Today is a continuation of the Ghost of Bloomington. I found several hauntings of Indiana University; Bloomington Campus. But nothing long enough to spread this out over several parts. So for this morning I have all several accounts of IU.
Now most people would expect a campus to be haunted, sadly it’s due to the number of men and women who become stressed over finals or reports that commit suicide. I’d like to take a minute to kindly tell everyone that if you or anyone you know has thoughts of suicide you need to seek help immediately. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK, go to your local ER, or dial 9-1-1.
Around Bloomington Campus, while not common, has happen. In Read Dorm, it was stated that a woman, Paula, had enough of the stress with school and threw herself down the stairs head first; dying on impact. As the stories goes, you can still hear her scream on December 12th as she reenacts her fall.
Another dorm haunt is over at Reed Hall. A woman with long black hair, and a bloody night gown is said to haunt her room or the room she was murdered it. Legend has it that her medical student boyfriend killed her and hid her body in one of the abandoned tunnels under the building. When questioned by the police, his guilt overcame him and it confessed, then took them to the body. The woman’s body has also been seen in several other areas of Reed Hall.
The Lilly Library is also said to be haunted. From what can be found, the collections within the library are sometimes visited by their previous owners. There is nothing specific. Zodi note I am going to try and get more information from a friend of mine whose father works for IU and has for some twenty odd years now. As soon as I have new information I will post it.
One of the most unique haunts on IU’s grounds is over at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) where people have witnessed a dog and several human entities who haven’t yet passed on. The Union has been a favorite place for people who broke under pressure. Mental Health services are availability at the University now and from what I know and have saw in newspapers, there hasn’t been any suicides any time recently. Though, I could be wrong.
When abortions were illegal, there were doctors who still did them. Indiana University wasn’t an exception. Over at the IU Career Center it is said that you can hear the cries of the aborted children.
Finally, over at the folklore office it’s been said that a former chairman who likes to visit the school to this day. Which chairman this is, I don’t know. As I stated earlier, I will be contacting a worker there and perhaps he’ll be able to give me a bit more information on the haunting of Indiana University, Bloomington campus.
I would also like to take this time to also repeat something else. If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide or have thoughts of suicide, please make contact with professional help immediately. For the US 1-800-273-TALK; for the rest of the world and the US there is Befriender.org.
Keep it real and rockin’