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.
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.
"The soul comes from without into the human body, as into a temporary abode, and it goes out of it anew…it passes into other habitations, for the soul is immortal." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)
Have you lived before?
The answer to that question is yes. As a human soul you have lived before; many of us have even experienced many lifetimes... read this article