Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Haunted halls of academe

According to a story on the Capital News Service wire, several buildings at some of Maryland’s colleges and universities are haunted.

At the University of Maryland, College Park, the Rossborough Inn on U.S. Route 1 is home to “Miss Betty,” who is rumored to have been a nurse at the inn during the Civil War. She has been sighted by several people wearing a yellow dress.

At Morrill Hall, mysterious noises and smells have been detected, and on stormy nights, according to Anne Turkos, an archivist at Hornbake Library, people have heard a piano playing in Marie Mount Hall, even though there hasn’t been a piano in the building for years.

For more ghostly tales, check out the Web site of the Maryland Ghost and Spirit Association, which tracks and documents apparitions around the state.

What ghostly spirits have you seen or heard?

-PAUL SAMUEL, Associate Editor

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