First off I want to say I will not fully explain the layout of the place where this happens. I work at a jail in Alabama and I'm going to leave it at that to protect me and my fellow officers. I started working at the jail almost 6 months ago. I enjoy my job and I take some pride in what I do. Think of a flower with the petals being different section and the center is the control tower. We monitor the different section from the windows and there is a small walkway that goes around the tower so you may get closer look. The walkway is the only way into the tower and there are reflective mirrors so you can look below the tower without leaving.
I work 2nd shift which is from 7 pm to 7 am, which is good because we don't get many problems because the inmates are sleeping but it's kind of boring sometimes. I was in tower my first night and my training officer went to the bathroom, leaving me alone. I was walking around the tower and looking into the sections and noticed a shadow passed the door. I buzzed the door thinking it was my training officer, but no one opened the door. I heard him call on the radio all the way across the jail for someone to find a key to the lobby. I looked up at the mirror to see if someone was hiding, but no one was there. I thought it was the shift messing with the new guy but no one was there.
This happened at least once every 3 or 4 weeks. I didn't think much of it because you're in a small room for 12 hours with no one around you start to see things sometimes out of the corner of your eyes. I kept seeing it however. Some nights I would just stare at the door watching it or walk to the door and stare outside just trying to catch someone, but I never saw anything. Finally I started asking around and apparently an inmate had hung himself because his girlfriend cheated on him and he had found out in a letter. I eventually found out from other officers that they had seen the same thing and was a regular occurrence.
I thought it was always cool when "he" walked by. A shadowy type person who must be tall because he took up some of the window on the door. I never thought he would be a problem until I started seeing him more and more. It was at the jail but I also saw him at other places. It was only when I'm with my girlfriend, who is also another officer. We don't really show it at work to protect ourselves, but every time I'm with her I feel like someone is watching me, mainly in the jail. Is this normal for ghosts? I do believe in ghosts, but I've never had to deal with anything like this.