Today’s ghost story comes straight to us from the University of South Carolina. Excerpted from Haunted Halls of Ivy: Ghosts of Southern Colleges and Universities, by Daniel W. Barefoot, this tale might make you reconsider walking across the Columbia, S.C., campus late at night.
Haunted Halls of Ivy contains 39 supernatural tales from colleges and universities throughout the South, including some of the region’s oldest, largest, and most famous institutions. At Belmont University in Tennessee, you’ll visit the mansion haunted by the woman who could out-Scarlett any Southern belle, real or fictional. In the shadow of the University of Texas Tower, you’ll encounter the specters of the victims killed on the day in 1966 when Charles Whitman went hunting for humans. And at the University of Virginia, you’ll hear the footsteps of the professor shot dead back in the days when students openly assaulted their instructors, even at Thomas Jefferson’s “Academical Village.” Indeed, by the time you turn the final page of this book, you’ll have a graduate-level education in the haunts of Southern colleges from Virginia to Texas.
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