From my previous stories and comments I have mentioned that I work in the County Circuit Clerks office. We are the keepers of most County books. These records covers Land Deeds, Deed of Trust (mortgages, modifications, etc.), and various civil/criminal records. We have all records back from the early to mid 1800's. Most are public record so our typical day has researchers from various companies doing searches in out vault.
This particular courthouse was built in the mid 40's, replacing the original that was built in the late 1800's. So there is a rich history of the land that flows through out the courthouse. Our vault, which is located right behind my desk, is approximately 20 feet by 40 feet with rows of cabinets that hold very large books, as well three walls. In the back corner is a metal spiral staircase that winds down to the "dungeon". It is the same size as the vault room above. It too has rows of cabinets containing old books.
We (myself and coworkers) have been experiencing some things that I feel are mostly residual. We have on several occasions heard what one would describe as rustling of book pages. As if someone was flipping through one of the books. As old as this building is the vault was built to be mostly climate controlled. That being said, it is not possible for a draft or breeze to cause the sound.
Back in November I was in the office by myself during lunch when I heard the rustling. My ears perked up as I strained to hear more. Suddenly a chair that sets in front of one the computers moved. Granted this was only the sound. I did a quick memory check of who was not back there. I got up, walked the five steps to see in the vault and no one was there. I quickly walked the entire vault to assure myself no one was back there. I grinned and walked up to the pair of chairs and pushed them back underneath the desk.
I left the vault and sat back down at my desk and continued on with my work. Only 5 minutes later I heard a chair move again. I bounced up and quickly looked in to see that one of the chairs was pulled back about 6 inches. I went crazy. Well, not really but it sent chills all over me. I thought it was pretty cool. I told my coworkers when they returned from lunch so they have been on the look out every since.
Fast forward to about 2 weeks ago. One of my coworkers actually faces the opening to the vault. One day while I was at lunch she said she saw the same chair pulled out and pushed back in very quickly. She didn't hear anything but watched as it happened. That's weird, no sound.
Well, that's just a few things that have happened recently. There are others such as tapping on my head, maps being pulled from the wall. I think most are residual researchers but some have shown other possibilities.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read and comment.