A strange thing happened at work (imagine that).
Yesterday, one of the resident's cats was going nuts howling and carrying on as if he had not been fed for a month of Fridays. This cat would NOT be consoled. His owner and his son went crazy trying to hush him up. They even took him on a ride. Nothing worked. This morning I got the disturbing news that the owner of the cat had passed away unexpectedly in the night, VERY early hours of the morning. THIS morning...
This morning I arrived about fifteen minutes early for a client, so I took a seat on the settee that is set up right outside the "game room" (a few doors down from the cats' apartment). All that is in that room is a pool table with accessories, and a few chairs with one table. As I was sitting there going over some paperwork for the day, I distinctly heard the sound that two pool balls make when they tap one another. I figured I would go into the game room and watch for a few minutes, maybe join in on the friendly banter that happens every time there is a pool game. The lights were out, and the door was locked. I stepped outside, (needed a bit of fresh 4am air) took a few deep breaths and turned right around and headed back for the door and my clients apartment. The automatic door would not slide open. I swiped my badge, nothing. I called the front desk, no answer. I stood in the "eye" of the door. Nothing. I jumped up and down, waving my arms and making myself rather big. Nothing. I finally called security and asked them to send someone as I needed to assist with a shower. The attendant walked up to the door, it slid open.
I said "Wait, wait, wait. Come out HERE and try that."
She did, and it opened right up. Security had to check on the door (fire hazard and all). NOTHING wrong with it, they could not get it to freeze as it did on me. While watching the security tapes, they were all laughing uncontrollably at my attempts to get the door to reopen. When the attendant walked onto the tape, they stopped laughing. Leaving my side was a defined "Shadow" of what appeared to be a stooped over elderly man, walking with a cane, and limping with his left leg. Guess who matched that description?
They decided to back up the tape a mite to when I walked in, to see where the shadow came from. They watched me walk in, take a look at the clock, and take a seat. They watched as I began my paperwork, and as I was blocked from view by something. You cannot tell what, but SOMETHING gave my image on the tape a "watery" look, and then blocked me out completely. When I looked up, then packed up (I am thinking this must have been when I heard the pool balls), the video affliction cleared. When I stood, it shifted to the right. When I walked up to the door of the game room, it followed. At one point, right after I walked, literally, into the locked door (Stupid security cameras seem to always pick me up when I am at my least graceful), a... "tentacle" (honestly, just repeating what was told me) seemed to reach over my shoulder, and touch the door. From a different witness to the tape, it appeared to wrap around me, perhaps in protection OF the door. Maybe whatever it was did not like the thought of my having a pug nose.
The ONLY thing I felt was the chill in the air when I walked out of the doors. It was four in the morning, and it is still Spring like weather. It is expected to be chilly. I did not FEEL anything, meaning, no emotion. I only heard the pool balls. Nothing else.