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Rowan University - Real Haunt in Glassboro NJ

  • 201 Mullica Hill Road
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • 856-256-4000
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The first building constructed on Rowan University’s campus, Bunce Hall, has long been the subject of local ghost stories. Elizabeth Tohill, a dramatic arts teacher for whom the school’s theater is named, has been seen at rehearsals by students and allegedly attends every stage production despite being dead. Thomas Whitney, a wealthy glass manufacturer, is also said to haunt the campus grounds at night. Some of the campus' urban legends also state that there were as many as 2 suicide incidents in the building.

Many theater students that work in the building have reported paranormal activities such as lights flickering, doors locking and items moving on their own. The students also describe feeling "spirits" present within the building, both good and bad.
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  • Bunce Hall Haunted Moments

    As a night student back in the 1990's, I took many classes on the upper floors of Bunce Hall. I cannot recall how many times I would leave class last, start down the hallway and hear footsteps behind me. Naturally, there was never anyone in sight when I turned around. But those hallways echoed with sharp steps that did not come from my feet. The stairwells were the most active. I knew I was alone, but I frequently heard loud feet going up and down those stairs with me. As a commuter with a 25 mile drive, a trip to the rest room after a long class with lots of coffee was a necessity, so I got to know the bathrooms in Bunce pretty well. The ladies room on the first floor was particularly eerie. Although there was never anyone in there with me, I would hear the stall doors open and close, hear water running, and humming, as if someone were standing at the sink, casually humming as they combed their hair. Three times the lights went out as I was sitting there. Twice they came right back on, but the third time, they stayed off, and I had to grope my way to the door in almost pitch blackness. Sure, it might have been security shutting off the lights "after hours", but the main door never opened or closed. No one ever entered. And all the hallway lights were on once I found my way out, so I would have seen the light had the main door opened. I was never terrified, but some of the experiences had me a bit on edge until I had to face the real terror of a cross-campus walk in the dark, all the way over to the commuter lot. Now THAT was scary!

    Posted 8/30/17

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