I am getting ready to complete my second, and last, year of living in Morse Hall, one of the dormitories at my college.
Before moving here, I had never heard about any ghost stories or other strange happenings. After moving in, I started hearing stories of students who have died naturally, accidentally or by suicide, and that Morse Hall has quite a reputation for being haunted. Before I explain any experiences or stories I should probably explain the layout of this building. It is divided into 5 sections, Northeast, Abigail, Central (where I reside), South, and Southeast. Northeast, Abby and Central have hallways that connect them together, but South and Southeast are separated from them, except the hallway on the ground level. There is an elevator in Northeast, Central and Southeast and there used to be one in Abigail (the shaft is now boarded up).
Now that you have an idea of how the building is laid out, I am going to tell you about my experiences and the strange occurrences. First, the Abigail elevator shaft used to be in operation. Apparently, one night, a drunken football player threw himself down it. It has been said that you can hear a banging sound coming from inside the shaft. I've walked by this many times, but have never heard anything strange.
Also, I heard about a basketball player either dying in a car accident or by suicide. I was told she lived on the fourth floor of Northeast. She is said to dribble her basketball down the hallway of the fourth floor (Northeast, Abby and Central) at night and nobody on the fourth floor can hear her, but the floors below can. I lived on the fourth floor last year and never heard a sound.
This year I live on the second floor and I've heard what sounds like a basketball on numerous nights. Then, there are stories of students supposedly committing suicide in the closets of Abigail, which honestly wouldn't surprise me considering the size of the closets (largest in the building). A couple of my friends were watching a movie in one of the Abigail closets and they said they saw a face in the wall. Then, there's the bathroom in ground Abigail. People report hearing strange noises coming from below the sink, like pipes being unscrewed. I've heard this, but I always dismiss it thinking it really could just be the pipes, especially considering the age of the building.
So, here are the rest of my experiences. When I used to live in fourth Central strange things would always happen in my room. I would hear the sounds of things "dropping" above my ceiling. I was on the top floor, so it wasn't like somebody lived in a room above me and was dropping things on their floor.
Also, posters would suddenly fall down out of nowhere. It wasn't like the wind blew them down or anything, because the window would be shut and they wouldn't come down slowly, they would come down like somebody was actually tearing them down. The door to the room would move quite a bit, too. It would sound as if wind was blowing it back and forth, but the window would be shut and there was no window (s) across from the room.
There would also be strange noises in the room, along with things falling from shelves or in closets when nothing was touching them. Then, orbs would show up in quite a few of the pictures I would take in the room. I'm not a strong believer in orbs since they could easily be dust or whatnot.
Anyway, this year I haven't been experiencing as much as I did in the old room. I have heard the sound of a basketball dribbling at night. My posters have also fallen down mysteriously, but that's pretty much it.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed!