Every campus has its ghosts. These are their stories.
From haunted libraries to doomed dorms, journalist Matthew L. Swayne has scoured the country for the creepiest ghost encounters at our bastions of higher education. This guide explores the strangest and most enduring stories, complete with first-hand accounts from ghost hunters and the tales behind the hauntings as they’ve been handed down through the generations.
Meet long-dead college faculty who just can’t get enough research time, coeds who met untimely ends, the carnivorous Penguin man, the ghostess with the mostess, and a supposed poltergeist named “Monkey Boy.” Turn off the lights and get ready for the chilling stories of the scariest places on the most popular American colleges.
Rock & Roll may only be a few generations old, but in those few short decades of existence, rock music has arguably changed the world like no other art form has. It's altered music, sure, but it's also altered occult history. In the past sixty years, rock music has produced stories of ghostly visits, tales of demonic encounters, lists of curse victims, and many more. Matthew L. Swayne, author of Haunted Rock & Roll, explains why tales surrounding Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and other famous, deceased rock stars continue to abound—and why rock remains so haunted.
If asked about which type of location tends to be the most haunted, most people would respond with cemeteries, battlefields, or old houses at the top of the list. But what about campuses of America's colleges and universities? Surely we've all heard a story or two from a local campus legend. But why are these institutions of higher learning truly institutions of haunted learning as well? Matthew L. Swayne, author of America's Haunted Universities, provides a few potential explanations for these haunted phenomena.
I've written a number of books for Llewellyn over the years—believe it or not, my upcoming release is number eight—but far and away the most popular one was my third, The Goddess Is in the Details. And I have to confess, it was my favorite too. (Shhh…don't tell the other books. They'll cry, and I'll have to give them each a... read this article