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Haunted Dorm at Eastern Michigan University


I am currently a freshman at Eastern Michigan University, which is only about an hour or less away from Detroit. My room mate and I live in a freshman dorm - I am not sure how old it is in comparison to the others, but it is definitely not a new building, and I never really thought anything of it. I moved in first and lived by myself for at least a week back in August, and nothing unusual happened. I never heard any strange noises or discovered cold spots, nor did I feel uncomfortable. In fact, I absolutely loved living there.

A month or so after school started, my puppy died. My parents took me home so I could say goodbye before we took her body in to the vet. I took her collar with me to college and clasped it around my bed (we have bunk beds) and honestly, I was so upset that I had a hard time making it to classes and spent most of my day sleeping. Eventually, I wasn't so emotional, but that's when things started to change.

It all started on a cold November morning. I had slept in until about 11:00 a.m. To check my e-mail. I closed out of everything and locked the door. My room mate was currently at classes and she wouldn't have returned until about 1:00 p.m. I set my sweat pants on top of my laptop, but took the rest of my clothes with me. There isn't a fan in our bathroom, and the curtain doesn't keep water out very well. However, when I came back into my room, I noticed that my pants weren't where I had put them - they had been folded neatly and placed underneath my desk.

I found this to be odd, but again, I didn't think anything of it. The door had been locked. No one had come in. We didn't have suite mates. I simply assumed that maybe they had fallen off, and, coincidentally, landed under my desk folded neatly, but what was more strange was that Google had been up, and someone had searched "si4u". I was slightly creeped out at this point, but the results were in different languages and I didn't see anything particularly eerie about them.

When my room mate returned, I told her what had happened and she searched "si4u" as well. She got the same results back. We decided that maybe my sweat pants had just fallen off, but sweat pants can't double click the icon for Firefox, go to Google, and then search "si4u" before promptly jumping off the desk to the floor. Shortly after this, I lost internet connection (this is typical), but that particular page worked. We were creeped out by this, so I closed it. Nothing happened for awhile.

Later on that month, just before Thanksgiving break, I was once again alone in the room. My room mate had already left to go home earlier that day, and my dad wasn't going to pick me up until the next morning. I was trying to finish up some homework so that I wouldn't have to worry about it over break, when suddenly I started to hear music. The music sounded as if it was coming from a radio, but it was soft, and at first I couldn't tell if it was coming from my room or someone else's. Then it became loud. It was loud, and it was coming from my room mate's radio/alarm clock. "Who knew" by Pink. I went over to her dresser to turn off her alarm clock, but the switch was already on "off". My next idea was to unplug it, but one soft tug and the plug was in my hand - my room mate had unplugged it before she left. I thought that maybe there was something wrong with the switch, so I turned it on in hopes that maybe it would shut off, but instead, the music became so loud it was stinging my ears. I took that battery out and it stopped.

The next day I told my room mate not to be surprised if she finds that the battery to her alarm clock is lying on her dresser. I told her that it went off when I was studying and that was the only thing that would make it stop. I assumed that something might have fired wrong or that there was a mishap, but then she said this, "That's strange. The battery isn't strong enough to power the radio, just the alarm. I thought the radio was broken because it wouldn't turn on unless I had the entire thing plugged into the wall..."

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HauntedMitten (1 posts)
10 months ago (2023-08-10)
Hello! This is an absolute longshot, but...
My co-host and I are writing a book about haunted Ypsilanti. We would love to chat with you! We're working on EMU, and would love to use your story in the book. Our email is contacthauntedmitten [at]

Thank you so much!
MillieGhost (1 stories) (1 posts)
12 years ago (2012-11-02)
First to comment in four years, whoot! But, uh, yea I want to go to EMU, and have always wanted to go to a haunted college:) I'm currently enrolled in a school in Ohio, but will be transferring to another community college, and hopefully next year will go to EMU:)
givemeaname (1 stories) (34 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-27)
kinda creepy and if it doesn't physically attack you most likely it isn't a demon maybe just a ghost that can't find its way to the light. I would suggest getting out of the room though I wouldn't like to live in a haunted room. Although I would like to have a ghost experience for once in my life! Some people are just lucky. Anyway good luck.
frenchpoet (10 stories) (61 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-02)
Sorry, I'm doubleposting! But check stories from owlsong (my room mate) - some interesting stuff happened to her in our room as well. I'm really excited now! Lol I thought we were just..."lucky" to have been placed in a weird dorm room, even if we hated it at the time.
frenchpoet (10 stories) (61 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-02)
Yeah, that's interesting. I don't think the girl in Hill Hall was haunting our dorm, but I was curious if I'd see anything moving around in there (because Hill was closed last year) from Crossroads.

Never did.

But that is actually really fascinating. An Indian burial ground!
jessiemae1185 (1 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-02)
i am a senior at eastern right now. I have been doing a lot of research and come to discover that eastern was built on an indian burial ground and on top of that there were the michigan murders that took place here. When john collins was a student here at eastern in the 1970s he killed over 6 young coeds at eastern and on top of that about 1.5 years ago there was the girl that was killed in hill hall so I really don't doubt that eastern in it self is haunted.
I love ghost stories and I have a few good stories. That I have to write about.
Is anyone from canton michigan there is a house on lilley road between palmer and cherry hill that I am looking in to buying anybody know if it is haunted I know kind of off topic from eastern but just thought I would throw that out there let me know
frenchpoet (10 stories) (61 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-29)
metalhed16- sorry for my late response! I'm glad you liked my story! And yes, I'm done with school for the summer, but honestly, nothing else major happened. Just little stuff- and my room mate and I aren't sure that those little things are even paranormal. She posted a story about something that happened to her in our room. I think her username is owlsong or something.

supernaturalguy3710- I never thought that si4u could be a scrambled message... That is definitely interesting. What do you think it means? I'll have to tell my room mate. Also, my puppy's name was Suzy (Suzy Q after the hostess cakes).

biemaster- thanks for reading my story! I don't have any answers either >.<
supernaturalguy3710 (17 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-28)
what was your puppy's name?
si4u cuold be different things.
also, spirit communication is usually scambled, so try to arrange the letters diffrently, also, '4' can be an 'h'
Biemaster (7 stories) (192 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-14)
Whoa cool story! Definatley one of my favorites! Sorry but I have nothing to suggest.
metalhed16 (14 stories) (119 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-14)
wow cool story!

definitely going onto my favorites!

Has anything happened since then? Or are you finished school now?

thanks for the story

and god bless
frenchpoet (10 stories) (61 posts)
16 years ago (2008-04-16)
I live in Best Hall. Have you had any strange occurrences? I didn't hear anything about it. Weird stuff just started happening and I figured it out. Lol
katiebugg1315 (2 posts)
16 years ago (2008-03-29)
I'm a freshman at EMU too and I've heard that there's a few haunted buildings on campus here. Which dorm is it you live in?
frenchpoet (10 stories) (61 posts)
16 years ago (2008-01-06)

Yeah I got those results, too. =/

I honestly have NO idea what si4u is, or what I was supposed to take it as. I don't know how it appeared on my laptop either. My room mate and I decided to wait until something else happens before we investigate more... We were going to set up her video camera over a weekend where we are both gone and see if anything shows up but we're both poor college kids and batteries cost money and everything, and we don't want to do it unless we have another reason to. But if something does happen, we'll investigate, and maybe I'll find out what si4u is. =)
cupcake10132 (4 stories) (193 posts)
16 years ago (2008-01-03)
Hi!I'm surprised by that!Really?Hm...Ask who's doing that. I googled si4u since I was couris. I also looked at your findings and they made NO sense. But I looked and it seems that the ghost went to a university under that?There's a bunch of profiles.Hm.There's a Simon... And I don't really know much. Also there's this...
Excel Meridian Data Excelerator CD/DVD (cd+si4u-256-6d-80) Network... Read product details on Excel Meridian Data Excelerator CD/DVD (cd+si4u-256-6d-80) Network Storage Server
But whatever it is it seems like it's a lot of diff things!
With love and care,
frenchpoet (10 stories) (61 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-29)
According to his profiles, he is 44 or so years old and lives in the uk. His last login was in 2005 or 2006.
frenchpoet (10 stories) (61 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-29)
That's what I'm thinking...

I'm wondering if someone hacked into my computer or something? I'm not really sure.
whitebuffalo (guest)
16 years ago (2007-12-29)
That would cause the red flags to go up, would it not frenchpoet? I wonder who this person is that happened to be there twice?
frenchpoet (10 stories) (61 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-28)


as well as those two profiles. Hm. Last time I googled that, nothing real seemed to come up.

Any ideas?
frenchpoet (10 stories) (61 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-28)

This probably means absolutely nothing, but I just researched si4u, and a guy's profile came up twice on the same page- on two different places. Pictari and face-pic or something like that. But he lives in Europe (or lived). He hasn't logged on in a few years.
frenchpoet (10 stories) (61 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-28)

The crime is bad at EMU, but when you think about it, it's not much different than anywhere else. Laptops get stolen ALL THE TIME, and sometimes cars. But it's not as bad as what happened last year... Thank you for your concern though. We have this thing called See Us and it's basically a group of people that will either walk you or drive you to wherever on campus at night if you call them and they recently installed card readers in all of the dorms so you need your student ID, and not just a key, to get inside. We also have night watch now...It's kind of a pain but it is a little necessary.😊


That makes more sense now. See, it had never happened to either of us before, and besides stuff getting stolen all the time, a lot of the dorms at Eastern have a really crappy internet connection. I'm currently looking for what "si4u" means and if anyone has any idea, please let me know!


I actually hadn't been on the alert after the first incident because I didn't want to assume a ghost was haunting our dorm room, but after the second incident I started to feel weary about it, and nothing has happened...However, these things only seem to happen when I'm alone in the room and make sure that doesn't happen very often anymore. I honestly expected to come home from Thanksgiving break to find my room torn apart, but nothing was different about it. If anything happens again, I'll keep you posted. 😊

whitebuffalo, mustange, and Anna12,

This will sound harsh to some people, but I hate Ouija boards! I am so scared of them! I used to own one when I was 11 or so years old, and the last time I used it, something really bad happened. I got rid of that thing so fast. I gave it to this girl who wanted it and never saw it again. My room mate wants to use it to see if we have a ghost or if I'm just crazy or whatever, but I don't want to AT ALL so I really appreciate that this is being stressed so much here on this site. 😁 Anna12, it would be really cool to see that footage. We'll try something like that.

I originally thought that if there was a ghost in my room, it would probably be my puppy. She was three and a half years old and she died from heart failure... It was instant and none of us had seen it coming. Before this, I wasn't really even sure I believed in ghosts at all.

Thanks again for all your comments!
kristina (1 stories) (7 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-28)
At my school, sometimes if I have recently been to a website, even if the internet is down, I can still open the site because it remembers it or something. Not trying to debunk your experience, just letting you know that it happens to me all the time. It is so weird that it searched that. Maybe try finding someone who can translate what the search turned up?
Brad (1 stories) (18 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-28)
Hey, I'm from Michigan and one of my friends went to EMU. I hear the crimes bad there. He got held up a coupla years back, so be careful of the ghost as well as the crime.
melonlover (3 stories) (50 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-27)
😲 Wow that's strange! I think your right that is no coincidence, by the way you should try find out what it was looking for because I have never heard of that! Lol I think you should definitely be alert from now on! 😁
whitebuffalo (guest)
16 years ago (2007-12-27)
Yoo Hoo, Mustang, try out the chat room now, if you are on, please. I have some interesting questions and updates!
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-27)
Hi frenchpoet. Please excuse me.
Hi Anna12. DEFINITELY take our advise and do not use a Ouija board! Also, you should send in the video if you still have it. Shelby ❤ 😊
Anna12 (1 stories) (44 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-26)
Interesting story! First of all, I am so sorry for the loss of your pet. It is always hard to recover. Anyways, when I was in college, I also had a haunted dorm room. What my room mate and I did was while on break, we placed a special "ghost-hunting" video camera that we bought off the internet over a cabinet so that when it filmed it over-looked the entire room. We had about only a couple days worth of footage but we did come up with a few things. Unfortunetly, we didn't think of EVP but it is a great idea to place one of those recorders in your room while absent. Also, as most people said, stay away from the Ouija board.
Good luck 😉
frenchpoet (10 stories) (61 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-26)
It's cool.😊

My roommate actually owns a video camera that she keeps at school. We don't have a tape recorder and we're poor college students at the moment, so would that work? Or do we really need a tape recorder? If we do, do you know where we can get a really cheap one?

We're on break right now for a couple of weeks, but we'll investigate a little and I'll let you all know asap about the results!

Thanks again for all your suggestions!😁
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-26)
Hi Whitebuffalo. And sorry frenchpoet to use up your page to speak to Whitebuffalo or other people.
Whitebuffalo- I am not a paranormal investigator but I have read so much on it as well as seen on several different t.v. Programs/shows, therefore I can say, that "YES", you can use a regular recorder to capture EVP's! However, it is probably better to use the 'SPECIAL' recorder. I'm sure that 'others'' that 'SPECIALIZE' in the paranormal investigating will disagree. BUT, it would take a lot for me to pay the prices they want for the EVP'S or any of the other equipment!~Shelby ❤ 😊
whitebuffalo (guest)
16 years ago (2007-12-26)
Sorry, frenchpoet, I have to ask Ryan a question too.
Hi Ryan. Do you have to use a digital recorder or would the standard everyday household handheld type work? Do I have to shell out a big bucks to get proof or... 😕
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-26)
Excuse me frenchpoet.
Hi Ryan!
I thought it was 30 seconds to give the ghost or spirit time to respond being as they are coming from another demention, but I may be mistaken.
=)Hi Whitebuffalo!
If...everything started when she was greiving over the loss of her puppy, then I would say that I agree with you that maybe she caused the poltergeist activity from the high emotions! I don't know why I didn't think of that! That's I have you and some others! 😁 ~Shelby ❤ 😊

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