I have had a few encounters with the paranormal over the years but I shall start with the most and perhaps most unnerving one.
In a previous role I was UK Sales Manager for a worldwide office broker but after being made redundant following a merger I have been forced to take up two temporary roles while I plot my next career move. One of these roles is at a nice resteraunt in a town near to where I live in Surrey, England.
It was a Sunday and I was helping to close down the resteraunt. We close early on a Sunday at around 10pm but things had been winding down for some time. I had already gone upstairs to help two colleagues clear the outside terrace and it was drizzling with rain and quite slippery but all of the customers up there had already left some time before. I was then running some errands in the kitchen when the manager on duty said everyone had left the resteraunt so they could close the kitchen.
Some time later I was a cleaning some tables at the back of the restaurant near to where the door to the toilets are located. All of a sudden an old man wearing a jacket and a baseball hat walked past me even, though I hadn't heard the toilet door open. As he drifted past me he said 'I bet your glad you are not up there,' so I replied 'Yes it is quite slippery,' and he moved past me and the area I was in. As he walked past I thought that it was a bit strange as, as far as I knew the last customer had left the restaurant some time ago and there were no other parties present who may have been waiting for him, but by the time I thought to see if he was ok he had passed my view and I assumed my colleagues within earshot would be able to help. Anyway I wanted to leave as quickly as I could so I carried on and didn't think much more of it.
I had completely forgotten about it but the next day at my other job I just started thinking how strange it all was: I hadn't seen him in the restaurant and he certainly hadn't been upstairs while I was there, all the customers had left at least 30 minutes before this incident. I hadn't heard him coming and if he had gone to the loo he would have had to walk past me to get there, which he did not. I also did not hear another member of staff at the front of the restaurant interact with him.
Later on I asked the girl working and cleaning the front part of the restaurant (without any context) whether she remembered an old man leaving on his own at around 22:10. She said the doors had already been locked and no one left at that time