College of William and Mary - Williamsburg VA Real Haunts
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, Christopher Wren. On the third floor of St. George Tucker Hall a ghost is said to visit students who are trying to pull an all-nighter. A statue of Lord Botetourt, an 18th century Virginian Colonial Governor, can be found at the school, and it is said that touching it before a test will grant good grades. Lovers who walk across the bridge behind the Crim Dell and kiss at its peak are said to marry and live happily ever after, but if they break up a curse is placed on them that can only be lifted by one pushing the other off the bridge.
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