Category Archives: Ghostly Stories

A tale from Crewe railway works

By Anonymous

A short tale about a building in Crewe Railway works experienced in around 1995.

In my younger days when I left school I did a bit of cleaning work in offices and canteens in and around crewe works.

One day I was asked to go to a block roughly by where Eagle bridge Medical Centre now stands.
I went into the building and the office was like something you see out of a 1940/1950s war film or something along them lines if you can picture it.

There was a big oak desk and a pendulum clock on the wall ticking away and it was like i was in another time.
Most of the works over that side were like this and remained unchanged.
This office was within one of the big massive works buildings and within it was a was a portacabin which was set into the roof high up that was used as a canteen area for the workers.
You got to it by going up some very high metal stairs.

After I did what I had to do in the office I walked through the big works building and went up the high stairs into the canteen.
All I had to do was wipe tables and do the obvious tasks, when I was ready to leave I did a quick mop of the canteen floor and as i was nearly finished I heard somebody coming up the stairs, I could quite clearly hear the tapping of the metal staircase.

I went to the canteen door and shouted out if there was anybody there and there wasnt.
I know I was the only one in that building as because the works was so big we had to be careful and lock ourselves into places.
Well i’ve never left a place so quick, I was about 17 and believed in this sort of thing as I always have and was going to the spiritualist church at the time and was learning about this sort of thing.

I always wondered what the hell came up them stairs and as I was on my own i’ll never know if anyone else could have heard it

The day i realised there really are ghosts

By Anonymous

The first time I realised that there was something else other than the time/place we live in I was around 8 years old.
My mum and dad decided to buy a house and made various appointments to view houses.
We went to a few around the crewe area but nothing prepared me for one particular house we went into.

This house was very strange as we were given the key by the estate agent and we allowed to view this one on our own, there was me, my brother aged around 18 months, my mum, my dad and our dog.

It was weird, the furniture was in there, the place just felt funny, I have this thing where I can sense if something is not quite right.
I didnt like it one bit, in fact I hated it, I wanted to get out and go home.

We viewed the downstairs and then my dad started to walk up the stairs and the dog just stood at the bottom with my mum, I wouldnt go up and decided to wait down stairs for the others,as soon as my dad got to the top of the stairs my brother screamed and kicked off, my dog wasnt acting normal either, her fur was up on her back, my mum just said come back down I want to get out of here.

As we drove away I noticed there was a light on in the livingroom and I knew fine well we never left any on so I wasnt impressed much by this as I knew it wasnt right.

That night at my house I went upstairs to my room, as I went past my mums bedroom door I heard her on the phone to my aunty, She was telling her how she couldnt bring herself to go upstairs, me being silly decided to earwig on the rest of the conversation, she was telling my aunty how it was going cheap because a man cut his throat at the top of the stairs after an argument with his girlfriend who was a nurse at our local hospital.
The nurse couldnt bring herself to go back to the house and wanted rid of it by having a cheap quick sale.

Well this scared me to death,my mum caught sight of me and went mad id listened in on the conversation, I obviously wasnt meant to hear any of this.

I still havent forgotten, I still think of this everytime I drive past this house.
Im not so scared now but I lied in bed for weeks with this playing on my mind when I was little.

I learned 2 lessons, dont listen in because you might not like what you hear and I also learned that we are not alone.