College of William and Mary Reportedly One of the Most Haunted Schools in the Nation
“Of all of the College’s buildings, the Sir Christopher Wren Building is perhaps most consistently cited as haunted — which makes sense given its age and history.”
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A lot of stories like this come out at Halloween. It’s usually pretty entertaining, especially when there’s history behind it.
The student paper, The Flat Hat reports:
The College of William and Scary: Exploring Williamsburg’s haunted history before Halloween
It’s hard to believe that spooky season is already upon us. While traditional Halloween activities like Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream and costume parties are not possible due to COVID-19, ghost stories are still an option. The College of William and Mary, according to campus lore, is home to many ghosts — some even consider the College one of the most haunted schools in the nation.
Of all of the College’s buildings, the Sir Christopher Wren Building is perhaps most consistently cited as haunted — which makes sense given its age and history. Not only is the Wren Building the College’s oldest building, but it’s also the oldest surviving college building in the United States. Many have traced the building’s haunting all the way back to the American Revolution when it was converted into a hospital for wounded French soldiers. Later, during the Civil War, it would again be converted into a makeshift hospital. As is the case during times of war, many soldiers who came to the Wren Building for treatment never made it out, having died of painful wounds or infections.
Some claim the ghosts of these men still roam the building, particularly at night. Spooky figures, some in uniform, have been seen wandering the corridors. Those who report seeing these spectres say the ghostly figures vanish without a trace, before any identifying information can be gathered. Others have heard mysterious footsteps when no one else is around. To add a second layer of spookiness, there may be another source of haunting — in the crypts below the chapel, where many notable Virginians, including Peyton Randolph and Lord Botetourt, were buried.
Perhaps the spirits of these early colonists are no longer at rest, having been awakened by fraternity pledges who supposedly used the underground steam tunnels decades ago to access the crypts and stole bones as part of an initiation rite. Some have theorized that the often-heard mysterious footsteps could be those of Sir Christopher Wren himself, the building’s namesake, walking around and admiring the restoration of his legacy.
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They are not haunted.
It’s just all their Democrat faculty and administration.
“William and Mary Students Demand Removal of White Ghosts.”
You’re forgetting intersectionality:
“…[M]any soldiers who came to the Wren Building for treatment never made it out … [T]he ghosts of these men… still roam the building…” men? MEN?!? More like heteropatriarchal cisgendernorming white supremacist genocidal fascists!!!!!
“Those who report seeing these spectres..” SPECTRES? but not SPECTESSES? How. DARE. you!
“[N]otable Virginians, including Peyton Randolph and Lord Botetourt, [plus the footsteps of Christopher Wren] were buried.” Oh, yeah, sure, where are the WOMEN footsteps, the footsteps of ENSLAVED peoples, hmm? HMMM??? How about Sally Hemings’ analogue Aggy of Turkey Island?
Not to mention, these footsteps were walking around and admiring the restoration of “Wren’s legacy.” Wren’s legacy of genocide and oppression, nothing more (and much less).
W&M is one of the most overrated, stuck up its own ass colleges in the region. Its ghosts are probably its own delusions of grandeur.
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