The Red Lady of Pratt
many years now, the Pratt dormitory has been the persistent haunt of a
ghostly spirit known as the "Red Lady." While no one knows the source
of the disturbances for sure, the legend suggests that the "Red Lady"
was a quiet, unpopular, and lonely student.
Try as she might she found
it virtually impossible to make friends. In fact the more she tried,
the more she was ridiculed and ostracized (teens can be very cruel and
stupid at times). They also found humor in the fact that she never wore
any color but red, and taunted her over that as well.
Disillusioned and distraught, the young woman eventually hanged herself
in her room.
To this day, students have reported
surprise, late night encounters with a young woman dressed in red who
seems to quickly vanish through closed doors and even through walls. In
recent times, and in a few isolated cases, a chilling blast of air rips
through rooms in the dorm, and strange creaking sounds come from various
corners of the room when ever malicious students pick on, or harass
Ghost on the Green:
addition to the "Red Lady," there is another ghost on campus. The "Ghost
on the Green" appears to be the specter of a young man. This legend
offers that a young man was shunned by a girlfriend that had criticized
him for being too needy and too clinging. After she broke off the
relationship, the young man tried and tried to get her to see him again.
She repeatedly refused. Unable to cope with the rejection, the young man
went to the campus green in the dead of night and shot himself in the
head. While it was certainly a tragic event for the college, life goes
on and soon the campus was back to normal . . . well almost anyway.
While no one has reported seeing vaporous figures or glowing orbs, many
people claim he still walks the green. Crossing the green at night has
become a very nervous topic of discussion at Huntington. Each year,
quite a number of students report getting very spooked, feeling
something suddenly tugging on their clothes, mussing up their hair, and
even blowing in their ear.
Dr. Von Zuko 1998
University of Notre Dame: South
Founded over one hundred years ago,
The University of Notre Dame,
has a long and grand tradition of academic excellence. As one might
imagine its list of alumni is long and varied with a good number of
scholars, athletes, and celebrities, in the mix. As a natural occurrence
of life, many of these past alumni have crossed over into the afterlife
while other, more restless spirits, have decided to linger.
example, the ghost of the famous Notre Dame football player George Gipp
is said to haunt the stage and greenrooms at the universitys dramatic
theater department in Washington Hall.
The ghost has been know to materialize momentarily from time to time and
frighten students working on stage sets late into the night. In most
cases the student gets a very strange sense that someone is standing
behind them, when they glance over their shoulder they catch a fleeting
glimpse of the spirit. At other times, people report strange
unexplainable noises, like small metal objects being dropped and then
While Gipp was certainly a great football player, he was also known as a
bit of the gambler and party hardy type. In Gipps day, Washington Hall
served as a mens dormitory, and was the place where George enjoyed much
of his rowdy free-wheeling youth.
long before the university came into existence, the Patawatami Indians
inhabited the area and the shorelines of what is now known as the St.
Joseph River. The Patawatami lived here for hundreds of years and they
buried their dead in the area of the campus. It is believed that the
tribe still inhabits the ground. Ghostly images of these Native
Americans, especially in the area around Columbus Hall, have been
reported over the years, by many credible witnesses.
Columbus Hall is
one of the original, early buildings on the campus, on numerous
occasions the ghostly figures and their spectral horses, have been seen
riding up and down it's stone front steps.
Dr. Von Zuko 1998
of Dayton -
The Theta Phi Alpha House
According to reported accounts, the Theta Phi
Alpha house is hunted by what is believed to be the ghost of a older man,
who, in a strange sort of way seems to watch over the girls. The history
of the house and the nature of the haunting is not known, however, a
possible explanation for the haunting could be that the ghost is the
departed father of a past resident of the home.
For quite a number of years now, the girls who have lived in the home have
reported similar recurring phenomena. Heavy objects, such as
furniture, are mysteriously re-arranged while the girls are out of their
rooms, and at times various other heavy items are moved or tipped
over. Small objects frequently turn up missing, but after a few
minutes of searching, are usually found in rather odd places. Lights
inexplicably turn on or off on their own, at just about any time during
the day or night, as if some unseen person is merely walking in or out of
many instances the girls claim that they can literally feel a presence, a
somewhat uneasy feeling or a sense that they are just not alone. A
frequent unnerving experience is that a cold spot occurs in various parts
of the house from no apparent physical cause. Often times, if the
girls go to bed on a night when these cold spots are occurring in the
house, they report that they wake up in the morning feeling strangely
drained of all their energies and feel like theyve had no sleep at all.
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The library at Williams Hall, is said to be haunted by the ghost of Angie
Milner, the schools first official librarian. This haunting tale
is quite reminiscent of the opening library scenes in the popular movie
Ghost Busters. (Wonder where they got the idea?)
years, and on many occasions, students have reported incidents where books
have been mysteriously pushed (by an unseen hand) from stacks or from shelves, one by one,
and onto the floor with a loud bang. At other times, library workers have been startled to find
books arranged in unusual and precarious stacks. (Ohhh no, not
phantom book stacking?)
On occasion, people studying in the more secluded parts of the library
have been startled by a sudden icy chill on the back of their neck and a
fleeting glimpses of a vaporous or misty shadow, always just
out of the corner of their eye at the edge of their peripheral vision. When they turn toward the direction of the
movement, nothing is ever really there that they can fully describe.
Paranormal researchers have studied, scanned, and taken electronic
readings in Williams Hall on several occasions. The results certainly
support the theory that there are some rather interesting energy anomalies
present in certain areas of the library.
At one time students used to dare each other to spend the night alone in
the dark library of Williams Hall and seeking out the ghost by whispering
"where are you Angie Milner?" Apparently, few ever lasted
the night. (Don't even think about doing this without
permission, University officials will quickly have you brought up on
charges these days.)
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College - Olivet Michigan
This quaint little Michigan village was founded
in 1844 and around the same time, one of the more prominent residents
established the small Liberal Arts College of Olivet. Today the campus is
quite charming consisting of many old and original buildings with a
long, colorful, and mysterious history. Over the last 150 years there have
been countless eyewitness accounts of vaporous apparitions and objects
materializing and passing through the walls. As convincing evidence that
something very unusual occurs at Olivet, photographs have even been taken
by startled students and paranormal researchers alike. In a well known
photograph taken in one of the old sorority houses, the image of a ghostly
face can be seen coming right out of the wall.
At Shipherds Hall,
campus security guards have been repeatedly shaken up during semester
breaks by the sounds of faint music coming from somewhere in the building.
Every time they search the deserted building, they are unable to locate the
phantom sounds. In several instances, they return to their other duties,
only to hear the eerie music again.
accounts reported at the college seem to have a consistent theme; objects of all
descriptions seem to be moved around and rearranged inexplicably. On many
occasions students return to their rooms in the evenings and find their
things moved or hidden. In several incidents roommates have had heated
arguments over this, each accusing the other, only to be stopped
mid-debate when they see an object slide across a desk or curtains
rustling (when no breeze is present). These strange ghostly events are not
isolated to the college grounds, they are also reported by town residents
who occupy the older homes throughout the town.
by: Dr. Von Zuko 1998
Pemberton hall is said to be haunted by a woman
who was tragically raped and murdered by a deranged janitor, in the early
The upper floor, where the murder is alleged to have taken place, has been
closed off to students for years, but from time to time, mysterious wet
footprints (sometimes bloody) are reported by building maintenance
On rare occasion, students report the late-night sounds of a distant piano
wafting down from the up-stairs corridors. The murdered girl, was know to
have played quite well.