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Kean University - Union NJ Real Haunted Place

  • 1000 Morris Ave
  • Union, NJ
  • 908-737-5000
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Kean University was established in 1855 in Newark and was originally named the Newark Normal School. In 1958, Kean College moved to Union and then became Kean University in 1997. It is said the school is haunted by ghosts.

Among the areas of the school haunted include the Wilkins Theater. According to “Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. Vol. 2.,” Wilkins Theater is haunted by a man named George who died on the premise as a stagehand. Legend has it that the last one to leave the theater must say goodnight to George or the upcoming performance will turn bad. Others say that late at night a ghost would cause lights to shake and there would also be strange sounds from the pit and prop closets below the stage. Another ghost said to exist at the theater is a woman with blonde hair in a blue dress. She would appear at the wings, against the walls during classic plays on stage.

Other areas said to be haunted include the East Campus. Some say it is haunted by a young girl who attended the school when it was a Catholic school, according to Strange USA. The Eames building is also believed to be home to a malevolent spirit. Rogers Hall is also said to be haunted by the spirit of a student who will shut doors and gives some students a feeling of uneasiness. Rogers Hall was named after Laura E. Rogers, a 1920 alumni after her retirement in 1964, according to The Tower, the school’s student newspaper.

Also, sitting at Kean University is Liberty Hall Museum. The museum chronicles more than 240 years of American history, also housing collections of furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by earlier generations of the Livingston and Kean families. According to The Cougar’s Byte, the school’s newsletter: “Guests and workers have made allegations regarding sightings of floating orbs, random people/spirits roaming the house and other super natural occurrences after hours.”
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  • Really is Haunted

    I am a history buff and have some sensitivity to the paranormal. I do not promote myself or seek publicity. I do not actively seek the paranormal but am open to it just the same. I was on a one-person tour a few weeks ago and was escorted to the front of the mansion and left alone while the guide went around the side to open the door from the inside. I looked around and my eyes drifted back to the building where I saw a Victorian dressed woman standing in a 2d floor window gazing out blankly. She appeared very real, so much so, I thought it was a mannequin or a prank. I looked away and then back and she was till there, no movement, no blinking. Now I thought it's kinda strange. I looked away and then back a 3d time and she was still there, as real as you and me. Still not comprehending the moment I took my cel out to make a quick vid of the grounds and building while I waited. A few seconds after the guide popped the door open and I went inside. Mind you, this was all in perhaps a minute and half, tops. That weekend I reviewed the vid and there was no one in the window. I called and s/w the tour manager who told me they do not have a full body mannequin nor was there anyone else in the building at that time. So, just bc no one saw or witnessed anything does not mean spirits do not inhabit the home. They may simply not possess the ability to be visited upon. "Haunted" can mean several things depending on who you ask, but yes!, the place has paranormal inhabitants.

    Posted 7/19/22

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  • My dorm is haunted

    Whiteman hall is haunted. It's terrible.

    Posted 10/30/17

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  • Ghostless!

    I worked at Kean for almost 26 years, and during that time I never heard of any of these ghost stories. My work required me to be in almost all the different buildings at various times, and not once did I experience any supernatural activities.

    Posted 5/3/16

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