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I use to work at this store years ago and can tell you (and I’m sure you can ask other people who have worked there) that this place is truly haunted. When I worked over night here or worked a closing shift there were many strange happenings. There was always the sound of footsteps on the roof at night. The sound of a shopping cart slamming against the basket department shelves scared me and my employees half to death. The more frightening experience I had was when I worked an overnight with one other guy. We were on our break and I was just walking around through our candy department .As I looked down through the shelving I saw a dark shadow pass by very quickly in the next aisle. I asked the other guy if he was just in the next aisle and he said “Nope, I was in the bathroom.”

(Submitted by Jay)

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45575 Dulles Eastern Plaza #171
Dulles, VA
United States

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39.02376786546282, -77.42260897672122
Loudoun County, Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Dulles Town Center, VA (1.0 mi.)
Sterling, VA (1.3 mi.)
Countryside, VA (1.3 mi.)
University Center, VA (2.6 mi.)
Sugarland Run, VA (2.7 mi.)
Oak Grove, VA (2.9 mi.)
Ashburn, VA (3.7 mi.)
Herndon, VA (4.2 mi.)
Dranesville, VA (4.4 mi.)
Lowes Island, VA (4.5 mi.)


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  1. The only thing really haunted at World Market in Sterling is the bathroom… especially the men’s. I doubt it’s been cleaned in at least a century.

  2. I have been there a couple of times and it’s a really nice store but I never could put my finger on it something is off by a bit I have notice this also in Safeway that it’s close by to this store. The lights are dim almost the same way and feeling in both places. At world market there many beautiful think to look at but for some reason the energy shift when you go to the back were the food it at . At safeway it feel a bit heavy almost down . I was tolled by a lady that there is a spirit of an India in the store . She tolled me that he is around before they open the store and closes when she is putting things on the shelf the man pushes the car away from her . And plays around. This lady is no joke, she has tolled me that other people have felt him too. Even before I knowing about this spirit I always felt that the energy shift when you go I side .

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