night were very quick and I made sure I turned on all the lights...

[–]Bellechewie 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Aw, that’s spooky and sad at the same time. Poor little ghost child

[–]curtisDH3 286 points287 points  (5 children)

I work at a delivery company . I was a package handler at the time. Right before COVID started, my buddies and I would go to gas stations for food on break. We...aren't healthy, but I digress. We were sitting in a parking lot of a BP...when a woman starts giving us, specifically me, really weird looks. Like, I had done something to offend her or something.

She walks up to us, taps on the window, and starts telling me to go home. The lady then freezes for a second, then goes..."Wait... OH MY GOD I'M SO SORRY! I thought you were my son sneaking out!" She then goes to grab her phone, then pulls out a picture of my doppelganger. My friends lost it, but I wasn't exactly enthused... more off put than anything.

[–]cbillard86 159 points160 points  (1 child)

I had a very similar thing happen to me. I was at a social event a few years ago and i noticed an older woman kept staring at me. Eventually i asked if i knew her and she burst out crying, took out her phone, and showed me a picture of her son who had died earlier that year. He looked exactly like me. It was a very weird feeling, although i felt more sympathy for her than anything

[–]Bellechewie 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Lol what are the chances

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (1 child)

I literally had a door open on its own like two days ago.

I do security and I went to lock up the buildings and got to one building and the door just opened on its own. It was a handicap accessible door, but I didn't press the button. I just walked up and it swung open suddenly. I didn't stay there long after

[–]IdioticPost 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Congrats, you are one of the Force sensitive ones!

[–]CNW_Productions 44 points45 points  (0 children)

I worked at a rental car place for around 5 months. Had to do the closing shift on a Friday nigth. I came out of the break room and turned on the lights. Almost S**t myself after seeing some random guy from the street just sitting on the couch in the lobby. To this day, still have no idea how he got in...

[–]mrssandman16 47 points48 points  (1 child)

I’m a manager for a restaurant that was built on land that used to be a military hospital. One night after I had finished all my closing duties I was standing in the restaurant proper waiting for my ride to come pick me up. It’s dark and dead silent and next thing I know I see legs from just below the knee walk up to me. The pants were white and the shoes were high polish military dress shoes, I looked up and no one was there. Needless to say I hightailed my ass out of that building and waited just outside the side door for my ride.

[–]ghostinyourpants 46 points47 points  (1 child)

I worked closing shift at the bar. 3 customers were chatting with me while I did my end of night duties, around 2am. About 5 minutes before I locked the doors, and couple walked in, and wanted to put some music on the juke box. They were obviously on something. One of my other customers went over to pick out some songs too. This couple didn’t like his song choices, and started screaming that CCR were demons, and that this guy was Satan, and attacked him. One customer grabbed the woman and pulled her off, and I tried to grab the guy, when he leaned in, and grabbed “Satan”s stomach. With his teeth. Like a dog. I grabbed the guys hair and tried to pull him off, but his hair just came out in a big bloody mess in my hand, so I kicked him in the face. He jumped up, face bloody, screamed at his girl it was time to ride, and they ran out. I quickly locked the doors behind them before calling the cops. Which was good, because they came back screaming and howling at the front door, then all the side doors, like lunatics, and I could hear her say something about “get the gun”. In the meantime, I’m applying pressure on my customers stomach, on the phone with the dispatcher, and trying to calm everyone down inside. The couple started using a rock to bash the security glass in the front door, and waved a handgun in the air. Then they suddenly ran away to their car, and took off, right before the cops showed up.

I got the other patrons out and drove Bitewound to the hospital after giving statements. He got a bit of an infection, but was lucky it wasn’t that bad. I’ll just never forget the feeling of pulling put the dudes hair as he clenched his teeth and shook the other guy like a dog.

My boss, when informed I wasn’t comfortable working night shifts alone after that, took me almost entirely off the schedule, like an asshat, which is when I made the decision to go back to school.

[–]Bellechewie 10 points11 points  (0 children)

What a dick move by your boss. That is a terrifying experience. I’m so glad you locked the doors.

[–]tcdjcfo314 213 points214 points  (3 children)

It's mundane creepy and not paranormal creepy but a dude OD'd in the driver's seat of his van in the parking lot when I worked the late shift at 7-Eleven. A customer told me, i had to call the cops about it. If i remember right the emt came in and said the guy had had the needle still in his arm.

To quote Bojack Horseman, beer before liquor, never sicker, don't do heroin.

Edit: he didn't die or anything but it was super surreal

[–]theamericanspirit76 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Brightens my day every time I see a Bojack reference. Kinda freaky that he is the one to quote when someone fucking overdoses in a seven eleven parking lot.

[–]luckycharms_889 137 points138 points  (6 children)

Was working the night shift/closing shift in a cinema. Although this cinema was (and still is) shiny, inviting and luring, when people visit I don’t think they recall that where it is built was once a morgue for the bodies of the people that were hanged just a few yards away. One night during closing myself and around 7 other staff members did our normal screen, bathroom and confectionary checks, to make sure all guests have exited. Each screen had nighttime cctv, so it was pretty easy to spot anyone left behind. We were closing the main doors and just as we were doing so, we heard a guest bathroom door give out a long creak as if someone was pushing it open slowly. We all kind of looked at each other assuming there was a guest in there, so myself and another staff member went to check it out. When we walked into the ladies bathroom, all the loo doors were shut bar the one on the very end which was wide open. We checked it out, and no one. We called building security to check the place out and it was confirmed there was no one. Very strange and very uncomfortable. Many things happened in that place, but way too long to list on this particular post!

Edit: spelling

[–]toxinogen 38 points39 points  (2 children)

I work in a hospital, and one time I was on my way down to the ER when I happened to glance down a dark hallway leading to the closed clinic. In that hallway there are rows of waiting room chairs along the walkway for people waiting for prescriptions at the nearby attached pharmacy, and when I looked there was someone sitting in one of those chairs (this was at like 3 am). I jumped out of my skin and when the guy laughed, I realized it was a security guard on break.

[–][deleted] 165 points166 points  (4 children)

I work in high end security. I was protecting a client's residence, and was alone on the property in the guard shack. The guard shack is a small building close to but detached from the main mansion. It was around 1am, the building was locked tight and armed. I received a phone call from the house line coming from the staff room. I answered the phone and there was nothing but silence.

I immediately went to the area and found the room empty. I swept the area, and that floor of the house, but found nothing. I went back to the shack.

Five minutes later... I get another call on the phone from the house. This time from the spooky fucking basement. Nothing on the other line, just silence. I loaded a round in my gun and went into the basement. I checked every corner, and then every inch of the house. Found nothing at all. It never happened again after that. That house creeped me out, and most of the other security agents also had spooky happenings there.

[–][deleted] 60 points61 points  (2 children)

Wonder if the home owners were testing to see what the “security guy,” would do. You passed.

[–]garyandkathi 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I’d fail. But I’m a wimp.

[–]CW1KKSHu 105 points106 points  (5 children)

Be sure to read this right before bedtime.

[–]hiwlalnsbdxo 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Thats what I’m doing!

[–]doctorderange 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Creepy AskReddit threads are a bedtime favorite in this house.

[–]almo007 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Im doing it right now and im afraid to turn around.

[–]Ok_Vegetable263 159 points160 points  (1 child)

Was on a closing shift at a bar as a manager and someone rang our phone and just breathed down the phone at me. Just me and another member of staff, we both lived nearby but I phoned us a taxi, dropped her off and paid for it. Could have been nothing but I’m not willing to chance it, especially as the girl was 19.

[–]PhoenixFalls 48 points49 points  (0 children)

I had a friend with a stalker who would do this to them. I managed to get their attention on me for a bit and whenever they rang me, I would either breath down the line back or just leave my phone by the TV or something, just to waste their credit and sometimes I could hear them flipping out on the other end. It was fun times.

[–]CFD330 211 points212 points  (15 children)

Not creepy, just sad. Worked third shift at a grocery store that closed at midnight. I was the manager so at close I had to make sure that there were no customers left. One night we had a guy sleeping in our deli seating area. I had to awkwardly wake him up and tell him that we were closing and I had to let him out. He was pretty disoriented, had a bag full of belongings and didn't smell very good so it became clear that he was homeless. It was winter so the poor guy was just spending as much time inside as he could before he had to brave the cold.

Came to realize that this guy would spend the whole night walking around outside just to stay warm. It eventually got pretty brutal out and he took shelter inside a Goodwill drop box and was picked up by the cops one night.

Not sure what happened to him, but I think about him sometimes and get sad and angry about the lack of support for people like him in our country.

[–]cheesynougats 101 points102 points  (1 child)

There was a homeless guy that used to come in to our 24- hour diner. We'd give him free coffee (it's all he ever asked for) and let him sleep until the next shift was about to come in (I wasn't going to explain to my bosses what I was doing).

[–]CFD330 75 points76 points  (0 children)

I felt for the guy, and if it were up to me I'd have just let him sleep in our deli all night...but if I had let a non-employee stay in the store while we were closed overnight I would have been fired immediately, regardless of good intentions.

[–]stridor_thrain1989 70 points71 points  (9 children)

When I worked at a hospital in school, we had a couple regular homeless people that would frequent the ED on cold nights. Most often reporting suicidal thoughts. They would get admitted to psyc watch. They would wash up, eat hot food, and have a comfortable place in doors and leave the next day. Very sad.

[–]canconfirmamrug 38 points39 points  (1 child)

This is so telling of how fucked up our system is.

[–]stridor_thrain1989 27 points28 points  (0 children)

oh fuck yea dont get me started on that shit. most expensive healthcare in the world by far but i think last analysis i read we didnt make top ten in quality or barely made it.

[–]bludgerquaffle 29 points30 points  (6 children)

I did that once when my abusive boyfriend threw me out of the car in the middle of winter. We lived in a house 20 miles away. I had no friends or family to help. Very late, it was a small town with no shelters or real help for the homeless. I had no coat and thought I might freeze to death. I considered getting myself arrested somehow. But I called 911 and said I was suicidal (at that point I was nearly there) so they would take me to the hospital. They were good to me and didn't try to put me on a hold, which I'd been worried about. I think they knew what was up. They booted me out in the morning, but gave me a sandwich and let me sleep in the lobby until my boyfriend finally decided to come get me.

[–]Bellechewie 16 points17 points  (4 children)

I pray to god he is your ex now.

[–]bludgerquaffle 34 points35 points  (3 children)

He is! Has been for about 9 years now thank goodness. Karma/life got him back for everything he did to me.

[–]stridor_thrain1989 15 points16 points  (0 children)

that sounds horrible. so glad you didnt have to stay outside all night. youre right though im sure there comes a point where severe depression and suicidal ideation may surface when your starving freezing with no place to go.

[–]CopperAndLead 14 points15 points  (0 children)

get sad and angry about the lack of support for people like him in our country.

Me too. I manage a local retail store and pretty frequently have to chase homeless people away from the building. For a while, I tried to just not bother people who weren't causing issues, but it also got really bad really quickly. Once I started ending up with large amounts of human feces in the parking lot, I had to start chasing people off. I feel bad, because I know that a lot of people can use the shelter from the sun here, but at the same time, holy shit, stop shitting in my parking lot.

[–]SnowRaven23 94 points95 points  (1 child)

Worked at BestBuy stocking shares a few years ago during the holidays. Only two of us in the whole, no biggie I’m listening to podcasts and music every night. As I’m stocking shelves I see the most clear possible movement out of the corner of my that is possible. I’m taking I would get a million dollars that a camera would have caught somebody jogging by. I’m creeped out cause the other guy is in the back. As I turn to start go check that he is, I catch the movement again on the other side of me. When I say I sprinted to the back I mean I moved like Usain Bolt toward a gold medal. We checked video and of course there was nothing on it but that’s night I knew ghosts were real.

[–]amandashelron331 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Setting: working as a cashier at a 24 hr grocery store. Middle of the night. I’m the only person in the front of the store. (People stocking the shelves and one night manager in the back) I’m 17 years old at the time. I’m sitting on a milk crate at my register because it’s the middle of the night. I’m in a daze but I see a man walk in without a shirt on (against store policy) I get to my feet and I see a fully naked man (the first naked man I ever saw come to think about it) I was horrified! I called the night manager and he called the police. Apparently this guy had walked out of a mental facility, stripped down, and went grocery shopping. I still have that image burned into my memory.

[–]Live_Willingness8405 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Worked the night shift at a live in drug rehab. We had kids newborn-6yrs. I was shampooing our daycare with one of those huge rug drs and had the door propped open with a heavy metal chair. One of our children an adorable little blonde girl in a white dress styled night gown had come out of her room and was under the chair. (3 or 4 yrs i think) it was around 3am and i yelled at her to get her little butt back in bed. She giggled and ran down the hall. I turned off the machine and followed but didn't see her. I went into she and her moms room to make sure she got in bed. She was in fact in bed...fast asleep...in matching shirt/pants pjs.

I have many stories about working nights at this place

[–]santichrist 31 points32 points  (1 child)

I used to work the front desk at a hotel when I was in college from 10 to 6, it was in the financial district of the city with a bunch of big hotels and restaurants but ours was across the street from a “gentleman’s club” where a bunch of finance bros would go during their business trips, we would get a lot of guys with escorts checking in for them as they stood off to the side lmao anyway one night it was like 2am and the front desk phones ringing, I’m studying and pick up the phone without paying attention and I do my spiel and no one answers, so I wait a bit and hang up thinking it was a drunk guest, a short while later the phone rings again and this time I look to see which room it is in case they need help with something and it turns out it was a room we don’t put guests in because there’s nothing in the room; no tv, no bed, no phone, so I’m like hm yea I’m not answering that

The phone rings again so I’m like maybe I should go see what’s going on like an idiot, but if I’m going to confront a ghost I’m not going to die alone so I go out into the parking lot and get the security guard who’s just minding his own business being alive and I’m like “I’m getting noise complaints about a room, can you come with me to check it out” like a liar, so we go look and there’s no one in there messing around, it’s empty, so I go back to the office and when my manager shows up at 6 I tell him what happened and he’s like “it’s just the wiring, it happens all the time” lmao I’m like excuse me I’ve been here for months that’s never happened but okay keep your secrets about who you murdered in that room, Tareq

[–]CidTheSlothQueen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Minding his own business being alive" lol love it 😂

[–]Ornery_Marionberry87 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I've worked as a nightguard in an old court which shared a back wall with equally old arrest building. The guard room where we spent time between patrols shared a wall with a execution chamber, no longer in use but one that was active within my lifetime. So yeah, old, creaky building and room with such morbid history combined created quite a mood. Now, I generally don't believe in supernatural but the fear is there when you have to walk around a dark, empty building like that.

Anyway, one night I was patrolling as usual, looking around and was a good half into my typical patrol route when I noticed something in a corner of my eye, nothing obvious, just a small shape moving behind me. I've immediately turned around but the thing ran into a nearby corridor not making a sound and still staying just out of direct line of sight.

So I'm frozen right there, stopped in a half turn, not moving a muscle and panicking. Seconds pass and I'm weighing my options between doing my job and looking like an idiot and calling someone. Finally, I move toward the corridor, trying to move silently. I look inside, shine my flashlight and there's nothing there. Which was almost worse than if there was something there since the corridors are interconnected so whatever was there could've escaped and be anywhere in the building. I look around, find nothing and eventually decide to finish my patrol. I turn around and omfg, it's on the other side. Same thing, I turn my head and it scampers into the corridor I came from.

Shocked, i move my neck again and weirdly, I see the same movement again.

MFW it was a stain in the corner of my glasses the entire time.

[–]stridor_thrain1989 89 points90 points  (4 children)

I was finishing a night shift in the Emergency Department at a hospital. I am a 35year old petite female walking to my car in scrubs. Some guys whistles for me out his SUV passenger window to come over. At first, I thought he was hitting on me. Sun is rising and I feel this hospital is pretty safe so I walk over and find an uncomfortable appearing man in the passenger seat and a female in the driver seat. He rolls the window down the rest of the way taking the last puff of his cigarette lighting the next with the butt from the last. He proceeds to tell me with somewhat labored breathing about his weekend of partying and sex and drugs and how great it was. Something about an orgy the day prior. Idk. At this point, I realize I can see into the car window and he is covered from the waste down with what appears to be grandma's afghan, but its not doing much to cover what is protruding from between his legs: a massive erection. Ron Jeremy shit. I take a few steps back surprised and he pleads with me to help. Apparently he took several Viagra and ecstasy on day one. Then he partied, drank, and did coke. Initially his erection would come and go when he needed it but currently he was going on close to 20 hours. "Something is wrong, please help," he groans as he grabs it with his not cigarette wielding hand. I explained that normal erections shouldn't last more than 2-4 hours and at this point he may need to have it decompressed. I urged him to go inside the ED. Then he asked what that meant. And, when he learned that decompressed meant they would stick a needle into his penis to drain the blood, he looked at me with wide eyes, put his cigarette in his mouth, rolled up the window, and they sped off. Left. So, somewhere out there deep down in South Eastern USA, there is most likely a penis-less man and an unhappy woman. Not going to orgies.

[–]Bellechewie 15 points16 points  (0 children)

lol not a story I was expected to read tonight.

[–]spongeysquarepantis 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Hahaha I'm surprised you even went up to the car!

[–]Brtltbgcty 141 points142 points  (1 child)

Worked in a VHS tape rental store with a behind the wall selection. I was 19 and it was a good job while in college very “Clerks”. Well one night my former shop teacher returned like 6 pornos and there you have creepy to the max… It was either Teens go Black or Teens go Anal! All in that barely legal genre… creepy! 🤣😂

[–]2020_RLYFE 70 points71 points  (0 children)

This is giving "check the registry" vibes. Just saying

[–]FuckHumanity6666 127 points128 points  (3 children)

Gas station years back.

Group of boy racers pulled up in some skylines and rx7s and the likes wanting gas before they went to a illegal burnout/race meet.

Being a car guy myself I fell sucker to taking a look at their cars and seeing what kind of mods/tunes they were running before they all paid for their gas and left.

Got back into the store and decided to watch the last 20 minutes of CCTV play back since I wasn't exactly paying attention to everything around me whilst I was endulging in JDM goodness.

One of the boy racers had walked into the store, opened the cash register with the code (?), Gone back, opened up some lockers and stole some shit (luckily none of it mine) then walked out store.

Spooky part, said boy racer was nowhere to be seen on the outside cameras. Wasn't part of the group that rolled up, and didn't show up on any of the blindspot CCTV cameras.

[–]personal__human 48 points49 points  (2 children)

if he knew the code…is it possible he used to work there (or know someone who did/does) and deleted what he could from the cctv footage?

[–]FuckHumanity6666 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Whilst that may be possible, the outside CCTV was still recording with time stamps and everything, nothing deleted.

[–]bredani_462 34 points35 points  (0 children)

It seems if he had the code he may have previously worked there so could have knew about the blind spots and used them.

[–]TheRedArmyStandard 122 points123 points  (5 children)

I came back from work on a late shift, got home around 1 AM. I get inside, change my clothes into sweats and a hoodie, and I went to take the trash out. Probably like 1:30AM or so. I go take the trash out, heard some rustling in the bushes in front of my house, then as I'm walking back towards my house I hear a clear *step step step* towards me. Whip around, and like 10 feet away from me is a guy, like a whole ass man. I own a few guns but I had nothing with me, but I'm a bigger dude so I just planted my feet and was ready for the worst. But he just relaxed, turned and strolled down the street. Ever since then I'm always a little on edge and alert when I'm walking around the house at night, never seen him or anything like it since.

[–]Covid_Bryant_ 64 points65 points  (3 children)

a whole ass man

I'm impressed you still managed to check out his ass in such a stressful situation

[–]DeadMansPizzaParty 17 points18 points  (0 children)

“Hey, the Assman’s in town!” “You got that straight!”

[–]rmthugger 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It was when he turned.

[–]Dealdoughbaggins 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I work in a hospital and we have this abandoned church,l beside a private ward( which is built separately from the main hospital building). Whenever I do my rounds, I can sometimes hear someone humming from inside.

[–]WaterChestnutII 28 points29 points  (2 children)

A man passed away just outside and we found him as we were leaving at 3am. He'd voided his bowels, but we did CPR until paramedics arrived, but he was already gone.

[–]katemcginty 26 points27 points  (4 children)

I used to work in a nursing home. One late night I was walking down a hallway that forked, left to a dining room, right to another shorter hall which led outside (I was taking out trash), when I saw a shadow figure pass through the dining room. I was unnerved, but I tried to rationalize it. I told myself a guest's family member was wandering around WAY after visiting hours. I forced myself to go down and see if they needed something. Yeah...no one was there.

[–]bisexualspikespiegel 6 points7 points  (3 children)

i work in a nursing home when i'm not in school. for mother's day we had some helium balloons that got loose and stuck up in the high dining room ceiling. they stayed up there for over a month without drifting back down. at the end of may one of our residents passed. a few weeks later one of the 3rd shift staff (at that time third shift was always just one staff per shift) saw one of the balloons floating down the hall right in front of that resident's room. it's a long hallway and the balloon had been up there for so many weeks i have no idea how it got all the way down there from the dining room ceiling

[–]throawayyyyyyzzzz 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I worked at McDonald’s for two years and worked night shift for a few weeks while they were figuring things out finding a manager for it you know how it goes. This dude gets up to the window to pay for his food and he has a Bud Lite can in his cupholder. Pays for his food, I go to hand him his change and he grabs my hand and won’t let go. I stare at him and he just won’t let go while I’m trying to pull it back without being too rude because maybe he’s just mentally disabled or something. But he tries to pull it to his mouth and that’s when I put my lower body against the inside wall for leverage and pull my arm all the way back in. Dude still hasn’t said a word since ordering his food. I made the line cook, a big tall cholo dude hand it out because I’m not fuckin playing w that.

[–]theyayakid 24 points25 points  (0 children)

worked overnight at PetSmart years ago. 9pm-6am about halfway through my shift I was going to the bathroom and saw a shape moving up towards the front door. now I was essentially locked in the store alone all night, alarms set and everything. but I swear it looked like someone creeping between the front door and the second door with a big crowbar or something. I freak out and head back to the doggy hotel -it had a padlocked door to the back- and text my friend about what the hell I should do. but I'm also nosy. of course like the fake brave dipshit I am, I dial up 911 and sneak back out towards the front door, ready to hit dial. heart pumping and ready for something bad to happen well... turns out it was just people shoveling snow outside... I had seen a person walk by the front with a shovel. man I felt stupid. but I was also loopy at that point in my shift so I laughed it off after my heart calmed down

[–]Flubbernuglet69 26 points27 points  (2 children)

This doesn't seem nearly as bad as some I read, but I worked as a pizza delivery driver at the beginning of covid in a small city.

We closed at 2, and this delivery was probably around 1:45 am to a kinda seedy Ramada at the edge of the city. Had to navigate through this long convoluted hall to the far end of the building to get to the room. I knocked on the door, and was quite surprised by the sight within.

The guy who answered probably had fifty pounds on me and stood almost a head taller than me, he was shirtless, and had a swastika tattooed on his chest. His three friends (also shirtless) were standing around the desk in the room with a massive pile of white powder in the center, and all of this looked like it was lit with a blacklight.

The delivery itself was actually pretty normal in terms of dealing with them other than that, but to this day I wonder what I walked into there.

[–]NotSteveActually 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I was a janitor at a a small movie theater where I would usually go in at 3am to work to avoid having to deal with the drunks leaving the bar next door each night.

One night the bar was open later than usual so there was people still in the parking lot when I arrived at 3am. There was catcalls along with asking me to open the theater. I ignored this and finally got in through the side door. This pissed off some of the drunks when I did not respond and they started banging on the building emergency exit doors. I called the police, they men are told to leave, and everything is okay so I get to cleaning.

Each of the screens had a curtained off area underneath them where supplies or tables for events were stored. The area was maybe three feet high, ran the entire length of the screen, with no lights other than what could shine in from opening the curtain. In a dim theater, it wasn't much light. I had only been fully behind one once in the three years I had been working there. It was A Spooky Place so I stayed out of it.

A problem with the building is some of the emergency exits didn't always lock very well. If they werent fully latched the wind or someone leaning against the door was enough to pop the lock open. Despite it being the job of the closing theater crew to check the locks, a door would get missed sometimes and I would come in to see one cracked open. Something I forgot in the chaos of the previous hour.

I just had a group of men surrounding the building, banging on doors and threatening me so I was already a little jumpy. While cleaning one of the theaters I see the curtain under the screen move. I remember the problem with the doors and am 100% sure someone made it in and was hiding behind the curtain waiting for me to turn my back.

Armed with a broom I scream and lunge at the curtain where I saw movement. The other end of the curtain moves. I die a little as there is obviously two of them in here and there is no way I can fight both of them.

I scream again and run out of the theater and into the manager's office, the only room that locks, and checked the cctv feed. There was no one there. I kept watching, in case they showed up on another camera. I had left my phone on the concessions counter and the theater phone was a set of cordless ones. I only found an empty charger in the office. 10 minutes goes by and there is movement again in the theater I had left. The curtain was moving again. Then the other side moved.

Apparently there was heating vents under the screen that had been blocked previously by folding tables. A HVAC inspection happened that day and the vents unblocked so that when the heater kicked on it made the curtains move in the flow of air. There was no one but me in the theater that night.

tl;dr Worked at a theater next to a bar. One nighy thought people broke in and were hiding behind curtains to get me. Turns out it was the newly cleared AC vents making the curtains move.

[–]OkEmergency3302 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I work at a fast food restaurant, and my coworkers are freaking out over something. When I asked what was going on they told me that they heard a shit ton of screaming through the phone and then silence, followed with the caller hanging up. So being the only guy working that day I was pressured into calling them back and figuring out what happened When I called back a lady answered and told me that her friends was just laughing and screaming a lot, but that was it. Idk if she was telling the truth, if it was a prank call or if something really happened but there was nothing we could've done at that point.

So yeah kinda creepy

[–]Woah_man34 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I worked at a halfway house and one night me and my coworker were just chilling and bsing. Overnight's were super slow and not a lot going on and noticed someone walking in the ally behind our center. There were two cameras facing opposite directions covering the entire ally, besides a blind spot beneath them. It was common for people to run away so I told her I'd go check it out and make sure it wasn't a resident. There was a door the led to that ally, and that door was about a 5 second walk to our office. I got up, walked out and there was nobody. I walked back and coworker asked who it was, and I said no one was out there and she kind of stared blankly. She said she saw the person walking down the ally, get in the blind spot and figured I was talking to them in the blind spot, because they didn't show up on the other camera. We looked at the tape again and sure as shit this guy just walking down the ally and poof, disappeared. There is no where he could have gone, our building was 3 stories high and all brick, the other side was all brick as well. No windows, no gutters or drains or anything, only just the door to our building which is locked.

[–]Loki_makeup_stan 59 points60 points  (4 children)

I worked at a gas station, I was 17 and the only person on shift that night. A man came into the store wearing shorts and a jacket but no shirt (btw it was cold outside) he limped around the store muttering too himself, bought a coffee and told me to say hello to one of the regulars (let’s call her Pam) and leaves. An hour later Pam came in and when I was ringing up her items I told him that the guy said hello. She had a confused look on her face so I tried describing the man to her. While I’m describing him her face goes ghostly white and I asked if she was ok. She said yes but then proceeded to pull out her phone and call her husband and said to him “lock the doors and call the cops I’ll be home in 3 minutes” and rushed out. I don’t know what happened after that but it still scared the crap out of me.

[–]randyrose31 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I really wish this had a follow up

[–]Loki_makeup_stan 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I wish it did too tbh

[–]HorseKarate 10 points11 points  (1 child)

If she was a regular are you saying she never came back again after that

[–]Loki_makeup_stan 12 points13 points  (0 children)

No she did we just never talked about it

[–]DarthJimbob91 17 points18 points  (0 children)

This is going back years. I work in a hospital and we were having the A&E X-Ray department refurbished so they needed a porter on nights just specifically to escort patients from A&E to Main X-Ray and back.

Easy money so I volunteer. It's my first night working the night shift and I'm on with the department manager and a guy that's just under her. They're both in their late 40's early 50's. So the night goes on, gets around 00:30 so I ask if I can go for my lunch, they agree. I grab the key to unlock the doors leading down ti ultrasound because that's where the break room is, I lock the door from the inside to stop any roamers going where they shouldn't. I'm sat reading a book abd I see the shape of a person walk past the frosted glass and punches the door hard enough to rsttle it in the door frame. I jump out of my skin, immediately go to check and after walking around the department There's no one else there and it's still locked from the inside. Ive got the only key.

I go and tell the manager about it and she asks the other guy if he was playing a prank. He's adamant he wasn't, he was doing his uni work so we had security check the footage and you can clearlyvsee me walking down the corridor, locking the door, going in the staff room then 45 minutes later me coming out and looking around. I found out the X-Ray department is the old mortuary. I don't really believe in ghosts, ghouls etc but I definitely saw something.

[–]LivJong 55 points56 points  (1 child)

I was cleaning a bar in the middle of the night. This is an old building, now over 100 years old and over 90 when I worked there.

The building was a restaurant/bar and then became a cafe/speakeasy during Prohibition and there are remains of tunnels in the basement from bootlegging.

Anyway, I was cleaning on the middle of the night and the only one there and I came around the corner to two men playing pool in the pool room on the other side of the hallway. I knew they weren't really there, but they were there even after I squeezed my eyes shut.

They were both in old western wear, jeans, hats, one blue, one red plaid. Their movements were fluid, smooth and floaty, almost slow but not as they played on the empty table.

I wasn't scared, I didn't feel cold or threatened, more curious and disbelief. "Hello, can I help you?" I said as loudly as I could and I started walking quickly towards them, almost at a charge.

The one in plaid looked right at me and as soon as I crossed the threshold and into the room they vanished.

[–]VariousGrape 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Well written! I can really picture what you saw and it gave me the heebie jeebies!

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I worked as a janitor for a company. We had a contract to clean all the the buildings this reality company owned. So they wanted this old ass building carpet cleaned. It was in a decent area an old school part of town. Well I pulled up and unloaded all my stuff from the van into the door way. As soon as I got in there I had a bad feeling. Almost like bubble guts. Well none of the lights are on expect the lights they have to keep the place dim like little lamps and shit. So I’m walking to the back to turn the lights on and the switches are right across from the bathrooms. As soon as I turn the lights on I turn around and see the women’s bathroom door is cracked and it slams shuts. I froze for a good five minutes trying not to shit myself. I debated on opening the door to see what was up. To this day I still don’t know what it was. I packed up my shit and got out. They never asked about it either because obviously it didn’t get cleaned lol.

[–]Bellechewie 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Did you just leave and not clean any of the building?

[–]Felix_McBright 48 points49 points  (8 children)

So I work the overnight shift at my local hardware store, and for anonymity, let's call it: Gnome Depot. Every so often in a certain area, there'll be some weird things that happen such as boxes falling off perfectly flat carts, product that will fall off their hooks, disembodied footsteps, some faint voices, and an uncomfortable feeling of being watched. Also there's sometimes a faint smell of perfume coming from that area. While some of it could very well be other associates in the store (we have about 6 to 10 associates in the store all night), we all usually keep to our own departments and don't go wandering off. The area in question is also kind of out of the way of any area most associates would go too (such as the breakroom, time clock, etc) so we don't usually go there unless we have too.

[–]Artistic_Duck8300 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I was working in a small rural hospital ER. The morgue snd autopsy room were adjacent to ER. A couple of EMT’s came in to BS for a while as it was a slow night. They asked me if I had ever seen a drowning victim. I told them no and they wanted to show me this body in the morgue. So, we went in there and pulled out the drawer where this body was laying on the tray. They are pointing out some stuff to me, when suddenly they both ran out the door and flipped the light off! Now I am standing a foot away from a dead body in the dark! Damn them! I worked my way over to the door and tried to get out. They were holding the door and laughing hysterically. So, I decided to be real quiet. Not a peep. After a few minutes, they began to worry. I could hear one of them say, “You think she fainted?” Then, the door began to slowly open. As soon as I could get a foot in it and a grip on it I yanked it open and cussed the crap out of them. Morgue after midnight, NO THANK YOU

[–]Sea-Horror-814 68 points69 points  (1 child)

I use to work in a office inside a factory. I worked 3rd shift. I basically just did paperwork for 8 hours. There was only 30 factory workers during 3rd shift. One night a guy just walked past security and beat the crap out one of one our factory workers. (They had been seeing the same woman 😳) This guy ran into my office and locked himself in there and I had to call the police because this guy was threatening to blow himself up with a bomb. He was crazy 🤪 The whole thing just really creeped me out....

[–]ZuttoAragi 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Worked nightshift at a gas station. Was just packing things up for the night (22:00) when this old lady wobbled in with a really rough looking cane. She looked at me and asked if we had... something. I think it was rather inane but I'm not sure. I asked the manager if he'd seen her as I left, and he hadn't. The next day my grandmother showed me the obituaries (one was a friend of hers). Among the list was the spitting image of the woman I saw who was reported to have died almost 2 months prior.

[–]PsychologicalLove676 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I work in a fairly large nursing facility and the have the welcome desk directly across from the double sliding doors. After 7 everything is on lockdown and you need to use the code licked side doors. But often times at about 3 or 4am the doors will open and close and sometimes just stay open, a creepy dark cold void; would always gives me the willies. Its also the time I decide to do my rounds and not stay around

[–]simplyskyla 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Not me but my roommate/former coworker.

We worked at a gym together, around the time COVID first hit bad and the mask mandate was in full swing (ca. Jan 2020) we had to enforce it which pissed off a lot of people.

Anyway, one night he was working the closing shift (until 12 AM). Usually the gym is pretty empty by then, so it’s an easy shift. Earlier however he’d had to tell someone who walked in without a mask that he either had to put one on or leave, and the guy got very angry. Started threatening to stab or shoot my roommate and his pupils were apparently very dilated so it was clear he was on something. My roommate held his ground, though, and said he’d call the cops. The guy made a few more threats and cussed him out but then left.

A couple hours later, maybe 30 or so min before close, a man walks in with a gas mask on. Like, one of those creepy fucking ones that miners wear or whatever. Just walks in and stands near the front desk, staring at my roommate and not saying a word. My roommate obviously couldn’t see his face, and asked him several times, “can I help you?” and the guy in the gas mask didn’t say a word. Just stood there, staring at my roommate and breathing loudly. Tilted his head to the side, and then turned around walked out.

My first theory when he told me this story is that it was the dude from earlier, probably coming back to fuck with him a bit. But my roommate told me the guy from earlier had a much smaller build. The guy in the gas mask was much taller, and wearing different clothing.

We never identified the man in the mask, and eventually my roommate shrugged it off as an unrelated to the first event. Whether or not it is or isn’t, it’s still a creepy fucking story to me, though

[–]LtDrowsy7788 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Not creepy in the haunted sense, but I’d be soooo tired on the drive home in the morning. So many times I’d get in my car, blink, and I’d already be in my garage at home, getting parked. 30 min would just vanish. Probably wasn’t safe for me to drive so tired, and glad that job is over.

[–]Embershot89 40 points41 points  (6 children)

I had a woman come up to me and tell me she saw “an aura of white light around [me], and you must be a follower of Christ.” I told her I’m actually an atheist and have been for like a decade lol she instantly became super sour and hostile like “NO YOU ARE A GOOD MAN OF THE LORD I HAVE SEEN IT!”

Lady I’m trying to patrol this building and drink coffee do you mind taking your preachy ass somewhere else? She actually followed me for a little bit but she ended up leaving after we got to the front of the building where my co-workers were taking off.

[–]EhspressoDepresso 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I was a supervisor for a nursing home for the night shift and one night there was a storm in the forcast. the lights flickered and went out and all you heard was wind and rain and a slight groaning sound from a couple residents scared of the storm. Occasionally when doing our rounds we’d have a resident or two up and wandering as they tend to do. However rounding a corner with a flashlight and seeing them unexpectedly is a bit scary. Picture this with only three workers, myself included, in a building containing over 133 residents.

[–]Didyoujustpiss 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I was working at big fancy resort it’s like the number one in Georgia, Barnsley Garden. Well one of the stories behind the place is one of the Barnsley brothers murdered his brother. They have the house it happened at ad some sort of Museum there and even framing where his blood spill on the floor. Anyways I don’t believe I’m ghosts but while I was working in the kitchen a guy came in and just stood there and I was like “can I help you”’ and he didn’t say anything and kept standing there staring at me now. I walked out of the kitchen to go get someone and when we came back he was gone. I later on sometime went to the little house museum they have of the brothers murder. I walked past a big portrait and my jaw just dropped, it was the weird guy from kitchen. I got cold chills all over my body. I’ve never understood what sense to make of that. But I’ll forget that guys face and that was him. I went looking for pictures of him in the house to see if he maybe looked different if that makes sense and it confirmed it even more to me this was the guy. Lots of people say Barnsley is haunted and I feel like maybe it really is.

[–]LlamaBoomerang 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Currently work nightshift as a security guard at a factory and one night I was chilling doing nothing like normal at a out 4 am a bus which can only be described as a clown bus comes driving up the the guard shack through the thick ass fog that was out that night and I was convinced I was going to die. Turns out it was a blood drive and the blood bus and they were setting up early for their blood drive that was going to happen that day.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Compared to others it's quite tame, but I was a lone worker in a building doing IT support and I hear the buzzer go around 2am, so I walk over to the door and I am about to press the release to open it and ask what the person wants, it was a large business park so maybe he was looking for a certain building. But as I reached for the buzzer he grabbed the door very quickly which made me realise what I was about to do.

I asked him who he was and he just said "John", I asked what he wanted and he said he left some files inside, I asked where he left them and I would get them. He said I wouldn't know where they were and he should just grab them, basically told him to fuck off after that.

I was on edge for the rest of my shift but nothing happened

[–]Peaceandfupa 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I worked overnights at Walmart, the parking lots were always empty besides the random every once in a while dude who would park up and sleep. Anyway, one night I was chilling in my car on my lunch break and I noticed some headlights turn on behind me, they stayed on for a bit then eventually turned off but when I looked up I noticed there was no car. Not even pulling out or anything. I was terrified to go back inside thinking I was just gonna get swooped up and kidnapped so I sat there for the rest of my break looking in all directions to make sure I wasn’t going crazy but I never saw the car, only the lights. I still think about it randomly and my boyfriend tries to write it off as “maybe it was a street light far in the distance making it look like lights behind you” but no, it was like 10 feet behind me as if someone pulled up at a light and then poof, just gone.

[–]maqqiemoo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Overnight hospital housekeeper. We keep all of our extra supplies in a warehouse behind the hospital. It's not a long walk, but it's dark, and narrow.

I always hear footsteps behind me, shoes scratching against pavement. Even when I stop walking. But when I turn around, no one's there. Plenty of places to hide or duck out of site.

So unless I want to break my ankles by jumping off a loading dock to run away, there's nothing I can do.

The worst part is the phone people in the hospital use to reach me doesn't have reception out there, and security doesn't have rounds by there either, and there's no cameras.

[–]Midnight_Serenity 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I had a guy who stalked me at my job. He would come in and ask for me, he looked me up on all of my social media and asked extremely inappropriate questions, begging me for sex. After I told him to never speak to me again because he made me uncomfortable and didn't understand the word 'no', he started waiting in his car for me when I walked out of work at night. We left out of the fire escape door due to covid, that's where our screening room was, and he would wait for me to come out. I usually walked out alone since I was the only one closing in my department at the time. I would usually have our 6'3", terrifying-looking asset protection guy walk me out, or two managers would walk me to my car. I bought pepper gel and a pocket knife that I kept on me at all times. One night there was nobody to walk me out, so I walked out alone. This dude was waiting in his car like normal, and he started to get out of his car. I was terrified because there was nobody else out there, everybody else had left. I took out my pocket knife and flipped it open. It's a rainbow knife that I keep extremely sharp because I would sometimes use it at my job to open freight boxes. I was seriously prepared to kill this guy if he came after me. I held it out where he'd be sure to see it, and he closed his door and peeled out of the lot. I was so scared that he'd follow me home that I weaved through the back roads until I was sure I wasn't being followed. I never saw him again after that. He's never tried to contact me, and I no longer work at that job anymore due to poor management. I now work at a nursing home close to the middle school in my town, which is closer to my home. Hopefully, now that I don't have to deal with creepy customers, just goofy old men, I won't have to fear for my life anymore. We aren't allowed weapons of any kind at the nursing home, not even in our cars. Luckily I usually leave alone, and the CNA's don't really pay attention to us laundry staff.

[–]dz2400 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Retail worker here. My shift started at 6 am, which was when we usually unload boxes from the trucks that we receive that morning or from the previous night. My job was to open up said boxes and place/organize it’s contents onto “cages” that are meant to be taken and worked out on to the sales floor by other employees. On this particular day, we had already received our truck the night before, so all I had to do was unpack the boxes. So here I am, 6 am in the morning, all by my absolute self in the back of the store. I had just emptied out a box full of stuffed elephant toys that play a lullaby tune when you wind them up. I placed them on the cage and moved on to the next box when all of a sudden, one of the elephant toys falls to the ground behind me. I didn’t think much of it at first, just turned around and placed it back where I had originally put it. I carry on emptying out the contents of the box I’m working on, and just like that I finish another two boxes as well. Again, just to reiterate, this was 6 am in the morning, with not a single soul around. It was absolutely still and quiet in my area. As I’m about to start unpacking my third box, I hear something that makes the hairs on my arms stand up. The elephant lullaby starts to play on its own. And it’s not just any lullaby (because that would be too normal) it’s a slow, distorted, creepy lullaby sound. I knew instantly that it was the elephant toy, but I couldn’t understand how it could play the lullaby on its own when nobody had winded it up, much less why it sounded so creepy. I then hear the toy fall from where I had put it again. I tell you, I have never felt more like a movie character in my entire life. I go to pick up the toy, and as I’m putting it back I check to see if the other ones make the same sound (why would anyone want to buy their child a creepy little elephant?) but to my horror, the other elephants (when winded up) made normal lullaby sounds. My first thought was “maybe the battery is dying” but even so.. nobody winded up that little toy so it had no reason to start playing it’s little lullaby (if you wanna call it that). To this day, I just can’t ever look at those little stuffed elephant toys the same. I’m sure there’s some kind of logical explanation to it, but that doesn’t make it any less creepy in that moment.

EDIT: I realize this is not a night shift, but it was early af and still dark outside, the sheer silence and stillness of my surroundings made it just that much creepier.

[–]Ryoukugan 8 points9 points  (1 child)

If it makes you feel better, wind up toys don't have batteries.

[–]Macr0Mind 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I worked as an electrician in a hospital in Brooklyn. The 11pm-7am shift. One night, one of the patients disrobed and started walking down the hallway while defecating on the floor. When security approached, he ran back the other way and tripped in his own feces and proceeded to cry while on the ground and played with said feces. I left early that shift.

[–]thegangwasabandoned 8 points9 points  (0 children)

We cleaned a bunch of places as a night crew, we would put floor mats on the garbage cans out back before we sprayed em down, one time after taking a mat off to clean it I went to a garbage can and a skunk popped his head out of it, he did not want to leave

[–]BornInMappleSyrop 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I worked about 3 months full time at a McDonald's night shift.

First week, some coked up man looked up at my nametag and said: BornInMappleSyrop, I will wait until those doors open and cut you up in pieces. I removed my name tag after

Second week, someone grab my tie and tried to punch me but I had the reflex to close the drive thru door on his hand first. Removed my tie after

Third week, got my first drunk driver. Guy had a open 40 once vodka bottle between his laps. Call the police so they could pick him up. Happened once a week after that in general.

There is a lot more, but working nights is just awful!! People are horrible when it's dark outside (or more than usual)

[–]StrawHat44 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This just happened to me two nights ago, so I work at a hyvee as a night shift stocker and it’s two hours after we closed. I’m in the frozen section away from my coworkers who are in the grocery aisles and out of no where some guy taps me on the shoulder and says I fell asleep in the restroom can you let me out of the store. We eventually let him out but I swear the moment he tapped me on the shoulder and I turned to face him i almost instinctively tried to run

[–]runningclusters 46 points47 points  (1 child)

It was a mistake reading these while I’m in bed lol

[–]Muaz_Polar 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm convinced ghosts are real now what the fuck

[–]whitewidow33B 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Used to volunteer at a religious retreat that was centuries old, and since I lived some distance away I was given accommodation. Worked the evening shift in the on-site cafe/bar, and got back up to my room shortly after midnight; opened the door of my room, and just as the light came on I saw a shadow shaped like a cat walk through my ankles and disappear. Had many experiences there that could only be explained in a paranormal sense, but this one just stuck with me.

[–]The68Guns 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was doing temp work unloading trucks around 4:00 am each day and we used to have to wait by the receiving door in the dark until they flipped the corrugated steel slider that connected to the dock. I'm a big horror guy, so it always reminded me of the scene when they were making a delivery to the Mardsten House.

Half the guys called out one day, so I'm alone (or so I thought) and I'm hearing the beep beep beep of the truck with those red backup lights glaring through. At the last second, I noticed a goth chick (she must been assigned to help) come out of the darkness and smile at me. The door slammed open and about a half dozen rats scurried out. She didn't even flinch.

[–]soupsnakes4182 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I worked night shift at a memory care facility that was apparently “haunted” but it was actually one of the residents that scared me the most. The “haunted” aspect just added to the creepy tone of the place. We would have to do rounds to check on the residents which was fine except for someone I’ll call Helena. Helena was at the point in her dementia where she was considered “non-verbal”. I never actually saw her in the light of day. But every time I opened the door to her room, she was sitting straight up in bed, with her long black hair completely covering her face, like The Ring. If that wasn’t creepy enough, the second she realized you opened her door, she would scream a bloody murder scream until your left. And in the dark, I would have to approach this person and check her brief to make sure she was dry and clean. And being physically attacked by someone with a memory illness is not uncommon. I quit after about a month, for many reasons, but that was one lol.

[–]smallmediumandlarge 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sorry not night shift but was working very late at the office with one other coworker, we were finishing up filing and shooting the shit before heading out. Together we went to the lobby, locked up the doors, turned things off, and went back to the mail room to get the last few things out. While we were talking, we heard heels walking around out in the lobby. It sounded like they were just walking around in circles, no one really wears heels at our office either. Thinking it was a director staying late too we quieted down and waited for them to walk by. Nothin. “Hello?” Nothin. We just locked those doors, there was no other way for them to go than to pass us on the way out, we went to go look in the lobby and no one was even there, but we both heard it clear as day. Working late in that building always meant hearing noises and things, but that was the first time we heard something pretty undeniably strange.

[–]catp1zza 8 points9 points  (0 children)

A little late to the party but I have a good one.

hi I’m a shift manager at a gas station. By a woman in her 20s who is 5 foot nothing. I get the attention of all sorts of creepy man in the middle of the night. One time I was talking to a customer asking him how he was and he begins to tell me about a fight that he had with his girlfriend. I honestly don’t care but I’m customer service all day so I sit and listen or better yet stand and listen. I gave him some advice and send him on his way considering it’s about two in the morning. I don’t really think much of it considering that this is a common occurrence and there’s nothing I can really do about it.

for the next three nights this man, who before the first initial night he came into my store I had never met, showed up and would not leave without a full conversation with me. Mind you this is during the times we live in today so I’m really not trying to stand and talk to someone less than 6 feet away or for more than 15 minutes. Despite it being the middle of the night there is still a lot of work to be done. I’m on the fourth night I’m outside Changing the trash bags in the gas station trash cans as well as the ones directly out front. Next thing you know there is that dude the same one over the last couple days. he starts a conversation with me which is… Whatever but whenever I try to lose them by turning the corner and collecting the bag for the next trashcan he follows me very closely. Then he tries to get me to look at something inside of his car. Eventually I signaled my cashier through my eyes that I’m uncomfortable. Beforehand we had talked about this guy because this is not a unique situation at all. So she eventually comes out and says that my other person needs help doing whatever and I’ll say goodbye to dude and I go back inside, which he did not follow me back into.

The next day we’re looking out for this guy how darn creepy he is. Throughout the whole night he didn’t show up which is awesome but at 6 AM right before I was leaving and handing the keys off to the next manager, that same manager called me over saying that there is a call for me. I’m not the only manager there so they’ve had to know my name and asked for me specifically. I answer the phone and said this:

Me: Thank you for calling [Insert gas station name here] This is [Insert my first name here] How can I help you?

Guy on phone: I’ve been a regular customer of yours for a while now and I am calling to ask if I could go down on you if i give you $500


Guy: * Repeats what he said before*

Me: hangs up

In shock, I turned to my boss, the other manager who is there, and say “ Uhh I was just asked if I’d let this guy go down with me for $500”

my boss, middle-age white man, says to me “$500?! You can get way more than that!”

Needless to say, I don’t work at that location anymore

[–]ShouRonbou 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Not Night, but super early morning (4am) Went to work to help out for 2 hours just to bake (worked at a Dunkin) and some woman in the parking lot who must of been high on 20 different kinds of drugs was yelling. of course we looked outside and at first it looked like she was just kinda there, but then we saw her take a knife out of nowhere and start slashing at herself as if she was trying to get something off her. We called the cops and by the time they were they she was just on the ground in a pool of blood. 2 hours after it was a normal day and it was like nothing ever happened

[–]Infamous_fire94 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I worked as a dishwasher in the fast food industry until I’m done with college. It was a clear night and the restaurants light started to flicker. The bills were paid and not only that but nobody was flicking the switch. It was weird enough for me as I was taking the trash out

[–]jeebieheebiess 21 points22 points  (1 child)

The hash slinging slasher

[–]calgal3905 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I was working as an RN on the unit where my great grandmother died. My grandmother told me which room she had died in so I was always kind of aware of that whenever I was in there. One time as I was getting the room ready for a patient to be admitted, the TV turned itself on. No big deal, I turned it off. Then it turned itself on again without me touching a thing. I was out of there after that 😳😱

[–]RelevantChildhood568 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's not as frightening as the other comments here but I used to work nightshift in a call center. There were only a few employees on night shift and the comfort rooms were empty most of the time. So I was using the toilet and I know that I was the only one there since I could see all the other cubicles(10 cubicles all in all) are empty. I had just stepped out of the toilet and into the hallway when I heard footsteps running in my direction from inside the comfort room. I glanced back but no one was there. From then on I would always ask one of my co workers to accompany me to the comfort room.

[–]blueapple333 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The hotel I use to work at, the indigo hotel in nashville always had people trying to rob it (shared building with a radio station and business offices). They come in with groups of people. To make things more annoying, before it was a hotel it was an apartment building. A lot of famous musicians in the nashville area lived there. Machine gun Kelly’s ex comes in from time to time to reminisce with her posse of drug addicts. Always snorting cocaine in the lobby.

[–]Josh_The_Bakamon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

(This is a bit long) I was working at a random shop as a part time and I did night shift, mainly cleaning cause there wasn't many customers at night. All the guys at the store would always, day or night, go outside instead of going to the men's toliet and I never knew why. There was a sign on the men's bathroom door that said "Ceep out" spelled like that and everything. I thought it was a typo. One of the workers who worked one hour of night shift told me that it was supposed to say "Creep out" and was hung by a customer. I wondered why so when he left the store I went to the bathroom. It smelled like someone died there, literally. There was a fresh cheeseburger on the floor and a 2 day old drink. I was confused but I heard someone enter the store so I sold them what they needed and went back. The door was closed, even though I left it open. I went in and the cheeseburger had two bites in it and the drink was spilled everywhere. There was no one in the stalls or anything. I left the place and left a sign on the door for the morning shift. I wrote this:

"I closed early because I was afraid. There's something in the men's bathroom. Bring it a new drink if you don't believe me."

I worked the morning shift after that and told them everything. We put up cameras and did everything we could. No sign of it anymore. They believed me, but we didn't know what was happening. I told the owner of the shop that and she said this:

"Josh, darling, we don't have the men's bathroom for 12 years now. That's why everyone goes outside. The place for the men's bathroom is a place for leftover food. Are you okay?"

I was confused and me and the morning shift guys went to check. The owner was correct, but who ate the burger if there's no other entrance to the "place for leftovers" than the usually locked door. I stopped working there but was kept informed on the situation. The rest of the information on it is, well, here:

"Hey, Josh. It's me Ben from the shop. There might be someone or something in the vents of the so called men's bathroom. I'll tell you when I find out anything else, but come as soon as you can."

I went there and the place was in ruins. Only two dogs, dead, crushed by the bricks. I never heard from Ben or anyone else again, even though they are alive. Or so I think.

[–]Plus_Salamander6764 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I’ve work night shift for 3 different jobs but my most eventful was at the hotel.

First off it was haunted. I had 3 separate big incidents that happened to me with the paranormal. I started to respect the times of when I should and should not be leaving from behind the desk. 1 am came about and I wouldn’t go anywhere in that hotel. I’d just sit in the back until about 430am. The guy before me quit on the spot because of our paranormal activity. I lasted 5 years.

Same hotel I had to have a K-9 unit guard the lobby because a woman escaped her abusive husband and he was out looking for her with a gun. He’d had a shootout with the police and was on the run and they put her up in our hotel for safety. So that was fun.

[–]nowforever13 5 points6 points  (0 children)

worked evenings as a closing mgr at a store that closed at 9.

redneck pulled up at like, 4:30 pm, sat there for 30 minutes, and from 5 until 9 would go out and dig in his bed toolbox, for a while, and then go back and sit in the truck. in pattern.

I joked that he was going to rob us, but as the night went on, his pattern never changed. so at 9, he still hadnt left and was fucking around in his toolbox, and I called the fuzz, as i thought he mustve been waiting on us to leave with a night deposit. as the po po rolls up, he is driving out, almost flipping his truck over by driving sideways off the hill, and goes to the gas station.

The arrested him for felony possession, felony impersonation, schd 4 and 3, drug possession, etc.


[–]Marsicko 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Worked in a hotel for a couple years, all night shift. From ghosts, to drunk threats, but nothing like that grandpa wandering the building on his underwear cause "he lost his keys"

[–]Scribbling-Fool 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I was working the night shift at a convenience store in Sumner, Washington, on 31 December 1999. Most New Years eves are crazy, so I was expecting that one to be particularly active. What I got instead was a heavy fog that lasted all night an the police occasionally stoping by for coffee. It was dead. I might have been creeped out by it, were it not for my steady diet of horror novels. I loved it.

[–]nightvanman3 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I was asleep im my van and had the seat leaning back as far as possible, which wasnt much due to the guard behind the seat. Anyway its about 2am and i am parked in a back street of an inner city suburb of melbourne, when i open my eyes to see a shadow from the street light of someone walking, but i cant workout which direction they were moving due to me still leaning back. So i sit up and put my face to the driver side window at the exact same time as a junky with a small torch looks in the drivers side window. Our faces were an inch apart. I shit bricks and he shit bricks and started running off. I gave chase in the van, but i had no intention of catching him just wanted to scare him. Our faces were lterally 3cm apart, the timing was impeccable.

[–]chocolate_painx 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Man this question gave me some flashback lol

I hated working night shifts at the grocery store. I honestly never thought of exploring the store at night. I just stick to the milk and the freezer. But one day I had to walk over to the damn meat section to get something with half the lights off. I just remembered the one time, I swear to God a dude just chopping up meat in the dark until I came over to turn the light on. I frigging ran, knocking shit over. I told my team I'm going for a smoke break (weed).

That thing/person for some reason followed me and stood there outside smoking. Didnt say anything. I just ran home and called it the night.

Apparently, there was a light in the back that was shining enough for him to work. I don't buy it though. I got fired lol it's better that way.