Freaky Friday: University of Colorado at Boulder

This week’s ghost adventure comes to us from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Determined to create a spoof of the SyFy tv show Ghost Hunters, a group of students took on the project of filming a faux ghost hunt on their school’s campus. Did their pretend search turn up a few campus ghosts? Find out by watching the video clip below!

More Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday: Ohio Dominican University
Freaky Friday: Brooklyn College
Freaky Friday: University of the Cumberlands
Freaky Friday: Saint Martin’s University
Freaky Friday: New Mexico State University
Freaky Friday: The College of New Jersey
Freaky Friday: Ball State University
Freaky Friday: University of Tampa
Freaky Friday: Emporia State University
Freaky Friday: University of South Carolina
Freaky Friday: College of the Canyons
Freaky Friday: West Virginia University
Freaky Friday: Park University
Freaky Friday: Texas Tech

Freaky Friday: William & Mary
Freaky Friday: Columbia University
Freaky Friday: University of Rochester
Freaky Friday: East Tennessee State
Freaky Friday: Washington State University
Freaky Friday: USF Tampa
Freaky Friday: Pacific University
Freaky Friday: Franklin & Marshall
Freaky Friday: University of the South
Freaky Friday: Point Park

Full posts →

Freaky Friday: Saint Martin’s University

The Twilight Saga has left many believing that the state of Washington is overrun with werewolves and vampires. While we can be counted among the thousands of people anxiously waiting opening day for the next movie in the series, we have our doubts as to the whether there is truth behind the tales.

A video from students at Saint Martin’s University leads us to believe there is a different kind of unnatural existence haunting the state, or at least a dorm on campus. Watch this spooky light show to see what we are talking about!

More Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday: New Mexico State University
Freaky Friday: The College of New Jersey
Freaky Friday: Ball State University
Freaky Friday: University of Tampa
Freaky Friday: Emporia State University
Freaky Friday: University of South Carolina
Freaky Friday: College of the Canyons
Freaky Friday: West Virginia University
Freaky Friday: Park University
Freaky Friday: Texas Tech

Freaky Friday: William & Mary
Freaky Friday: Columbia University
Freaky Friday: University of Rochester
Freaky Friday: East Tennessee State
Freaky Friday: Washington State University
Freaky Friday: USF Tampa
Freaky Friday: Pacific University
Freaky Friday: Franklin & Marshall
Freaky Friday: University of the South
Freaky Friday: Point Park

Full posts →

Freaky Friday: University of Tampa

September is National Piano Month, so it made sense for my weekly ghost hunt to result in the mysterious melodies of an unknown pianist. Students at the University of Tampa created this video to recount such a spooky tale from a local hotel.

I think they were inspired by elements of the movie ‘The Ring’ when making this film. Do you agree? Do you know of other campus ghosts at the University of Tampa? Share them with us in the comments below!

More Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday: Emporia State University
Freaky Friday: University of South Carolina
Freaky Friday: College of the Canyons
Freaky Friday: West Virginia University
Freaky Friday: Park University
Freaky Friday: Texas Tech

Freaky Friday: William & Mary
Freaky Friday: Columbia University
Freaky Friday: University of Rochester
Freaky Friday: East Tennessee State
Freaky Friday: Washington State University
Freaky Friday: USF Tampa
Freaky Friday: Pacific University
Freaky Friday: Franklin & Marshall
Freaky Friday: University of the South
Freaky Friday: Point Park

Full posts →

Freaky Friday: University of South Carolina

The tunnels underneath the University of South Carolina’s campus are off-limits to students, faculty and the like, and for good reason: the “Third Eye Man” is believed to dwell down there. The legend of the “Third Eye Man” dates back to November of 1949, when two students reported witnessing a man dressed in silver, pry open a manhole cover on USC’s campus and disappear into the sewer below. One of the students wrote for the school paper and began spreading the word of the figure, whom he dubbed “Sewer Man”.

 

The incident seemed isolated until the following April when a campus police officer found what he initially believed to be a prank. The officer reported chicken remnants scattered across a loading dock and when he returned to the scene, he found himself in the company of a man dressed in silver. The light from his flashlight illuminated a scary face, complete with a third eye in the middle of the man’s forehead, which frightened the officer into leaving the scene to request back-up. Upon his return, there was no sign of the strange silver man and only a few fragments of bones and feathers remained.

The tales above lead us to the “catacombs” of USC, which were a hot spot for students in the late 1960’s. On an October evening, a few pledges were taken to the tunnels by their fraternity. As the students wound their way through the tunnels, they came across a sliver-clad man carrying a lead pipe, who proceeded to charge at the group. The police were alerted and a search was conducted, but the “Third Eye Man” was never found.

I could not find any stories of recent sightings of the mysterious “Third Eye Man”, yet the tunnels remain closed as a precaution. Do you believe the tale? Are there other stories about him at the University of South Carolina? Share your stories with us in the comments below!

More Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday: College of the Canyons
Freaky Friday: West Virginia University
Freaky Friday: Park University
Freaky Friday: Texas Tech

Freaky Friday: William & Mary
Freaky Friday: Columbia University
Freaky Friday: University of Rochester
Freaky Friday: East Tennessee State
Freaky Friday: Washington State University
Freaky Friday: USF Tampa
Freaky Friday: Pacific University
Freaky Friday: Franklin & Marshall
Freaky Friday: University of the South
Freaky Friday: Point Park

Full posts →

Freaky Friday: College of the Canyons

This week’s ghost-hunt is just that – a hunt for ghosts courtesy of students at College of the Canyons. Watch this video and tell us if you would sign up for Ghost Seeking 101 in the comments below.

More Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday: West Virginia University
Freaky Friday: Park University
Freaky Friday: Texas Tech

Freaky Friday: William & Mary
Freaky Friday: Columbia University
Freaky Friday: University of Rochester
Freaky Friday: East Tennessee State
Freaky Friday: Washington State University
Freaky Friday: USF Tampa
Freaky Friday: Pacific University
Freaky Friday: Franklin & Marshall
Freaky Friday: University of the South
Freaky Friday: Point Park

Full posts →

Freaky Friday: West Virginia University

For years, residents of West Virginia University’s Boreman Hall have reported stories of ghost-like activity. Sounds of furniture moving overhead can be heard from the 4th floor, which could be expected in a busy college dorm…if there were more than 4 floors in the building.

Other spine-tingling and downright frightening occurrences led students to create a re-enactment of stories from several years’ worth of residents. Take a look at this video and allow yourself to be spooked.

Have you experienced the haunting of Boreman Hall first-hand? Are there other ghosts at WVU? Share your stories with us below!

More Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday: Park University
Freaky Friday: Texas Tech

Freaky Friday: William & Mary
Freaky Friday: Columbia University
Freaky Friday: University of Rochester
Freaky Friday: East Tennessee State
Freaky Friday: Washington State University
Freaky Friday: USF Tampa
Freaky Friday: Pacific University
Freaky Friday: Franklin & Marshall
Freaky Friday: University of the South
Freaky Friday: Point Park

Full posts →

Freaky Friday: University of Rochester

This week’s tale is so unbelievably spooky, it requires little to no introduction. Be forewarned, this story may raise the hair on the back of your neck.  Without further ado, we bring you The Legend of Pete Nicosia.

Plans for a new school library were underway in the early 1920s, and it was during its construction that the legend began. Pete Nicosia was working on building the library under foreman James Conroy, when Nicosia met an untimely death, falling 150 feet from the top of the tower to the ground.

Following Nicosia’s death, students reported encountering a man dressed in overalls and a ratty sweater outside a building near the library, who was seeking James Conroy. The man claimed Conroy owed him money for work he did that he was never compensated for before his death. The students suggested he try his request at the service building on campus.

Some of the same students later saw him in the library tower he had been helping to build. When they casually informed him the tower stood at 150 feet, the man replied, “And it didn’t hurt a bit.”

I officially have goosebumps, yet the tale does not end here.

For several weeks, the mysterious man was spotted in and near the library. One day, a fellow worker of Nicosia’s was in the library and upon seeing the man, ran screaming from the building, proclaiming that he had seen a ghost. The worker swore that the man he saw could only have been Nicosia, unless Nicosia had a twin.

University of Rochester’s campus newspaper continues to publish stories of Nicosia’s ghost on occasion, perpetuating his existence on campus. Have you had an encounter with Pete Nicosia or another ghost at Rochester? Share you story with us in the comments!

More Freaky Tales

Freaky Friday: East Tennessee State
Freaky Friday: Washington State University
Freaky Friday: USF Tampa
Freaky Friday: Pacific University
Freaky Friday: Franklin & Marshall
Freaky Friday: University of the South
Freaky Friday: Point Park

Full posts →