Almost two years ago I submitted a story titled table, Table Tipping. For those interested it can be found at the following link. Https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=24149
That story took place at a fire hall that was abandoned, as a new one had been built to replace it and was subsequently moved into.
Since that story the old fire hall was demolished and replaced with structures of a higher calling, namely, fast food restaurants.
Part of my job involves some driving from site to site and often enough I would drive by these businesses and wonder if any of them experience any kind of supernatural oddness or even a full blown haunting. Would the spirit (s) attached to the old fire hall have moved on, when it was demolished or would they inhabit the new buildings?
Today I got that answer.
For the first time since they were built I pulled into the fast food parking lot. I was determined to ask at at least one of them if they had any ghostly activities going on. I don't know why I chose the particular restaurant I did, but was fortunate that the single patron was just leaving as I entered. The owner asked me what I wanted to eat but I answered instead with, "actually I have an odd question to ask you, is your store by any chance haunted"?
I could not read the sudden strange look on his face. Then he lowered his head and quietly said, "yes". Still speaking quietly he asked me how I knew and I then explained my history with the building that used to occupy the site.
It got better!
After some discussion he asked me if I wanted to see video of the ghost that his security cameras picked up. Of course I said yes.
The video was taken by a camera in the patron area of the store a few months ago. He logged into it from home, near midnight, before he went to bed. The store was open, there were both customers in the store and an employee but they were not fully in the field of view. Then a "flying" image of a gossamer green/grey thing moved from left to right on his screen It was very Hollywood in that it swooped in a slow undulation. It was somewhat see-through, and had the classic wispy trailing end. A largish front rounded area suggested an oversized featureless head and the "body" was an amorphous flowing shape behind this. It all suggested a large billowy window shear that was stuffed on the one end, tied off with a cord, with the rest left to blow in a soft wind. The thing then parked itself high up on a wall and hung there for a few minutes. Although I did not see the whole two minutes he said that it faded away after this. Neither the employee nor the patrons seemed to notice anything odd.
I asked him for a copy of the video, which he politely refused to do. He felt that to do so would add to his problems.
Although before this he said that he did not believe in the supernatural he said that he could not now deny it. He further claimed that he feels that the entity is slowing down his business as its appearance was coincident with lower patronage at his shop. His sense is that even showing the video may make things worse as well. I told him that I did not think this to be true but to no avail.
The video is not all, he often finds motion detector triggered lights on in the washrooms, when he first opens the empty store in the morning and he hears clattering noises in the kitchen when he is alone as well.
He is somewhat frightened and concerned. I offered to tell the ghost to get along and stop scaring him. He delayed answering so without his permission I did this anyway (we were still alone). I also offered him the services of an acquaintance of mine who has helped my sister with her unpleasant supernatural issues. After some time thinking about it he did want that to happen.
That is all for now but I will follow up with more information as it becomes available.
In conclusion... It seems that some ghosts do indeed hang about after demolition of a building and haunt the next.