The eeriest experience to have happened to me was at the Graduate Berkeley
in Berkeley, California. The hotel manager showed me around the hotel while I inspected guest rooms on several floors. I felt uneasy the entire time, but thankfully the inspection was going very well, and I would be out of there very soon! Each corner we went around, I was afraid that someone — or something — would be there. Every hair on the back of my neck, my arms and even the top of my head was standing on end. I was never more relieved as we walked out of the last room. The inspection of guest rooms was finished.
We proceeded downstairs and went into a small meeting room where we could discuss the evaluation results. As the hotel manager and I entered the room, we walked past a restroom door and could hear someone moving around. The manager thought it was an employee because no hotel guests were staying on that floor. When he knocked on the door, the noise stopped. The manager and I looked at each other and shook our heads. I said, "They have to come out sooner or later." We sat at a table, and the rattling in the bathroom started again. The manager got up, walked over to the bathroom door and knocked. He said who he was and asked who was in the bathroom. Again it went silent. He returned to the table, and the rattling grew louder as if someone was trying to get out. The manager called a maintenance person to come downstairs to unlock the door.
The maintenance person knocked, asking if whoever was in there was ok. Silence. The maintenance person opened the door, then asked, “Are you sure you heard something? There is no one in here.”
I responded, “Yes! Is there a window where they could have crawled out?”
The manager motioned me to come over. As I looked into the restroom, no one was there. It was just a tiny room with one toilet, a small sink and a window so small a child could not fit through. I took another step closer and felt a sensation like a ghost left the bathroom through me! It was the oddest feeling that I have ever experienced. It is difficult to describe, but I know that I don't want it to ever happen again!
The three of us walked back to the hotel lobby. I thanked the hotel manager for his time and drove away as fast as I could!