Colleges are old… really old. Campuses across the country are riddled with urban legends of ghostly encounters and seriously spooky happenings. Halloween is around the corner and we thought it was the perfect time to have our readers share their most spine-tingling experiences from college. Get ready to have goosebumps!
*Stories have been edited for clarity and/or length.
Things That Go Bump.
It all started the first week of October. My roommate had to unplug the TV because it would turn on by itself around 1:30 AM. I go home every weekend to work in my home town, and one weekend my roommate told me she heard a very light knocking on her side of the wall and a noise coming from the closet. This same weekend, one of our friends spent the night and witnessed the TV turn on again. When she looked over, she claims to have seen my roommate sitting at her desk, but it was 1 AM and my roommate was asleep in her bed. The next night around 1:40 AM, my roommate and I were going to sleep and I heard someone whisper, “hey” from the closet. Since then, no other strange things have been happening, and I’m very glad because ain’t nobody got time for a ghost haunting in college!
Submitted by Crystal Z.
Nightmare on College Street.
There are rumors that the on-campus apartments at my school are haunted, but it’s a pretty new building so it never felt creepy. However, one day I was hanging out with my friend in the living room area of her apartment, which is connected to the kitchen. It was just us hanging out when all of a sudden we heard something crash on the kitchen floor. We quickly turned to see what happened, only to find a knife that had originally been on the counter now sitting on the floor about 10 feet away from where it had been.
Submitted by Becca L.
There’s an abandoned building right by my school, and my friends and I decided to investigate it with my video camera. We got into the building and wanted to walk up to the roof, so we headed toward the stairwell and made our way up to the third floor when we heard a girl scream. We immediately split and decided to hide because at this point our hair was standing on end. After a few moments we were brave enough to try again. We get to the same exact spot in the stairwell and heard the same ear-rattling screech coming from above us on the roof. After working up the courage to head to the roof, we looked around and no one was there. The craziest part? The two screams can even be heard on my video camera.
Submitted by Vinny P.
Skeptic No More.
I was hanging out in my friend’s apartment with her and her boyfriend. My friend was actually in the middle of telling me how she thinks the apartment is haunted because the TV and radio often turn on by themselves. My friend’s boyfriend is a skeptic and thought we were a bit crazy for believing this. All of a sudden, the TV volume started lowering by itself. At first, my friend and I got mad at her boyfriend because we thought he was trying to be funny and prank us, but he put his hands in the air to show us he was not holding the remote. I think he became a believer that night!
Submitted by Kristen T.
All Trick, No Treat.
I lived in a house off-campus with a few girls from my track team, and we’d often get strange knocks on the front door when nobody was there. Occasionally we’d hear knocks on the back door as well. Every time we checked, no one was there. There were even times where we’d look outside and see shadows of what seemed to be people in our backyard, yet we never actually saw anyone. It’s possible that this was someone playing a prank, but it’s creepy that we never able to catch anyone!
Submitted by Alyssa S.
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