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My very first paranormal experience was in my first year of grade seven. In the basement of my high school, we had a huge locker room for the girls. I used to think it was so cool, since I had never had a locker room in my elementary school. At recess, and lunch I would go down there with my friends and we would scare each other... But that all stopped about half way into the school year.

I'm going to give you a description of the locker room, because it would be hard to understand my story without one. When you enter the room your on the right side all the way in the corner. At the opposite side of that same wall in the left corner of the room, there is a storage room with a glass window allowing you to see inside. Opposite of the storage room doorway, is the shower door except there is no actual door to the showers. You can just walk right in. In front of the entry door, there are about 3 sets of double lockers that are 6 feet off the ground so you can climb on top of them and have fun if you wanted haha.

Something else I should mention. The showers in the shower room did not work. The water was turned off because the girls and boys didn't need to use them since gym class was our last period and we could easily go home and shower afterwards. I walked through the shower room a couple of times and under certain shower heads was this red liquid substance just chilling on the wall. I figured it was rust, but since when do tile walls rust, and wouldn't all shower heads be like that? There were no lights in the shower room, so it was really hard to see with the exception of the light that came in from the rest of the locker room. Oddly, two showers in the shower room would turn on sometimes by themselves. The faucets on each shower were removed so it was impossible that someone was playing around with it. They would just turn on, then turn off a couple of seconds later, but only when someone was walking though the showers for fun.

A rumor was going around the school that a girl had slipped in the girls locker room in the shower room, hit her head and died from bleeding to death. I thought people were just saying that to scare the first years, but maybe not.

Moving on... One day before gym class, everyone in my class was getting ready to go to gym, changing and what not. After everyone left to go upstairs my friend Ashley, Heather and I decided to play hide and go seek tag. My friend Heather was it and Ashley and I were hiding. We were the only three girls left down there. I couldn't hear Heather or see her from where I was so I decided to climb on top of the lockers to get a better look of things; she was short so she wouldn't be able to tag me even if she saw me. As I looked around, the storage room door caught my eye. I saw Heather in the reflection of the glass on the door run into the shower room and I motioned for my friend Ashley to come towards the exit. I yelled out to Heather "I'm going upstairs now! Come catch us!". We ran out the door and went upstairs laughing but when we joined the rest of the class, Heather was there already! I asked her how long she had been upstairs and she said when we went to go hide.

Let me tell you, we never went back down there. When we decided to play tag, I think someone else uninvited decided to play as well. Anyways it really creeped me out, and it hasn't been my only paranormal experience. I'll write my other ones as soon as possible. Please comment and leave your thoughts.

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unknown_madness (8 stories) (36 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-16)
oh spooky! Maybe a doppelganger (not sure if spelling's right!) that's really spooky. The red liquid on the wall was probably blood from the girl. I've heard many stories where the ghost of the victim shows their blood or whatever. Very good.
Morgy232 (6 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-16)
that is scary what did your friend Heather say? Have you told her? If you haven't I think you should and see what she says
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-15)
Isandhu brings up a very good point here, it has to do with what we at YGS call a 'living residual'. Here is an example of what I am talking about.
Residual Haunting:
The general opinion that an event, person, or animal has been 'recorded' and
Saved into the environment in which it took place. This would have been either a
Traumatic event or a repetitive action that took place in that particular area.
At some point this recorded event will then go into a 'playback' mode, similar
To a video clip. This is known as a 'residual' type haunting. It does not
Interact with anyone. You cannot get it to converse with you. It simply repeats
The same actions or events each time. It doesn't think, it doesn't change. It's
Just there and gone. That is your typical residual event.
Living Residual:
Take the same residual event and send it into the 'playback' mode a little
Earlier than expected. What is there to keep this event from going into the
'playback' mode at any point in the future. How would the environment 'know'
That it was time to start that playback? What changes need to occur to then send
The signal that a person has passed on, thereby spurring the residual image into
Motion? Could it merely be the absence of a persons energy that the environment
Has become accustomed to that triggers the playback we refer to as a residual
Say the event recorded was a repetitive action done by one person. And this
Person was entering the kitchen at the same time each day and brewing a pot of
Coffee. That person's energy is in that space and time frame, performing the
Same motions day after day. Now, let's say this person goes out of town for a
Few days, while other residents of the house stay home. Someone else has the
Coffee brewing task. This person enters the same area, not at the same time as
The one who normally performs this task, maybe 10 minutes later. As this person
Reaches the kitchen area they are stunned to see the person who went out of
Town, walking out of the area with a steaming cup of coffee in their hand.
Thinking perhaps that person returned early and has already brewed the coffee,
They go over to pour a cup for themselves, only to realize there is no fresh
Brew waiting for them. The pot hasn't been touched. The sink is dry. And the cup
They saw in the person's hand a moment ago still sits in it's usual spot.
These sightings are often attributed to the Doppelganger theory. I say it is
More likely to have been a "Living Residual". The name speaks for itself. The
Theory rests on the overall timing of the 'playback' mode. It would have been
Spurred into action simply because the energy normally filling that certain time
And space was no longer there and the 'playback' was filling in the blanks.

Jav 😊
lsandhu (2 stories) (360 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-15)
I'm not sure residual "haunts" have to be of dead people. I find places where many people have lived, loved, been born, grew up, died, etc. Crackle with energy. I imagine a school where hundreds (perhaps even thousands) of energetic young people have passed their days (playing tag, gossiping, giggling, passing notes, etc.) would also crackle with energy, even though it's not that old. This could just have been an afterimage of a former alum going about her business in the locker room. She may be alive and well. Still creepy, though, to see someone who you know isn't actually there.
Limey (3 stories) (33 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-15)
ok xxibonihs, thanks for the additional info about your school. I see the difficulty for you in getting inside the school again. I don't know if you are nearby (I am not), but it wouldn't hurt to ask if you were in the neighbourhood. If I were in your shoes, the curiosity would be too much! You will get either a yes or a no. In view of the new use for the school, it is quite likely that the locker room no longer has the same appearance anyway. Worth checking though. And also, if you visit the school, you may find that you were not the only one to have witnessed something that cannot be explained. I will check into the history of the school, but I may experience a language barrier!
xxibonihs (3 stories) (6 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-15)
I'm not very good at researching but I will try and find the dates, Limey. I will give you the information now, in case you would like to look it up as well. It was in Wager High School, Montreal QC Canada. Girlie, I would if I could except the the school closed down when I finished grade 7 because there wasn't enough students attending. It is currently a High School for Adults. Also Limey, since it has become an Adult Center they probably won't let me waltz in the front door and go downstairs haha. I haven't been there in almost 8 years, and all the teachers that I knew are gone either to different jobs or different schools 😢 But like I said, I will attempt to research the land before the school was built and I will get back to you. If I turn up with nothing, I apologize.
girlie (15 stories) (426 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-14)
Maybe, sense there wasn't any record of a girl dieding in the school, what about on the land? Try that as well. Plus maybe the people making the school could have used something that the girl was connected to.
Why not try and talk to some teacher or other students that worked there, and see if they had seen anything.
Limey (3 stories) (33 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-14)
Hello again xxibonihs;
I didn't see any skepticism, but I know what you mean. I tend to believe everything I hear when it comes to this subject, but it always pays to ask questions. If there is more corroboration, the story seems more compelling. It's all so interesting and whacky at the same time. I'm glad you clarified the difference in appearance of your friend in the locker room, and the girl that you saw in the reflection. Can you be a bit more specific about the actual opening year of the school for one, and secondly, if there was a structure on the same spot prior to construction of your school? Maybe there was an accident during construction. There's an explanation somewhere. It would be great if you could get more information on the rumour, and I still think a photo of the locker room from your point of view would be nice too.
xxibonihs (3 stories) (6 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-13)
I can understand how everyone is a little skeptical, for I have looked up the history of the school and did not find a death of any girl nor anything to do with the shower room. The school is not that old, I can't remember the date but it was only built a couple of years before I started 7th grade. The only thing I did find was a boy who died during a sports game. But it was a girl I saw, with long hair. And Heather had short shoulder length hair. Anyways I'm not going to force anyone to believe me, but thank you for all the input:)
Shadow-Girl (12 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-13)
I have two ways to approch this:
1.) Like some said, Look up the history of your school, it should be there somewere.

2.) I think they might be tricking you, ''student that died in the shower''And somehow truning the water on/off. BUT I would go with the first one. 😳

AllieAllison (28 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-13)
I have to aggre with Limey the story of the death sounds far fetched though it might be tha apparition of some other student. Or you saw the reflection of your friend heather peeking down. The girl in the mirror must have really resembled heather to make you think it was her
Sonofman (2 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-13)
Interesting I wonder who it was? It doesn't seem like the spirit meant to scare you, I doubt it expected you to look into the storeroom window reflection. Also, you may have caught a glimpse of Heather in the reflection just before she left to go back up? Not sure of the timing.
shellzy (8 stories) (218 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-12)
Hi xxibonihs

The red stff under the shower heads very likely could have been rust which over time had spread down the tiles from the metal shower heads. It could have even been a red mould that has grown on the shower tiles. 😊
Queenzombie (1 stories) (39 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-12)
Yeah, I agree with Krys. I think that assuming its the girl who may have died is a little out there at the moment. I would for sure do some research.
KRYSTALLIA (64 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-12)
Had you ever, before this instance, played hide and seek in the locker room? Just thinking, perhaps a residual haunting? Just throwing it out there...
I think to even consider it to be the "student that died in the shower" is a little far-fetched as you haven't clarified for us, or for yourself for that matter, if it's just a rumor or not.

Thank you for sharing.

Limey (3 stories) (33 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-12)
Hi xxibonihs:

Great story, well told. I believe you apparently saw an apparition of the deceased student, if there was one. The rumour of the accidental death will be fairly easy to research. How old is your school? You don't indicate the age, but if it has original showers, possibly not particularly old. If the death of a student occurred at your school, there must be a record somewhere of the event; local newspapers, long-time faculty members, neighbours, archives or people in the local library. Your story would carry more weight if you had included a photo of the room from your point of view on top of the lockers. Excellent story! Please follow it up. I sense that there is more to be told.

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