Kudos to the team who designed the station revamp for Star 102 and company. That section of the Manor Square building has been long overdue for some TLC.
Rumors had it that there were ghosts in the building. One morning crew persisted and had a psychic give them a location of the ghost - turned out to be in their office. (Boo!)
It wasn't anything I really gave much attention until I found out a coworker was really scared of it. So, knowing that, I began to check into it a bit more.
The ghost I encountered acts very much like a night watchman. He had a morning host so intimidated that she hated coming to work in the wee hours because he seem to be lurking at the doorway. It was - for her - very uncomfortable.
From what I could tell, he wasn't trying to cause trouble; rather, he had a bit of a crush. After I suggested that it was nothing to be worried about, she said the activity was no longer as menacing and even seemed to dissipate.
He did travel down the hall from that office and begin to entertain me with a few shenanigans during my occasional shifts at the station.. Equipment would blink or go blank for no apparent reason. The temp would also travel...no matter where it started...to a significant number combo to let me know of his presence. It's a game. He just wants someone to note his presence. I do. And I am not there to bother him.
The fun started this time when I was taking pics of the finished...almost...studio revamp. A fabulous improvement, with upgraded equipment, I took several shots. Then, I decided to take one of the ghost.... As I backed up against the wall to capture the wall thermostat program pad, my camera malfunctioned. It began showing a blank screen and not advancing. I almost dropped it....and have no idea how that happened. I caught it quickly but then had to reprogram it.
After that, the flash flickered two or three times for every photo. That is what happens when a spirit wants to play cat and mouse. I had absolutely no problems until I set it in my mind that I would get the shots to showcase the ghost and then the game was on.
The result: One (out of 20) showed a disc - on the floor - right beside where I was standing when I decided to start shooting to get a shot of the resident ghost...and the camera went haywire.
Got the shot....and a huge game of trying to figure out how to fix a camera that isn't broken. The answer? Focus. Enjoy the game and persist without frustration or distraction. Hold the thought and the energy steady and keep shooting. The image is not as well defined as my other results but similar in conformation.
The disc is on the floor for one photo, gone in the next. But it was there; and that is all I needed to see. From this little game, I have learned that even when the energy is petulant and mischievous, I can capture an image. And really, getting my camera to function at all was the real test. The fun part of this adventure? We've got a whole world to explore!