University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciencevia commons.wikimedia.org/CC BY SA 3.0/T3h wookiee
When your peruse the University of Oklahoma website, you might be surprised that among the more standard information about staff or academics, there’s actually a link to the History of Haunted Ellison Hall. Home to the College of Arts and Sciences, Ellison Hall may also be home to some roving spirit, that of a young boy roaming hallways on his roller skates. In 2013 a medium investigating the spot said the boy was named Bobby. According to the school’s website “Bobby” was either hit by a car or had an asthma attack and died after being brought into Hygeia Hall, the infirmary. In later years Hygeia Hall was renamed Ellison Hall and with it various reports of roller skates being heard gliding across the second and third floor hallways. Even the Dean’s staff has noted strange occurrences, including motion-sensor lights going on and off with no one there, strange sounds coming from empty halls and vacant offices, and the sound of voices and dishes clinking on the first floor. These spooking incidents have prompted various media and paranormal investigators to check it out. Besides ‘Bobby’, there have been sightings of a nurse, a man and maybe even Dr. Ellison himself who ran the infirmary. These chilling real ghost stories will make a believer out of you.
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Recently making the news for lowering its tuition rates by 20 percent (here are some weird college scholarships you can actually apply for), Drew University in Madison, New Jersey is making college more affordable for students, but its ghosts have always attended for free. Whether it’s sightings of the student that supposedly hung them self from the rafters of Asbury Hall or the dark haired woman spotted on the fifth floor of Hoyt Hall, these ghosts are forever residents. To keep things running smoothly with all those other ghosts around, the spirit of Roxanna Mead Drew, wife of the university’s founder, is said to float about Mead Hall, her namesake. Rumor has it that while fighting a fire that broke out there in 1989, two firefighters attempted to rescue a trapped woman but the flames burned right through her and then she vanished. They noted she was dressed oddly, in a 19th century garment.