15 Most Haunted Colleges & Universities in America

15 Most Haunted Colleges & Universities in America

August 26, 2019 57 By Stanley Isaacs


The Cyber Archive. From ghosts of crazy axe murderers to the
most terrifying haunted college campus, here are 15 of the most haunted colleges and universities
in the USA. Number 15. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. If you’re
a fan of faceless nuns who terrify people in the night, then Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
College is the campus for you. Foley Hall was supposedly where a former nun used to
paint portraits of people. She was said to be very meticulous when drawing the faces
and would always paint them last. While doing a self-portrait, she fell ill and later died,
leaving the face of her portrait unfinished. Since then people claim to have seen a faceless
nun in the college on numerous occasions. After a fire in 1989 there has been paranormal
activity reported throughout the campus, such as pianos playing by themselves and students
feeling ghosts touching them in the night. Number 14. University of Illinois. Along with the school’s
English building being allegedly haunted by a young drowning victim, there lies a far
more sinister apparition lurking around the campus. We’ve already heard of the Faceless
Nun and now we have the Faceless Man. Rumor has it that he was first spotted several years
ago by a sorority sister on the steps of her dormitory one evening. He had no discernible
face and wore a gray uniform. Since then there have been a couple of suicide attempts by
hanging. There were eventually suspicions of foul play but the suspect was never found.
Others claim they’ve seen the faceless man watching them as they sleep in their rooms,
only for him to retreat into the closet and disappear. Number 13. California State University Channel Islands.
It wouldn’t be a haunted college list without at least one school that was repurposed from
a mental institute. This University was built on the old grounds of Camarillo State Mental
Hospital, which housed mentally ill patients from 1936 to 1997 and was considered one of
the county’s most notorious mental health facilities. While this location has no specific
ghosts tied to it, that doesn’t mean the campus isn’t creepy as hell. If you’re lucky you’ll
see or hear a ghost walking around. If you’re unlucky you may have one lock a door on you
or have objects violently thrown across the room. Number 12. Georgia Regents University. As it turns out,
being in close proximity to a graveyard full of Civil War soldiers practically welcomes
ghosts with open arms. However, these dead Confederate soldiers aren’t the only scary
things happening here. Along with the belief that several buildings on campus are home
to paranormal activity, one specific tale claims that in 1861, a woman named Emily Galt
was engaged to be married to a soldier that joined the war. When he was killed, the grief-stricken
Emily etched her name into a second story window pane with her engagement ring, before
leaping to her death. There are now numerous accounts of hearing ghosts arguing in the
building and they are believed to be Emily and her fiance fighting. Number 11. University of Georgia. Another old school
holding many mysteries and mysterious occurrences. The Phi Mu sorority house is reportedly haunted
by a girl name Anna Hamilton, who witnessed her boyfriend murdered before her eyes and
his body buried under the building’s front steps. Another haunt dates back to founding
family. Their daughter, Susie was stood up on her wedding day. Heartbroken, she hung
herself in the attic. To this day occupants and visitors report seeing a woman glaring
at them from the attic windows. Number 10. St. Josephs College. This college was used
as a field hospital during the civil war. Unlike hospitals of today, civil war hospitals
were often the equivalent of a modern day butcher shop. With little to no treatment
options available, the primary treatment was amputation. Stories are told of nurses carrying
buckets of severed arms and legs away from the surgery wards. The screams of these men
and sometimes the smell of the hospital are often reported. Number 9. Penn State University. This place is so infested
with ghosts that sightings are reported on regular basis. Among them is the spirit of
Betsy Aardsma, who roams the Pattee Library after being stabbed to death in 1969. A poltergeist
at the Keller Building, assumed to be the result of a student suicide. A ghostly axe
murderer that haunts Brumbaugh Hall. And even a phantom mule named Old Coaly who is believed
to have helped with the construction in 1855. Number 8. Drew University. It’s surprising that a theological
university would be full of haunts but Drew University has its fair share. A misty apparition
haunts Asbury Hall, believed to be of a student who hung himself from the rafters. The campus
is also known for the haunting of Roxanna Mead Drew, wife of the founder. One day, a
fire broke out in Mead Hall and members of the Madison Fire Department were called in
to douse the flames. Two firefighters who were fighting the blaze saw a woman apparently
trapped inside the burning hall and went in after her. Witnesses say that she was dressed
in 19th century attire and that the flames burned right through her. She glanced at them
and then disappeared. Number 7. University of Notre Dame. A legendary Notre
Dame Football star, George Gipp, is believed to haunt this University. He is often seen
hovering over students shoulders, sometimes giving them a friendly pat on the back, only
to vanish when they turn around. While he seems to be friendly, the Patawatami Indians
that also haunt the school aren’t so friendly. It’s believed that Columbus Hall is built
on their burial grounds and the ghostly warriors are often seen riding horses up and down the
steps of the hall. Number 6. Montclair State University. More specifically
the Clove Road Apartments. Just like Notre Dame, the apartments are also built on an
Indian burial ground, never a good idea. Doors and windows slam and lock unexpectedly. Lights
flicker on and off and roommates report random feelings of dread, with many fights breaking
out for no reason at all. A man dressed in 19th century clothes hovers over the beds
of sleeping tenants, only to vanish when they scream. People report seeing figures darting
between the trees in the woods at night, which are believed to be the ghosts of the Indians
no longer at rest. Number 5. Wells College. Although plagued with spooky
encounters, the most infamous is the bleeding red door. Back in the early days of the school
there was said to be a bad influenza epidemic. A room in the campus’ main building was designated
as a temporary morgue for dead students. The door to the room was painted red as a warning
not to enter but after the epidemic, the door was repainted. However no matter how much
paint is added, the red color bleeds through the door as a reminder of what had happened
here. Number 4. Bradford College. This now abandoned college
is host to a number of ghosts from the days when the college was still occupied by students.
One of the more famous ghosts is that of a young girl who had a relationship with a priest
from the school. When she became pregnant she either committed suicide or was murdered
by the priest, but both her spirit and the spirit of the priest haunt the old Academy
building. Ghost hunters have also recorded numerous voices, screams and unexplained images
on the abandoned campus. Number 3. Huntingdon College. One of the more popular
ghost stories at this campus is that of The Red Lady. Rumor has it that a former student
was forced to attend the school by her wealthy father. She was never able to make friends
and became more alienated as time passed. She did however enjoy the color red, which
makes sense considering she was found dead in her room cloaked in her red bedsheets,
wearing a red robe, with red bleeding from her slit wrists. Ever since the suicide, her
vengeful spirit is said to give off an eerie red glow while roaming the halls at night. Number 2. Kenyon College. This college is said to house
the Gates of Hell, otherwise known as the school’s south grounds entrance. The gates
themselves are said to harness the power to send anyone straight to hell if they pass
through them as the bells of the nearby church signal midnight. Of course, while that may
not be true, the story of the deaths of nine students in a blaze in 1949 is anything but.
Ever since, they have been seen haunting the grounds along with an assortment of other
strange apparitions throughout the entire campus. Number 1. Ohio University. Famously one of the most
haunted schools in the world, Ohio University seems to be a victim of circumstance. The
entire campus is located at the center of a pentagram whose five points each represent
a different cemetery surrounding the school. As you can expect there have been countless
reports of supernatural phenomenon, ranging from people being thrown out of windows, spirits
of previous teachers and even an entire phantom basketball team. And that’s it for this haunted countdown.
As always thanks for watching.