Anyone who has had to stay late at work knows that working late is, simply put, no fun at all.
There are all kinds of things that seem way worse at night than they are in the bright sunlight of the morning or afternoon. Any strange noises or weird sights just seem much more frightening in the dead of night than they do during the day.
Imagine working late one night and hearing a stapler fall—wouldn’t it freak you out a little bit? After one night of staying late at work, we usually return home, thankful that most days we just work a normal 9-5 job.
Of course, there are also those of us who do not have the option of working a normal 9-5 job.
If you have to work the night shift at your workplace, you may get used to some of the weirder parts about working the graveyard shift.
Sure, hearing something like a stapler fall or some papers rustle might not be enough to rattle you, but working late still makes you feel a little more on edge than you would if you worked during the day.
This article is all about some of the weirdest things that people have encountered while working the graveyard shift. Maybe it could be some unknown source of light, or a truly bizarre noise with no real explanation.
All these stories share in common is some experience that is downright creepy.
Just reading through once will be enough to make you doubly glad that you work a normal 9-5—or, if you do work late, make you pay attention extra closely next time you report to your job.
Here are 10 creepy confessions from people who worked graveyard shifts.
10 Having Trouble Sleeping?
A young woman decided to work as a nanny right out of college to help pay down some of her student loan debt. She was eventually hired to work full time, as the parents who had initially contacted her were going on vacation for a full week. The nanny moved into the house to help take care of the kids while the parents were away.
Things went well until it came time for everyone to go to sleep for the night. For the first few nights, the nanny woke up to the sound of one of the kids waking her up. She initially assumed that the young girl was just missing her parents, so the nanny walked her back to her room.
This went on for a few days, and eventually the nanny made a new rule that she was not to be woken up. This worked—the nanny did not get woken up, but when she finally did wake up on her own, she turned over and saw the young girl sitting next to the bed watching her sleep.