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Indiana University Bloomington is said to be haunted in several spots on campus. One is the Career Center, babies are heard crying, and at the Folklore Office a deceased department head has been seen. At the Indiana Memorial Union, suicide victims and a ghost dog roam, and apparitions have been seen and heard at the Lily Library. Reed Hall has the ghost of a murdered girl, and Read Dorm, the ghost of a resident advisor named Paula who threw herself down the stairs.

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Geographic Information

Address:
107 S Indiana Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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GPS:
39.16485712774733, -86.52111715080537
County:
Monroe County, Indiana
Nearest Towns:
Bloomington, IN (0.3 mi.)
Ellettsville, IN (7.3 mi.)
Harrodsburg, IN (10.5 mi.)
Stinesville, IN (11.6 mi.)
Nashville, IN (14.8 mi.)
Gosport, IN (15.0 mi.)
Spencer, IN (15.4 mi.)
Paragon, IN (16.1 mi.)
Avoca, IN (17.5 mi.)
Oolitic, IN (18.2 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.iub.edu/

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  1. I lived in the Read dorm my sophomore and junior years. I firmly believe I encountered the Read ghost. I was taking a shower one night around finals time (which is when she is rumored to have killed herself). You have to have a key specific to the floor you live on to get into the bathroom, so I knew I was alone in there. So I’m taking my shower and I hear a woman softly call my name. I stopped, turned off the water, and listened for awhile. Nothing. A few minutes after I turn the water back on, I hear it again. So I threw my robe on and looked around the bathroom- there was no one in there with me- and the door was very heavy, I never heard it open or close. I walked into my friends’ room (the only people who would try to scare me) and was furious with them. They denied scaring me, and they’re the worst liars on the planet, so I believed them. Shortly after, I did some research and found out about the Read ghost who had killed herself in my hall.

    • Hi Keeley, I live in read right now and have been doing large amounts of research around the RA who killed herself. Her name was Paula, and she threw herself down the 6th story wing tip staircase in Landes. I’ve been asking RA’s to get more information, since I had a similar experience as you. I took a shower around 3 am a few weeks ago, and started to hear faint screams every few minutes. Now, you might be thinking these screams came from sex, but they definitely sounded like outcries. So much so that I thought someone was down on the street screaming. After my shower, I went to go look out the window but all of them were closed and latched, and the next cry I heard came from inside the building somewhere. Can I ask what shower this happened to you in? Mine was in Curry 3.

  2. I lived in Read Hall for three and a half years, and I never had any encounters with the ghost, but I do remember the building did have weird noises and squeaks and pounding sounds every once in a while. I chalked them up to other dorm residents, but I guess it could have been something else paranormal.

  3. There was a suicide on Beck 5 of Read Hall in 2012. I lived there in 2013-14 and heard some odd rustling, although it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a mouse. Also, there was one night where a dry-erase board hanging above my desk ended up falling off the wall and landing several feed away. It was hanging directly above my cabinet, but I only heard one bang as it hit the floor a bit away. This happened in my room on Beck 5 although it was at the other end of the hallway from the suicide.

  4. I was reading this article and the comments in my room in Read, when the fire alarm went off at 1:30 am. It may have been nothing, but I have also witnessed the door to our room open and close all by itself multiple times. Our doors are rather heavy, and the door was either completely shut or completely open against the wall and slams shut. This I find very difficult to be the product of a light breeze from our fans.

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