Bridgewater College - Real Haunts in Bridgewater VA
Bridgewater College is a private four-year coeducational institute founded in 1880. Campus lore has it that one of the campus buildings, Cole Hall, is haunted by its namesake, Dr. Charles Knox Cole. The building was constructed in 1929 at the behest of Cole’s daughter, Virginia Garber Cole Strickler, and Dr. Cole is said to have occupied the auditorium ever since. His ghost has been seen attending theater productions, often sitting on the balcony, and once caused the stage lights to flicker rapidly as a sign of applause. Cold spots have also been associated with Cole’s presence.
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