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Two spooky sites at CU

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Two roommates, so the story goes, were staying for a few days in the dorm before leaving for Christmas. In a nearby town a murderer had escaped. Authorities had ordered the girls to stay in their rooms and keep their doors locked but one had to go to the bathroom and had to leave the room.

The two developed a secret knock so that the one left in the room would know that the other returning was in fact her and not the escaped murderer. The girl that left the room was gone for about 30 minutes and then the one remaining in the room heard two knocks. She did not open the door because that was not the agreed secret knock.

Several hours later the roommate who remained in the room walked out into the hallway and found the floor covered with blood and her friend dead on the floor. Apparently the murderer broke into the hall and killed the girl. She haunts the hall and plays tricks on the residents. TVs are known to turn on and off. Doors slam, showers are turned on, rooms are trashed, refrigerators are opened, door knobs fall off and posters are torn off the wall.

The website says Memorial Hall is haunted by several ghosts including a young student who was sitting in a window sill on the third floor as he waited for class to begin and fell out of the window to a tragic death. According to the website, the student still walks the floors of Memorial Hall slamming doors and haunting the building.

Another story that haunts Memorial Hall involves a science teacher who left his class on the third floor one night and suffered signs of a heart attack when began walking down the three flights of steps to exit the building. He died at home late that night of an apparent heart attack. Rumor has it, again according to the website, that when walking down the stairs at night there will be some who will experience the feeling of someone pushing or hurrying them down the steps.

Eaton said he was contacted a couple of months ago by some people who identified themselves as ghost hunters and made him aware, although he had heard it before of ghosts in Memorial Hall. But he said he had never heard the story about a ghost in Mary White Hall.

"I can tell you this. Lots of times when working in Memorial Hall late at night you’ll hear floors creaking and some really unfamiliar sounds that are hard to explain," Eaton said adding an appropriate "boo!" at the end of his sentence.

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