I am a concierge for a residential building and its basically fancy flats for high earning people. The concierges do a mixture of work on a rota time basis from morning, evenings and nights. We mainly just sit in the reception and being the first main of contact we write down and log any problems the tenant may have and send it to the right department. We also have to monitor the car park, keys/fob cards and check who goes in or out of the building.
Looking at the cctv is also part of the job and those of you who have worked alongside cctv cameras there are always blind spots. I mean the camera can only capture a part of the room and there will always be some angle where the camera cannot quite catch or reach. Some of the concierges who work on the night rota joke that they will sleep anywhere in the building where its a blind spot for the CCTV camera.
On the weekend night shifts you get another concierge to help work along side you and on the weekdays you are alone in the nights. On the morning and evenings shifts you are mainly alone but there is an hour cross over when one concierge has an hour left on his or her shift and when another concierge has just started. These cross overs have been purposely put in at certain points of the day when the building is most busy.
I am the newest one out of all of the concierges and I am on my second month. The managers are actually nice and I don’t feel scared asking for help. On my first night shift alone it did give me the creeps at first because it is a large building and its basically 3 buildings which are all interlinked. It does get cold and we have heaters but even though it was on full blast the temperature seemed to keep on dropping. I could hear things around the building but I kept logically trying to pin point what it was and I don’t know but I felt this great uneasiness around me.
I had never done night shifts before and I was struggling at first and I fell a sleep for about an hour but no one was around to catch me. Then I heard this faint voice telling me to “wake up” and I shot up so fast and as I was looking around I spotted right in the corner of the reception area where an actual floating ghost was visible. It was just smiling at me like it didn’t care about its existence being so terrifying to me.
My tiredness was definitely cured from out right fear and shock and the ghost had a real live baby in its arms. I tried looking at the CCTV camera and it was in the blind spot where I couldn’t see it on cctv or record it and save it for later to show it to my managers. In that corner the ghost made the temperature freeze even more where I could even see ice forming and the baby froze to death. The ghost then disappeared with the baby.
Then when I went home and jumped straight into bed I was awoken by my phone ringing from my manager. She told me that one of the tenants baby had died from hypothermia and she asked me if I saw anything unusual or know anything about this. I told her no and there was obviously nothing they could find on cctv.
Then on another night shift I found another ghost in the club room and it was made so tenants get to socialise with each other and have parties inside. I first heard lots of noises coming from the club but just found another ghost this time with a homeless man. The ghost was once again in a blind spot where the camera couldn’t catch anything and had snapped the homeless mans neck and then disappearing taking the homeless man with him.
Later that week I read on the newspaper about a homeless man dead on the street with a snapped neck. The ghosts clearly know what they are doing and purposely appearing at certain area of the building where the CCTV camera cannot catch them. The ghosts know all of the CCTV cameras blind spots. Common sense told me that I couldn’t tell anyone as I had no proof and it will make me sound like a crazy person.
Now recently I am still struggling getting use to the night shifts and every time I fall a sleep or go into the office room to have some shut eye, I always strangely end up in another part of the building. I end up awakening in areas of the building where its a blind spot for the CCTV cameras. At first I would awake strangely at the blind spot areas with felt tip marks around my body and I knew it was the ghosts and they were playing with me and warning me. Then one day as I started sleeping in the reception around 3AM I found myself in the club room right in the blind spot section with real knife marks around my arms.
Looking at the CCTV screen I observed myself falling a sleep in the reception and then I start to sleep walk and I walk towards the blind spot where I cannot see myself in the CCTV. I have never slept walked in my life and so it was terrifying to see myself doing that. That is also where the ghost was calling me in a dream like state and the way I stepped into the CCTV cameras blind spot was like a prey falling for the predators trap.
I still work there but every night shift I am determined to stay awake and drink so many energy drinks and do anything else possible to stay awake.