Haunted Universities in North Carolina

Did you know the College and Universities that you sent your son and daughter to study to get a real education is haunted?

Anyway, we do have haunted universities in North Carolina, and they are:

Lees-McRae College

Lees McRae College

Established in 1900, Lees-McRae College is named after Suzanna Lee and Elizabeth McRae, named by founder Reverend Edgar Tufts after a renowned educator (Lee) and the school’s benefactor (McRae). A friendly ghost, Emily Draughn, is said to be found around Tate Dorm.

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The site of the dormitory was once Grace Memorial Hospital, which was where Emily died of tuberculosis during the 1930s. Emily made her presence known by making phone calls, operating the elevator, confusing corridors, and shifting furniture. Emily doesn’t appear to have any malicious tendencies. But she exists.

Haunted Universities

Chowan University

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Founded in 1848 and with a current student body of only 1200 students, Chowan University is known for its united atmosphere and its athletic record. What the school is also known for, however, is its long history of paranormal disturbances.

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A ghost haunts the second floor of the Mixion Hall in the Music Hall. Student’s have been reporting to hear music when they get to the room. The piano stops. It was said that someone hanged himself in that room.

Chowan-university Belk Hall

In Belks Hall, students have heard a little girl giggling while riding her tricycles down the stairs. And screams of someone who committed suicide.

Columms Building Chowan

The “Brown Lady” is perhaps the most frightening and famous apparition that haunts the school. Lingering on the third floor of the Columns Building, her footsteps have been heard, leading to brief chases by security guards suspecting unauthorized students.

Queens College

Salem College

salem college

Salem College has undergone some transformations since its founding in 1772. Originally built as a primary school, it later was turned into a high school, and then finally a college. It is consistently ranked among the best colleges in the nation and has the distinction of being the United States’s oldest female educational establishment that is still a women’s college.

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An institution with over two centuries of continued use is bound to have a colorful history, and Salem is no exception. The Gramley Building is the site of a library where two girls were killed in an electrocution accident in 1907. According to reports, the girls visibly manifest and scream at students. Similarly, a student allegedly hanged herself in the attic of Gramley’s dormitory, leading to students hearing dragging and scratching sounds from the attic.

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A young girl fell down an elevator shaft in Clewell’s dormitory, making many believe her presence is still in the building. The school’s other dormitory, Babcock, is said to have a painting in its lobby of Mary Reynolds (daughter of R.J. Reynolds), whose eyes that follow students as they walk by. Last, but certainly not least, the Fine Arts Center has had a variety of paranormal disturbances, including a phantom pianist who plays pianos and organs, and a patron who died in Theatre #2 and still lingers to this day. Creepy.

The Greensboro Ghost

Western Carolina University

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The story that has floated around WCU for decades involves two female roommates in the 1960s that decided to remain on campus during a school break. Supposedly, one of the girls left the room to take a shower but was gone for a suspiciously long time. When the other girl went to investigate, she stood frozen by the door as a set of scratching noises accompanied a scream from the hallway. Out of seemingly nowhere, a repairman walked by outside the dorm’s window and yelled up that everything was okay, and for the girl to stay in her room. She obliged out of a crippling fear, but as it turns out, the other girl had been raped and murdered.

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Rumors suggest that the spirit of the murdered girl never left the Moore Building, instead of staying to terrify future classes of girls with screaming and crying bouts. In a strange twist on the regular ghost story, the murderer was arrested and served time in a mental institution, only to die in the mid-1980s. Since then, the sightings of the murdered girl’s ghost have been spotted and believe to be wandering the Hallway.

Scott Hall WCU 2

In the 1990s Scott Hall began its conversion to “the dark side.” During this time, it is said that a female student hung herself in the East Wing of the building. Her motives for suicide are not known, but the legend lives on. The floor was closed for many years afterward because numerous people reported having seen the young lady there.

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Built in 1971, the fifth floor of Harrill Hall has a similar history of unusual occurrences. According to legend, a girl died of an asthma attack while having a sleepover with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, she suffocated in her sleep. Her ghost is now said to haunt the fifth floor of Harrill, along with the building’s elevators. The elevators sometimes open only on the first and fifth floors, but other times they open on all floors when no one is aboard. People on the fifth floor have reported strange occurrences and the feeling of being watched, as well. This girl seems to have influenced numerous parts of Harrill Hall, of which the WCU community should take note. Harrill Hall underwent a major renovation during the 2011-2012 school years.

So have you taken a ghost tour of your university?

Tell me your story

Notes:

http://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/north-carolina-state-university/

 

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Haunted Universities

The sound of footsteps, door slamming, and children laughing are the creepiest sound that you might hear in the dead of night when you are fast asleep in your dorm room and be awakened in the middle of the night.  Most of the universities are haunted, but they are the most popular universities to go and they have an excellent curriculum.

Montcalri State University

Montclair State University in New Jersey is said to be one of the most haunted colleges in America.  For years there have been reports of doors and windows slamming, lights flickering on and off, constant cold, and even a ghost who hovers over the beds of the students.

Montclair is built on top of Indian burial grounds, and alumni say it’s a very scary school. So scary, that many refuse to go in the woods after sundown. There have been many reports of figures believed to be Native Americans spotted in the forests.

Students reported appliances and lights turned on and off, bedroom and bathroom doors would have opened and the sound of a little girl laughing in the hallway.  Door knobs would rattle too.

A female resident woke up in the middle of the night to find a man dressed in 19th-century clothing standing over her bed with a loving facial expression. She thought that it was her roommate’s boyfriend and told him that he had the wrong bed. After saying this, she watched the man suddenly vanish into thin air.

Cal State University

Cal State University Channel Islands (Camarillo, CA)

It is never a good idea to build a university on the grounds of an old insane asylum it was closed in 1997, and it was used as a film location for Halloween (1978).  Since it was abandoned for several years, in 2002, they opened Cal State, and students have reported seeing the universities old residents wandering the grounds, halls, and streets of Cal State. Inmates are seen entering rooms which are empty upon investigation. Another inmate dances in a parking lot at night, only to fade as he approaches the streetlights. Scarier still are the violent ghosts who have thrown objects, knocked students over, and vandalized locked classrooms.

Fordam

Fordham University

Fordham’s Bronx campus is creepy looking enough to have been featured in The Exorcist (the campus was used in the filming of The Exorcist), and its plethora of ghost stories stand up to its frightening feel: the school, which dates back to 1841, was built atop of old hospitals and morgues and it is haunted by every kind of ghost, from children to priests.

More will come …

Boo… What’s that behind you!

 

Notes

Top 10 Most Haunted Colleges

https://www.collegemagazine.com/cms-top-10-haunted-colleges/

 

Montclair State University

http://943thepoint.com/montclair-university-haunted-2016/

 

Haunted MSU: Hawks Crossings

https://vimeo.com/93512239

 

Top 10 Haunted US College Campuses

http://listverse.com/2010/12/01/top-10-haunted-us-college-campuses/

 

50 haunted Colleges Campus

http://www.onlineschoolscenter.com/50-haunted-colleges-campuses/

 

9 Most Haunted Colleges

http://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/A7245B0A/9-Most-Haunted-Colleges/

 

How to be stay safe on campus

College freshmen are ready to go to their university to get educated and further their career, sometime it can stop abruptly because of campus crime.

Students think since they got a dorm room and wanted to be independent, and they live only 15 miles away from home. It would be cheaper to stay at home.Independence is good, but a home cook meal every night would be good and their comfort and safety in their room.

The crime rate on campus is always undetected in their local newspaper, but it is told through Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Being safe on campus is a no brainer, we do have to be very observant in our surrounding area, and if we have a conservation with a classmate and that classmate wanted the student to come and join a sorority, just be careful and look for clues and ask a lot of questions. Look through history at the library to see if it matches.

Remember those days when a teacher would play does those observation games in the class room, one person would randomly leave the room, and the class has to remember what they were wearing.  We do have to remember what people say and what they are wearing. It would help the officers to find the perpetrator and stop them before anything else could happen.

We have to stay on alert on campus; sometime professor would pull a stunt or prank on their students to make them more aware of their surrounding. It may be stupid, but it makes the student to think.

When we go to sleep in the dorm, sometime students may hear someone moaning in the hallways, it could be the professor who is the pulling the prank, but he’s no-where in the dorm. It could have been the wind, but the wind is not blowing that hard to make the noise, then it get’s louder and louder. What could it be? The building and the room is over 50 years old, and no one told the students on campus what happened their many years ago.  Someone died in that room, and it used to be a campus hospital, but it is nicely decorated to look like a dorm room. We don’t know. The students wanted an education, and they don’t pay attention to details. It’s not the dog that ate your homework; it’s the ghost which did your homework – more like a ghost writer. We do have some haunted university out there, and we don’t know about it. Get to know your university first.

Students and their hormones would go crazy. It’s it’s like high school all over again. We see someone attractive, and the student wanted to get to know one of another. However, how well do these students know each other. We can do background check on the internet, sometimes it can help, not very thing is on Facebook and Myspace. Students can have an alias name, and we don’t know about it.  Students may experience new things like they would never do at home but wanted to experience same sex with one another. Is that why they wanted their independence? Alcohol and drugs happen to every campus.

We have to be armed and protect ourselves  from any kind of danger take a self-defense  course. If your residence directory would not allow the students to have any weapons in your room, just get it anyway and keep it quiet. Pepper spray, Tasers and a water gun, it can be useful.

There was one girl who was followed by a stranger, she aimed the gun at the victim and sprayed the victim with pepper spray in her water gun. Smart moved.