There are more haunted locations then most people really know. Even when you send your young off to college , they just might experience their childhood boogie man at school to!
Why do so many American college students tell stories about encounters with ghosts? In Haunted Halls, the first book-length interpretive study of college ghostlore, Elizabeth Tucker takes the reader back to school to get acquainted with a wide range of college spirits. Some of the best-known ghosts that she discusses are Emory University\’s Dooley, who can disband classes by shooting professors with his water pistol; Mansfield Uni-versity\’s Sara, who threw herself down a flight of stairs after being rejected by her boyfriend; and Huntingdon College\’s Red Lady, who slit her wrists while dressed in a red robe. Gettysburg College students have collided with ghosts of soldiers, while students at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College have reported frightening glimpses of the Faceless Nun.
Tucker presents campus ghostlore from the mid-1960s to 2006, with special attention to stories told by twenty-first-century students through e-mail and instant messages. Her approach combines social, psychological, and cultural analysis, with close attention to students\’ own explanations of the significance of spectral phenomena. As metaphors of disorder, insanity, and school spirit, college ghosts convey multiple meanings. Their colorful stories warn students about the dangers of overindulgence, as well as the pitfalls of potentially horrifying relationships.
Besides offering insight into students\’ initiation into campus life, college ghost stories make important statements about injustices suffered by Native Americans, African Americans, and others.
Elizabeth Tucker is associate professor of English at Binghamton University. She is the author of Campus Legends: A Handbook and has published widely in folklore journals.
Among the throngs of students attending colleges and universities across the
state of Massachusetts linger the apparitions of those who met their untimely
ends on campus grounds. In 1953, Eugene O’Neill, an Irish American playwright,
died in room 401 of the Sheraton Hotel–today a Boston University dormitory.
Named Writer’s Corridor in O’Neill’s honor, the fourth floor draws students in
search of creative inspiration and a sighting of the ghostly writer. A
grief-stricken widow roams the halls of Winthrop Hall at Endicott College in her
pink wedding gown. She threw herself from her widow’s walk after receiving news
of her husband’s death at sea and is known to students today as the “pink lady.”
Author Renee Mallett offers these and other eerie stories from dozens of
colleges and universities throughout the Bay State.
according to one website article . I bring to you there Top 13 most haunted Colleges . .
(Article is from The Daily Caller.com)
1. Ohio University 4. Wells College 7. East Tennessee State Univ.
2.Fordham University 5. Penn State 8. Huntington College
3.GettysburgCollege 6. Kenyon College 9. New York Univ.
10. Hollins University
11. U.S Military Academy
12. Notre Dame
13. California State University Channel Islands
If your interested in reading about more place’s like this here is a website that I would gladly suggest for you to read.