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St. Olaf Among Midwest’s ‘Most Haunted’ Campuses

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Most of the time, when college students are up all night, it’s because they need to study for the next day’s big test.

But there’s one Minnesota college where some students might find themselves for a much more frightening reason.

St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. was just named the sixth most-haunted campus in the Midwest, according to the website Mysterious Heartland.

The school was founded in 1874 and allegedly is not at all short on ghost stories. There have been reported ghost sightings throughout the residence halls, library and theater.

Some of the otherworldly activity reportedly centers around the old Ytterboe Hall, the website said. According to school officials, that hall was torn down in the late 1990s.

Other incidents involve students seeing a mysterious young boy in a red ballcap. Another legendary story on campus involves students’ stereos stopping and starting during certain songs. For more information from St. Olaf’s “ghost file,” click here.

The most haunted school on the list was Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Ripon College in Wisconsin was the runner up.

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