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Grove City College’s Lily Room is the stuff of legend. Campus lore says it’s a locked-up room in a girls’ dorm in which a girl hanged herself. Rumor has it the room was locked for 15 years and when it was opened again, her lily perfume was still heavy in the air. The room was locked up again, but the girl’s apparition is seen and her crying is heard. At the Mary Anderson Pew Residence Hall, rumor has it another girl committed suicide after being possessed by demons. Her apparition is said to walk the halls and scratch at the walls. The Pew Fine Arts Center has the ghost of Gwendolyn, a student who fell from a catwalk in the 1970s. She was said to haunt the costume shop, and when the new auditorium was built, she transferred there inside a costume.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    100 Campus Dr
    Grove City, PA 16127
    United States

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    GPS:
    41.15657058682423, -80.07731223115115
    County:
    Mercer County, Pennsylvania
    Nearest Towns:
    Grove City, PA (0.6 mi.)
    Harrisville, PA (3.8 mi.)
    Barkeyville, PA (5.8 mi.)
    Slippery Rock, PA (6.5 mi.)
    Jackson Center, PA (8.6 mi.)
    Mercer, PA (9.7 mi.)
    Volant, PA (9.9 mi.)
    West Liberty, PA (10.4 mi.)
    Clintonville, PA (11.0 mi.)
    Stoneboro, PA (12.7 mi.)

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    1. I attended Grove City College in the early 2000’s. I never heard of the Lily Room but I did hear of and experience the ghost in the Arts Center and old Crawford Hall. I never heard of her being named Gwendolyn though. The story I remember reading in the student newspaper was that there was a female custodian who was very much into the arts and theater program and would make a lot of the props and costumes. She died and her ghost would be seen in Crawford Hall and then the Pew Arts Center when they opened the new building. She didn’t fall from a catwalk… her ghost was seen on the catwalk during a performance. My soph Year at GCC in 2002 I was using the restroom in the basement of Crawford during a movie night when a female voice said “housekeeping” at the door of the men’s room like she was going to come in and clean. I announced I was there and she said “take your time I’ll wait” and I came out a few seconds later as I was just finishing up washing my hands. When I exited the restroom there was nobody there … zero people in the basement. There is no way that in 10 seconds a janitor who would likely have a cleaning cart with her would be able to leave the basement without me hearing footsteps or seeing her when I came out.

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