I am a young lad who about ten months ago started his dream job working at the local railway station. I have always dreamt of working for the railways and so having to do night shifts was a worthy price to pay.
After a few weeks I had to start my first night shift. I wasn't expecting anything paranormal at all. At Ipswich Railway Station there are upstairs offices used by day by Driver managers and other office staff and by night, empty and rather eerie.
I was asked by my supervisor, the only other member of platform staff around, to clean the upstairs staff loos as is customary for a station cleaner such as myself. I walked up the first set of rather steep stairs and along the corridor to the first door.
Now up to this door it's fine, you feel normal but once you walk through the door it becomes very strange. You sense you're not alone. Anyhow I had a job to do, so I clean the ladies which is the very first door on the left. It feels ok in here but its still eerie and the large number of mirrors doesn't help! I then need to go round a corner along the next section of corridor then through another door, up a second flight of stairs and through a third and final door to yet another section of corridor. At the end of this corridor, again on the left, is the gents staff toilets. From the second door up to here is almost unbearably spooky. The feeling of being watched intensifies along the corridor and at the foot of the second flight of stairs is the worst. However, as I said, I had a job to do and I got on with it.
Being new I didn't want to mention it for fear of being ridiculed, but I really didn't like it up there. Now, as a cleaner, I do seven night shifts in a row. On the Wednesday which is towards the end of the week of nights, I had a stranger than normal experience. I had cleaned the ladies and the gents so was heading back towards the stairs. As I reached the door that opened to the flight of stairs I looked up, and for a few moments was sure I saw the figure of a woman at the foot of the stairs where I had felt the strange sensations of being watched so strongly. The scariest part was to get out I had to go through where I had just seen the woman! However, even with all this, I waited a few seconds after she had "vanished" and passed it off as me being tired from almost a week of nights which I wasn't accustomed to. As a result I never mentioned it to anyone.
About three weeks later I was on nights again with a supervisor named Chris. I was very friendly with Chris as he had trained me when I first started, so we were talking and we started talking of ghosts. He asked me if I knew about the station ghosts. I said no I didn't have a clue. Chris looked at me and said, "Do you know where the station is haunted?" I thought for a second and said "upstairs". Sure enough he nodded and confirmed that the strongest feeling he got was when he was at the foot of the second flight of stairs. He also mentioned about the public ladies toilets on Platform 2, though as I never experienced anything there I shall not repeat that story.
Talking to Chris I discovered that I was far from the only person who had experienced odd things in the upstairs corridors. Nearly all the other cleaners had experiences to share, from seeing moving shadows with no visible owner to the sounds of children laughing and playing. Now I am sure something is upstairs, and having spoken to other supervisors who also feel uneasy upstairs there is no doubt the offices are haunted.
Sorry for the very long recollection, but I wanted to put as much as I could in this narrative so you could get a decent idea of what it is like up there and how it feels.