America's Haunted Universities: Ghosts that Roam Hallowed Halls

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Llewellyn Worldwide, Oct 8, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 240 pages
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Every campus has its ghosts. These are their stories.

From haunted libraries to doomed dorms, journalist Matthew L. Swayne has scoured the country for the creepiest ghost encounters at our bastions of higher education. This guide explores the strangest and most enduring stories, complete with first-hand accounts from ghost hunters and the tales behind the hauntings as they’ve been handed down through the generations.

Meet long-dead college faculty who just can’t get enough research time, coeds who met untimely ends, the carnivorous Penguin man, the ghostess with the mostess, and a supposed poltergeist named “Monkey Boy.” Turn off the lights and get ready for the chilling stories of the scariest places on the most popular American colleges.


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Entries are concise...sometimes unfortunately so. Some stories mentioned beg to be fleshed out--the mere taste readers are given is simply not enough in some cases. The brevity of these entries are ... Read full review


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Matthew L. Swayne (State College, PA) is a journalist who currently works as a research writer at Penn State. Matt has worked as a reporter and as a music reviewer for several newspapers and online outlets, such as and He was a regular contributor to the recently revitalized version of Omni Magazine, called Omni Reboot. He writes the Anti-Matter column, which looks at fringe science and the paranormal, for the online magazine. He has also worked on writing projects with Paranormal State's Eilfie Music. Balancing skepticism with an open mind, Matt uses his experience in journalism and interest in both ghostlore and the paranormal to collect and tell stories about the supernatural.

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