These spooky events made their skin crawl with fear
In our wired world, we’re more connected than ever. Speaking to someone across the world at the click of a finger is no big deal, but 100 years ago, it would have been impossible.
Part of the freedom that we give up in this electrical age is privacy. You never know when you’re being recorded by a camera or who could be on the other end of it. Surveillance cameras don’t just catch average, everyday occurrences. Sometimes, they record the scariest things imaginable. Are we better off not knowing what really goes on when no one is looking?
It seems like ghosts really like to make themselves known on video
Had a game camera out once and I had a neighbor who would just walk through my property. I kept having sheep go missing so I set out a camera.
The camera caught my neighbor walking by, then like 30 seconds later a mountain lion walked by it stalking him. It apparently never attacked as he was fine, but he had no idea how close he was to that thing. (Vexxlyn)
I used to work overnights at a hotel, and would monitor the security cameras. They would detect motion and a little indicator would blink when motion was… well, detected. Anyway, it always gave me the creeps when I’d hear the elevator ding… I’d run out to the lobby to great the guest to make sure they didn’t need something or whatever, and nobody would get off the elevator.
I’d watch the tapes and see the motion indicator blinking on a floor, then see the elevator open on that floor, then see the elevator open on the ground floor and the motion indicator blink on the camera down the hall. Gave me the heeby jeebies. (BurberryCustardbath)
The Disappearing Inmate
I worked in a maximum security prison for awhile. I was assigned to central control one night, which is where the camera screens were.
One of the cameras was for the classifications room. I glanced at it and there was an inmate in there. This was super odd because it was two in the morning and nobody was supposed to be in there. Everyone that had keys to that room went home at 5.
Anyways, so this inmate is just sitting in there doing nothing. I got the sergeant’s attention and told him someone was in there, and gave him the spare key to the room. He went to go check it out with a couple of other people, but by the time they got there, the room was empty. They searched for like 15 minutes but there was definitely no one in there.
The cameras were like on a rotating loop. So one rotation there was someone sitting there. The next one, maybe 5-10 seconds later, he had totally vanished. Really freaked me out. (Bb21297)