• Megan Love

Is the Haversack School Haunted? Here's What Students Think. [Happy Halloween!] [Archive]

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

Happy Halloween! For nearly as long as it's stood, the Haversack School of Health Sciences has been the subject of some spooky myths and urban legends among some of the student body. The one story that seems to prevail the most is the claim that the Haversack complex is... haunted! That's right - some students say they or their cousin's friend have seen some otherworldly things in and around the building, and we here at the Mary Bell University Watchtower have always found these stories to be a lot of spooky fun! In the spirit (get it?) of the season, we decided to ask some students their thoughts on the ghostly rumors, and you won't believe what some of them had to say!

"That's stupid," said Valedictorian and Student Government Organization President Keith Handler. "Anyone who thinks that is stupid."

"No, that's just a silly rumor," said captain of the cheer-leading squad (go Grims!) and on-campus community events organizer Suzie Quail. "My grandma says she saw my grandpa's ghost in the nursing home though. But she has pretty bad Alzheimer's so I think it's safe to say there's no such thing as ghosts."

"Look, I can't say it's ghosts, but there's some [expletive] science doesn't have an explanation for yet, and might never have an explanation for." said undeclared freshman James Marshall, who is currently under academic probation.

"I hear people say things like that and I'm like, 'what are you smoking?' you know? That's the kind of stuff only crazy people believe in. I'm not about that supernatural crap." said astrophysics major Helen Black, who just received the Mary Bell Excellence Award for her academic achievements.

"I've seen ghosts around campus. Things that appeared like ghosts anyway. Although it's hard to say they were things you know? More just experiences? But I see a lot of experiences that aren't real, [laughs] I'm all about that life, you know? If it's bitter, it's a spitter!" said William J., freshman.

"No." answered professor Carol K. Benson.

Well there you have it, folks! Looks like we may never know for sure whether or not spirits haunt the halls of Haversack! But one things for sure, the basement is strictly off-limits to anyone without double clearance from the Secondary Board of Trustees. Happy Halloween!

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