14. A woman heard footsteps from a ghost
Police officer here. One evening about eight years ago it was pouring outside and we got a call from an elderly woman (seems to be a common theme in this thread). She called in and said that she was hearing footsteps in her house and she thought there was a ghost inside because she regularly heard the sound of someone walking upstairs but she lived alone. We went just to check it out and make sure that everything was okay.
She stayed on the line with the 9-1-1 operator because she was frightened. About three minutes after she initially called in, she said that there was actually a man standing outside in her backyard, staring at her through her sliding glass door. Petrified, the woman froze in that spot and continued to stare directly the man. For the next minute or two she said that he was just standing there, still as could be, staring at her. Eventually the man slunk off out, of sight.
When we arrived, about twelve minutes after the call first came in, we went to the front door. I remained in the foyer with the woman and the other officer when to the backyard to see if the man was still hiding out or if there were any traces of him; I spoke with her for several minutes until the other officer returned. He said there was no trace of anyone having been in the backyard. We set off to do a quick sweep before we left to make sure the house was all clear. In her living room (the room that has the sliding glass door) we discovered a trail of mud and footprints INSIDE the house.
I asked the woman if she had been outside at all that day or if anyone had been over to visit her. She said no, that she lived alone, and that no one had come by to visit. The woman was very old (probably around 85) and had very poor eyesight and was hard of hearing, as elderly people tend to be.
The woman obviously had seen the man’s reflection and mistakenly thought he was in front of her, on the other side of the glass, in her backyard. In reality, he had been standing only a few feet behind her in the same room while she had been talking to 9-1-1.
Nothing was stolen, broken, or out of place so we don’t know what his intentions were. Who knows what would have happened had she not stayed on the line with the operator. I know it sounds like something out of a campfire story, but it was honestly one of the most unnerving and creepy experiences I have had while on duty.
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15. A man who died of suicide contacted me
Im a security patrol officer (11pm to 7am) in Scottsdale, AZ. I have the largest security beat in the Scottsdale desert and part of my job is to respond to alarm calls in these isolated mansions throughout Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefree. One night I got a alarm call at a small airport where the rich play with their airplanes (Sky Ranch Airport), part of the airport are residential homes with built in hangers and that’s where the alarm was tripped at 02:30 am. On arrival I went through the normal alarm process, called dispatch to make a call to the homeowners (vacant) so no one should be there. After the call is made I knock on the front door very aggressively just to make sure if some one is home they’ll hear me before I make entry. (I’ve walked in on the homeowners before at a different house). Anyways, as I walked toward the front door I heard a little shuffling noise behind the door, very faint but loud enough to be noticed, that being the case I rang the door bell and knocked on the door longer than usual and nothing. So I then began the perimeter check and I found the back sliding door handle was broken but there was a little note on the inside that read “handle is broken -realtor”, the realtor paced a metal rode down to keep the sliding door from opening. I finished the perimeter check, called dispatch to let them know that I was gonna make entry. The house was beautiful and everything was fine, so I wrote out my entry slip and was reseting the alarm, but a fault showed on the display that read “zone 35 back room door” and at that very moment my supervisor called me via radio and asked if I knew anything about the house I was in. What he told me more than anything annoyed the shit out of me, he said back in 2008 the previous homeowner committed suicide by the front door with a shotgun when the economy crashed, leaving behind a wife and three kids. I knew he was trying to scare me so I brushed it off and resumed my business, I walked to the back sliding door and long behold the metal rode was removed and the sliding door was open about 4 inches. Which was very creepy. The house has motion sensors including sensors on the door itself and none of them were showing up as “fault.” I put the rode back into its original place and armed the system. A few months later I had a alarm call at a different house and this time Scottsdale Police assisted me, After the call was over and done with we stood outside the home bullshitting and I asked the police if they knew about that house in Sky ranch Airport. One of the officers said he was one of the first police officers on scene shorty after the homeowner blew his brains out by the front door. They confirmed the suicide and if I ever have to respond to that house again… I’ll ask for back up.