Ghost at Target

I worked at target for about two years now. The one I work at is less than a mile from a newer Target that opened maybe in 2007 or so. Mine of course is older and I have been told that the place is haunted. Lots of weird things have happened, like people hearing voices on our talkies at night or seeing things after closing. But nothing major had happened to me besides a light I’d just turned off switching back on a few seconds later.

See I have worked all over the store before becoming that guy that gathers all the carts so guests have them when they come inside. You would think something creepy would have happened late at night in the dark parking lot but me I have that hostile look on my face nearly 24/7 because it is just how I am but no it happened the one night I was working the Sales Floor during the Christmas season 2015.

So as the store was getting ready to close we made an announcement to tell guests to make their final selections and the leave. Once that is one we walk the store to make sure someone is trying to hide after we leave. So, we begin and I checked the bathrooms and my area I was working in and I went to report to the LOD (Leader on Duty) Jen to let her know its all clear so we could zone the store. Just as I walk up to her and a couple of other co-workers we hear

“GET OUT OF HERE!” in a loud and hostile voice.

We all look at each other and my friend Juan and I decide we will make sure we didn’t miss anything.

I played the stealth card and moved fast along the backwall checking each aisle while Juan decide to call out

“Hello, is there anyone here. I’m sorry but we are closed.”

We this we lost any element of surprise if there was some crazy guest still in the building so I joined Juan telling him

“That’s you get us killed man!” I joked with a slight laugh

“Whatever dude.” He replied as we continued our lap along the racetrack, our main aisle of the store until we reach Jen again. We didn’t find anyone or anything.

I joked it could have just been a ghost and got some laughs. Jen then told to keep an eye open while we zoned. We did but in the end, we found nothing. Later that week I come in for a shift and I run into Jen. I joked with her again about the Ghost of Target. She laughed and said it most likely was just one of the team members having a bad night.

The strange thing happened the next week. I was closing again and I was walking the salesfloor again making sure we were guest free. I walk pass an aisle and I could have sworn I saw somebody. I turn around and I go to tell them that we were closing and that they should head to the checkout. I reach the aisle and no one was there. I check the around and still no one.

I looked around and I just stood there. Now some day when I walk around the store I see things out of the corners of my eyes, people still shopping at Target.

Double Weirdos at Target

So before I start this story, let me give you some background information. I am 13 years old and live in a small neighborhood releatively close to a Target. The Target is a popular place for teens of the neighborhood to hang out and meet up.

Anyway, lets get into the story. Me and a friend who we will call Brady, had made plans to meet up with some other friends at the Target whom I will call Kira and Sara. We got on our bikes to ride to Target and took our usual route. It was all going normally until we rode past a wannabe gangster looking guy. He was about 5’8″, African American, and in his early 20s. He was wearing all red Jordans gear and was walking the opposite direction of us. As we pass, he gives us a few dirty looks and gives us what looks like a gang sign with his hands. Keep in mind this is all in broad daylight, and right next to a playground with little kids present. The parents of the kids started to notice this character, and started packing their things up and getting ready to leave.

After we were long gone from the guy, Brady and I make a few jokes about him and brush it off as nothing. Although that might not bad, it gets worse. Kira and Sara decided to pull a little prank on us by saying they hadn’t arrived yet. Brady and I watched the main entrance to the store like a hawk for a good 10 minutes, only to get jumpscared from behind by them. After my heartrate went down and I finished laughing, we walked towards the snack section. I look to my left, and somehow the same guy in the fruit section just eyeballing us. When I look at him, he looks away and exits the store. I was getting seriously scared at this point. How did he get over here on foot when he was going the opposite direction. Better yet, he was not even on a bike. Even if we did miss him on the way in, he still had to have followed us. I point this out to Brady and he got nervous too. We hesitantly and quickly grab our food of choice and pay. Kira and Sara, were on their phones the whole time and didn’t notice a thing.

After we said our farewells to Kira and Sara, we were about to walk about the door when we were confronted by a woman. She was wearing a black tank top, had tan skin, and looked to be in her mid 30s. She told us she had seen us in the chip aisle, and was wondering if she could pay for our food. I was actually considering it when I remembered all the stories on the news of child abduction happening just like this. I am 5’11” and this lady was about 5’5″, so if she did try anything I could have broke free. No matter how much I love free food, I turned down the offer. The lady tried to convince us once more, then walked out the doors. Now this could have simply been a lady being nice, but she had no groceries in hand and was alone. Come to think about it, nobody was in the chip aisle except for me and my friends. So wannabe gangster and crazy lady, let’s not meet again.

NOTE: This is my first ever time writing a pasta. I am a long time listener, first time writer.

Pervy Target Worker

This happened when I was 12. I was at a Target with my mom and little brother picking up groceries. We had done our basic, usual walk through the store when we hit the beauty/bath aisle.

I had not been feeling well that day so I told my mom that I was using the bathroom. As I was was walking to the bathroom, I saw a male worker staring at me. I brushed it off.

I did my business and walked out of the bathroom. I walked past him again. This time I noticed something. He was staring at places you should not stare when it’s an 12 year girl. I watched his eyes travel down the front of my body. I walked quickly past him. I glanced behind me and saw him staring at my butt. I powered walked back to where my family was and just stayed quiet.

After my mom checked out our stuff, she went over to the counter where he was working. She talked to him and she  had to go get something from the car. So I was left alone with this guy and my brother. I noticed him staring at me again. My mom came back in and finished up talking to him.

When we got into the car, I told her what happened. She told me to be careful the next time we go. As for you sir, I hope you got fired and are living on the streets.

Targeted at Target

This happened to me just a few days ago. I am a 23 year-old female with 2 adopted daughters: Alice, age 6 amd Lisa, age 10. One night, Lisa was having a sleepover with some friends and asked if we could go to Target to get some snacks. Target was the nearest grocery store so I decided “what the heck?” I loaded the girls in the car and drove off.

It was not very late at night but there were only a few cars in the parking lot. I assumed they belonged to the employees. We walked inside and headed towards the snack aisle. We walked through Girl’s clothing so I could look at some stuff for my daughters. That’s when I noticed an older-looking man near the girl’s underpants. I thought in my head: “What the hell?” but did not say anything out loud.

We started towards the food aisles and I noticed the man was following us, staring at my younger daughter with a very disturbing ear-to-ear grin. I turned around. Trying to hide my nerves, I stammered: c–can I help you, Sir?” No response. I picked up the pace into the snack aisle. Lisa started for the smartfood popcorn since that stuff is her life.

I heard what sounded like cans falling over. I turned around and saw this creepy man staring at me and Alice. I stepped up and asked why he was following me, but he did not respond. He just kept staring at Alice with a creepy grin on his face. Alice, being a curious 6 year-old, asked: “Mommy who is that?” I timidly said: “sweety, that’s a man shopping.” The man walked away and I thought it was safe.

Lisa came back loaded down with junk food and dropped it all into my cart. I looked at what Lisa had picked out and did not notice that Alice wandered off. I noticed when I heard a child scream that she was gone. I ran towards the source of the noise and what I saw made me want to throw up. That creepy man was squeezing Alice by the arm. When he looked up and saw me, he had that “Oh crap I got caught” look and ran off. I have advice for you, NEVER leave your children unattended. Creepy man, let’s never cross paths.

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