I am a janitor and I have one main building I do most of my hours in. I am alone most of my shift, and it's mostly offices and cubicles that I do. I clean several parts of the building but these two specific sections, from the start of my working here in January, have given me the creeps. I would hear wastebaskets moving around a bit after I walked past them, but nothing major for a few months. My co-worker who used to do those sections and now does a different section of the building said she felt it too and even was touched once. I was comforted knowing I wasn't crazy and also I had someone I could talk to about what went on without judgement.
One Wednesday night back in March of this year, I had one of the worst worknights of my life. At the time I was only there for three hours, but the entirety of the shift I was overwhelmed by dread, grief, and sadness. I was crying most of the night. I felt as though someone I loved was going to, or had, died. It was terrifying. Everything in my life was fine though, and I lost no one around that time, and haven't since. The next night at work, it was peaceful again. I don't know why this happened but it was the first time in my life I wished I didn't get paranormal experiences.
Other than motion sensor lights coming on sometimes and hearing odd sounds, it has been tolerable... If it was bothering me, I would ask it to stop, and it would. I thought it was just one ghost, a man, and that we had a mutual respect for each other. This all was fine and I was okay with... Until last Thursday.
I saw a shadow peeking around corners at me as I emptied wastebaskets. I heard wastebaskets scooting on the ground and frames on the wall moving behind me, and footsteps following me as I walked down the halls. I heard a woman talking in the large cubicle area when no one was there (I couldn't make out what she said), and had there been someone in there the motion sensor lights would have been on. I felt very uneasy and asked them all to please leave me alone but they did not. I was truly frightened.
The only explanation I could come up with is that the night before I had extra help to finish those sections and maybe they were upset that I hadn't warned them so they were making it known? I have been there several months and if I hear something I say a friendly hello and have never been mean or disrespectful to whatever is there. I also feel a bit uneasy because I thought it was just one spirit, but now there is who KNOWS how many. I thought it was a man, but I heard the woman's voice and my co-worker says she has heard a child as well.
I don't know the history of the building. The current business there has only been there since the '80s and I'm not sure how long the building has been there.
I just want to know if there's anything I can do to help calm them down or leave me alone while I'm working... It's a very detail oriented job and I need to be focused and not miss anything and when I am sitting there turning my head at what sounds like people following me around I can't concentrate! (I've told them they were distracting me from my job as well... Didn't help!)
Is there some herbs, stones, scents, SOMETHING I can do to keep them all at peace? Or methods to meditate and keep myself strong and not to be scared? Any help would be very much appreciated. This is the only job I can get right now, and I don't want to lose it because these friends are wanting to be social now!
Thanks for reading and any help!