Boo!! Halloween!

So Halloween is approaching soon so what are you going to wear? The biggest surprise of this year would be Big Bird? Why would anyone want to be dress like Big Bird, even though Mitt Romney said something like cutting funding for PBS, and Big Bird is the main CEO of Sesame Street?  Big Bird did get a lot tweets.  Did you get it? Tweets and Big Bird. They are both birds related.

Halloween costume is out of the question.  I would not be wearing it. I am five foot four inches and Big Bird is 7 to 8 feet tall. If I dressed like Big Bird, it will be mini version of Big Bird more like the mini-me-big-bird.

Whenever a scary movie comes to town, people will want to see it and people don’t get scared of the movie. You know why, people already seen the trailer of the movie and sometime it will give away the scary part of the movie.  Why don’t they cut the trailer to 15 seconds instead of 2 minutes? Make it less scare for people want to come to the movies and watch the whole movie at the movie theater.  Now where did my popcorn go? Oh there it is, it was floating in front of me. I disappear like the road runner on steroids – or was it Lance Armstrong on a unicycle.

For me, the true scary movies are good to get people scared, but the scariest part is the researched and interviews of the people who witness these paranormal activities – that’s the scariest of them all.  If you were watching Paranormal Witness in the fall of 2012 (second season) and School Spirits (first season) during the summer of 2012 on the Syfy network, these two shows will give what you want to get your scare on.  I like School Spirits, because they tell true tales of universities across the United States that are haunted with ghost and for the Paranormal Witness eyewitness stories of terrify ghost stories. It so much better than watching Paranormal Activities franchise film, they would either stretch the film to ninety minutes to two hours.

So this Halloween, when children come to your door and ring your door bell don’t scare them and grab their candy. I did that last year and I was recycling it. I would scared one group and collected their candy and when the next groups come I would give the first group candy to the second group. I save a lot of money for not buying any candy.

So be safe this Halloween, don’t egged or throw toilet paper on the wrong house – get the address right first.

The Ghostly Girl at the Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College is a liberal arts women’s college in Sweet Briar, Virginia. It’s north of Lynchburg, Virginia. The school motto translates as: “She who has earned the rose may bear it.”

The school is named after the former Sweet Briar plantation, the former plantation of Elijah Fletcher and his family. Fletcher was a 19th century teacher, businessman, and mayor of Lynchburg. His wife, Maria Crawford, is credited with naming the land Sweet Briar. By the mid-19th century, Fletcher had between 80 and 100 slaves at the plantation. After their emancipation in 1865, several continued to work for pay and live at Sweet Briar. On Elijah Fletcher’s death, his daughter, Indiana, inherited the plantation.

When she passed in 1900, she willed the land and much of her assets to starting a college for women, as her daughter Daisy had passed at 16 and, therefore, never had a chance to attend college.

In the Princeton Review it’s one of the best women college, if someone wanted more information their site was taken down temporarily either by the storm or the series of Syfy “School Spirits” if they are afraid of bad publicity and women should know the history, of the school, but let’s look the bright side of the school and I will explain the dark side.

As I mention before, it’s one of the best women colleges, with the best career service, best class discussion encouraged, and the best most beautiful campus a girl will love to go. The professor get’s high marks in teaching and classroom experiences. Being the best of everything’s SweetBriarCollege for women ranks in the top 20 of academic university even though it’s a women’s college, that’s how women became smart, by going to the best school for women.

Even with the best college out there, it’s bound to have their own stories about their university, and their paranormal activity that we don’t know about it, until students and professor witness these and have a class discussion about this.

They can focus on their studies when things happen, and they can’t explain they need to tell their stories. Students are not alone in witness these paranormal activities.

Dani Humphrey told her story during an interview in New York with the producers of the Syfy “School Sprits” and when she finished that day she flew back home.

She said she thinks producers chose her story because it actually didn’t involve Daisy but Indiana Fletcher Williams’ much more sinister-sounding brother, Lucien.

“It started off as random things happening in my dorm room. Certain things moving, scratching noises from a room that no one lived in,” she said. “Sophomore year, my roommate and I … woke up in the middle of the night to see a man sitting on the edge of our air mattress. It was freaky.”

Humphrey said they had repeated encounters with his ghost over the years, almost as if he was following them from dorm to dorm.

“One night, I fell asleep and I had this dream that I was being shaken,” she said. “And I woke up, went to my swim meet and one of my teammates was like, ‘Dani, what’s on your arm?’ I had a bruise that was wrapped around my entire bicep.”

But Humphrey said it was never enough to scare her out of returning to Sweet Briar.

“For me, personally, I figure that it’s just him trying to kick out as many people as possible,” she said. “You can’t run away from something that you don’t know. It’s just a negative energy, and the more positive energy you put out, it cancels it out. Why not just stick it to him? Like, yo, I’m not leaving.”

Gutierrez hasn’t had any ghostly encounters herself, but was interviewed for the episode to give some historical context.

“This whole area was deeply affected by the Civil War,” she said. “The idea that ghosts linger … is kind of a way of connecting us to the college.”

Now that her story is about to go public, Humphrey said she’s excited but also nervous.

“I don’t know how people are going to take it,” she said.

“When people go on these shows, the number one fear is being perceived as crazy. I’m excited to get the story out there. I think everyone needs to know about it. It is an idyllic campus, but there are secrets that the outside world needs to know.”

Notes:

http://www.newsadvance.com/new_era_progress/news/local/article_87983a93-2bf8-5b09-85dc-8536f9ab0add.html

Haunting Campus on Lebanon Valley College

Mary Green Hall at LVC

Lebanon Valley College has it’s ghostly haunts on campus, and you don’t have to pull any pranks on fellow students to prove it.  On tonight an episode from the Syfy hit series “School Spirits” two incidents happened near the college.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance namedLebanonValleyCollegeone of the best values in private colleges for 2011-2012.

For the fifth consecutive year, Lebanon Valley College is ranked among the top three (#3) in the North in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category among “Best Regional Colleges” in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of the book America’s Best Colleges. LVC has been among the top 10 colleges in its category for all eight years the list has been compiled. In addition, LVC moved up to #6 overall among the 74 comparable institutions in its regional category.

Also in 2011, The Princeton Review recognized LVC as “A Best in the Northeast” college and Forbes named LVC on its list of “America’s Top Colleges.”

However, being in the top schools for their best curriculums and majority for their activities, and the students love their school. It shares, a ghostly haunt in one of their dorms.

Dr. Kevin Pry, LVC associate professor of English, was instrumental in bringing this episode to fruition. He should have his student to do research on ghostly haunts on the campus. But he’s a ghost story enthusiast. Pry leads the annual “Ghost Tour” on campus each fall during Oktoberfest.

When taping of the episode last summer, Pry and more than a dozen other students, alumni and staff were interviewed for the haunting on the campus. A team of videographers and researchers from the Syfy descended upon the campus to learn about the paranormal experiences at LVC.

The SyFy researchers found two extraordinary stories that will scare the viewers off their seats while eating a hot marsh mellow in their mouths. One of them is a woman haunted by the victim of a deadly car crash that occurred near the college onOld Creek Road. And the two room mates pulling pranks in their dorm mates, but the spirit of a little girl who got hit by a train several years ago nearby the dorm haunts the dorm by giggle and playing the ball get’s the last laugh and giving the scare of the students who live there.

“Weird stuff happens,” said Dr. Lou Manza, chair and professor of psychology. Manza teaches a course in paranormal phenomena and science at LVC and researches why people believe in ghosts. Huge numbers of people have had some experience they cannot explain, he said in an interview with the LA Times. In the upcoming episode of “School Spirits,” Pry says more than 200 people have seen the “little girl in Mary Green Hall.”

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School Sprits: Michigan State University

Since the premier of the Syfy “School Sprits” on Wednesday night, it was quite scary and interesting to know what universities out there, are not telling what universities are haunted. If there’s a haunted university out there, I rather stay in my dorm, well may be my dorm. Maybe off campus into an apartment, how old is the apartment complex? 1904? Fine, I live with my parent’s house, the only haunting living with my parents is when they snore – that’s scaring enough.

Michigan State University was founded in 1855. It’s a public research university inEast Lansing. With many big old buildings and new and possibilities with renovations are added to the university, it’s probably growing in size. Since the popularity of students are taking classes on campus students needed to stay either in dormitories, and Sorority and Fraternity houses on campus. But do they know the history of the homes; it’s been there for decades on the campus.

Take, for example, a sorority house that was featured on the episode on “School Sprits” a group of girls renovated an old home on campus and made it their sorority home to stay. Not knowing it was haunted by Joseph Jacob Walser, he died of Tuberculosis, and he had four daughters. His wife left him to go to Florida. So the new girls shared their rooms, and the ghost of Jacob haunts the sorority home. The ghost would protect them, but the girls felt they were being threatened by the ghost and even watch by him.

Other haunting on East Lansing was in Holmes Hall on the sixth floor of the west building. Students have reported seeing a male figure entered the elevator. Immediately, after the door closes it reopens, revealing an empty elevator. Appliances have also been known to come on by themselves.

On the west, two shadowy figures entered the elevators on the sixth floor at 3am and hold them and then entered. Weird and scary.

In Hubbard Hall on the 12th floor of the South complex reported the lights will go on and off. And someone would be running in the hall. An apparition has been seen of a man walking into the elevator and going down to the ninth floor. Students often felt a cold brush of a breeze going through their bodies. Doors will slam. Appliances will go on and off, and windows will open and close, especially during the winter months.

Even though some other locations are haunted on campus most of them are either lock down for the night or open. Majority they should lock down the class halls at night during sunset for students would not interfere with the paranormal activity.