I work for a 200-year-old church. It’s haunted./u/sanibelle98

The Paranormal | February 24, 2023

I work for a 200-year-old church. It’s haunted./u/sanibelle98

ETA: not sure why but I had to tag it NSFW for it to post. There’s nothing NSFW here.

The church campus consists of the sanctuary, the office, an empty, decrepit house where the priests used to live that was later used as a meeting space until it was condemned, and a cemetery with the oldest graves being those of War of 1812 soldiers. All of the buildings have stone exteriors.

A priest died in the house in the late 1800’s. He was old so nothing nefarious there. But, he still haunts the place which seems odd to me since he was a priest and obviously believed in heaven etc. Why stick around?

When I first started working there, I was in the office with a member of the congregation who told me that on several occasions when they left the old house and turned off all of the lights, they would turn around and see lights that had switched back on inside through the windows. I believe in the paranormal and have had an experience myself so I was intrigued.

When I left the office that day by myself, I turned off the lights. At the last light switch, I felt almost an electric buzz through my finger. The office itself is old so it wouldn’t have surprised me if something wasn’t grounded right etc. Didn’t think anything unusual about it.

I went back to my desk to grab my things and lock the door and the light switch I had turned off was on. Keep in mind this was the SAME day as when I found out about the priest.

I’ve tried asking him again to show me any sign that he’s there but he’s never done anything else in the four years I’ve been working there. But without asking ….

I’ve seen flashes of light in a dark windowless room.

I’m not sure if it was pareidolia but I saw a man cross in front of my headlights and disappear. He had dark hair and was wearing a white shirt.

I once unlocked the deadbolt on the door to the church and when I went to turn the knob to go inside, something turned it the opposite way in my hand. This was during lockdown so definitely no one was inside. I ran.

I’ve seen motion detector lights outside turn on by themselves. And when I’ve jumped in front of them waving my hands, they’ve never come on.

I heard this one from my boss who’s a priest: the organist was practicing by themselves in the church when a pencil went flying across the room. My boss also told me that members have said they’ve seen the priest looking out of the windows of the house.

The decrepit house is supposed to be torn down within the next year or two. I’m not sure how or if that will affect the priest who won’t leave. Maybe he finally will.

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[link] [comments]ETA: not sure why but I had to tag it NSFW for it to post. There’s nothing NSFW here. The church campus consists of the sanctuary, the office, an empty, decrepit house where the priests used to live that was later used as a meeting space until it was condemned, and a cemetery with the oldest graves being those of War of 1812 soldiers. All of the buildings have stone exteriors. A priest died in the house in the late 1800’s. He was old so nothing nefarious there. But, he still haunts the place which seems odd to me since he was a priest and obviously believed in heaven etc. Why stick around? When I first started working there, I was in the office with a member of the congregation who told me that on several occasions when they left the old house and turned off all of the lights, they would turn around and see lights that had switched back on inside through the windows. I believe in the paranormal and have had an experience myself so I was intrigued. When I left the office that day by myself, I turned off the lights. At the last light switch, I felt almost an electric buzz through my finger. The office itself is old so it wouldn’t have surprised me if something wasn’t grounded right etc. Didn’t think anything unusual about it. I went back to my desk to grab my things and lock the door and the light switch I had turned off was on. Keep in mind this was the SAME day as when I found out about the priest. I’ve tried asking him again to show me any sign that he’s there but he’s never done anything else in the four years I’ve been working there. But without asking …. I’ve seen flashes of light in a dark windowless room. I’m not sure if it was pareidolia but I saw a man cross in front of my headlights and disappear. He had dark hair and was wearing a white shirt. I once unlocked the deadbolt on the door to the church and when I went to turn the knob to go inside, something turned it the opposite way in my hand. This was during lockdown so definitely no one was inside. I ran. I’ve seen motion detector lights outside turn on by themselves. And when I’ve jumped in front of them waving my hands, they’ve never come on. I heard this one from my boss who’s a priest: the organist was practicing by themselves in the church when a pencil went flying across the room. My boss also told me that members have said they’ve seen the priest looking out of the windows of the house. The decrepit house is supposed to be torn down within the next year or two. I’m not sure how or if that will affect the priest who won’t leave. Maybe he finally will. submitted by /u/sanibelle98 [link] [comments]

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