High School can be a scary place. There are tests, homework, cafeteria food and…ghosts? These are reportedly some of the most haunted high schools in the country. Talk about “school spirit.”
High Schools That Are Supposedly Haunted
El Paso High School, El Paso, Texas
El Paso High School has been dubbed the most haunted high school in the country. There have been reports of sealed off hallways full of mist, goo dripping from the ceilings, and hidden classrooms underneath the building. But the scariest story of all is the above 1985 grad photo that shows a blurry girl wearing a white dress even though nobody was standing there when the photo was taken. She’s popped up in other photos since then, most of the time seen staring out a classroom window.
Nightmute High School, Anchorage, Alaska
One of the main stories centered around Nightmute High School is that a grave was discovered underneath room 106 and a girl now haunts the bathrooms by flickering the lights on and off and flushing toilets.
Lee Williams High School, Kingman, Arizona
Kingman was once a frontier town known for mining, railroads, and cattle, so it’s no wonder spirits from that era have been known to stop by. Apparently, a man in a bowler is often seen roaming the halls, a young girl calls out to play, motion detectors go off on their own, and lights often flicker at random. The football field was built on top of a pioneer cemetery, and some students and teachers have seen ghosts in prairie gowns and suits during events on the field. Even creepier – seven coffins were found when the high school was being renovated.
Cathedral High School, Los Angeles, California
Cathedral High School was built on the remains of the Old Calvary Cemetery, and for whatever reason, the administration takes pride in showing off the headstones that were dug up during a renovation – they’re displayed on the football field. Maintenance staff have claimed to see and hear ghosts at night and there are random cold spots around the property that come out of nowhere.
Topeka High School, Topeka, Kansas
Why are so many schools built on top of burial grounds? Topeka High School, built in the late 1880s, was originally on top of a graveyard. The graveyard was moved during construction but moving the place of the dead often disturb the spirits of those who are buried there. Nowadays you can hear murmurs of conversations between spirits, and there is said to be underground tunnels that lead to the cemetery.
Roy High School, Roy, Utah
A ghost named Mable can be seen lurking around Roy High School’s auditorium and backstage near a set of winding stairs and has been known to tinker with the lighting and move props around. Another ghost wears a purple hat and tries to get students to follow her, and a floating head ghost hangs out in the balcony. A fourth ghost often roams the halls.
Bristol Tennessee High School, Bristol, Tennessee
Three specific spirits hang around Bristol Tennessee High School. Agnes, who wears a white dress and whose footsteps are often heard in the halls, a phantom train (which is rumored to have caused Agnes’ death by running her over), and a former athlete who was hit by a car while walking home from a game. He can be seen at the Field House.
St. Charles East High School, St. Charles, Illinois
There’s a rumor that the ghost who haunts St. Charles East is a freshman girl who played flute in the school band and was murdered by a janitor, who cut her into pieces and put those pieces in various lockers. Current band members sometimes see body parts in their lockers which then immediately disappear, hear the distant sound of a flute, and find their own flutes looking like they had been played overnight.
C.E. Byrd High School, Shreveport, Louisiana
There was a story that a young girl drowned in the school pool in the 1930s, but a local television station debunked it. However, after further research, they were able to prove that an ROTC Sargent killed himself on campus, which explains why students often feel random cold spots while walking down the halls.
Pocatello High School, Pocatello, Idaho
If you don’t believe in ghosts, would video proof change your mind? Security footage captured a strange occurrence in the Pocatello High School hallway after hours – lights flickering on their own and a blurry figure walking around. The figure was probably a dust bunny, but it still doesn’t explain the shadowy figures students have seen walking the halls and hanging out in the rafters, or the random whispers they hear when nobody is near them. Although not proven, there’s a story that a girl died by suicide by hanging herself from her locker in the late 1940s, and her smell of perfume has remains even though the locker was removed.
Did any of these stories scare you or do you have any supernational experiences of your own? Feel free to comment below.