I am a member of the US Coast Guard currently assigned to a small boat rescue station. Since I have been here Ive noticed things here and there but nothing too crazy until about 3 months ago.
Me and a shipmate both witnessed a dark figure standing in an empty office one night thru the window. we walked in the office and the only thing out of the ordinary was the smell of burning pipe tobacco. Then about a month later I saw someone walk out of our room. I followed them out into the hall way where I could hear foot steps and again smell pipe tobacco. smoking inside is not allowed and no one here smokes a pipe. I decided to step out for a smoke and again I could see someone, much more defined this time standing on the back deck smoking a pipe. I stepped out the door, lit a smoke and asked “mind if I join you?” the figure disappeared and I was overwhelmed with a feeling of warmth, almost safety.
I think whatever or whoever this is is not here to hurt anyone. others have witnessed this same thing and another spirit who apparently choked out a guy and held him paralyzed in bed for several minutes leaving marks on his neck. I don’t think these are the same spirit.
I’ve looked up station records and no one stationed here has died here since the place was built. we have lost civilian mariners at sea near here though. just FYI this is a very small base. less than 35 people stationed here and on the nights these things happened only 7 people were here at the station.
Asked by Michael