The Goblin

Well my names Ross, I’m from the UK.

Years ago I used to work in a Blockbuster Video store, so that gives you an approximate date as they don’t exist anymore.

Well it was a Wednesday morning and there had been a massive delivery, the store wasn’t large so the whole place looked like a child’s giant box fort. There was only me and another girl in the store, lets call her Claire as I don’t think she’d like me using her real name. She went out back to pack away some of the delivery, I was behind the counter unpacking games and getting them processed for rentals.

I had been kneeling down for about a half hour sorting discs when I looked up to one of the boxes on the counter, and sat there was what I can only describe as a “goblin”!

It was about 3ft long/high, and hard to see. You know when you are laying on the grass on a sunny day and someone come and stands with the sun behind you to talk to you and they are in darkness fringed by light? Well it was like that, from what I could see it was long thin and red, small wings and tiny pinch nose glasses, was writing in a little book whilst looking at me. It looked like one of the goblins from Labyrinth crossed with one of the devils from Jim Henson’s The storyteller, my heart jumped into my throat, I nearly threw up, my pulse was so high my head was about to explode…

It calmly put its pencil down the side of its notebook, looked over its glasses at me, winked and disappeared!

Seconds later Claire came out of the back office , she looked at me and said “do you feel alright? you look really pale like you have seen a ghost!”

I muttered I was fine and made some excuse to go into the back office, there I sat drinking coffee for about an hour till my hands stopped shaking.

No one has ever believed me about this, they just look at me like I’m insane and move on.

One thing that has always bothered me… what was it writing about me?

Have any other people out there had any experiences like this?

Ross.