Our elevator, an Oliver and Williams hydraulic, services three levels. At least once an evening, usually after business hours, the doors open on their own, either on the second or third floor. Sometimes it will ride to another floor and open where it stops. As facilities manager I asked the elevator tech if the elevator was performing some kind of nightly maintenance check, or if we have a ghost, "haha." He said there's no way this type of elevator can perform a daily check on itself, it's not that sophisticated. He felt more comfortable telling me that it's a ghost rather than telling me it is something mechanical or a manual routine performance check. He had no other answer as to why it was opening/ascending/descending on its own and was puzzled.
Again it usually does this after business hours. Regular business hours are between 7am-6pm. I have seen it open on its own at 7pm, 1030pm, 3am etc. Only once have I seen it open by itself during the workday, which was today, at around 3pm. The time it opened at 3am I was working very late and it scared the heck out of me, I did all I could not to run out of the building. Two other employees beside myself have witnessed this happening, all after the usual business hours.
If anyone has any insight please let me know.
In reply to Chad:
In reply to Naomi Millán:
Maybe you could check in storage for the humidity like these other guys here are saying, but otherwise it could be possible that the lift was programmed to do so? Is this something that is SUDDENLY happening or has it been happening all the while? Whatever it is, don't let your imagination run away with you. I personally don't like the idea of being in a building with a ghost at all and I don't think you should think about it too much if it doesn't cause any problems.
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