Sunday, November 2, 2008

My spooky Halloween story

Ok, so I'm not the kind of person to talk about scary stuff or to dwell on ghosts or spooky things like that. I do, however, get on scary movie kicks now and then, but usually regret it. (Jason, remember that one movie where the werewolf flipped off a guy?) As a kid, I liked scary stories and even made my parents buy a few of those R.L. Stine books, including various volumes of the Goosebumps series. In short, I love Halloween and on occasion, I like to be scared.

So on the way to work last Friday, I was listening to 101.9 The End after hanging up on the phone with Hayley, and the were taking calls of listeners who were telling their creepy ghost stories. Some of them were really disturbing, some funny, and others just spooky. I was totally hooked. On top of that, Hayley had pointed out the sunrise and it was very fitting for All Hallows Eve, with lots of whispy clouds in the sky, and the rising sun turned them red, orange, then pinkish, but kept enough cover that it was still dark outside. The scene was perfect, so when I got to work early, I decided to stay in the car and continue to listen to the ghost stories. I was freaking myself out a little, and even watched our un-finished third floor for any suspicious movement.

By the time the next commercial came on, I hadn't seen any apparitions, and resigned to my fate of working the rest of the day. I left my car even with the joking thought that I shouldn't be so intrigued by scary stories or some spook would follow me around! Well, once I got to my desk, I was again creeped out. My mouse was off the desk just hanging by the cord, my tissue box was shoved behind the two monitors on my desk (it is usually on the shelf above), some books and binders I usually keep propped up and on the right side of the shelf were scattered or lying on the left side of the shelf, and some papers I haven't touched in months were out of order and on top of the books. My desk was in a mild state of disaray. I'm farely certain it wasn't the cleaning crew. They never touch my stuff, and have even left cash on my desk untouched before. I have seen them more than a few times lately on the nights I've worked late, and I sorta trust 'em. It was definately freaky.

So what do you think? Did I actually get haunted by a ghost that left the radio, but didn't really have enough time to cause total rucous? Or were some people at work messing with my stuff? Whatever the truth is, I think it was quite fitting for it to happen on Halloween, right after listening to 30 minutes of ghost stories. :)

6 comments:

Tiburon said...

TOTALLY a ghost.

Those stories on the End freaked me out too!

Katey said...

Ha Ha! That's so great. Of course that happened right after you got freaked out. Love it! I'd bet your coworkers were just messin with you :)

Beth said...

I totally get hooked to those ghost stories too. It seems like that's the only time I listen to 101.9 the end anymore since they got rid of mr. I have been known to freak myself out on occasion after listening to those stories. Glad I'm not the only to do so.

em said...

Those 101.9 the end stories will get you every time! I listen to them every year and always get a little creeped out, its fun. I think someone was messing with you, but maybe that someone was a ghost!

Hayley said...

i spooked myself so bad a few years ago with the end stories that i won't let myself even listen anymore. and when you first told me the story, i got super creeped out again. so i will admit that i didn't re read this post, cause i know what you said - scary!!!

Bonny said...

hmmmm. cool story! I wonder....