Ohio University in Athens, Ohio was founded in 1804 and was the first institution west of the Appalachian Mountains that dedicated its teachings and curriculum to higher learning. With an opulent history that has been sustained for over 200 years it is also quite easy to presume that such an old institution would be quite the likely place where you would find a string of paranormal activity taking place. It seems though in this case it is hard to find a building not associated with paranormal activity making Ohio University one of the most haunted places on this earth.
Wilson Hall is the most famous haunted place on the campus. It is the building that most individuals who have experienced anything paranormal point to when asked about their experiences. The building is built in the middle of 5 Indian burial grounds which when seen from above, form a pentagram. A pentagram is an ancient clandestine that symbolizes “knowledge of the paranormal”. According to the pagan tradition, a pentagram might create safe areas free from any paranormal activity. The center is extremely important and it’s no wonder that Wilson Hall resides in the middle of this cemetery pentagram.
Wilson Hall is said to be the home of a ghost that died in a mysterious way in the 1970s. He died in room 428 and years after that students residing in that room have said to hear strange sounds and hear footsteps as well as witnessing several objects moving by themselves on their own. Since these occurrences the room has been closed off and was not given to any new students again.
This is perhaps the only university room in the world that is sealed and closed. The school officials have proclaimed the room uninhabitable. The story says that the female student died in a violent way in that room after practicing occult. It is said that the girl made use of the room’s energy to practice a method where the human spirit travels on its own after separating from the body. This technique is known as astral projection. The student was also rumored to have repeatedly attempted to contact the dead and that she often dabbled in sorcery practices.