So, I've worked in a warehouse, in the east of England, for almost four years now. Since, I've started working there, I have noticed a couple of strange things going on; as well as hearing from other people some strange events happening and I was wondering what other peoples' thoughts are on it.
I'll begin by explaining a bit more about the warehouse. It was built less than ten years ago, on farmland. As far as I am able to research, there have been no accidents or deaths on the site during construction of the building or since it opened. I have researched into the history of the land, which I'll talk about later, in case it should influence your opinion or thoughts. The warehouse is mainly one story, except for the front third which does have a second floor, which is used for offices. The main part of the warehouse is open plan.
So the strange incidents that I have experienced have occurred sporadically over the past four years. One of the most consistent things I have experienced is a sudden drop in temperature when in the warehouse. This happens in the central part of the warehouse on the east or west sides. The main part of the warehouse has no windows and the delivery shutters are on the north side and some distance from the site where the changes in temperature occur. Also I would expect to feel more of a draft or breeze if it was caused by the shutters being opened, rather than a noticeable shift in temperature. The second thing I've noticed, or rather felt, is the feeling I'm being watched while in the warehouse. This usually occurs when I'm by myself, usually after 5 o'clock when the majority of the staff have gone home. I am not the only one who seems to get this feeling, many new employees, who haven't heard about these strange incidents, claim that they feel uneasy and as if someone is watching what they are doing, despite no one being in the area.
Now, I have asked my father, who works at the warehouse as a manager if he has experienced anything strange, as he has worked there since it has opened. One of the tasks my father has to do is survey the CCTV every so often. He says that occasionally he will see shadowy images on the recording. Apparently they occur after the building has closed; usually after 2am and the images are pretty fast. Since the security company that remotely watches the building, after it has been closed for the day, didn't raise the alarm; I can only assume that the sensors weren't triggered, indicating no one had entered the building.
There was another incident my father spoke about which happened before I started working there. First, I'll have to explain briefly the call out system. As I have already explained, an outside company monitors the building once it has been closed. There are two types of sensors: one on each of the external doors that is triggered should they be opened and the other on the internal doors should they be opened. If the sensors are triggered, the security company has a call out rota, which is a list of employees that live in the local area. They call two of the employees, who then go and investigate. If an employee is on call out that evening they are not allowed to drink alcohol. Now, one April/May (my father can't remember) evening about five years ago, two of our colleagues were called out after one of the internal alarms were triggered. They walked around the outside of the building and were satisfied that all the external doors were closed and locked and none of the windows or delivery shutters had been broken into. They decided to enter the building and see what had caused the apparently false alarm. They checked the offices and found they were OK, including all the internal doors. They then entered the warehouse. When both of them entered, they heard a woman singing, in a Forties/Fifties style. They called for the person to identify themselves, but the singing continued. The two men walked to eats side of the building, where the singing appeared to be coming from. When it seemed they were getting close to the source of the noise is stopped. They called into the security company, to check the security footage of the area and entrance to the building. No one had entered/exited the building since the two men had entered; and no one was in the east side area. Please bear in mind that I know both of these men. Neither smoke, take drugs nor would not have drunk any alcohol that night as they were on call (one of them is in fact tee-total). Furthermore, both are trustworthy, reliable individuals; who up until this point, didn't really believe in ghosts.
Now, I have done some research into the local history of the area and before the warehouse was built an archaeological survey had to be done, a legal requirement in the UK. I was able to gain access to the original report which says that the archaeologists had found evidence of a post-roman settlement, possibly Anglo-Saxon, with a possible burial ground. Unfortunately due to the nature of the soil, which is very acidic, little evidence was found to fully prove that a burial ground existed. Another piece of research I have discovered, between 1943-47 there was an Internment camp for German and Italian POWs, just slightly west of the building.
That's all I've been able to find out. I'll keep researching to see what I find out; but I just wanted to know what you think and any ideas on how I should progress. Thanks for taking the time to read this (I know it's a bit long winded!).