Austin January 16, 2019
The Haunting Tales From Austin’s Gorgeous University Will Send Chills Down Your Spine
St. Edward’s University has been an amazing institution since the 1870s, and it’s had its fair share of paranormal activity. Beyond the gorgeous cathedrals and incredible architecture sits some truly terrifying history. The haunting tales from Austin’s gorgeous university will send chills down your spine.
The gorgeous university on top of the hill has brought up thousands of intelligent thinkers.
Austinites can see the glistening towers sparkle in the sunlight from all over the city. Behind the pristine exterior, however, sits some wild urban legends. It's not uncommon for students to encounter something a little paranormal during their tenure here.
Many students have reported strange and eerie issues.
Rumor has it that one student was trampled by a horse-drawn carriage in the 1800s. Some people have reported hearing a loud thud hit their vehicle when they cross the place of this unfortunate accident. When they stepped outside to check the damage, they never saw anything that would explain the sound.
The campus' main building is home to a truly harrowing tale.
According to legend, a tragic accident occurred in this building many years ago. A brother on campus often painted landscapes from the top floor. In a strange twist of fate, a gust of wind took his painting and thrust it out the window. The brother reached for it, but fell out the open window to his death. Students report hearing strange noises coming from the top floor to this day. You may even see the shutters opening and closing on their own -- even without any wind.
The Mary Moody Northern Theatre is especially haunted.
St. Edward's is known for its excellent drama and music programs. During arduous late-night rehearsals, students have reported some macabre incidents. A campus ghost story states that a suicide took place on the rafters of the building. The spirit still lingers in the building to this day and often hangs nooses and ropes in unlikely places. No one can confirm whether this story is true, but it's undoubtedly the most terrifying one to come out of this prestigious university.
Some spirits are rather friendly.
Teresa Hall is said to have a permanent resident of the building, a small 12-year-old girl named Danielle. According to reports, this ghost has long black hair and wears a white dress. She approaches students asking them if they want to play. She'll sometimes appear as a quiet voice or an invisible force. Students have seen lights flicker for no reason at all, and they've felt a tightness in their chest when they enter the building.
Have you had a ghostly encounter at St. Edward's University?
Rumor or not, these tales are the stuff of nightmares. If you've had a creepy experience at St. Edward's University, share it in the comments!
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