This month I decided it would be fun to occupy my time by volunteering at a haunted house. I have had a very fun time doing so, as I am an actor, and I have been doing this all month.
When I first started working, other workers kept telling stories of how they believed that this haunted house was actually haunted. I'm an open person, I listened to their stories, I didn't accuse them of making it up or being crazy or anything, but all my life I had never believed that paranormal entities existed. That is until about 3 days ago.
For my part, I sit in a dark hallway, alone, in the back of the haunt, and it has always been rather cold back there, but I just assumed it was because it's October in Washington and we are in a basement. In the room next to me is a volunteer who happens to be a paranormal investigator, and she informed me that my hallway was the most active part of the whole place. Now, I had never had any experiences at all, so I wasn't worried.
Normally my boyfriend is just right down the hall from me, and he always comes to chat and keep me company. That day we were short on staff, so they moved him to another room. I was fine with it, just a bit lonely.
So groups were going through, it was a relatively busy night, and it was just nonstop people. Finally, there was about a ten minute break about halfway through the night where no people were coming through. We aren't supposed to leave our rooms though, just in case, so I was sitting in my chair, curled up in a ball and shivering because I was in costume, which was really just a tank top and jeans. There is a light in the hallway, and it has never had problems before, nor have any of the lights around the hallway.
Then out of nowhere, the light started getting brighter and brighter, and I curiously looked around and when I did the light completely turned off for about 5 seconds. As soon as it turned off, I felt a burning sensation go down my right shoulder, like I was being scratched.
Needless to say, I freaked out. I screamed and collapsed to the ground, crying and curled up and yelling for help. Nobody came right away because they thought I was just acting, so I was there for about a minute, slowly going into shock. I had my eyes closed the whole time. The light had turned back on by the time someone came down the hallway and found me bawling and shaking.
They took me back to the break room and looked at my back, where it was very raw and red. I stayed there for a while and they calmed me down, made me eat, and said everything was ok. They decided it was best for me not to be alone anymore, so they sent my boyfriend back with me.
About 2 or 3 groups of people went by before my boyfriend found me shaking and wide eyed on the ground again, and he told me to go back because I told him I was hearing whispers the whole time. So I went back, calmed down again, and decided to give it another go.
The owners of the haunt are very religious people, so they shielded the whole area and then blessed me with holy water, and when I went back it was much warmer and I did not have any problems the rest of the night.
This brings me to the next night.
As usual, everyone was told to go to their rooms about 15 minutes before we opened. I went back, and noticed it was freezing cold again. So I sat down in my chair for about two minutes, when I saw a shadow standing about 5 feet away from me. Stupidly, I tried talking to myself, saying nothing was there, that I was ok that nobody was here. Then the shadow moved, and I felt a firm grip on the same shoulder I had been scratched on. I immediately got up and ran back to the break room, crying and yelling, "It happened again, it happened again!" They blessed me again, and told me that nobody is to be working that hallway anymore until they got this sorted out.
A little while later, I was in the break room with two other people, both female. A boy walked into the room, then left the room for two seconds, and as soon as he left the lights turned off, then as soon as he walked back in they turned back on. I told the manager this happened and she said I shouldn't be inside anymore so she sent me outside to entertain the crowd, which was extremely large that night.
I discovered yesterday that my friend, who was a guy, decided to go into the hallway, sit in my chair and record audio on his phone. He started asking the entity who they were, what they want, etc, etc.
When he went back and listened to the recording, he intensified the sensitivity and found that as soon as he sat down in the chair a voice said, "Where's the girl? I want the girl." When he asked who the entity was, it kept saying the names of different people who worked there, until finally it said something that sounded like dragon.
The managers are no longer allowing me to walk anywhere inside without the presence of a male, because "dragon" does not mess with me if I am with a guy.
So really, the most I want from this is help. I am actually extremely freaked out by this whole thing, and I just want to know why it took to to me and how do I make it go away. I am actually petrified to go down that hallway or anywhere near it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.