I have been reading from this site for quite a few days now, and finally I decided to share my story. I live in a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean called Malta.
At the time that I had my experience I was 17 year old, now I am 21. I used to work in small cafeteria in the middle of our capital city, Valletta. The cafeteria basically consisted of an old basement, and two levels. The basement was used as a store, the ground floor had the bar and a few fridges, and the top level had three or four tables for patrons to use. The funny thing about the place was, that the shop was actually a very small part of an old palace, the basement was the only original part, while the other two levels were actually one level divided with some beams and a wooden flooring. The stairs, which led upstairs, or downstairs were exactly on top of each other. Due to the lack of light (there weren't any back windows) the architect decided to remove the back part of the stairs that led upstairs, so that light could illuminate the stairs underneath.
We used to work in three in this cafeteria, the manager and one of us used to leave at two, while the other stayed until 6 in the evening. This was done in turns between my colleague and me.
Now, let's come to the actual experience... I never actually saw anything, but I felt and saw shadows. In the afternoon as soon as the other left, I used to sit on the stairs, which led upstairs, like this I had a good view of the door for the café. After a few moments I would always feel like someone ran into the café, and went straight ahead for the stairs downstairs. The creepy thing is that I saw a shadow on the glass of the fridge. I would then have the feeling that someone went downstairs. I would always creep out, and immediately stand up from the stairs. After it happened a few times I stopped sitting on the said stairs. The really creepy thing was, that I was sure than I never talked to anyone about it, because I was sure that they would make fun of me.
One morning I was a bit late cause I missed the bus, so when I went in my colleagues were already there. While I was going put my bag downstairs I heard my colleague mumbling a story to my manager, she seemed quite frightened. I stopped in my tracks, just to hear her describe my exact experience to my manager, she said every detail that I saw. I never said anything to them cause I didn't want to create a fuss about it, but to this day, when I remember that feeling my eyes gets teary...
I hope you liked the story, unfortunately or maybe not, that was the only paranormal experience I had which I am certain of.
I am open to any feedback. Thanks for reading.