This story takes place at my Mother's work in the building that houses the K9 Unit and the Radio Control Room where the 10111 emergecy (also known as 911) calls are taken.
First I will tell you my experience in the Radio Control Room so please bear with me as this story is a bit lengthy, but its worth it.
Before this room became the 10111 command centre it was the Logistics Office where my Mother worked as part of the administration staff. The layout is pretty simple: It's right at the end of a very long hallway. As you enter through the large wooden doors with clear glass panelling, you walk directly into this massive room housing the employees.
When I was around 12 years old my Mother fetched me after school and took me back to work with her as she was working late that night and didn't want me home alone until late. I don't remember what time it was, but it was already dark outside. Bored with myself I sat in the middle of the room and spun myself around on one of the office chairs. I had a clear view of the door and all the way down to the other end of the hallway thanks to the glass panelling.
As I spun around and faced the door I saw a man, right at the other end of the hallway, walk from left to right. As he did this he looked directly at me before entering the small passage that lead to the other offices on the other side. I ignored it thinking its just another employee working late like my Mom, besides the lights were on in that side of the building so there must be someone working, right? Wrong! Again, the man walked by, but this time from right to left and again he looked directly at me. I mean this was like 2 minutes after he initially walked from left to right and we didn't hear any doors being unlocked or locked.
I turned to my Mom, who had her back to the door, and asked her who the man was. She asked me to describe him to her: Tall, white man with dark hair and a slight belly. He was wearing a blue and yellow checkered shirt with beige work pants. She told me not to worry about him and come and play Mario Bros on the computer next to her.
Later on, a few years later, I overheard my Mother telling my Aunt that John (not real name) was walking the hallways at work again. As I continued listening I realised she was talking about a paranormal event and I, loving the paranormal, asked her to tell the stories.
This is what she said: There was a man working on that floor who suffered from deep depression. Somehow he got hold of one of the officer's firearm and shot himself in the mens toilets. The suspicions were that the firearm was given to him, but the investigation died off. My Mother told me that she believed I saw him that night roaming the area where the mens toilets are. She didn't want to let on that I scared her that night so she just said not to worry. Now that I think of it I remember there was something odd about the way he was walking. His legs were moving, but his body didn't move with the strides he was taking. It was kind of gliding.
Forward to the beginning of this year (2012).
The old logistics room was now converted to the 10111 command centre. On this particular night there were 3 ladies on duty taking any emergency calls that got diverted to the command centre. The woman sitting closest to the door said that she kept hearing footsteps up and down the hallway, but it's not possible as the entire floor is locked off by a gate on each end of the hallway. This was done to ensure no uneccessary noise during dealing with emergencies. Anyway, the other 2 ladies evetually heard the footsteps too, but none of them were brave enough to go check it out as they know the story of John. After a while the 2 older ladies bullied (in a friendly way) the youngest of the 3 to go see if the Captain in charge over them didn't come upstairs to check on them (he has a key for the gates). She went to go check it out and walked all the way down to the other end of the hallway and came back quickly reporting that no one is there. Now the ladies are starting to get a little freaked out.
Later during their shift, and after the footsteps died down, one of them needed to use the ladies room. She was too scared to go on her own, but knew the other 2 couldn't leave their post in case calls came in. She manned up and went to the ladies room, which is situated opposite the mens room on the other end of the hallway. When she tried to leave the rest room the door wouldn't open. This door can only lock from the inside and the latch was open. She got so scared that she cried and banged on the door. Luckily the other ladies heard and one of them ran down to the toilet and opened the door without any hassle. The lady that got trapped was pretty shaken up, but decided to remain until her shift is over.
Eventually their "lunch hour" arrived and the lady that was trapped inside couldn't shake the feeling of being stared at. The others told her it was just due to what happened earlier. While having her coffee she decided she was going to use her BlackBerry to take some pictures of the office they were in to see if she could capture anything. She only took about 3 pictures and when she looked at them, there VERY clearly, you can see an apparition!
At first look, just above the head of the lady wearing the black shirt, you can see the shape of a face. It's a misty apparition, but the features of eyes and mouth is there. If you look closely you will see that the apparition seems to be standing between the 2 women as the woman at the back (with the black shirt) has a misty blurr over her right shoulder.
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