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Elon University is said to be haunted by Mary, who resides in the West Dormitory and is known for talking to students while they’re sleeping. Mary also is blamed for swinging light fixtures, footsteps, electrical anomalies, apparitions, and shattering mirrors. According to campus legend, Mary died in the Jan. 18, 1923 fire that destroyed much of the campus. She was trapped on the third floor, and jumped out the window to her demise. Some say the legend is just that, a legend—no one died in the fire, and West Dormitory wasn’t one of the buildings that burned. But the legend of Mary lives on, and students continue to have ghostly experiences.

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100 Campus Dr
Elon, NC 27244
United States

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36.10194591044986, -79.50538212053289
Alamance County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Elon, NC (0.1 mi.)
Glen Raven, NC (1.8 mi.)
Gibsonville, NC (2.1 mi.)
Burlington, NC (3.8 mi.)
Whitsett, NC (3.9 mi.)
Alamance, NC (4.7 mi.)
Ossipee, NC (4.9 mi.)
Altamahaw, NC (5.7 mi.)
Graham, NC (6.3 mi.)
Sedalia, NC (6.9 mi.)

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  1. What is now known as “Faucette House” in Elon, the big white house on E. Trollinger behind the post office, is very much haunted. My Mother, Aunt, and Uncle all own businesses in Faucette House, and my Aunt and Uncle own the actual home. Many paranormal things have happened here, ranging from items inexplicably moving during the night, to voices being heard. Pots and pans have been heard banging together from the kitchen, despite the fact that there are no pots in pans in the kitchen, or in the building at all. A children’s tricycle used to move over night, every night from one room to another. A local group of Ghost Hunters came to Faucette House, and they got numerous EVPs, including a child clearly saying, “Mommy, when are they leaving?”, and a man escalating this simple statement, “no. no. noo. nooo. NOOO!” and breathing heavily. I could go on and on of all of the things that have been experienced, to which I can only draw one conclusion: Faucette House is most certainly haunted.

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