I recently started working in a new sandwich store, in a newly renovated building block in my town. The bottom of the block has been turned into shops, while the top has been turned into 'luxury' flats. We are on the end of the block, by the alley, and lately, a few of my co-workers and I have been noticing some odd occurrences.
I always work the 'close' shift, which is usually from about 4 or 5pm until 10:30 or 11pm. There are usually only two of us working on the 'close' and I've gotten to know the few people I close with pretty well in these past few months.
The back area of the store is quite small, and slightly claustrophobic. The back of the store is not visible from the front of the store, and even standing towards the middle of the store, you can't see to the back. There is a back door, which we've all noticed is either opened when no one has opened it, or closed, when someone opened it. Also, recently we've noticed that the door will now also lock/unlock itself.
One night while letting some dishes dry, we had a few containers stacked on top of each other, and while out in the main store, we heard a bang, so we went rushing to the back to find that the containers had fallen off the sink top (there is about a three inch lip on the edge of the sink to keep spillage to a minimum), and had separated- one container towards the back door, the other on the opposite side of the room.
Lately we've noticed a 'watched' feeling when we're back washing the dishes, and also when we are not even in the front of the store... No customers either, the sensor which tells us if there is a customer waiting, will go off a few times.
We've tested to see if possibly a fly or other small insect could set it off, but on throwing small items (like straws, stirrers, and straw wraps) past the sensor, it didn't go off.
Often times when we walk to the back, we'll hear a thud come from inside the fridge or freezer (both walk-in), but none of us have been brave enough to poke our heads in and see what's making the noise.
One of my co-workers and I named it Ben last night (because it's creepy in a passive-aggressive sort of way, like Ben Linus from Lost). We a not sure what could be causing all this. I know that the shop was another store before the building got renovated, but what it was before that I don't know. It's possible though that if it is something, that maybe it was not originally in our shop, but got 'disturbed' when the renovation took place and is now wandering around looking for mischief?
I don't know if it IS something or not, but I am convinced enough to have said goodnight to Ben as I left last night. I don't think he/she is harmful, maybe just bored.