Scary? Hm… There’s only so much I can say without giving my place of employment away.
One thing comes to mind. Not scary so much, but more creepy.
I have long hair. I was helping a guy, and his wife had long hair. He made a comment about how my hair was really pretty. Ok, not really bothersome so far. I need to look something up for him on the computer. He decides to stand and look over my shoulder. He’s ridiculously close. His phone on his hip was actually hitting my wallet in my back pocket. Next thing I know, he takes the deepest sniff and tells me my hair smells good. I’m creeped the fuck out. Mind you, this is years ago and I was pretty timid then at work. I just tried to help him so I could go on with my life. All I could think about was that he probably had a hair fetish, and I wondered if he forced his wife to keep her hair long. I’m cool with people having fetishes, but you don’t do that kind of shit to people you don’t know, or that don’t consent.
Nowadays, that shit would never fly. I don’t remember exactly when I snapped, but I got tired of dudes saying whatever the fuck they wanted and me being uncomfortable as hell. Luckily, I’ve been at my job long enough that anyone I work with would never believe I did anything wrong because I have the patience of a saint most of the time.
I also tend to wear my hair in a bun now. It keeps women from touching it.
@RiotDemon Honestly, seeing as I wrongly assumed you were a guy, it doesn’t seem that weird. Occasionally I have commented on men’s hair if they have it gelled a certain way asking them “Where you going city slicker?” and “Dayum Fabio!”
@Targaryen It’s hard to talk about. Even after all this time.
But it’s time. Time to let go and maybe be free of the pain and the fear - at least a little bit. It may be too late for me, really, but I hope that my story can help someone else. Someone more fortunate than me. That, in it’s own way, would heal some of the wounds. A little. Maybe a little.
And so the batteries. Yeah. They might have become a little bit less fresh.
I was debating sharing this with you all because I figured there is no way you will believe me and I was also discouraged using my phone to type this out. However, I am at work currently and I can type it on my work computer.
The story goes like this…I love the ideas of ghosts and hauntings and I am a firm believer that it might exist. However, until I experience it first-hand I will continue to call bullshit. There is a place near San Diego
called the Whaley House. During a weekend one of my buddies and I decided to drive down there and check it out because I am always looking for a haunting.
While we are walking near the Whaley House we pass a few bars and then out of nowhere there is a cemetery on the side of the street. They had a few
voice detectors from beyond the grave. So sure, all that was cool and all but it still wasn’t quite piquing my interest yet. And then it got interesting.
There just happened to be a church nearby that was supposedly “haunted”. If you tell me a church is haunted and I can walk up to it in the middle of the night and see what’s up that is exactly what I am going to do if given the opportunity.
We begin to approach the church and there is a tower just outside of the parking lot (I think). We go up to the top of the tower and, for reasons beyond me, there is a pentagram painted on the floor of the tower. We begin
to notice what also appears to be blood covering it too, however, this wasn’t the weird part. The weird part was what caught my eye from that vantage point of the church. We see a lady picking up flowers from under a
tree and putting them into an instrument case. Seeing this I immediately thought “Oh my god yes! We need to go see what the fuck is going!!!” We slowly begin to approach the woman and she then takes off to the left side of the church. I encourage my friend that we need to keep going, so of course we do. We finally get close enough to talk to her and she proceeds to ask us “What are you doing here?” I am a smartass so my response was naturally “Hey! I am just looking for a scary story! This place is supposedly haunted.” She then warned us to leave.
You want to talk about anti-climatic. Bullshit. We proceeded to continue walking and we felt more terrified by the bushes around the church making noises and we could also hear the voices of other people.
However, I would highly recommend everyone to check out Old Town San Diego.
Curious stuff in the area.
@reclaimercube Well, to add to your semi-legit scary story, if you happen to ever find yourself in Massachusetts around Worcester I advise you to visit “Spider Gates” otherwise known as Friends Cemetery. It’s an old Quaker cemetery that you might enjoy checking out.
@Targaryen I love stuff like this. I lived in 29 Palms for a few years and there’s an Indian burial ground out there. My spelling will be off but it’s called Chemehuevi. Nothing spooky but it was interesting. In Houston I haven’t been able to find anything worth mentioning. I’ve tried Patterson Road in Katy and I’m tempted to go back but nothing happened the first time. Next on my list is Hotel Galvez in Galveston.
@Targaryen@therealjrn 8 and 5 aren’t haunted. 3 is an upscale apartment now. I went by there hoping for a creepy old abandoned hospital and ran into a guy driving a mustang telling me “no bro this place isn’t haunted.”