Can office equipment be haunted? Some people think so.
Sure, everyone’s heard about an evil photocopier that eats paper (and sometimes originals), or the vending machine in the lounge that eats quarters.
There’s also a “haunted typewriter” people created for a 2010 exhibit in the UK. (Read more here.)
That took a lot of work and it’s a cool idea.
Here’s a video of another typewriter someone rigged to look haunted.
Also, here’s how to make a Mac look haunted.
But what about actually haunted office equipment? I don’t mean the creepy typewriter scenes in The Shining, but something in an office that seems to be haunted.
Deputy District Attorney Gloria McCary (Socorro, NM) claimed that her former office was haunted. She heard a chair move and files being moved when no one was there. She also heard a typewriter typing… in an empty room. (Ref: Forbes.com)
Then there’s the Easton Public Library in PA, where a file cabinet is among the haunts of at least one ghost. Some say the library and its files are haunted by Elizabeth Bell “Mammy” Morgan, and Easton’s founder, William Parsons. Others say the library was built on the German Reformed Cemetery which was, in turn, located at an earlier Native American burial site. It’s not unusual to hear about a community cemetery being located where burials took place far earlier. (Ref: Pennsylvania’s Mountains of Attractions.)
Speaking of haunted libraries, you can watch for ghosts on webcams at haunted libraries. Willard Library (Evansville, IN) has three ghostcams that refresh every 20 seconds. (They aren’t always online.)
Or, you may want to spend more time in Pennsylvania at the haunted Knickerbocker Hotel (Linesville, PA). Their webcam isn’t always working, but the website has some eerie screen captures.
However, that’s not haunted office equipment. So far, I don’t see much about really haunted typewriters, desks, office chairs, file cabinets, or anything else in an office.
I’m wondering why.
If you’ve heard about any office equipment that really seemed haunted, leave a comment.