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.

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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

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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.

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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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Midnight Classes

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There are some universities that will teach a midnight class, if the student is willing to go to a class in their pajamas and bring a robe, and must be clean.  Body odor and a pillow is a prerequisite. On the other hand, they get to have great parking spaces near the classroom at night. And no, it’s not astronomy class at night.

Nevada https://www.csn.edu/ is one of the colleges that offer midnight classes.  The 2-year college with 12 campuses in southern Nevada, including the main campus in Las Vegas, chose to offer midnight classes in the spring 2010 semester due to an increase in enrollment–of approximately 8,000 students from spring 2009 to spring 2010, said Johnson. The Nevada school offered sections of biology and math in the spring, and are expanding offerings for the fall to include astronomy. “What better time to offer astronomy then at midnight?” Johnson said. The classes all were held in one building adjacent to the biology labs, but otherwise, the classes were the same without any modifications–except for the time of day. The lectures remain nearly similar to that of their morning counterparts, and the same laboratories and times are given to students. Johnson said many of the college’s students work second shift at casinos, so “for them, midnight is their noon.” Mary Bennett, the professor of Southern Nevada’s midnight biology class, said that the course ran the exact same way as her daytime courses. “I am a very lively teacher so falling asleep is not allowed in my class,” she said. The only difference that she noticed between a midnight and daytime course was “the great parking.” Johnson and her staff aren’t alone in scheduling classes at unusual hours.

“We have a 24-hour town here, this is when our students work,” said Sally Johnson, dean of the School of Math and Science at the College of Southern Nevada.

Bunker Hill Community College in Boston http://www.bhcc.mass.edu/ and Clackamas Community College  https://www.clackamas.edu/ in Oregon have already had successful introductions to midnight courses.

At Bunker Hill, the college offers introductory English and psychology classes at midnight. Because of overflowing attendance in the day time, they were other options too, online course, but some of the students wanted to take a midnight class instead.

Clackamas Community College initially offered a midnight welding course one night per week; it became so popular, that it was extended to four nights a week.

Anne Arundel Community College http://www.aacc.edu/  in Maryland is planning to offer midnight sections of psychology in the fall.

Also, big name universities places in California and New York and other popular universities are offering classes after midnight.

The extra assignments, if they want to pass a class, is to bring food and share it with the rest of the class, they must stay awake for a pop quiz. You can’t sleep on a quiz. It wouldn’t be a pop quiz.

Notes:

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/29078/title/More-midnight-college-classes/

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-colleges-midnight-classes-idUSTRE68R4WM20100928

https://www.communitycollegereview.com/blog/late-night-education-more-midnight-classes-coming-to-community-colleges

 

Queens College Hauntings

Queens University

Queen’s College in Charlotte North Carolina appears to be a hot bed of paranormal activity. In one dorm is the unhappy weeping ghost of a young woman who was in love with another woman. When her parents found out, she killed herself by cutting her wrists in a girls dorm. The next morning she had written her love letters to Julie in blood on the wall. Down thru the years students have seen Julie and the messages on the wall written in blood. Phantom knocks on walls and doors as well as doors opening and closing on their own.

Students claimed to hear the girl’s ghost weeping and some even claimed to see her with wrists cut walking in the bathroom all bloody and dripping of blood.

The apparitions of Civil War era soldiers are seen on campus as well as the phantom sounds of screams

Several years later another male student hung himself one night and the next morning his body was found swinging from a rope. Some students have claimed to see the ghost of the body swinging from his rope and have even called for Police only to have the Police find no hanging student when they arrive. And it has happened several times over the years.

Some students have claimed to see Civil War era soldiers in the area of Queens College and on the grounds.

And many students say in a small area on the college and over the years mentioned that some students committed suicide on campus.

Albright Residence Hall and Wallace Residence are the most active cases of paranormal activity.

What’s that behind you?

 

North West Middle School Haunted – Charlotte NC

Creepy Middle School Pic 3It is said that a ghost of a girl name Sadie, from the 1950’s, haunts the school. They say that she spent a lot of time at the school because her father was a mean drunk and always beating her.

One afternoon, she came home late, her father came after her, and she took off down the street.

Since she felt safe at school, she tried to go there, but while crossing the street in front of the school. She got hit by a truck and died instantly near the school.

They say since she felt safe at school, her spirit stayed in the school.

Faculty and students can hear her banging on the pipes and desk will move and rattle in the classrooms. Bathroom stalls will flush and the doors will opened.

“I was in the bathroom putting on makeup for a boy I like. I bent down to my purse to grab a lip-gloss. When I lifted my head in the mirror, I saw a reflection of a girl in the mirror. I said to her ‘Are you new to the school?’ she did not say anything to me. She just looked at me somewhat creepy. Then her face change. Her eyes sunk in, she came at me very fast, and when I turned around to the bathroom stall doors, she was gone. That was the first time I saw her.” Beth said, a former middle school student. Beth ran out of the bathroom.

In the auditorium, if one will look back to the attic window where the projector is, you can see something moving like a person moving around in there. The door of the projector room was locked.

The stairs leading up the projector room, you will get chills on the back of your neck to warn you not to go up there.

Do you feel a chill next to you? Is your hair on your arm standing up? She’s right next to you.

This is a TRUE STORY

How do you catch a shark?

Shark attack

So how do you catch a shark that has bitten two teenagers on the coast of Oak island, NC?

You can’t say to shark:

“Freeze, raise your fins and put it around your back!”

They can’t put their fins around their back. It’s short and the hand cuffs would not fit.

And we can’t kill a shark, if we did, it’s a  crime, because they are  endanger species.

By the way, the shark that was used in Jurassic World, that was a realistic puppetry and it got swallow by a Dino-shark, which was CGI. No animals were harm in this movie. It looked real but amazing movie. I saw it for the second time. Still good.

The best way to prevent a shark attack:

  1. Wear a Jaws T-shirt from 1975, that would scare a shark. Not really.
  2. Don’t wave or arms in the water.
  3. Don’t wave or legs in the water.
  4. Stay still in the water and wait for a mermaid to come and rescue you. (Not really, walk away slowly)
  5. If you have a stick, poke it in the eyes. Or hit the shark in the snout. (the nose)
  6. Swim in groups.
  7. Swim close to the shore, near lifeguards. (If the life guards are attractive stay near. Cue Baywatch Theme music and run in slow motion).
  8. Don’t swim either at night or early morning. (Remember Jaws!)
  9. Don’t wear shinny objects
  10. Don’t splash a lot. (Vibrations can attract sharks)

And by the way, 14 years ago I was attack by a jelly fish. I was peeing in the ocean when a jelly fish jumped and grab my penis. Ouch that hurts. Go ahead laugh. Let it out!

Be safe out there.  

Check out this link below: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/kids/avoid/avoid.htm  

Museum of the Albemarle Haunted with Fred Fearing

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Did you know that Museum of the Albemarle is haunted? With all the artifacts in buildings some spirits can attached themselves to it, but it’s the good ghost not the evil one, if you disturb the ghost, they will become evil ghost and they will be a sword fight in the middle of the room, that would never happened.

Anyway, when Fred Fearing was still alive, he was 93 when he passed away in 2007, he made a point that he would take care of the museum; they did not need a security guard. He would be a security ghost for the building, so if a burglary wants to rob a piece of artifact in building, Fred would stop them scare the living day lights  by saying “Boo” and the robbery would dropped  the artifact  and he would catch it without breaking it.

These days, if you ask the folks at Museum of the Albemarle, he’s also known as the hall of history’s resident ghost.

According to Pendergraft, Anne Burgess Jennings was working the front desk of the museum when a visitor asked directions to the bathroom. She was an out-of-towner, so she knew very little, if anything, about the local history here.

“She comes back five minutes later with a startled look,” says Pendergraft. “She told Anne that she met a man in the back hallway.”

The man was described as old with very white hair. The woman told Jennings that he had shared stories about the museum with her.

Pendergraft says the woman described the man’s baseball cap and a rose he was holding. He wore a shirt and shorts and talked about his wife Florence, and then he put his hat to his chest and told her local stories.

When the man was finished, the woman reported that he turned and walked away, disappearing at the end of the hall.

The woman, Pendergraft explains, did not know Fred Fearing, nor would she have known those details. Jennings, he says, told her that she had just described Fearing.

“The woman that was in the hallway seemed to be the only one who saw it,” recalls Jennings. “There were other people in the area. I was at the desk and there may have been someone else in the lobby.”

People that knew Fearing know that he loved history and was a big supporter of the museum. He served on the museum board and Pendergraft says Fearing would often bring things in to share with the staff.

He would also be the first to complain if he saw something that he did not believe was historically accurate. Fred Fearing was known to be ornery from time to time.

“He loved the museum. He was one of the biggest supporters of the museum, even to the last of his life,” says Pendergraft.

Although the museum building is relatively new, there have been other haunting reports there. Staff members are quick to say they’ve heard things, or even seen a thing or two.

Mary Tirak works on the third floor, in the administration offices. She says there have been plenty of reports but she hasn’t seen or heard anything. If she does, however, she says that she would be pretty unsettled.

“They all know I don’t like ghosts,” says Tirak. Jennings says the museum has been “spooky” in the past, but she just can’t put her finger on one incident outside of the Fred Fearing sighting. Of course, with a building full of old things, there’s no telling who came with the artifacts.

“There was one incident,” Pendergraft  said “The staff had put on a presentation for their annual membership meeting when archeologist Clay Swindell reported something odd. The room had emptied out except for Swindell and I and Clay saw a guy walk behind the screen,” recalls Pendergraft, who says he saw no one other than Swindell. “Clay was sure someone walked behind the screen. Being a scientist, he doesn’t make up stories. If he’s having fun with you, you know he’s having fun” Like a regular Casper the friendly ghost.

UFO sighting in Elizabeth City North Carolina

In August 1978, in Elizabeth City, NC many people in the Pasquotank county have spotted an UFO. Reports were coming from Poplar Branch, Nags Head, Nixonton, and other areas too.

L. Warrens Riggs, a probation officer for Camden and Pasquotank counties, said with two others friends saw a UFO in the community of Riddle in Camden. Riggs said Edward S. Cahoon and Elvin Gregory spotted a round, saucer – shaped object approximated 1,500 feet of the ground. The object had orange-colored lights spaced 2 feet apart. Riggs said two of the lights had a greenish tint and there was a two bright lights on top of the space craft. “All of the sudden it was coming towards us and then it stopped.” Riggs said, “It stayed for two minutes and we did not hear any noise.” Riggs said the UFO moved with great speed two miles toward the Pasquotank river, stopped for a few moments and then it continues on it course. He said he told nobody of the sighting except his wife, until he read a Sunday newspaper report. He then Colon Grandy Jr., who first reported the UFO sighting Thursday night to the Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station. Grandy described the object as disc-shaped about 75 yards in diameter and having 12-15 brilliant evenly-spaced orange light around its sides. He said he spotted the object after leaving a workshop at the rear of his home in Poplar beach.

Dr. S.A. Khan, professor of Biology at Elizabeth City State University said he and his wife and family sighted an object around 8:30 p.m. Thursday while visiting at a farm house renovating on Four Forks Road. Khan said the object had six oranges – blue lights that flashed on and off. He said the UFO was approximately one-half mile from their location and moved swiftly at an altitude of about 300-400 feet.

Grandy said today that he had receive at least a dozen calls from people as far away as Nags Head, saying that they had also seen similar objects on the same day and at similar times. A spoke man for the National Weather Service said it was “very unlikely” that one of its balloons could have been in the Poplar Brand area at the of the sighting.However, the Federal Aviation Administration is virtually impossible to determine if there was any airplane activity in the area at the time.

A Coast Guard spoke man indicated that the base in Elizabeth City had dispatched no aircraft at the sighting times Thursday night. The Center for UFO studies in Evanston, Ill., said that it would probably investigation of the UFO sightings in a few days. The center is headed by Dr. J Allen Hyneck, scientific director, who worked as a civilian consulted for US Air Force Project Bluebook.