I came in the children’s library early one morning and thought I could relax for a little longer than usual. I changed to my uniform, went to the canteen to get some breakfast and ate it at my pace. I normally wolf it down because I only have 10 minutes to spare. I came back to the empty library and realized there are footprints on the floor.
At first I thought there were wet footprints – it may have been a child running to the other exit but these were adult sized feet. My hand felt the floor, it was completely dry. I went to check the other exit and it was still locked, just like the door I went through. For a moment, a feeling of uneasiness came over me but I quickly dismissed it as silliness to assume it is something else otherwise.
Why are there footprints on the floor?!
I emailed the Housekeeper about the situation. I even sent photos attached with the large feet prints on the wooden floor.
‘It looks like it was bleached?’ He tells me as he tries to wipe it with a towel.
‘It looks a little imprinted though but maybe it’s just the chemical.’
‘There are bleach like stains on the carpet floor too!’ his assistant remarks casually. He points at the area not too far from where I found the footprints. ‘Like someone walked through really wet so it’s just around this area.
‘Can you please ask the overnight cleaners, just in case?’ I ask, just wanting to be thorough.
Before the end of the day, the Housekeeper called back and reported that the overnight cleaners apologized for another thing entirely. They admitted they haven’t been able to come in to clean for the last 3 days because they couldn’t open the doors. They just thought something was wrong with the locks so they left it as it is. The Housekeeper checked with his staff and they admitted they just went to pick up the rubbish in the morning whenever they do a routine check. But they never noticed the footprints.
In the end, I did not get any answers.