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March 21st, 2005


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12:53 pm - Any elevator mechanics or ghost experts out there?
I just had a slightly odd experience. I signed out for lunch in my company's reception area on the 6th floor, and got in the elevator to go back to my office and computer on the 3rd. As usual, I punched the 3rd floor button. Also as usual, the doors waited a couple of seconds, then began to close.

NOT as usual, they closed halfway, then opened again for no apparent reason. I was not close enough to trigger the motion sensor myself; there was no one else in the elevator or near its doors; and the other alternative, that someone pushed the button on that floor to keep the doors open so they could get on, isn't the case either, as there was no one in the elevator area, period.

I pushed the 3rd floor again and it went down without a hitch. But I've worked in this building for well over a year and never seen this happen. It makes me wonder a bit--I'd never feel a ghost myself, as I am apparently quite insensitive to such phenomena. But perhaps one was there?

Or perhaps the doors just malfunctioned.

Or perhaps Darien Fawkes is snooping invisibly around my place of employment. :-) *is paranoid re: invisible-if-friendly eyes watching*
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From:kimberleym
Date:March 21st, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Eeep! How odd! I like the idea of Darien looking out for ya. :p Or perhaps you've got your own personal Casper? Hmmmm...
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 22nd, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
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Heh, yeah, I could do with a handsome guy like D hanging around. :-)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 21st, 2005 10:44 pm (UTC)
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Well, if they were truly invisible, they wouldn't trip the motion sensors that prevent the door from closing.

Then again, some motion sensors work by sensing heat, not visible light...

Dooweeeooooo.

It's the little bizarre things in life that make life worth living.

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 22nd, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Well, if they were truly invisible, they wouldn't trip the motion sensors that prevent the door from closing.

Hmm, good point, someone invisible like Darien can walk through light-bar motion alarms....

And amen to the little bizarre things in life.
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From:kerravonsen
Date:March 21st, 2005 10:44 pm (UTC)
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Prosaic remark: it was surely a mechanical glitch.
The elevators in our building can be really annoying. One of them refuses to stop on the seventh floor when going down, but is happy to stop there when going up.
The other one used to randomly stop and open its doors on the 5th floor when there were no tenants there.
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 22nd, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Aren't elevators odd? I agree with your prosaic remark, but man, it's way more fun to imagine a haunted workplace (though I can scarcely think of a less haunt-able building, lol). :-D
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 22nd, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC)
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I used to be frightened of elevators as a kid. I would always take the stairs if given the choice, and even now I have strange dreams about malfunctioning elevators...

But in my waking life, I've found they're really quite cool. They're one of the most abstractly sci-fi concepts a regular person can experience. Walk into a little room, touch a glowing control...a sensation of movement, and you find yourself in a new place entirely.

Am I making sense?

-JD
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From:vertigozooropa
Date:March 22nd, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)

Sorry to have to tell you this...

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But that really was Darien Fawkes, and as for his eyes, they were red, and you had better watch out, because there's a quicksilver madman on the loose, and he's in your building.
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 22nd, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Sorry to have to tell you this...

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*screams, runs and hides under desk*

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