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Hamline University Drew Hall
1539 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

From Downtown St. Paul, take I-94 West for about 3 miles to exit 238 toward Snelling Avenue. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Snelling Avenue. Follow Snelling Avenue for one mile until you see Hewitt...

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Hamline University Drew Hall
1539 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

From Downtown St. Paul, take I-94 West for about 3 miles to exit 238 toward Snelling Avenue. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Snelling Avenue. Follow Snelling Avenue for one mile until you see Hewitt Avenue. Turn right onto Hewitt Avenue. About halfway onto the university’s campus, you’ll see Drew Hall on your left. There will be a sign in front.

While Hamline University itself is the oldest university in the State of Minnesota, Drew Hall is relatively new in comparison. The hall itself was built in the mid-1900s and has existed since that time as a residence hall, classroom building, and administrative office building. Today, the building houses all of these things as well as student lounges and an auditorium. It was named after a benefactor of the university, a lawyer named Charles Drew.

The ghost story stems from an accident that occurred in the school during the 1960s. Soon after the elevator was installed in the hall, a young freshman student felt it wise to show off in front of his friends. He would put his hand in the closing doors of the elevator seconds before it slammed closed, counting on the sensors in the door to cause the doors to spring back open. This worked several times, but then he cut it too close. He put his hand into the elevator without giving the sensors enough time to pick up his hand. His hand was severed.

The student survived but his hand was never found.

Ghost Story:
Believe it or not, Drew Hall is haunted by a hand. Most of the stories about this ghostly hand involve people actually seeing it crawling throughout dark corridors and stairwells of the building. According to the legends about this phantom hand, the hand has somehow developed a mind of its own and is crawling around the building, looking for the body from which it was detached.

While stories of a hand walking around the hall may seem unfeasible and somehow blown out of proportion, there are other stories about how the phantom hand haunts the hall. Residents at Drew Hall, especially females, will sometimes feel icy cold fingers touching their feet at night. When they awake suddenly and in terror, they look and find that there is no one else in the room.

It is possible for a visitor from outside of the campus to enter Drew Hall. Since the building houses administrative offices and classrooms, the doors from the outside are open and you can enter parts of the building. That being said though, this is a place of learning and a professional establishment. You should not enter Drew Hall with the sole intention of looking for ghosts. As a student or employee, you can enter, but besides that, entering the building would be frowned upon by the university.

In order to have any chance of experiencing the icy cold fingers on your feet at night, you would both have to be female and a resident of the hall.

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"The trio [of authors] selected the 100 most ghostly places in the area, and offers a succinct history of each, along with some practical tips (namely: drive safety; stay off the tracks; be respectful of the locals; pony up for a meal, room, or game of golf; and be extra careful in the restrooms at the Mall of America.) Some of these stories are terribly sad, many of them are fascinating, and a few seem pretty hokey. And on that point, even the authors agree: Some ghost stories are probably no more than stories." -- Amy Goetzman,

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578605071
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Series: America's Haunted Road Trip Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 423,279
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Morris achieved his degree in English from the haunted Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and spent the early part of his career as an English instructor at a college in Cincinnati. While teaching, Jeff became interested in the ghost stories in the Cincinnati area. In 2005, he started working with his brother, Michael Morris, on their first book, Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio, which was published in June of 2009 by Arcadia Publishing. Beyond the book, Jeff has become very involved in the paranormal field in the Midwest. In 2006 he and his brother founded Miamitown Ghost Tours, which continues to run year round. In 2009, they joined a paranormal investigation group called CAPER (Cincinnati Area Paranormal Existence Research), and they started an online radio show called “Miamitown Ghost Talk.” In the fall of 2010, both Jeff and Michael published Cincinnati Haunted Handbook. He lives in Cincinnati.

Garett Merk attended college at the University of Dayton and earned a degree in Computer Engineering. He joined the US Navy in late 2004. While in the Navy he had the opportunity to investigate several places in the Southern/Central California area. Garett is the founder of the Tri-State Paranormal and Oddities Observation Practitioners (TriPOOP). He enjoys research and investigations of haunted locations in an effort to capture indisputable evidence of the paranormal. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dain Charbonneau currently resides in Minnesota where he grew up enjoying camping and fishing. He is the founder of the Twin Cities Paranormal Research Group with the purpose of investigating claims of paranormal activity and researching the history that the tales of activity stem from.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x

Foreword xii

Introduction 1

Rules for Exploring the Locations in this Book 2

Section I parks and lakes 3

Adam's Hill Park 4

Alimagnet Park Trails 6

Arcola Trail Bridge 8

Bluff Park 10

Braemar Golf Course 12

Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area 14

Dead Man's Hill 16

Dead Man's Pond 18

Fort Snelling 20

Fountain Lake 22

Grey Cloud Island 24

Holbrook Park 26

Indian Mounds Park 28

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve 30

Lebanon Hills Regional Park 32

Lilydale Park 34

Minnesota State Fairgrounds 36

Montgomery National Golf Club 38

Seltz' Point at Lake Como 40

Shakopee Memorial Park 42

Sturges Park 44

Swede Hollow Park 46

Section II cemeteries, hospitals, and churches 49

Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center 50

Calvary Cemetery 53

Cottage Grove Historical Cemetery 55

East Immanuel Lutheran Church 57

Ferguson Cemetery 59

Green Lawn Cemetery 61

Grey Cloud Island Cemetery 63

Hastings State Asylum Cemetery 65

Holy Name Cemetery 67

Lakewood Cemetery Mausoleum 69

Long Lake (Union) Cemetery 71

Marian Center 73

Memorial Pet Cemetery 75

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery 77

Monastery at DeMontreville 79

Oakland Cemetery 81

Oxlip Evangelical Free Church 83

Ramsey County Poor Farm Cemetery 85

St. Paul Cathedral 87

Vang Lutheran Church 89

Section III museums, shops, and entertainment 91

AMF Earle Brown Bowl 92

Anoka County Historical Society 94

Antiques on Main 96

Artique Inc 98

Carver Country Flowers and Gifts 100

Gibbs Farmhouse Museum 102

Hillcrest Recreation Center 104

Ignatius Donnelly's Nininger City Home Site 106

Jessie Tomme Salon 108

LeDuc Mansion 110

Mill House Gallery 112

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts 114

Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum 116

Padelford Packet Boat Company 118

Party Papers 120

Schmitt Music 122

Skatin' Place 124

The Soap Factory 126

Wabasha Street Caves 128

Warden's House Museum 130

Section IV food, spirits, and lodging 133

Billy's Bar & Grill 134

The Busted Nut 136

Dairy Queen 138

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel 140

First Avenue Nightclub 142

Fitzgerald Theater 144

Forepaugh's Restaurant 146

Mabel Tainter Theater 148

The Moonshine Saloon 150

Mounds Theater 152

The Old Jail Bed & Breakfast 154

The Onion Grille 156

The Peacock Inn 158

Pizza Hut 160

Regal Cinemas Brooklyn Center 162

Saint Paul Hotel 164

St. James Hotel 166

Water Street Inn 168

Section V schools and public places 171

Anoka City Hall 172

Burnsville Center 174

County Highway 22 in Linwood 176

Falcon Ridge Middle School 178

Hamline University Drew Hall 180

Hamline University Old Main Building 182

Johnson Memorial Drive 184

Landmark Center 186

Mall of America 188

Minneapolis City Hall 190

Minneapolis College of Art and Design 192

Minnesota State Capitol 194

Saint Odilia Church and School 196

South St. Paul Library 198

St. Anthony Main 200

St. Olaf College 202

St. Paul City Hall-Ramsey County Courthouse 204

St. Thomas College and the Legend of the 13 Graves 206

Washington Avenue Bridge 208

Willow Lane Elementary School 210

Appendix 1 Chapters Organized Geographically 213

Appendix 2 Daytripping (or in this case, Nighttripping) 216

Appendix 3 Places that Didn't Quite Make the Book 218

Appendix 4 Location Checklist 222

About the Authors 226

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Just scratches the surface

    While this book IS intriguing, it only scratches the surface on ANY of the ghost stories. The stories and back history are VERY vague and lack details about the featured location. As I recently moved to The Twin Cities, I expected to be able to use this book as a complete guide to "ghost hunting" in the area; not the case.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Interesting..although just read the samplier

    I like how the authors state that the importance of visiting these sites is to be safe, respectful of the living and the dead and to be within the laws..hours, land and spirits.

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