Apartment Ghost

A co-worker told me this story 20 years ago.  She had impressed me as being candid and sincere.

She was in her apartment one day when she saw a strange woman in her living room. This woman was dressed for cleaning with an apron and little cap. She had a feather duster in her hand was was casually dusting the furniture. She glanced at my co-worker, smiled, dusted the TV, and then walked across the room and into the closet, shutting the door behind her.

While the figure had looked perfectly normal and unghostlike, my co-worker was chilled to the bone. She did not look in the closet for hours. There was nothing to see, anyway.

When she next turned on her TV the picture was black. It came on, but there was no picture. When she took the TV in for repair the repairman who fixed it told her, "Ma'am, I don't kow what you did to your TV, but the tubes and wires were all messed up and melted."