When I visited for the first time the Bible College I would be attending in the fall of 2002 I was thrilled to be in such a beautiful place on a campus with such history and character. The beginning of my first semester was great... I loved the school, my professors and new friends. A couple weeks into the school year I realized if I wanted to go on midnight runs to Taco Bell and spontaneous road trips to the beach I needed to get a job. So, I started working in the school's dining hall. It was a tedious, somewhat gross job but I stuck with it. I worked the evening shift and so that meant cleaning up after dinner and preparing the kitchen for the next morning. The job also entailed taking out all the garbage... This is when I first saw the tunnels.
Seeing the dark, spooky tunnels I knew that the school had a lot more history than what I thought. I asked my manager about the tunnels and she told me that the school used to be an old tuberculosis hospital and when the disease was at its height people in the hospital were dying by the day. To keep the spirits up of the patients, nurses and doctors built tunnels stretching from building to building to wheel corpses to the morgue without them being seen. Having not had any paranormal experience at the school and not wanting to have any I refused to take the garbage out through the tunnels. But that didn't matter... The tunnels weren't the only place on campus with a history. In fact I found out that the dorm I was staying in was the actual hospital!
Before I found out about the school's tragic history strange things would happen like loud bangs or cracks in the middle of the night, the feeling of being watched down in the basement laundry room and other odd but uneventful things that I chalked up to the building being so old. But, after I heard about what the school used to be those strange occurrences seemed to make more sense. I asked some of my friends if they had ever encountered anything strange in the dorm and they had some very interesting stories of sink taps turning on and off, toilets flushing and electric toothbrushes being turned on by themselves. Finding all these stories quite fascinating and entertaining, as any good college student would, my friends and I made movies about the "troll" that haunted our dorm.
One day I was leaving the dorm to head to class and for some reason I went out the main entrance rather than the back door that I usually went in and out of. The building was a two storey L-shaped building. The main entrance was on the bottom short part of the L and it had floor to ceiling windows that went up to the second story. In the middle of the glass wall were to large glass doors. When I went to push the glass door open it wouldn't budge. I pushed, I pulled and it wouldn't move. In between the two doors was about a half inch crack in which you could see if the dead bolt were secured... It was not. The door wasn't locked and there was obviously no one on the other side holding it closed because it was glass. After about 30 seconds I saw two of my friends coming up the walk way toward the door... I motioned to them that the door wasn't opening and they just laughed at my efforts to open it. I am pretty sure they thought I was just fooling around. Again, I pushed and pulled but the door wouldn't budge. When my friends reached the door from outside one of them grabbed the handle to the door and opened it with ease. Needless to say I was dumbfounded... I had no explanation for this strange experience! Also, I never used that entrance again!