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Ghost In The High School At Night

 

I first want to let people know that I will not list actual names or reveal the name of my high school or where I live. Also, it is quite obvious that I am a teenager, but that is no reason to judge or deem my experience as untrue. I must begin by telling you what my English teacher saw, because my experience is similar to her's. She shared with me an experience that she had while staying late after school with her writing club members.

It was in the winter, so the darkness came quickly. She was in her classroom on the second floor packing up her things when one of her students screamed and ran into the classroom. My English teacher asked her what happened and the terrified student stated that she saw a face in one of the classroom windows down the hall. My teacher laughed and calmed her down by telling her that she most likely saw her own reflection. The student left and drove home and my teacher was alone in the building. She finished gathering her things and turned off all of the classroom lights. As she was exiting her classroom, a seven foot tall, solid black figure passed right in front of her face and drifted into the classroom. She left immediately. She saw this figure a few years before I enrolled.

I will now describe what I experienced. I was at my high school late at night because I am a part of the mock trial team and our meetings go until dark. It was after the meeting and I was waiting for one of my parents to come and pick me up. While I was waiting, a friend and I went upstairs to ask my mock trial teacher a question. After she answered it, we decided to check out my English teacher's room to see if we could see the ghost. With no luck, we decided to head downstairs. We waited by our school's side entrance for awhile. After waiting for another five minutes, I told my friend to wait there while I walked over to the main entrance to see if our parents were sitting in their cars in the parking lot by the main entrance.

We were waiting in a hall of classrooms and the hall was closed off to the lobby by a set of double doors with windows. Directly across the hall is the entrance into the boy's locker room and there is a window that looks into the street and the street lights. I was looking through the double door windows and I could see that the lobby was dimly lit by the street lights outside. I walked up to the double doors and I was a good four feet away when I stopped.

Outside the doors in the lobby, I could see a nine foot tall solid black figure floating in midair swooping back and forth fairly quickly. I could make out a head and shoulders, but other than that it did not look human. It was opaque because it blocked out the light from outside. After I saw this, I turned and sprinted back to my friend. I was terrified and out of breath and as I began to tell him what I saw, my mock trial teacher walked down the stairs and she heard me describe the entity. I left the building and waited for my parents outside.

My experience differs from my English teacher's. The entity that I saw was on the first floor, was much taller, and I was able to make out human features. Tell me what you think of this.

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WildStallionDHSGahanna (1 stories) (12 posts)
 
3 years ago (2014-06-17)
Hey!

Good question. I was terrified, but I was able to get a glimpse of its height because it was next to the vending machines so I had a reference point. As for it being nonhuman, I have no idea so you could be right! Thanks for the comments! Keep them coming!
earthtogillian (17 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-09-28)
First of all, I do believe you.

How were you able to distinguish the height of the ghost? There is no way you could've measured it as you were scared out of your breath as I would imagine and it happened fast, didn't it?

Also, you said you couldn't make out any human features from it so is it possible that maybe it isn't human? I'm not trying to scare you though.

Good story, it gave me goose bumps! Hope all is well for you!
WildStallionDHSGahanna (1 stories) (12 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-07-27)
No, since that experience I have had seen nothing unusual. Like you, I have no explanation.
Amihet (5 stories) (94 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-07-19)
Dark shadows puzzles me, it creeps me out and it's a mystery. I have read so many explanations but I am still unsure of the phenomenon. I have seen one and to this day, I have no logical explanation for it. Have you seen anything since than? Thank you for sharing your experience.
WildStallionDHSGahanna (1 stories) (12 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-07-19)
Hey! Thanks again for the comments. I never considered nuns... But that seems to make sense! I wouldn't call this thing a shadow... It was more of a mass. It had depth and weight to it and it was three dimensional... Anyway... Keep the comments coming!
Ghost_Girl7231 (3 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-07-16)
It sounds like you have seen dark shadows (demons) try finding out about the school grounds history.
elfstone810 (227 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-07-15)
I figure, if they lowered the ground floor (though I honestly can't think of any reason why they would) they'd also lower the upper floors. I agree that a fear-induced exaggeration is as, if not more, plausible.

I don't think a shadow works, since the OP said the one he or she saw blocked the light from a streetlight.

The question of whether a ghost COULD cast a shadow is interesting, though, isn't it?

I'm glad I "met" you! I think I'm really going to enjoy talking to you. 😁
valkricry (39 stories) (2731 posts) mod
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4 years ago (2013-07-15)
elf, I use to secretly laugh about it 😉. Hmmm, renovations for the height? That's plausible. But would floors be raised by that much in two different areas? It's just as plausible that fear made them appear taller than they were. Of course then we could get into a huge discussion on whether these were shadows of ghosts. As you know your shadow can be very, very tall. But then we open the can of worms on if ghosts can cast shadows, not in the corporeal way, but because of disturbances in the electro-magnetic field. Greater minds then mine can't agree on that... But it is something to wonder about. Until the OP comes forth on if we're even warm on the parochial thing... I guess we're left wondering.
elfstone810 (227 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-07-15)
Ooh! Good idea, Val! I never thought of that. That would make so much sense.

I'm also wondering, with the extreme heights of the figures seen (7 feet tall and 9 feet tall) if there's been any renovation work on the building that would have changed the floor levels.

(Is it awful of me if I think it's a little bit funny that your brother was afraid of nuns?) 😳
valkricry (39 stories) (2731 posts) mod
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4 years ago (2013-07-15)
elfstone,
When my oldest brother was like 6 or 7, my parents had to remove him from parochial school, because from the back, the nuns looked like black faceless ghosts to him, and it seriously freaked him out. If you are right, then this could be a big clue. Perhaps it is the backside of some long dead nun's habit?
zetafornow (4 stories) (447 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-07-15)
Okay...just one question... No cell phones on anyone? In my day and age we had to walk all over looking for a parent pick-up, now days one just calls their parent on the cell phone..."where are you?"

Zeta.
elfstone810 (227 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-07-15)
Yes, my question. I understand you don't want to name the school, which is why I'm not saying the name, but am I looking at the right one? I figure it's the one I mentioned before or else a public school built in 1927 that has blue and gold for colors and a lion mascot.

I'm a mystery novelist and you've presented a mystery with an obvious clue. I just want to know if I solved it. 🤔

Oh, and I haven't found anything sketchy in the history of either school, but then I haven't really looked. It doesn't really seem like a traditional haunting, though, either active or residual. If it's a parochial school, perhaps it's something attracted by the religious nature of the place? A lost spirit or a non-human entity maybe?
WildStallionDHSGahanna (1 stories) (12 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-07-15)
Hey! Thanks for the comments. Keep them coming. I'll clarify and and answer your questions. My English teacher left the BUILDING immediately... Not her job. Also, the girl student with her was waiting for her ride... She couldn't drive yet I suppose...? Anyway, yes, there were probably janitors their, but she didn't mention them. When I am speaking of the "human features" of the spirit, I am saying that I saw no eyes, mouth, or any other facial features. I only what looked like a head and shoulders. Any other questions?
Swimsinfire (11 stories) (556 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-07-14)
Oh,I see it now. Yeah ony there's the, the, stuff of urban legend. And maybe it's just how it's written. We get excited and leave out a lot without meaning any discrepancy. Well, cool post. Post more. Organize thoughts. Thanks.
elfstone810 (227 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-07-14)
I think I know what school you're talking about. Is it a religious-affiliated high school founded in 1960 with purple and white as its school colors?
lady-glow (7 stories) (1524 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-07-14)
I have some questions:

What did your mock trail teacher say about your description of the entity?
Do you know of any one else besides the English teacher, the girl and yourself seeing this thing?
Have you asked the janitor or maintenance personnel if they have experienced anything similar? They often work at times when schools are empty.
Do you know of any death in the school?

I understand your reasons to keep the name of your high school anonymous, but it would be nice to be able to do some research about its history.

Thanks for sharing and welcome to YGS!
valkricry (39 stories) (2731 posts) mod
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4 years ago (2013-07-14)
laurrennm, good question. I don't understand a teacher being alone in the building either. Should have been a cleaning crew around, or a janitor, or something. At least that's how it is out here.
laurrennm (3 stories) (6 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-07-14)
One thing I raised an eyebrow to was the teacher and one other girl student being the only two people in a high school. Did I just misunderstand? I am referring to the teachers story
valkricry (39 stories) (2731 posts) mod
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4 years ago (2013-07-14)
Swims, I think you need to re-read, hun. The OP said the teacher had the experience a few years prior to her enrolling in school. I think the 'she left immediately" meant the building not the profession?
The human features part is a bit awkward... Maybe she meant the head and shoulders?
Might have been a flag/banner flapping in the wind. I've seen them get twisted into some pretty scary forms in the dark. 😨 Coupled with the mind set of wanting to see something. I don't know.
Swimsinfire (11 stories) (556 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-07-14)
Cool story, only how did the teacher that left before you enrolled become your english teacher? And how did you see human features on a shadow figure you said you didn't see much of human features...it's like a joke. I want to believe you, but I hate being told I should believe something just before a lot of fabrication. Maybe it's just how it's written.

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