I'm kind of confused, in need of advice.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:42 PM
Now I've been working at this independent living facility for a couple months. I've worked the late shift many times, but now I just can't take it anymore, which is the main reason I'm seeking help and advice. I love my work, my boss, the residents, my coworkers, and even my best friends work there. Quitting isn't even considered. Well, the other night, I'm dishwashing. I'm all by myself and it's around 7:00. Ever since my coworkers left, I've been seeing things. Black figures. They're out of the corner of my eye and every single time I turn around to see who's there, because I even feel someone's there. But each time whatever it is is gone. At first I'm brushing it off. But it becomes more and more regular. And I'm definitely seeing this thing! And then it graduates into a white dress. I'm seeing the bottom of this ruffled white dress out of the corner of my eye. I'm like, "GREAT, my work is haunted." But I don't have any other choice but to finish my work, so I continue on. To keep myself company, I began to sing. I got to this one lyric where it was like, "rest in peace, my friend". I see the white dress instantly, and I turn around. Nothing's there, so I think, maybe that was some kind of trigger. So, I sing it again. The moment I finish singing it, this bright flash bursts out of the corner of the room. I'm startled out of my mind. I pray to God to comfort myself, and then I called my mom. She sent my dad down to keep me company and as I'm waiting, I made sure that nothing could've caused it. I looked all around, no one is in the vicinity, and nothing in that corner could've done that. It resembled a flash of lightning or an old camera flash. But it's just a corner.. with crates and stuff for dishwashing.
Now fastforward to tonight. I have to work this shift again and I'm sort of unnerved after the last time. Of course I begin seeing the black figures. I'm literally doing all of my work with my head turned so I can see behind my back. I'm seeing the bottom of like, pitch black pants. That's what these figures look like. A few times I saw that damned dress. And then, I swear to God, I see the face of this lady. Her hair is brown and in a high bun and I picture a lavendar-colored dress. I'm not sure if I imagined it, or if I saw it, but it's clear in my mind. I'm very anxious at this point, but I continue my work because I refuse to make people mad at me with unfinished stuff. I'm standing there at the sink and all of a sudden I gasp, and kind of jump, and I get the shivers. I don't even know what caused this reaction, I didn't see, hear, or feel anything. I decided to take a break from the kitchen and take the garbage out outside where I talked to some of the old people and settle my nerves. I went back in, finished what little I had to do, and got the hell out of there.
What if I have to work this shift again? Thankfully I don't have to the rest of the week, or next week, but I don't know what to do anymore. Am I sensitive or something? Is there anyway to stop being sensitive? Or at least learn about it so I'm not so freaked out?
I have a few other experiences, but my workplace is the one that bothers me the most. Many people have died there. I'll do anything so long as I stop experiencing these things, or at least learn how to control them/understand them.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:27 PM
The best thing you can do is just find that one thing that makes you feel safe and confident and just remember that it's just another part of the world and from what I can tell you aren't going to come to any harm.
Unless things start to get aggressive (which seems unlikely) just keep yourself calm and you'll be fine.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:41 AM
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