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Ghost Stories from Ohio’s Colleges – This year’s journey begins!

By September 25, 2017September 18th, 2019Ghost Stories from Ohio's Colleges, Haunted Colleges in Ohio

Morley Music Building at Lake Erie College

Now that we are past our bout with Indian summer, the road ahead reveals a landscape more vibrantly colorful and distinctly brisk. It is during these beautiful fall days leading up to Halloween that we fondly recall all the campus ghost stories we heard as we toured Ohio colleges. Some campuses boasted multiple spirits; others had formed paranormal investigative student organizations; and still others defended their campus as “the most haunted campus in Ohio.” We took notes.

Before it was over, we realized that these stories were more than simple frightful tales – they told us about the college’s history; its values; its best academic programs and athletic teams; its most historic buildings; and even its core values. We hope you will be scared and inspired!

In each of the next four blog entries we will offer one of our favorite stories. We begin with the story of “Twyla,” the ghost that haunts the theatre at Otterbein University. Next up are the benevolent ghosts that arrived just in the nick of time to save Ohio Dominican University from financial ruin. Then, on to Kenyon College where we meet the “Greenhouse Ghost” that haunts the old Kenyon pool. We will conclude at Lake Erie College where “Stephanie” haunts College Hall, but occasionally attends a performance at nearby Morley Music Building using a broken mirror as a portal to get there (I wish I had one of those!).

Buckle up – let’s get started!

About the Author: After touring 60 of the best colleges in Ohio, Dr. Jay, a prior faculty member and dean, founded College Bound Advantage (CBA) – a Columbus, Ohio college consulting firm. CBA specializes in helping families optimize college selection around 18 “fit factors” and helping students clarify co-curricular and major options while exploring colleges that specialize in them.  College Bound Advantage serves all of Ohio including Cleveland, Akron, and Cincinnati metro areas. Check us out at .