I knew when I took a job at the U of M Hospital and Clinic some places I walked through were 'hot' with the vibe.
I worked at night. My job that took me to different places around campus. It was the year Minneapolis had two Chicago Gangs move in and fight a war
here. As a result, Hennipen County Morgue was full; the U of M Hospital was used as an overflow. My Computer Room was right above one of the morgues
in U of M Hospital and Clinic Campus, in the old Mayo Building.
Things started small. Walking down empty office isles on my way to deliver computer reports, I would hear a noise behind me, and a wheel chair would
be in the empty isle… Or an office chair. One time I was walking down a long corridor (tunnel) of gurneys. It had only 2 lights on - one on each
end - Gurneys to the right. I walked down it, heard a squeak of old wheels. Turned around, and one of the Gurneys was slowly sliding into the wash of
light, completely blocking the walkway. Creepy, but I dismissed thinking my own movement caused it.
I started having problems in the Mainframe Computer Area. I would be typing on one of the green screen computer consoles and I would see a reflection
of green bar continuous form paper fly up into the air, then xylophone back down again. The Input/Output office area was empty at night yet I would
hear things move back there, open/close sliding cabinet drawers. Still, I ignored it.
Then I delivered reports to Intensive Care Unit.
It was a long haul, involving two elevators and a tunnel. I was coming back, around 3:30am, in an elevator when outside of my hearing, like a human
voice is when spoken, I hear a laugh. A small, close, chuckle. Ha ha, pause, then Hah ha haaaaaaah. I froze tight.
Waiting for the elevator to open, I shot out with my hair standing on end. Flipping around, I stared an empty elevator. Nothing. Everything quiet. I
can hear the hum of the hallway florescent lights. Poking my head in I remember the elevator smelled like dirty floor water. I went back to the
Computer Room and called the security guards to ask if anyone was working in the elevators; No one was.
One of the last nights. I was in the I/O office. Without warning something slams the floor. WHAM!…10-15 second pause. WHAM, a shorter pause then
WHAM. Hard. The desks were jumping. I called the guards. I thought someone was breaking into the morgue. It went on for a good twenty minutes. The
guards came to my I/O Area while it was still happening. I was a little miffed – why weren't they stopping it. I said as much. That was when the one
guards informed me that they had recordings, of the elevators, when I deliver reports.
He said when I walked by the elevators they would start up, or, if the gondola was on the floor, the doors would open. They said they had it on the
security cameras – over and over - since I called them a few weeks earlier (the night of the laugh). In one case, it was remarked, I walked past the
main bank of elevators, and all six of them opened one after another; apparently they were 'parked' waiting for the morning rush. The other guard
never spoke, just looked around, white as a sheet, sweaty scared. The pounding stopped.
I changed jobs a few weeks later. I remember my last day at the old Mayo Building, in the U of M Complex, I decided to stop at the elevator closest to
the Lab Data Computer Room. I was carrying my box of stuff. I waited by the elevator - feeling kind of stupid in the bright of the day - when the door
opened. I stepped in, then stepped back out making sure I did not trigger the safety eye, the doors closed. I could see by the the elevator indicator
it went down one floor… to the morgue. I turned around and walked out.
edit on 29-1-2017 by Newt22 because: (no reason given)