I swear to whatever God you may or may not believe in that there is something in our back room, where we keep out overstock items. Whether it's a hermit very successfully living in there (mostly kidding) or a ghost, I've definitely heard something or someone multiple times and so has my assistant manager.
One occasion I swore, while standing directly next to it, that someone was trying to open our side doors that our truck people use to bring stuff in. I immediately went to the front and told my manager, who walked around the entire length of the building and finding no one (no one left in a car either). My AS also swears she hears this often..
The next story actually happened twice, scaring me to the point I sprinted to the front of the store. While stocking the closest to the opening of the back room I heard the distinct sound of footsteps, inching there way closer to the door, for a good 10 seconds. I dropped whatever was in my hands and ran as fast as I could to the front, thinking someone was hiding back there and waiting for one of us to enter.
My manager says no one else is here (she was on register) and the last person in the store was driving away, however she went and checked the cameras, which are motion sensitive to where it'll only record when movement is present. No movement was recorded in hours and the only few times it did because of one of the managers.
Almost every time you enter the back room it sounds as if you're not alone, that someone or something is hiding.. It's gone to the point where I've walked back lookingfor where the sound was coming from with a box cutter.
And I know what you're going to say! It could be the weather or sound traveling from someone near the back room on one of the aisles. However, the sounds are there whether it's raining or sunny and it isn't someone on an aisle because I've checked, it happens when no one but me is around.
We've, even my skeptical manager, heard someone in the store when no one is around. Prime example, being in the office, talking and watching the cameras for the registers in case someone showed up. We'll hear someone put their items on our metal counter when no one is around.. Multiple times this has happened.
I don't know whether everyone is 'imagining' this or there's a ghost that for some reason lives in my store but something is definitely around..
Edit: It's not rats.. Our district manager comes in every few weeks and checks for them, we also have an inspector and exterminator spray every other month. After going in the back room multiple times a day, also while cleaning it, we would of found something related to rats or even water bugs. The worst thing I've ever seen it a huge spider that was outside on the wall. Also how the hell do you explain it sounding like someone yanking on the door next to me when nothing was around.. I think I would of seen a rat or something shaking on the door.
Also, again, this doesn't only happen in the back room. We also hear people putting things on our metal counters when not a single other person is in the store. Unless rats are jumps on the counter and running away in .2 seconds, it's really not that. Our store is actually ranked most cleanest and nicest out of our multiple competitors.