reply to post by eyesdown
I never SEEN a ghost but have shared an office with one
I was working in a hotel late at the time and came back to my office quite late one night to finish off a few bits and pieces, my office was divided
into 2 rooms, the main room that you entered into from and a back room where my desk and computer were, I was working away and heard chairs shuffling
around and thought nothing of it as the cleaners came everyday at different hours.
I continued working while occasional noises could be heard from the other room, when I saw a shadow on my wall from the other room I called out
No one answered so I said hello a few more times and louder, when I still didnt get a response I went in to say hi.
I walked into the room and every hair on my body stood up as the room was empty, I knew it wasnt the cleaners as the bins were still full.
I totally cr@pped myself and got out of there LOL
The next day I told some of the staff what happened and they told me that my office was meant to be haunted, it used to be the managers apartment but
afte freaking a few previous managers out they converted it to the sales area. For awhile I didnt like being alone in there, not coz I thought the
ghost would hurt me but like you I didnt want to see some horrible bloody freaky mess that I assumed ghosts to be
I did occasionally need to go in there after office hours but always left the main door open and if I heard anything I got out in a hurry.
A few weeks later one of my staff said something about a ghost and I told her the story (the hotel was in malaysia and all my staff were Chinese so
all of them took the existence of ghosts for granted)
She told me that if the ghost ever came back I should just confidently say "Hello please dont hurt me"
The concept intrigued me so that day I made a point of going to the office late to try her advice and see what happened. After about 30 min I heard
some noise, I went into the front room and the same thing happened the hair on my body all stood up and I was freaked, I with great will power managed
to calm down and suppress my fear. I was about to say what she told me to when I thought to myself "maybe I dont need to be worried it will hurt me,
maybe its lonely or doesnt even know its dead"
So instead of saying please dont hurt me I said hello and asked how its day was.
I didnt hear a response thank god LOL but as soon as I did that I stopped feeling scared. I sat there for another 5 min talking about my day and work
then said "thanks for the chat but I gotta do some work, If possible can you keep the noise down, thanks"
From then on I was never worried about working late any time I heard a noise I would just say "hey there hows it going" and have a mini convo, after
awhile I actually looked forward to hearing the noise and having the company.
I personally think the only thing to be afraid of is your personal fear, I mean really what can a ghost do other than scare us