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Ghost Stories on the Gallaudet Campus

October 23, 2007

I know that there is lot of ghost stories on the Gallaudet campus. You can add if I miss something here or correct me if I am wrong.

Tower Clock – There was reportedly a ghost in the Tower Clock.

College Hall – When the freshman student walk through the coffin door, they will never graduate from Gallaudet. Also, another incident that the ghost stalked, the man that hanged himself on third floor.

President’s black dog – The ghost black dog wandered loose on Gallaudet campus.

President’s house – Some people said that the house had lot of noises like the shutters rattled, door slammed, alarm blared and the chair rocked itself.

Cogswell Hall dorm- Room 105 is where the ghost lived in. The students, who slept there, left the school because they witnessed the ghost with their own eyes. The cold/warm air in specific area (for example, the cold air is around the room and the warm air is in the middle of the room, NO A.C. on or the windows open), the clock changed itself and the desk light on the wall moved around. The room is not available for students to sleep in. I happened to live in room 107, next to ghost room. I never forget that moment. It sent me chill and I still do remember the incident. It was 15 years ago. (About a week ago, for two days in a row, I had a bad dream about the incident that I witnessed myself with my roommate, Jia.)

Benson Hall dorm- The room closed. (I am not sure what the room number is but it is on eight floor) The guy jumped out from the window on eight floor and hit the rail on the ground. You can see the bend on the rail, next to the computer lab room. The room haunted.

Edward Miner Gallaudet statue- if you visit this statue at exactly midnight, under the full moon, the face will turn into a skull.

  1. October 23, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    When I was at Gally, I often see the bend rail by Benson Hall.

  2. clyde
    October 23, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    room 105 was spooky, but room 107 was VERY fun!!

    good times at Gallaudet…

    p.s. was there a monster living in room 103 ? opened the door very oddly, wore thick glasses and always said ‘what waht what what want no no no’ then slam door.

  3. Stevethevlogger
    October 23, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    College Hall and its Coffin Door is featured in
    this video.

    ( http://www.deafvideo.tv/watch/1678 )

  4. drmzz
    October 23, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Any off-campus graveyard stories?

  5. October 23, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    I quote from my favorite haunted list of place. This website named GU one of haunted places.

    Kendall Green – Gallaudet – Kendall Demonstration Elementary School – In the girls bathroom, there was a ghost around and watching the girls. The ghost is around the bathroom because four girls who were saying bloody Mary for millions time and several days. Somehow, a ghost was mad at 4 girls. The ghost looked like more than 100 years old. The ghost was looked for 4 girls. The four girls decided to withdrawn that school to saved themselves. If you wanted to enter this bathroom, you will see the awful image of the ghost.

    Kendall Green – MSSD – MSSD is located in the back part of the campus of Gallaudet University on a hill facing Rhode Island Ave — MSSD was founded in 1969 and Gallaudet was founded in 1857. The students at MSSD would feel hoof beats going through the campus possibly was the route taken during the Revolution War going towards Pennsylvania. Also, a ghost of a girl who had apparently committed suicide was seen in 1 of the girls’ dorms and seeing apparitions of another girl who apparently would wander in the girls’ dorm and has been seen sitting in a corner somewhere in the dorm.


  6. October 25, 2007 at 8:05 am

    clyde, is that guy, Brian Hackman, you talked about? Yes we had a blast time.

    drmzz, off-campus graveyard stories? Try Renny’s haunted stories website which is http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/dc.htm

    Renny, cool and thanks for sharing.

  7. Lia Chapman
    September 19, 2008 at 1:36 am

    I was walking with 2 of my friends, Van Wey and pokipokla. We were walking on the street where you can see the president’s house. I spotted the pitch black animal with fox/dog figure. I pointed Van Wey to that creature. It was sitting under the light pole but the fur was still pitch black and can’t even see other color on the fur. After I shout to that creature to make sure it does exists. It respond with sprint out into the shadow which it perfectly blend. We couldn’t any longer. we were sure that it is related to the ghost story about the president’s black dog.


  8. Kim
    November 28, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Yep, room 105 cogswell is haunted as I used to live in there during my freshman year. I remember the wall lamp going around and my alarm clock going on and off and especially I do remember having my ankle being grabbed. I thought it was my roommate as I turned to see what she wants but saw her asleep in her bed instead and as I was ready to jump out of my bed, the “thing” reached to grab me. I could feel the weigh as if it was a real person on top of me as it squeezed me. We were very scared but stayed in that room till the end of the finals. Then during the next fall semester where we are staying in different dorms, we got the news that there were 2 guys living in our old room scared out of their wits to being withdrawn out of college. Did some research and found out that before Cogswell Hall was built, there used to be trees all around in the area and things occurred in the trees.

  9. June 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I want to know more about are gally and kendall green mssd about the haunt ghost of the history.

  10. Joe
    August 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    A Gally graduate told us about Edward Miner Gallaudet himself haunted in the attic of the President house. Dr Merrick was aware of his presence like Mr Gally walked around like pacing worried that occured when any issues happened in the campus.
    Peet Hall room first floor 104 (?) was haunted by Elizabeth Peet. She liked to play with the window blinds. A student woke up in the middle of night felt bangs on her door and she opened it and looked around the hall. No one there.

  11. Tresa Sears
    October 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Regarding to Benson Hall, the guy did not jump out of the window. Actually he was murdered. The other guy stabbed him and wrapped him with the sheet and threw him out of the 8th floor window. I was there at that time and I lived on 8th floor. I knew both guys, one was in my class. Never forget that.

  12. Melissa
    March 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Can anyone tell me the story about the coffin door, I as pretty fucked up/stoned/wastes/drunk it went with the territory of being an college student, anyway the infamous Gallaudet coffin door, if u walked thru the front door seven year bad luck? Why?? What what the ubran legend story beind the coffin door?

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