If you’ve ever visited our Leeds office in Tingley, West Yorkshire, you might have heard of or seen the one-armed butcher lurking on the staircase.
As it’s Halloween we thought it would be interesting to dig a little deeper into the strange goings on.
The Leeds office used to be two separate buildings before Pickerings Lifts moved there a number of years ago. One part of the building used to be a fish and chip shop, with the other half being a family-ran butchers.
Richard has cleaned the Leeds office for around seven years and has often felt the presence of a spirit in the building.
Leo Jardenico, Mobility Administrator at the Leeds office acted as our roving reporter, interviewing Richard for more information about the strange happenings.
Leo told us, “Richard has reported a lot of paranormal activity around the building out of hours. One time when he was upstairs in the Loading Systems office, he saw a box on the floor, in the far left corner of the room. When Richard left the room and then came back he found the box had moved several inches. At first he thought he was seeing things but this was just the beginning.”
Richard told another story, when he was in the store cupboard inside the meeting room, he felt as though he was being watched and could hear a tapping noise behind him – but there was no one else in the building. He also described hearing footsteps upstairs and hearing doors closing by themselves.
It’s not just Richard who has stories to tell; another staff member reported that they saw a figure through the small window in the meeting room door. Initially thinking it was Richard, they carried on with their work, only to discover that they were the only ones in the building and Richard had only just arrived at the door…”
Did you know offices are some of the most haunted places in the world? Do you have any spooky tales about where you work?