After the incident described in part 1, I never experienced anything of that magnitude again. I did however have a few more experiences that left me wondering. There were plenty of times that you could hear inexplicable noises. There were the "classic crashes" when nothing had fell. The sound that made me scratch my head the most, was the sound of the front door being unlocked after closing.
One evening about two years ago when I got to work, I went straight to the boss's office to tell him that I had received a summons for jury duty. After talking about the summons for a few minutes I started to leave when the boss says, "Oh by the way why did you leave the shopping basket rack sitting in the middle of the floor last night..." I insisted that I didn't move the rack at all. He said that it wasn't a big deal, he figured I moved it to sweep under it and had forgot to put it back. I told him that if I had of moved it to sweep, that I would have moved it back when I mopped. It was then when we both realized, it had to have been Susie. Susie was our pet name for whatever was in the store.
The other two times that I saw something was through the monitor in the office, both times after closing. The first thing I saw was a large black mass standing in the first aisle. It watching my part-time kid mopping the floor. I saw it in the office monitor as I was counting up the register. I was keeping an eye on the kid. He was new and we weren't sure about his honesty. The mass had a vague human shape, although you couldn't make out any arms or legs. You could make out a head but no facial features. I stepped out to see if I could actually see it but I couldn't. When I stepped back in the office and looked at the monitor you couldn't see it anymore. I never said anything to the kid about it. I didn't want to have to finish mopping.
The second time was right about the same time period. I had closed up and was in the office counting up. I had a habit of keeping an eye on the monitor, especially when I was there alone. We had a four-way system and on the outside camera feed I noticed a large blue orb. Now I'm not one to put much stock in orbs because there are too many things they can be. This one was different. It was about the size of a volleyball and it was solid blue. It floated around as if it was hunting for something. It lasted a good two to three minutes and it was gone. It didn't fly away or get out of camera range, it just vanished.
I quit the store in October of 2007 and I just miss two things, all the kids I made friends with and "Susie..."
[note from the webmaster: the author of this story has informed us in november 3, 2016 that he was actually victim of a hoax]