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The Most Haunted Universities and Asylums We Want to Steer Clear Of
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University of Texas

Ghost sightings have been reported at one of the University of Texas buildings. This happened after Littlefield built one of the campus buildings for his wife, Alice. She died in 1935 before it became a university. People hear unexplained sounds in the night. They also smell several different aromas and see strange figures wandering the buildings. Furthermore, “workers also say they heard Alice Littlefield playing the piano during late night hours. Others say items have been moved from one area to another without their knowledge.”

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As we’ve seen numerous times on this list, there’s usually only one explanation when that happens. And that’s ghosts because these strange things never just happen. At least if their homework or textbooks go missing, they have an excuse for an extension on their assignments (Austin).

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West Virginia University Clock Tower

There’s a scary legend about this clock tower. Apparently, “students in the 1800s once led a cow into the tower in the night. Everything seemed to be going well for the late 19th-century students. They had stolen the cow and pulled off the prank without a hitch. But there was one problem, the students hadn’t planned how to get the cow down.” This is quite a sad story to read. Cows are innocent animals who don’t deserve this kind of treatment. It goes on to say, “unable to be coerced back down these stairs, it’s believed the cow was slaughtered inside the tower. Could these rickety boards have once supported the weight of a cow?

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As the night wore on and the clock tower kept banging. The students made a choice. According to legend, they killed the cow. The students then carved up the slaughtered cow and took walked the pieces down the tower’s winding staircase one by one.” This is a horrific act that caused a ripple effect for years to come. The clock tower has hundreds of signatures. Ghosts from that time period haunt the tower. It’s a shame that the students put that cow in harm’s way and ended up hurting it (Insider).

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The Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College, founded before the Civil War in 1832, has stellar academics. It’s also one of the most haunted places in the world. Every student or faculty member has a ghost story involving something creepy. It was also named the sixth scariest place in the USA, rated by Fox News. Jon, a student at the university, said, “I took the elevator, and when it opened, there was a full working Civil War hospital in the basement, with, like, lights, people walking around working, soldiers. I swear to God I just looked at it like it was in a movie, and I just stared. The elevator door shut.”

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The oldest building on campus served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. We can only assume a lot of horrible things going on in that place. Furthermore, it was quite gruesome, as a lot of soldiers were conscious of their operations. Jon’s story continues. He said, “I stood there for a minute and hit the ‘open’ button, and when the doors opened, it was a regular basement. Nobody ever heard of anything like that or saw it too. I swear, though, that this happened.” There have also been reports from others of bloody patients in the basement. (Gettysburgian).

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