Attractions March 09, 2017
The Creepy Small Town In Iowa With Insane Paranormal Activity
Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa is said to have some of the most intriguing and creepy paranormal activity of any place in the state.
Read on to find our famous Iowa ghosts.
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With over 1220 beds, Friley residence hall on the Iowa State University campus is one of the largest in the country. In fact, most ISU students have at least one story about getting lost in its massive network of windowless corridors.
A wrong turn could lead to the famous "Satan's Legion" room. Many students know the story of the student who hung himself here many years ago. The room carries a curse that involves a series of disappearances. According to current Friley Hall residents, the room remains indefinitely unoccupied.
The ISU campanile stands as tall and proud now as it did in 1906.
Some people truly believe that the person you kiss under the campanile at midnight will be your companion for life....good or bad.
Parks Library, nestled near the middle of the ISU campus, is possibly one of the most haunted places in the state.
Ghosts of students past? Books that jump off of shelves? Ames residents say the paranormal activity is harmless, but alarming. In fact, many students refuse to walk through certain areas because of the "cold spots" they feel and low moans they hear while trying to study.
Stephen Auditorium is said to be haunted by C.Y. Stephens. Be on the lookout for him in the 3rd balcony in the right-hand corner.
Many employees and volunteers have gone up to the third balcony after failing to get the attention of the stranger, only to find that he has disappeared.
Is Curtiss Hall haunted? Many Iowa Staters say it is. Stories about the ghosts of Esther Wilson and Edith Curtiss are plentiful.
Slamming doors are a common occurrence, as is the distinct smell of flowers during the dead of winter in empty rooms at Curtiss Hall.
Haunted by the ghost of a former janitor, Beardshear Hall is where you'll find the university president's office, student financial aid, and the provost.
This ghost is especially fond of causing damage to fixtures. Exploding light bulbs, unexplained plumbing accidents and broken windows are a common occurrence at Beardshear.
It doesn't look creepy today, but Iowa State University housing was home to the man who famously tortured, murdered, and cannibalized 17 boys and young men. Jeffery Dahmer spent four years of his youth here.
Are there any other areas of Iowa that have insane amounts of paranormal activity?