In October of 2009 I started a new job working security. I got posted in Banning, CA at an Edison substation. I was working graveyard, patrolling around the outside of the substation. I had been there for a few nights; nothing really seemed out of place at first. We had four checkpoints we had to tag with a GPS device. We didn't have access to the inside, nor the east side of the area due to a neighbouring business. The south side faced the street; the west had a narrow path to walk and a business beyond that surrounded by a chain-link fence.
The north side had a field, and after about 50 feet a set of train tracks. Checkpoint one was the south east side, checkpoint two was south west corner (where I posted my truck), the north west was checkpoint three, and four was the north east. There was an area by the train tracks not on the patrol, but it was the actual north east corner. I walked up to the far area beyond my normal patrol area, as I was prone to do.
As I came back around, I felt the air suddenly get colder and heavier. I thought nothing of it and continued on by checkpoints four and three. As I started down the corridor between three and two, I saw a figure about six foot, blond hair, thin build and slightly glowing walk through the fence (from inside the substation) and through the fence on the opposite side (traveling from east to west). I carried a hand held spotlight since there was so little lighting to the area, and the guy was nowhere to be seen. I ran back toward checkpoint four, and regained my composure. I cautiously walked back to the area I had seen the figure to make sure the fence hadn't been cut. No holes, cuts, or anything else I could find. No footprints, nothing that suggested it had happened.
I went back to my truck and dropped the tailgate and sparked up a cigarette. I set it down to grab something out of my lunch box, and as I went to retrieve my smoke, it glowed like someone was dragging off of it, and then fell to the ground. I thought at first maybe it was a breeze, but the night was completely still.
I'm not sure if it was a ghost or maybe residual energy. I'm not sure if the substation still has security there, I was transferred off that post for a better position a week or so later. If there is no security and you decide to visit (I don't remember directions), watch for Banning PD because they do frequent the area.