America's Haunted Universities: Ghosts that Roam Hallowed Halls

America's Haunted Universities: Ghosts that Roam Hallowed Halls

by Matthew L. Swayne




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738730806
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 10/08/2012
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Matthew L. Swayne (State College, PA) is a journalist who currently works as a research writer at Penn State. He has also worked on writing projects with Paranormal State 's Eilfie Music. Matthew is the author of five books, including Haunted World War II .

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Lesson in the Paranormal 1

1 Student Union Buildings and Student Centers 5

Indiana Memorial Union-Indiana University 6

La Casa, Latino Cultural Center- Indiana University 10

O'Connell House-Boston College 11

Willard Straight Hall-Cornell University 13

Healy Hall-University of Georgetown 14

The Dining Hall and Other Fighting Irish Ghosts- University of Notre Dame 16

2 Dormitories and Residence Halls 19

Rooming with the Paranormal 19

Strong Hall-University of Tennessee 20

Read Hall Dormitory-Indiana University 22

Currier Hall-University of Iowa 23

Slater Hall-University of Iowa 25

Pioneer Hall-University of Minnesota 26

Sanford Hall-University of Minnesota 27

Watts Hall-Penn State 28

Runkle Hall-Penn State 30

Syme Residence Hall, Bragaw Residence Hall-North Carolina State 32

Thayer Hall-Harvard University 33

Weld Hall-Harvard University 35

Haunted Houses-Harvard University 36

Massachusetts Hall-Harvard University 38

Ecology House-Cornell University 40

Risley Hall-Cornell University 41

Maricopa Residence Hall-University of Arizona 42

Freeman Hall-Iowa State University 43

Barton Hall-Iowa State University 45

Linden Hall-Iowa State University 46

Perkins Hall-Ohio University 47

More Ohio University Haunts 49

Bruce Hall-University of Pittsburgh 50

Halcyon House-Georgetown University 54

Room 4714-West Point 57

Thayer House-West Point 59

3 Classrooms and Administrative Buildings 63

English Building-University of Illinois 65

Lincoln Building-University of Illinois 67

Psychology Building-University of Illinois 68

Old Bryce or Kilgore House- University of Alabama 69

Smith Hall-University of Alabama 72

Tyson Hall-University of Tennessee 74

Career Development Center-Indiana University 76

Old Botany Building-Penn State 77

Science Hall-University of Wisconsin 78

Morrill Hall-University of Maryland 80

Marie Mount Hall-University of Maryland 81

H.J. Patterson Hall-University of Maryland 82

Winslow Hall-North Carolina State 83

1911 Building-North Carolina State 84

Spring Hill House-North Carolina State 85

Old Main-University of Arizona 86

The Farm House-Iowa State University 87

The Cathedral of Learning- University of Pittsburgh 90

Alumni Hall-University of Pittsburgh 100

Crosley Tower-University of Cincinnati 102

The Ridges-Ohio University 104

Wilson Hall-Ohio University 105

The Main Building-University of Notre Dame 108

4 Haunted Libraries 111

Gorgas House and Gorgas Library-University of Alabama 112

Hoskins Library-University of Tennessee 114

Pattee Library-Penn State 115

Memorial Library-University of Wisconsin 117

Blegen Library-University of Cincinnati 118

5 Haunted Quads, Grounds, and Cemeteries 121

A Walk on the Wild Side 121

The Haunted Quad-University of Alabama 122

The Haunted Hill-University of Tennessee 124

Agricultural Campus-University of Tennessee 127

The Main Quadrangle-University of Illinois 128

Eugene Pioneer Cemetery-University of Oregon 130

6 Theaters, Music Buildings, and Performance Halls 133

The Ghosts Must Go On 133

Gallaway Theatre-University of Alabama 134

E. C. Mabie Theatre-University of Iowa 135

Northrop Auditorium- University of Minnesota 137

Schwab Auditorium-Penn State 139

Wisconsin Union Theater - University of Wisconsin 142

McGraw Tower-Cornell University 143

Marroney Theatre-University of Arizona 144

Fisher Theater-Iowa State University 146

Purple Masque Theatre-Kansas State University 147

Washington Hall-University of Notre Dame 150

7 Sororities and Fraternities 155

When "Hell Week" Lasts a Little Longer than Expected… 155

Kappa Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Delta Tau Delta-University of Maryland 156

Sigma Alpha Epsilon-University of Oregon 158

Sigma Phi Epsilon-Iowa State University 159

Greek Ghosts-University of Ohio 160

8 Haunted People and Things 165

Guthrie Theater-Ghost of a University of Minnesota Student 166

Ezra Cornell's Family-Cornell University 168

Hiram Corson-Cornell University 169

General John Sedgwick-West Point 170

Lieutenant Sutton's Spirit-U.S. Naval Academy 171

The Ghost of John Paul Jones-U.S. Naval Academy 173

The Fighting Illini's Haunted Elevators-University of Illinois 175

Washington Avenue Bridge-University of Minnesota 179

Bascom Hill-University of Wisconsin 181

Uris Hall-Cornell University 183

The Cincinnati Observatory Center-University of Cincinnati 184

Duke Chapel-Duke University 186

Rossborough Inn-University of Maryland 187

9 Off-Campus Haunts 191

School Spirits Found in Off-Campus Locations 191

Ghostess with the Mostess and other Iowa City Ghost Stories 192

McCall Hall-University of Minnesota-Crookston 196

Haunted Branch Campuses- University of Pittsburgh 197

Afterword: Are Universities Really Haunted? 211

Bibliography 215

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America's Haunted Universities: Ghosts that Roam Hallowed Halls 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
The story weren’t detailed enough for me to really enjoy them. The author skips over historical details, and the ghost stories aren’t backed up with interviews, or with the author’s own experiences. The collection seems thrown together, and not all stories are connected. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.