I'm going to relate two experiences which have both had me very shaken. They are both 100% true.
I am a 32 year-old Englishman who lives and works in Beijing, China. About 5 months back I moved in with my Chinese girlfriend at her flat on the 36th floor of a high rise block. The building is part of a gated neighbourhood which has several high rise buildings in close proximity. Our building is the tallest and from the windows of our living room, kitchen and study we can clearly see the rooftops of the buildings opposite. It is quite usual to see people walking about on the rooftops, smoking cigarettes or exercising, that kind of thing.
About 3 weeks after I had moved in, I was in the kitchen washing the dishes after lunch and I happened to glance out of the window. I did a double take when I saw a man standing dangerously close to the edge of one of the buildings opposite. I can still recall clearly that he was wearing a white t-shirt and black trousers, which with hindsight seems unusual as Beijing at that time of year is far too cold to be wearing only a t-shirt. He seemed to be in some distress and I opened the kitchen window to shout at him to get away from the edge, but before I could do so the man jumped from the rooftop.
I ran into the living room and told my girlfriend what had happened and we both quickly ran to the lift in a panic and went down to the ground floor, expecting to see a gruesome scene with people panicking and police and ambulances having been called. Instead, we found there was nothing that we expected - no body, no panic, nothing needing our help at all. There were people walking around calmly going about their day. It was as if the whole thing had never happened. My girlfriend was angry at me afterwards because she thought I was playing a joke on her, but I know what I saw. All I can think now is, did I see a ghost? It might sound silly but from that day on I have tried to avoid looking out of the window whenever I'm in the kitchen.
As if that wasn't creepy enough, a few weeks after the 'jumper' incident, I was taking the lift down to the ground floor to go to work. As I mentioned, I live on the 36th floor, which is the top floor of the building. When the lift got to the 21st floor, it stopped and the doors opened. A little old lady walked in. She was short, I'd guess no more than 5 ft tall, and wearing typical clothes for an old Chinese lady. There was nothing spooky or ghostly about her. As she entered the lift, she looked up and gave me a big, open-mouthed grin. I noticed several of her teeth were missing. I smiled back at her, and the doors closed and the lift carried on going down. The lift next stopped at the 18th floor, and the doors opened again, but there was nobody there waiting to get in. When I looked around, the old woman had vanished! I know I didn't imagine her and I am certain she hadn't got out of the lift without me noticing.
Given how she reacted to the 'jumper', I didn't tell my girlfriend about this incident and in fact this is the first time I'm mentioning it to anyone. I haven't seen the old lady since.
The strange thing is, the complex we live in is fairly new, it's only around 10 years old, so I don't think it is old enough to have ghosts. I wasn't really a believer in the supernatural before this all happened, but I really don't have an explanation for the things I've experienced. Has anyone else had any similar experiences to mine?