Paranormal Activities in Educational Establishments

 
 


Slow Moving Light

Location: Warwick (Warwickshire) - Warwick University, JM3 Building, central corridor, top floor
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: A slow moving and completely silent ball of bright light was seen by a couple of witnesses as it floated across one room, through a wall and into the next room.


 
 


Emma Louise

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - Arthur Tattersall House, 119 Gower Street, University College London Halls of Residence
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: An urban myth, it is said that Emma Louise was murdered long ago in tunnels around this building, and that if you say her name three times, her presence makes itself known.


 
 


Jeremy Bentham with Dapple

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - University College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Bentham named his walking cane Dapple, and it never left his side during life. Much the same can be said post mortem; man and stick can be heard or seen walking down the corridors of knowledge after dark.


 
 


Marcus Beck

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - University College Hospital
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Before being stolen in January 2001, the portrait of Beck was considered cursed. People who fell asleep under the painting quickly became ill, and in some cases died. It was also said that if the shutters were not closed on the painting at night, a patient would unexpectedly die.


 
 


Lizzie Church

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - University College Hospital, Gower Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Lizzie accidentally killed her lover with a morphine overdose when he was admitted as a patient. Years later, her ghost would appear prior to morphine injections as a reminder to be careful. Two buildings along Gower Street itself reported the ghost of a man with a heavily bandaged head.


 
 


Human Fireball

Location: Widnes (Cheshire) - Halton College
Type: SHC
Date / Time: 1985
Further Comments: A girl walking down stairs with a group of friends suddenly burst into flame. They quickly beat the flames out, but she later died of her injuries.


 
 


Bear

Location: Worcester (Hereford & Worcester) - Worcester Cathedral and College Green
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Ever since the Civil War there have been reports of a phantom bear that rises up as if to attack. One guard is said to have taken a shot at the creature, which of course had no effect.


 
 


Crying Girl

Location: York (Yorkshire) - 5 College Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Both seen and heard, this ghostly child starved to death after her parents died from plague. She only appears to haunt the upper parts of the house.


 
 


Coinage

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Dance school attached to St Mary's Church, Bishop Hill Junior
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sounds of coins being poured onto a table and into a metal box have been reported coming from this building.


 
 


Young Person

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Milthorpe School
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 March 2003
Further Comments: At least one student at the school has heard soft whisperings and seen a shadowy young person move quickly away from them.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: York (Yorkshire) - St Peter's School
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend states that a grey ghostly woman walks around the road near the school chapel at night, while the chapel itself is haunted by a former pupil.


 
 


Old Lady Sitting

Location: York (Yorkshire) - St William's College, College Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978
Further Comments: This elderly lady sits on the steps outside the college and smiles as people pass her by. Another ghost, that of a male, walks the corridors of the college; it is said he died a broken man after turning his brother in for a murder they had both committed.


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