It's been a while.
For a while things had calmed down in my life with the supernatural, but as of the last couple of years all kinds of bizarre events are happening. I thought some would make great stories to share with you, but I'm starting with an ongoing saga of what we have dubbed "The White Lady" at my Burger King.
I've worked for the company a year now, and both locations I have been at were haunted. While there's not much story to the first store I was at, what I've experienced on the night shift, along with others, at my current store? Is something straight from a horror movie.
It started simple enough. One night, while I was manning the front counter I noticed a young woman in her twenties waving to get my attention. She had what I'd best describe as a formal white gown on from the flapper days and long blonde hair. I explained I'd be right with her, and turned away less than a second. In the time I'd taken to turn back around - she was gone.
I assumed I was just exhausted, and wrote it off until a month later. My co workers and I were discussing ghosts, and while asking if a friend believed in them she mentioned she'd seen one at work. When I asked the story - I'll give you one guess as to the specter she described. That's right, the same lady, the same wave, even standing in the same place.
It really creeped us out - but we didn't think much of it. But apparently, the woman knew we'd seen her because that's when the haunting began in earnest.
It started as little things. To this day, I see her in the lobby doing various things. Whether it be waving me down again, sitting in a booth staring out the window, or dancing as if she's at the most elegant one person ball I had seen. Other people claimed to see her too, including one employee who I'd never seen so spooked in my life.
Overall, however, she seemed to keep to herself so we let her be. About a month after her frequent appearances, however, things started to become less "Casper" and more "Poltergeist".
One night, after I had clocked out and went home. One of my employees was waiting for a ride and swore to me as she was walking around, something followed her. Loud, heavy footsteps, that she said made her blood run cold. I found this a little eerie but thought nothing of it even after she quit no longer wishing to work the night shift.
Then came my disturbing experience. At about 11:55 only 5 minutes until closing, I was taking orders. I had told the current car that I didn't have a specific item they wanted. What I was greeted by was THE most blood-curdling scream I have ever heard in my life. Like the sound of a woman in a horror movie just moments before being taken out by some man in a mask.
I threw off my headset. Thinking it was just someone in the car. And as the car, who didn't want the food, drove off. I noticed distinctly that there was only one passenger in the car... A man. Understandably I was visibly shaken and thanked god that I never got another car before I was able to take it off for the night.
After that, her appearances became far more frequent. My GM was skeptical but becoming less so with every team member that seemed to come forward having heard a strange sound, or seemingly seen someone who just wasn't there.
Fast-forward to last night. We had already closed the dinning room for the night and I was cleaning when clear as day - I heard her for the first time. "Excuse me, sir?" Came a woman's loud voice. I turned around - but though there were two women there both were on their phones and finishing their meals. Neither had any idea what I was talking.
Then tonight, came what I call the escalation. I came into work to my GM telling me "Ok I think I believe you about your ghost." I asked what happened. And according to her, both managers this morning, while the store was completely empty swore up and down that they heard someone shout the ASM's name. After a thorough search, they found absolutely no one in the store. Which apparently spooked her out. She had previously written it off having worked the night shift and not seen a thing.
Then tonight, as we were doing our usual work. My co worker turned to me and asked if I could hear someone crying. At first I was too busy to notice, but before long, I heard gross sobbing - again; a woman's. I stood there dumbstruck, and asked another co worker who heard the same thing. Our only female co worker there was standing right beside me straight faced and handing out food in the drive thru.
It continued for a good five minutes.
Supposedly, our Burger King is built near what was once an old cemetery if my older co worker is to be believed. But honestly, none of us know where to begin to figure out who the white lady is. And most are too afraid of finding out to call up a paranormal team. I only hope she is as friendly as she first appeared and her creepier interactions are indeed harmless.
I'll be sure to update with a Part II or more if and when things continue to get strange.