St. Cloud State University - Real Haunts in Saint Cloud MN
- 720 4th Ave. S
- Saint Cloud, MN
- (320) 308-0121
There are four locations that are rumored to be haunted at this university. One is Shoemaker Hall, where a pregnant student hanged herself in a basement meat locker after she had an affair with one of the janitors. Her ghost is known to move objects around, make clocks flash the wrong numbers, and float over the beds of students. At the 1911 Riverview Hall, a spirit of a woman has been seen and heard lingering the hallways with her high heels clicking. The ghost of a young child is also said to roam around the hall. The James W. Miller Learning Resources Center is believed to have been built over a graveyard and there have been some sightings of apparitions here. One of the spirits here is a 19th-century soldier. The oldest hall on campus, dating back to 1904, is Lawrence Hall and it is haunted by the spirits of a bald man that has been seen along with flashing lights. Many believe they linger from a 1950 case where a janitor killed two instructors.
Lawrence Hall - Photo by Jason Tham, via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lawrence_Hall_at_St._Cloud_State_University.jpg
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I was a freshman at St.Cloud State in 2016. I was an hour early to class, maybe 6:50 AM. I was watching YouTube on the floor upstairs and I hear heels approaching on the (marble) staircase. I sat up abruptly as I heard heels. The sound stopped and I was confused. Thought maybe the person had walked away. But wouldn't I hear their shoes on the (marbled) 1st floor? I was talking to my grandmother a few months later who used to work for the newspaper in the riverview basement. Back in the 60's. She informed me it was haunted with a lady in heels she heard walking around and getting drinks of water. It freaked me out to hear the comparison before knowing this was known to many. Posted 5/10/20
St Cloud State Hauntings
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First of all there has only ever been ONE murder committed on the campus and that was in around 1980. The only suicide known to have occurred on campus was in the 1970s and was a male student in Stearns Hall.
As for Riverview being haunted? I have been in that building many times, both at night, and in the daytime, and never once encountered any apparition of a "bald man" or any other spirit figure. Posted 10/10/18
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