My next story takes place at work... I work in a call center for the local cable company, which will remain nameless, and we outsource for our cleaning crew, or janitors. Most of them, with the exception of Catalina, do NOT speak English. They all wear the same thing, light blue shirts with black pants for the girls, and grey shirts with khakis, (yes, this is important).
Another important thing is our door to the bathroom is heavy! I am a big girl, and it's hard for me to push it open, especially when it gets stuck! It also makes this loud creaking noise when it opens and a hard loud bang when it shuts, (yes this is also important).
I had to use the potty before my shift, (as usual). I went into the bathroom and standing by the trash can was one of the cleaning girls, blue shirt black pants, it looked like Catalina, so I said "hello!", and went into a stall. I thought to myself it was odd for her to be changing a trash bag so early, (7:15ish), we had only been open since 6, there couldn't have been THAT MUCH trash. But whatever, I brushed it off.
I was washing my hands and notice that Cat was gone, maybe she is in the hall, (that leads to the bathroom exit), texting, she did this OFTEN! So when I got around the corner she was not there. Again, I simply brushed it off, maybe maintenance just fixed the door, and I didn't hear her leave.
But, when I opened the door there was the signature loud creak! "OOOOOKAYYY", I thought. I went to my desk and started to open my e-mails to get some cleared before I had to start the day. But this incident just bothered me. I started to ask around if anyone felt "weird" in the bathroom, like I always felt, but I just thought it was me.
Finally I asked one woman who has been here for 8 years, she told me ever since the "accident" she has seen an apparition and felt "odd" in/near or even thinking about using the bathroom here. I found this interesting, I asked her to tell me what happened, but she refused, (at this point I was pissed, why say anything if you're not going to tell me!).
About a week goes by and the eerie feeling is there, but nothing else. Then it happened again, saw her standing by the trash, then she vanished. Frustrated I went to my co-worker again, (her and I are pretty close, so I felt fine with what I did next), I looked at her and asked her to tell me about the accident again, and again she declined. So, I begged! I just pleaded until she caved, (took me like 20 minutes, but she loves me). This happened with Cat's TWIN sister, Anya.
Anya was cleaning up the water from a toilet that overflowed, as she exited a stall she slipped on a wad of toilet paper, fell back hit her head on the door, then the toilet, then lastly the floor. Amazingly enough she got up and said she was fine, (so everyone thought). She went to the hospital and they said she was fine. She went home to take a nap because she had a killer headache, and she never woke up. She had brain damage and hemorrhaging in her head, (can you say malpractice law-suit for the hospital!).
This happened about 4 years ago, and many people have seen Anya, but she never talks... I think she is stuck here, not aware that she died. I've attempted to contact her, but she doesn't seem to notice anyone at all. I've got strong medium abilities, and I don't think she can't hear me, but I think she just can't accept what happened to her, at least not right now...
Until next time!