I have recently started a new job about a month ago and travel a lot to different branches throughout South Africa.
Our head offices are based in JHB. About a week ago before I left for Durban, I was coming into the building from lunch. All our doors are card access controlled. One of my collegues was coming up behind me so I held the door for her and carried on walking as she got to it.
I was swinging my coke bottle as I walked and I hit someone behind me. I stopped to apologise and looked back and I thought I saw someone jump to my left out the corner of my eye. I turned around completley and no one was there. My collegue was still at the door talking to someone else... I could have sworn I hit someone!
At this point my collegue saw the confused expression on my face and thought I had dropped something. I told her what happened and how I thought I had hit her with my coke bottle. She just looked at me.
About 3 days later I went to our Durban branch to deliver training. I was in a large room with no windows but opened out to a corridor which connected to the bathrooms. This room also had a tiny storage room in it with a window so you can see in. I turned on the AC and prepped the room.
After the session everyone had left, I didn't have a desk so I stayed in the room. I heard someone in the bathroom, it sounded like they were throwing up! I didn't go into the bathroom to check (that would be weird as I didn't know anyone there and it was coming from the mens') so I waited until they came to see who it was.
No one came out. My next session started and we were waiting on one more person. The manager came in to find out who it was, I said I had heard someone in the mens being sick so he went and checked. He came out saying no one was in there... I would have seen if the guy had come out because he has to pass the training room door.
So I delivered my second session and went to give the manager feedback. He asked me what I had heard in the bathrooms and I explained that I had heard someone being violently ill. He advised that whenever he goes to those bathrooms that the door to the bathroom would slam shut! There are no doors or windows (that you can open) at this end of the building.
Naturally I got goosbumps and asked more questions. He showed me some video footage. The cameras in the building are motion detecting, they switch off when there is no movement. The clip he showed me was of 2 guys in the stock room, all the other cameras were off. Suddenly they both looked to the door at the same time and walked out. As they opened the door they both looked to the top of the corridoor (where the entrance is). There is a huge steel gate one has to come through so it makes a big noise when one enters like "I've arrived"!
They started walking towards the entrance when both of them suddenly looked to the other end of the corridor and ran down towards the bathrooms. They were there awhile and slowly walked back.
My manager then showed me the email that one of the guys had sent him. Saying that they had heard someone running down the corridor so they went out to check. They hadn't heard the entrance gate. As they were walking to the entrance, the said they had heard keys jingling at the end by the bathrooms.
No one can get out of the building that way, the only exit is the entrance with the steel gate. They searched awhile but said they didn't find anything.
By this stage I was properly freaked out but still had one more session. I was on edge the entire session but I managed to get through it without seeing anything or hearing anything. Once the session was over and people were leaving I quickly packed up as I didn't want to be alone.
Putting the projector away one of the gentlemen from my session returned and offered to stay with me saying, "I'll wait here for you." I sighed huge relief and looked up to smile at the guy but I didn't see anyone and realised the voice came from the tiny storage room.
I have mentioned before that I cannot and don't want to communicate with anyone or anything from the other side, but it seems to be happening more often now...