I get a ton of hits on my ghost stories, so ya’ll must be enjoying them! This week we are talking about haunted schools. This is just a sampling as there are a ton of haunted campuses across America! Makes you wonder if high school sucked because of adolescence or if it was the ghosts!
Pleasant Hall – LSU – Louisiana – There have been numerous murders and suicides or at least rumors of such in this formers women’s dorm. These deaths have spurred ghost sightings and plenty of strange happenings over the years. The most famous story is of room 312. The story goes that a young woman shot her boyfriend in the face after an argument, thinking he was dead she ran up to her dorm and killed herself. According to people who frequent this building, the woman still hangs out in the halls and particularly this room!
Lambertville High School – New Jersey – The school is now abandoned, but was first established in 1854. It closed in the 1950’s after a fire. Many brave souls have wandered the halls since the place closed and returned with frightening tales of the supernatural. Creepy chalkboard art appears in one of the abandoned class rooms. The screams of a little girl has driven people out of the building along with the sounds of moving furniture and footsteps. It is said that at exactly midnight, you can hear the laughter of children through-out the school. Some believe these are the ghosts of the children who were killed in a fire.
Nixon High School – Maryland – The school was built in 1965 and sometime during the 1980’s a teacher who was there preparing for the new school year was repeatedly stabbed to death. She was later found in the bathroom down the hall. Students report a presence in the bathroom and slamming doors. Teachers have said they see the teacher walking the halls in the afternoons after the kids have left for the day.
Northside High School – Indiana – In 1927, despite the warnings of a local indian chief, the school was built atop an indian burial ground. People claim this chief still haunts the place warning people of the sacrilege that was committed there. The apparition of a teenage girl is seen in the gym by dozens of students every year. A janitor who died in the basement will working is still heard and seen there, and a construction worker who was killed during the collapse of the stage haunts the auditorium.
Nixon High School – Texas – IN the 1970’s a jealous boyfriend decapitated his girlfriend who was on the school’s dance team. Witnesses have seen her headless spirit wandering the school and hear the sounds of the spurs on her boots.
With all of this activity on our school campuses, it’s a wonder we ever get anything done! My high school wasn’t haunted that i know of, and I’m pretty grateful because being a teenager was hard enough!
Monique O’Connor James
Author of The Keepers, Jamais Vu, Deja Vu and The Mulligan Man published by Astraea Press
Coming May 2012 – Becoming Jolie from Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing