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Preschool Haunting


I work as a preschool teacher, and while the school is beautiful, positive, and belonging to a church, it's hard not to wonder if it may still be haunted.

When I began working here, an employee who resigned not long ago would tell me to be careful, "This place is haunted, I swear." She had a sarcastic, teasing sense of humor (always in a friendly way, never going too far), so I was positive she was only trying to haze me. My boss would repeatedly tell me to "just ignore her" and "please don't quit."

A few months ago, I received a promotion from traveling aide to lead teacher. When I was given my own room to manage and hold down, I began to notice a few peculiar things happening and started to think maybe my former coworker had been playfully honest rather than playfully teasing.

I would lock all of my cabinets each day before leaving. I was the only one who knew the combinations because I'd purchased the locks myself. Even still, I'd unlock the cabinets the next day to see everything in a different spot. Admittedly, a better spot- much more organized than I'd left them- but still obviously in a different place, sometimes even in a totally different cabinet. I asked my boss if she knew who was trying to help me clean my cabinets so that I could thank them, but she said I should ask around. I asked every single coworker and no one knew a thing. Again, it wasn't really possible for them to be cleaning the cabinets without knowing my combinations, but I'll debunk anything that can be debunked.

At one point, I went into another teacher's room to watch her students so that she could leave a little early. There were only two children left in the whole school for the day, both hers, so it was easy. A few minutes into me watching the boys, they reached for some Bibles that they shouldn't have had out. I said, "Excuse me, boys, those belong to your teacher, not us." They immediately giggled and dropped them onto the floor, and as soon as the books hit the floor so did a jack in the box behind me. I turned to see it and saw what looked like short heat waves next to the toy. They were there one second and gone the next.

Eventually, a couple of weeks ago, I was told by a coworker who in no way believes in ghosts that "The teachers in the toddler room ACTUALLY believe it's haunted. I mean, apparently they believe it's a certain person's ghost, but who thinks stuff like that is real? In a church of all places, too!"

I decided to ask a coworker who teaches in Toddler 1 why they believed it to be haunted. She said a couple of years ago, a teacher from the infant room died in an accident. Now, cribs will move when you're the only one in there. Sippy cups in the toddler room will be locked away when you know just a minute earlier you left them in the sink. Whispering. Giggling. Things like that.

Yesterday, I went into Infant 2 and found that one of our new infants was feeling fussy. I offered to come back and get him in fifteen minutes when I was supposed to clock out for lunch, planning to take him with me to walk around outside a little. I ended up clocking out about thirty minutes late. Right before I left my classroom, I saw that one of my two year olds was staring off rather than sleeping. I decided to check on him before stepping away, and he told me, "She asked if you'll get the baby." I asked him to repeat himself. He said, "That cute baby needs to go outside." Now, this child had no idea what is said to the infant teacher and certainly couldn't hear the baby all the way across the school!

Any input or questions would be much appreciated! Thank you so much for reading!

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Darkangel73 (4 stories) (124 posts)
7 years ago (2016-06-29)
I would say this is a pleasant story, at least whomever is there is helpful... As for the heatwaves I would assume that this entity has some serious energy.
Tweed (33 stories) (2438 posts)
7 years ago (2016-06-29)
Hi Flowers,

Far out about the heat waves, I just can't get that out of my mind now. 😲 I imagined it was like 'shock waves' captured on high speed cameras from recorded explosions. Wow!

I don't have any insight but it's nice to have your locker organised. 😉

That mouthy non-believer's probably experienced a thing or two they're not comfortable with, oh well.

Thanks for sharing, this was really interesting.

Oh I do have a suggestion, try delving into the history of place, like find records and such. Might be a bit of unreliable gossip abound in word of mouth. Always a good idea to sort fact from fiction.
RCRuskin (9 stories) (757 posts)
7 years ago (2016-06-29)
Nice story. I've had a few incidents in church myself, so feel confident that churches can also have spirits inside them.

One quick question to start things off: Do the locks you purchased have a keyhole on the back as a way to override the tumblers if you forget the combination?

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