‘The place has an eerie feel to it, the fact that things go wrong all the time and the fact our address is 666 is no co-incidence. There are mysterious forces at work here.’
Whilst perusing the internet I found an article, or few, about a firm of solicitors who are sure that the office is haunted due to the events going on, employees seem sure that they are being haunted by a dark force and those that are involved in the building are cursed with bad luck. The office is ran by Sarfraz Khan, LAC Solicitors are located at 666 Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham and he says that come 6pm everyone is right out of the door. Neither property next to theirs has reported any strange activity.
The Victorian era building is said to have a rather creepy feel to it and says that mysterious goings on are causing concern to the employees. He thinks that the 666 address is no coincidence and some believe that the “number of the beast” is behind it. The company specializes in disability grants, and one set of funding was £66,689 so he believes this may be linked to the 666 phenomenon. Sarfraz also explained that when they got their business account from TSB that 666 was in the account number.
Large puddles of water appear in areas where there is no sign of leaks, and dead flies end up inside light fittings and window edges. Maggots are sometimes found across the floor in one of the rooms. The mysterious visitor likes to move things including stationary and create strange noises. There has been an apparition of a woman spotted too; she seems to be a restless spirit that wanders the building making noises and leaving cold spots in her wake. Sarfraz has seen a white shadow cross the room once.
The heating system has a history of malfunctioning, despite regular maintenance and light bulbs that have been changed are known to blow within a couple of days of being fitted. Electrical malfunctions also include the internet crashing when there are no issues known, the main servers and phones going down when there is no fault on the line and the fax machines producing errors for no reason. They have had telephone calls where there is no one on the end of the line. Three technicians were brought in to try and iron out the strange glitches in the IT System, they went bankrupt months later. It seems that the paranormal activity at 666 has been linked to this unfortunate collapse of their business.
Safraz once nearly missed his flight to Germany; he had packed his passport and checked it several times before he set off. When he got to the airport he could not find it. He madly dashed back and it was lying there clear as day on the desk.
A colleague, Javirya Bibi, added that they had a car which was fine that morning, they parked outside of the office and when they went home the brakes felt loose. A mechanic said that the brakes had failed and that they were named Javirya had got to work that day, but they remain adamant that thee car was fine that morning.
Perhaps the most tragic story of the events is about the loss of a woman at the place. The firms five workers now refuse to work late after a woman in her 50’s did so and later that night died of a heart attack. The woman was in her 50’s and in fairly good health but her body was found slumped on the floor at the foot of her desk the following morning.
A psychic advised the staff they may be able to combat the curse by hanging religious artifacts on the walls but it seems that this has not abated the situation at all.
For me there are some mundane explanations for quite a bit of this, that are being attributed to the curse and whilst I may be wrong here is what I could surmise. They are looking for a link to the number 666; the grant is not a solely numbered 666 neither is the TSB account. I believe they are seeing something in it based on their predisposition to the number of the property.
Some other bits I think I can comment on based on personal experience, the calls with no one at the end may well be automated sales calls; they can take a while to cut in or if the systems on the sales sides are not working it produces a silent call. In regards to system glitches this happens to many companies, sadly this is usually down to a badly built network infrastructure, I can’t say without seeing it but it seems to be that if the technicians didn’t know enough then poor business planning might be more to do with the bankruptcy than a curse.
In regards to the car, I don’t know exactly what the mechanic saw, the details aren’t sufficient enough but a brake cable failure could cause a sudden stop. There are many mitigating circumstances so I am not entirely sure that parking the car there would cause it, however again I was not there and don’t have full details.
I sincerely hope that there is not a death associate with the paranormal side, sadly it may well just be a tragedy that the woman suffered a heart attack whilst at work. This may well, sadly, have been onset by things like the fear generated by the rumours. If anyone knows more, or has even worked there, I would be interested to know more.