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Virginia's Haunted Schools, College Campuses, & Universities - Get an Education in Virginia's Scariest Schools!

Did you know that many of ##Region##'s most prestigious Colleges and universities are believed to be haunted? With campuses dating back hundreds of years, and schools built upon old estates, and public properties, it's no wonder that so many ghosts and ghouls are still enrolled at some of ##Region##'s scariest schools! Find out all about ##Region##'s most haunted schools, and get an education on the haunted history of ##Region##!
 
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  •   Bridgewater College Bridgewater, VA
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    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... Read More

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    Virginia Intermont College was founded in 1884 as a women’s college and began operations as a coeducational facility in 1972. Financial struggles caused the school to become unaccredited in 2013 and subsequently close after the Spring 2014 semester. The school is also said to be rumored by a ghost who likely still remains even after its closure. According to local legend, a girl named... Read More

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  •   Southern Virginia University Buena Vista, VA
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    Founded in 1867 as Bowling Green Female Seminary, the school has undergone several name changes in its time and has been a coeducational liberal arts school known as Southern Virginia University since 2000. One of the women’s dormitories is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young boy who rides around the fourth floor on his bicycle, holding a red balloon. His mother is said to haunt... Read More

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  •   Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA
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    Founded in 1839, VMI has the distinction of being the oldest state-supported military college in the US. At one point Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was among the school’s professors; some of his possessions and the bones of his horse are displayed in the campus chapel. Among the many ghosts that are said to appear on campus is a strange blue light which drifts through the halls and... Read More

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  •   Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar, VA
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    Sweet Briar is a women’s liberal arts college founded in 1901 on land bequeathed by Indiana Fletcher Williams in her will. The school was scheduled to cease operations due to financial difficulties after the Summer 2015 session, but following legal action and a change in leadership it was decided that the school would remain open minimally through the end of the 2015-16 academic year.... Read More

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  •   Longwood University Farmville, VA
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    Longwood University is said to be haunted by a few ghosts on different parts of campus. Tabb Hall, formerly a residence hall and now the home of Longwood University’s Athletics Department, is said to be haunted by a man who died in the building. Rumors state that the Hall once housed an abortion clinic and that a man was murdered inside the clinic. His ghost still roams the room on the... Read More

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  •   College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
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    Founded in 1693, the College of William and Mary is the second oldest institute of higher education in the US. Over the centuries it is said to have accumulated many ghosts which continue to haunt the campus to this day. In the Wren Building students often hear the sound of phantom footsteps which they attribute to the spirits of either French soldiers or the building’s designer,... Read More

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  •   Randolph College Lynchburg, VA
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    Founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, this school did not change its name until becoming co-educational in 2007. Students say there are at least three ghosts haunting the campus, the first of which is an old woman whose apparition has been seen in the West Dating Parlor. Another spirit is said t be that of a student who was murdered while wearing purple clogs; her ghost can... Read More

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    Emory and Henry College, which was founded in 1836, is said to have at least three ghosts on campus. The sounds of a piano playing have been heard coming from inside the Music Hall, even when the building is supposed to be completely empty. Outside of the Music Hall there is a hanging lamp which swings by itself when there is no wind. It is said that the swaying of the lamp is caused by... Read More

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  •   Mary Baldwin College Staunton, VA
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    Mary Baldwin College is a liberal arts school for women in Staunton which was founded in 1842 as the Augusta Female Seminary. Several spots on campus are believed to be haunted, including the Collins Theatre which is said to still be inhabited by actress Tallulah Bankhead, who attended the college in the early 20th century. Tallulah has a habit of playing with the lights and moving... Read More

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  •   George Mason University Fairfax, VA
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    Founded in 1957 as a part of the University of Virginia and made independent in 1972, George Mason University is the largest public research university in the state. According to members of the crew team, however, the school would be ripe for research of a paranormal nature! A ghostly old man has been seen near the docks and dam by numerous students; he is alleged to be Old Man Johnson,... Read More

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  •   Episcopal High School Alexandria, VA
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    Built in 1839, the Episcopal High School in Alexandria has operated as a boarding school for most of its existence. However, for a period of five years the campus was commandeered to be used as a hospital for soldiers in the Civil War. Famed poet Walt Whitman was among the staff and acted as a nurse in the hospital. In the rear of the campus is a large wooded area where, during the war... Read More

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