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How To Tell If Your Office Might Be Haunted

Updated September 23, 2021 4k views10 items

No one enjoys late nights at the office, but when your workplace is home to creepy paranormal entities, clocking out ASAP can be more important than your paycheck. You're not paranoid when you ask yourself, "Is my workplace haunted?" You're trying to maximize your work and save your own skin. Haunted offices can become infested with specters in much the same way as haunted houses: through the desecration of sacred grounds, criminal activity, generally bad juju, and more. 

Real-life haunted houses exist all over the world, so why would ghosts exclude themselves from workplaces? In fact, plenty of people work in the most haunted buildings in North America - and many of them likely end up resenting their jobs. 

  • Cool Spots Turn Up All Over Your Building

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    Cold spots can signal the presence of a spectral being. According to one theory, ghosts and poltergeists exert energy to exist in the physical dimension. They get this energy by pulling ambient heat from their surroundings. This means a cold spot is essentially an area recently sapped of energy.

    So if you notice a couple of cold spots in your workplace, it might indicate someone's fighting hard to stay late at the office (and in this dimension).



  • Strange Odors Permeate The Office

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    Offices can harbor all sorts of weird smells, but an odor from beyond the grave is rarely confused with the scent of microwaved fish. Ghosts, poltergeists, and demons smell like sulfur, or like a smashed pile of rotten eggs. Some less obvious smells can also indicate a ghostly presence. For instance, does it ever stink like heavy perfume even though no one in the office is wearing any?

    Employees at the now-shuttered Lucky Nugget Casino in Deadwood, South Dakota, reported a "phantom" perfume scent moving through the building. In September 2008, Black Hills Paranormal Investigations discovered the building housed a brothel before its casino era, which may have explained the ghastly stench.

    The casino staff also heard strange noises and witnessed shadow people walking the hallways at all hours of the day and night. Should such occurrences happen in your place of work, call the Ghostbusters before you call HR.

  • You Feel Anxious And Observed All The Time

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    Gauging the energy of a room can be tough, but your gut typically warns you. If you always feel like you're being watched at work, chances are your office has negative energy, and that energy may be coming from ghosts.

    Employees at the Flint Group claim their Fargo office hosts the ghost of a girl in search of her mother. They called local psychic Jodie Harvala to help them figure out the source of their troubles. Harvala explained the creative energy at the office attracted the girl's spirit to the building. "Vibrations attract vibrations," she said. "Flint has that creative energy flowing through it. The energy attracts the spirits who are looking for that high vibration." Harvala added, "Creativity can also feel a little chaotic - so once in a while, it will pull in more chaos than it needs to."

  • Security Footage Shows Inexplicable Figures Moving Through The Building After Hours

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    Capturing it on camera is the clearest way to prove something haunts your office. If you suspect something going bump in the night at your workplace, check out the security cameras to find out if you're dealing with a ghost, not just a raccoon infestation. In 2018, the owners of On Live Hall of Fame Cafe in San Antonio, TX, recorded evidence of a supernatural entity in their restaurant after hours - and the footage is chilling. It creeped out the owners enough that they temporarily closed the restaurant to "protect the customer" until they could figure out what happened. 

    The owners first realized something was amiss when a barricade collapsed inside the restaurant after hours. Since no alarms went off, the owners went to the CCTV footage. One of the owners said, "That’s when we see the image. Cause my husband has left, and I was at the door, and he said ‘he was in the building’ and that was like a horror movie!"