A few year’s back I was employed at a local flower shop as a floral Designer/delivery person. I noticed, very shortly after my employment began, that there was “something very strange” going on in the shop. It was summer time when I worked there; and I would wear shorts to work most of the time. The first strange thing I remember happening was while I was standing at my work station one day. I heard fast paced footsteps behind me. I could actually feel a breeze on the back of my legs whenever I would experience these footsteps passing behind me. I found this very peculiar.
I asked some of the other women I worked with if they had ever had the same experience. Most of which,� had, and knew exactly what I was talking about. All accept the shop’s owner; who tried to make excuses for the occurrences. She said that it was people next-door in the neighboring business, walking around.
Well, my curiosity got the best of me one day, and I paid the neighboring business a visit. Upon entering the establishment which was a Cellphone Store. I was astonished to see that they had hardwood flooring through out the store. The footsteps I experienced at work were the type you hear on carpeting. And our work area at the shop was carpeted. I experienced several other “strange Things” while I worked there as well.
Three day’s per week; I was responsible for closing the store. And there were a few hours on these days that I was alone in the shop. We had a stock room located in the back of the store and you had to cut through this area to get to the restroom. One afternoon, while there were no customers in the shop; I walked back to go to the restroom. We had a large wicker basket in the stock room that contained Decorative Lawn Flags. The type you use to decorate your yard or garden. When I came out of the restroom those Flags were scattered all over the stock room floor!
Another day while alone in the shop, I walked away from my work area to go get some supplies. Upon returning there was a Lavender Votive candle sitting upright on a bar stool that sat next to my work table. I found this a “virtual Impossibility” due to the angle of the bar stools legs. No way could the candle have fallen off of the shelf, and landed dead center of the seat like it did. It had been strategically placed there by “something”. And there wasn’t anyone else in the store but me. I was sorta frightened to say the least.
It also wasn’t uncommon to hear strange noises etc. while I was employed there. We had a shop showroom and I would hear wind chimes we sold “chiming”;� thought I heard the flower cooler doors open a few times by themselves too.
But the scariest thing I guess that happened was the day I was making a local funeral home delivery. I had opened all the doors on the delivery van to place all the floral arrangement’s inside. We had a nice late model mini-van that we used for deliveries. After I finished loading everything up and shutting all the van doors� I climbed into the drivers seat and shut the door. No sooner than I shut the door… all the doors on the van locked by themselves! I knew that I had not touched the key chain lock button, or the lock button on the door. This really freaked me out. I actually told “whatever” this entity was… “I guess your gonna tag along with me today? Well,� alrighty then! Let’s go.”
I explained the malfunction with the van to my boss… and once again… she commenced to making excuses. She said she thought the van had an electrical problem and she followed me to the shop to drop the van off to have it looked at by a mechanic. Upon returning to get the van the next day we were told by the mechanic that he couldn’t find anything wrong with it!
Now I have personally never seen a ghost… but I don’t doubt their existence. And I truly believe that shop is haunted. The area which surrounds the shop at one time was farm land. My assumption is that the footsteps I experienced were that of a small child. But possibly the child was not the only entity there.
Sent in by Marlaina, Copyright 2010 TrueGhostTales.com