reply to post by DoxieCircus
This situation somewhat reminds me of one that I experienced about 20 years ago.
I was working the night shift at a plant here in Virginia, and this one man was hired as a helper for our shift. He seemed totally nice and normal -
helpful and eager to learn, and seemingly thankful to have a job. Over the course of a week, however, he started acting very strangely.
He started talking to people that were not there, and getting himself worked up about things that apparently only he knew of. We all tried talking to
him at one point or another, but when confronted about his behavior, he got very angry and defensive, claiming that he did NOT talk to himself or get
angry for no apparent reason. So we backed off and hoped whatever he was going through would resolve itself. It did not.
The last night he worked with us, he was absolutely out of his mind. I will never forget the look on his face and how he roamed around, shouting and
making strange noises. He kept walking through the plant - taking the same route - over and over again. He kept walking by his locker, and rubbing
his hand over it each time he passed. I got the very worst feeling and decided that it was time for a smoke break outside. I felt panicky, but no
one else seemed to feel the apprehension I was feeling. The shift manager came out too, and I talked to him about how I was feeling, but he told me
to calm down, and that nothing bad would happen as long as he was there, etc. We could see the guy through the open door, and watched him as he went
by his locker for the last time - opened it - and took out his gun, which he took with him on his next trip round the plant.
Thankfully, he did not get the chance to use it. When the manager saw that the guy had a gun, he finally called the police. I told the closest
worker what was going on, and he spread the word. By the time the guy had completed his first round of the plant with the gun, everyone was outside
with me and the manager, with the doors locked. It took the police almost 2 hours to get him to come out and put the gun on the ground.
So my advice to you is - trust your instincts. Regardless of what anyone else says - if you feel in danger around this woman, for God's sake - call
the police. She may truly be harmless - but it doesn't sound like it.
The thing that really got me about your story is how she said "22 people" - because a few of the workers admitted that the guy had made "random"
comments to them about things he certainly could not have known about. The one that really stuck out to me was the one guy who said that he told him
"Don't worry - you won't have to deal with your mother much longer". The worker said that his mother had just been diagnosed with an aggressive
cancer, and that he had been too upset to talk to anyone at work about it yet. How freaky weird is that? It still gives me the creeps, even after
all this time.
I think there was some sort of psychic thing going on with this guy, among other things, and it has made me wonder all these years what was really
going on with him.