Clark said some team members were physically touched, heard voices, sounds and saw shadows. Locke, who was present during the investigation, said it was creepy but she never felt unsafe.
“I’d always heard about the bangs, bumps, cold and all of the traditional stories,” Locke said. “All of those I discounted to the age of the building. There are repeated stories about kitchen doors opening and closing by itself.”
Locke said since the news of Kendall’s ghosts became public, she’s heard a variety of stories. Parents tell her their children talk to non-existent kids in the play area, things bang around and fall in the kitchen and wait staff remain freaked out when in the rear of the restaurant.
Kathleen Moore, waitress at Kendall’s, said she believes the restaurant is haunted.
“The back rooms are just creepy,” Moore said. “When we used to sit in the back at the end of the night, the kitchen door would make weird noises and open, like someone was bumping their hip against the door to open it.”
Moore said there’s always been a joke about ghosts but she didn’t think it was actually real until one Friday. Moore was serving food to her table when a roll fell off the plate. Joking that a ghost must have pushed it off, Moore and another waitress passed two locked doors. As they passed, the doors began to shake.
The ghosts are now the brunt of every joke and mishap.
“A couple of days ago, I went to get some cinnamon rolls from the freezer,” Locke said. “I heard this loud bang, turned back and the freezer is open and a bag of French fries are on the floor. I looked at the dishwasher and said, “The ghost just threw some fries out. Can you put them back please?’”