It has been several months since the last time I have posted an encounter on this website. One would view it as a good thing if it has been awhile, and I do, until now.
I believe my last post took place when I was either 17 or 18. I would like to say that I have since graduated from high school, turned 19, and moved into an apartment in Traverse City, MI. During that time, everything was calm and quiet. I settled into my apartment and even got hired to work at a local Family Dollar just down the road. In my previous posts, I have always said that the spirit encounters are only occurring at my father's house. So, I had to learn to live with all the spirits that liked to "make themselves known" and eventually all of their actions were like normal background noise to me. During the month I was packing my boxes to move into my apartment, everything was quiet; no spirits.
I have been working in my new job for exactly 3 months now (September 13, 2017 marks the 3rd) and this week has been giving me chills. I usually work evening shifts and I walk to work since it is only a short mile down the road from my apartment. As I was crossing through the grass to get to the sidewalk, I hear the grass shifting quickly as if someone is running up behind me. Of course, I go instant "fight-or-flight" mode and spin around, but no one is there. So, that kind of set the spooky mood for the evening.
After my shift, I help close the store at night with my manager, so it usually dark by the time I get done. But yesterday night, after I locked the doors and ran through to make sure no one else was in besides me and the manager, I was running the dust mop along the aisles when I suddenly heard a little girl's voice right next to me. I was zoning out while sweeping, because I was exhausted, so when I heard the voice, I nearly jumped out of my skin. I looked like a loon just spinning around trying to find the source of the noise. At first, I thought it might have been the radio, because it was still on, but we only listen to one station of country music (even though I hate it) and the DJ literally has the same songs on repeat everyday, so I know all of them (unfortunately). So, with that said, not one song on the radio has a little girl's voice.
Honestly, I have no idea what the voice said. It was spoken quickly and quietly, but it almost sounded like a question. After I was done sweeping, I took the trash out and started to unpack a couple boxes of store merchandise while I waited for my manager to get done so we could leave for the night. I was hanging some Harvest decorations on some hooks in the seasonal aisle, but I needed to stand on my toes because it was up a little higher than I could reach. I felt a rush of air move past me and then suddenly something press itself against my back. Obviously, I quickly moved away, because it was the natural response to the unwanted actions. By this point, my guard was at its height, so I was constantly looking around; just wanting this damn spirit to just show itself already. Well, I kind of got my wish, but not directly. I kept seeing this tall, completely black silhouette out of the corner of my eye, but every time I turned to look at it, it would "run" behind something or fade so I couldn't see it.
I never told my manager what happened when we were finally leaving, because maybe this encounter might be the only one. But, I just want to know what this spirit is and, once again, why do they always target me. I mean, it started out as a little girl's voice, but a few minutes later the silhouette's and physical contact.