Here is my story...
When I was in high school, I joined my church youth group, and we would have these church lock-ins once a year from 7pm-7am. During these lock-ins, we would play a hide and seek game called "sardines". In this game, you turn off all the lights in the church and send one person to hide for 10-20 minutes. If the second person finds that person, then they have to hide with them until the third person finds them, etc. I got picked to be the second person, so I waited 15 minutes while my friend Andrew went to hide.
Fellowship Hall in the basement was clear, so I passed through the ground floor to go to the upstairs area, where the childrens' classrooms are. The first two rooms were clear. When I got to the third and final room, I opened the door and felt movement behind me. I turned around and saw a dark shadow in the form of a man go out the door to the bell tower (the opposite door from where I entered the classroom area). The weird thing is, this shadow did not make a sound when it (supposedly) went down the steps that lead out the door (these steps are made of steel). I listened very carefully, and did not hear a thing through the quiet darkness. I thought it must have been Andrew, but I found him hiding behind a desk in the room I was about to enter. I told him about what I saw, and he said that he saw a shadow come out of the first classroom I looked in. He said he thought it was me, so he hurried and got behind the desk in the third room. We hid behind that desk and waited for Bobby, who found us, and the game continued until the last person found us all. Bobby mentioned that he saw someone walk really slow through the ground floor hallway, and whoever it was, they did not make contact with him and he said it was too dark to tell who they were. He said that he felt unusually sick to his stomach after this "person" left the hallway. Jim, one of the youth group leaders, said that he saw the same "person" in the ground floor hallway that night, and had the same sensation come over him.
Just to let you know, the area where everyone waits to go find the people who are hiding is a game room/kitchen area in the basement on the opposite side of where Fellowship Hall is at, and it is extremely hard to get to any of the upper floors without making some type of noise (trust me, I have tried). Over the four years that I was in the group, other people have claimed to see shadows on the third floor while playing "sardines", but as far as I know, no one else has seen the "person" in the ground floor hallway that "walks slow".
Thanks for reading!
Adam, aka NightWalker_07
Edited by NightWalker_07, 09 August 2012 - 10:24 PM.