I have written a few other stories regarding my office and the strange occurrences within the building and around it. Well, this last week and a half have been right up there!
I have a private office with a private phone line that also can receive calls from the entire business, one of those mega telephone business systems. On my telephone there is a built in caller identification. For calls coming from outside of the building it will display only the number. For calls coming from inside the building, it will display the person's name as well as extension number. I try to leave my door open, promote the open door policy and keep tabs on what is going on in the building. It can sometimes get noisy, and then I close the door to concentrate.
The Administrative Assistant and I have become pretty close friends. Her office is caddy-corner to mine. I can sometimes hear voices from her office when my door is open, not conversations but voices.
A few days ago, I was sitting at my desk and I heard a female's voice say "Help her. Watch out for her. She will need you". It was not a voice I recognized, but I got up, looked down the hall. Nobody there. I checked all of the near by offices, no one there either. Okay, scratch the head and move on.
The day after that, I heard the females voice coming from my phone, stating the exact same thing. "Help her. Watch out for her. She will need you..." My phone only rings on my end for incoming calls. I looked at the display while hearing the voice, it displayed the Admins extension and name, and then disconnected. I immediately called her and asked if she had tried to reach me. She said no, she was in the middle of something. I let it go at that.
The next day the voice through the phone occurred a couple of times, then a few times over the next few weeks. The calls did not occur at specific times, but, they always displayed the Admin's name and extension number. I had asked her about it a couple of times, always getting a no for an answer. The calls also come when there is no one in her office. The strangest thing is my phone NEVER rings for these calls.
I took Friday off. When I returned to work I had learned the Admin had an asthma attack in her office. The door had been closed and she passed out before getting to the handle to open the door and get help. She was discovered by maintenance that saw a shadow against the door of her office and opened to investigate. A rescue squad was called; she was taken to the nearest ER for treatment.
Monday I was listening to some old tapes of previously recorded seminars. The voice from the calls was on the tape conducting the seminar! I asked an employee who has been here for quite some time who the voice belonged to. I was told the voice belonged to a former Admin who had passed away about five years ago. I went back to listening to the seminars. Still a bit bewildered. As I was leaving the media room, I turned and saw a woman with short cropped brown hair, glasses in a navy business suit smiling in my direction. She exited through the opposite side door.
As I returned the seminar tapes, I looked at the cover on one of the tapes. It was the Admin who had passed away, she had taped the seminars. She was the woman standing in the media room smiling at me!
I wonder if she was trying to warn me about the current Admins asthma attack?