A few months ago, I took a job as a security guard at Longview Fibre in Longview, WA. The job sucked. It was the most boring thing I've ever done. I worked the graveyard shift (12am-8am). My job consisted of walking half the property of the paper mill 5 times each night. It was about 16 miles of walking per day. During my rounds, I had to enter each building, walk through it, and exit on the other side of it. After doing this for a week or so, I began to notice some unexplainable things...
The first thing I noticed was in the garage. The garage was a building where forklifts and heavy equipment were maintained. It was built in two sections. There was an old section that was built many years ago, and a newer one that was built probably within the last 20 or so years. These two sections were not separated by doors or anything like that. The new section was basically just an addition to the old building. There was a large passageway that connected the two parts. During my rounds, I wasn't required to go in the newer section, but after a few nights, I figured I'd look around. As soon as I entered the newer section of the building, a loud banging started. I just kind of shrugged it off as creaking pipes or something and went on with my shift.
The second time I noticed something weird, I was in the garage again. When I went in the garage, I was supposed to enter at one door, walk across the old section, and exit on the other end. Near the exit door was a counter. On top of the counter was a large cardboard box full of empty pop cans. Someone must have been recycling. Well, one night, as I was walking toward the exit door, about 15 feet from it, that cardboard box scooted off the counter and onto the floor. The pop cans went everywhere. I wasn't looking at the box as it fell, but rather, the ground ahead of me. I was bored and just staring at the floor as I walked. Now, I wasn't looking straight at the box, but it was right in front of me. I'd swear that after the box fell, I saw a shadow zip away from it to the left. I thought it must have been a pop can that rolled away really fast, but looked and there was nothing that went that way. Then I shrugged it off thinking it must have been a mouse or something.
The third time I noticed something weird, I was once again in the garage. Let me explain the layout a little further. When you walk in the entry door, there is a flight of stairs right in front of you. At the top of the stairs is a store room. The door to the room is always supposed to be locked. Well one night I walked into the garage and saw the door to the store room wide open. I went up the stairs to check the room to make sure no one was in there. Immediately as I walked in the room I felt someone breathing on the back of my neck. I also had an overwhelming feeling that someone was watching me. Of course, that could have had something to do with the breath on the back of my neck! Needless to say I got the hell out of there quick!
After having quite a few experiences, I brought it up to my co-workers. Turns out, everyone of them (except for ONE) had had numerous experiences. In fact, there were several that would refuse to enter certain buildings after dark. We exchanged stories and found that we had all had experiences in the same places. One guy, said that he saw the same store room door open that I did, and as he was watching, he saw someone walk across the door way. But he went up and checked the room and no one was there. Another lady had seen a figure in some steam outside the garage. I'm not really one to be scared by this stuff, so I got pretty curious.
The next time I was in the garage, I made sure to go visit the new section wondering what I could find out about the loud banging in there. I started by standing on the edge of the new section and the old section. I was just on the side of the old section. I stood there for a few minutes and listened very quietly. It was completely quiet. You could have heard a pin drop. Then I took one step into the new section. I stood there for a few seconds and the loud banging started. That particular day, it sounded like someone was hitting the metal siding with a big chain. So then I stepped back into the old section and the banging stopped. I did this procedure a couple times. After I was confident that it was only banging when I was in the new section, I figured I'd try to figure out where it was coming from. I was unsuccessful. The banging would move as you move through building. It would always seem like it's coming from the wall near you, but when you go there, it's coming from somewhere else. Just a little creepy huh?
A week or so later, I used my cell phone to take some video of the banging. Obviously all there is to see is the inside of the garage, but you can hear the banging. But there's something weird about it. There's TONS of static! It almost drowns out the really loud banging (however you can still hear it). I've heard that if you slow down the sound, the static becomes and audible message or something like that. At the moment I can't transfer the video onto my computer (need a cable) but when I can, I'll post it here.
I've had several more experiences at this location, including a light show, but I'm getting tired of typing now. Maybe I can add to it later. I'll post the video when I can.