This story is about a ghost that haunts the building I work in. I wanted to share this with the group because it is a nice story and shows that not all of our spiritual visitors are evil in intention. If you read my other story, you know that I am in the Air Force. I am stationed at Keesler AFB right now, in one of the schools. I have not ever seen this ghost, however I spoke with a coworker who has and got some descriptions of him for you.
This ghost is tall and skinny. Not terribly skinny, but certainly not a heavy person either. He has grayish sandy hair and is wearing a Vietnam era fatigue uniform. My coworker doesn't know his name, but she doesn know he is a Colonel, she has seen the rank on his uniform.
My interactions with this ghost are humorous. I used to hear stories that this building was haunted and that you could hear people working upstairs when there is no one there. Someone once told me about hearing noises coming from a room that is empty, but they could hear a bunch of equipment noises. Because of these stories, I avoid upstairs at night though I've never encountered those specific hauntings.
The first time this ghost played a trick on me was when I was trying to unlock a door to go into a storage room. I would enter in the combination perfectly and it would not unlock. Out of frustration I let a heavy sigh and said "Oh come on and open up." Immediately after I said that, I heard the lock bolt clunk over and the door swung open. I was nervous, as this was the first time and I wasn't sure what sort of intentions were behind it. He may have sensed that because he left me alone for about a week. Then again, messing with me trying to unlock the room. Once I realized he wasn't going to hurt me, I was just laugh and ask him if I could get into the room now. He'd oblige and I'd go about my day. After a few months, he started to play the same trick on me on other doors.
One day my class had gone on break. I had left the door unlocked so they could return to the room when they were done in case I hadn't gotten back before them. When I returned to my class they were waiting outside of the room. I asked them why they hadn't gone in, one of them told me the door was locked. I told them I had left it unlocked and to go in. The young man turned the handle and shook the door, showing that it was indeed locked. I was standing across the hall with intentions of talking to another instructor in the room across the hallway while this was happening. After the young man let go of the handle, I heard the bolt slide over and the door opened up.
He still messes with me with doors. Sometimes I'll come back to my desk and something is moved. This could obviously just be coworker moving things, and I recognize that. However, things moving inside of my locked drawers, for instance from one drawer to another is not being done by a coworker.
I actually enjoy the encounters, he's always good for a laugh. Thanks for reading!
[at] taz~ The kid actually looked at me with big wide eyes (including the other 11 kids that saw it happen) and put his hands up to show that he didn't do it. It was the talk of the classroom for the next hour at a minimum. The students are pretty funny about it... Especially those that don't believe!