05/11/14

True Ghost Stories on Niche Forums

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By far, the most popular posts on my blog are stories I’ve compiled from various occupation and hobby forums (sites for cops, nurses, pilots, etc.). These niche sites are great places to find creepy tales, though it often takes a lot of poking around. Thankfully, I’ve done much of the work for you. So…here’s the Master List, if you will, of all the niche forum posts I’ve done over the years, plus links to the original sources. Settle in and prepare to be spooked!

I’m always on the hunt for new stories and suggestions so feel free to contact me here or email christy@ghostsnghouls.com if you have something to share. Any teachers out there have a story? Lifeguards? Janitors? Railway employees? Ladies of the night?

08/18/12

Cops Share True “On Duty” Ghost Stories: Part II

Given the success of last September’s “Cops Share True ‘On Duty’ Ghost Stories,” I thought I’d dredge up a few more creepy tales from Officer.com, a popular forum for law enforcement professionals. Enjoy!

The Haunted Church
“I used to work for a private police/security firm as a patrol supervisor. On one of my patrol routes, we had a huge church that was also a private day care and kindergarten. It was my responsibility to clear and secure the building every night between 3 and 4 a.m. due to recent instances of doors being found left open in the morning. In the early 1900’s, the building was a schoolhouse and supposedly a fire killed several children trapped inside. I didn’t know any of this prior to working for the company. Several extremely creepy things happened while at the church:

My first night there, I had just walked down the very long main classroom hallway to clear all of the rooms and when I turned around to walk back up the hallway there was a red balloon floating in the middle of the hall that was definitely not there prior.

In the old pastor’s office there was a lamp shaped like a lighthouse that sat on a table in a large window. When I would pull up to the church, the lamp would be the first thing I would see in the office window. It was always turned on. However, when I would go to check/lock the pastor’s office from the inside, the lamp would always be off. When I would get back into the car to leave, the light would be back on again.

I also had the usual phenomena of previously closed/locked doors being found open just seconds after closing and locking them. Another officer that filled in for me one evening quit the very next day because he reported that as he was checking the main chapel, the pipe organ started playing itself.”

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09/18/11

Cops Share True “On Duty” Ghost Stories

Nurses aren’t the only professionals with creepy on-the-job tales.  Check out these real ghost stories from Officer.com, a forum for law enforcement professionals.

UPDATE: Check out the second installment of Cops Share True “On Duty” Ghost Stories

The Shadow Woman
“I related this before, but I as part of my Reserve training, I had to pull a 12-hour shift in Corrections. Our county facility is old, old, old… Anyway, it was med-call, so the nurse had opened the little clinic, and we went to each cellblock and had inmates line up to get their meds. After that was finished, the nurse left, the clinic was closed, and all of the inmates were back in their blocks. I secured the last block, and as I turned back towards the clinic, I saw the shadow on the floor of someone crossing back to the clinic. I dashed around the corner, thinking an inmate had managed to avoid being secured and was sneaking into the clinic. There was no one there. The shadow had been absolutely distinct. One of the other COs laughed and said, “Oh, that’s just Miss Rose. She’s been hanging around here for years!”

*Shudder* It creeped me out pretty good…”

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