St. Joseph's College Chapel

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The young ghost in residence here was the son of a family who once owned this land. The son was buried at the chapel. Witnesses have reported hearing him playing and laughing. Another child’s spirit haunts the pond. It’s said that she drowned while playing too close to the water. Another spirit to note is a nun who is said to haunt the Xavier Building.

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St Joseph's College
Standish, ME
United States

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43.8251617, -70.48010590000001
Cumberland County, Maine
Nearest Towns:
North Windham, ME (2.2 mi.)
Raymond, ME (5.3 mi.)
South Windham, ME (6.8 mi.)
Little Falls, ME (7.0 mi.)
Standish, ME (7.1 mi.)
Gray, ME (8.5 mi.)
Steep Falls, ME (8.9 mi.)
Gorham, ME (10.2 mi.)
Cumberland Center, ME (11.2 mi.)
Westbrook, ME (11.6 mi.)


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  1. I went to St. Joe’s for two years, 82-84, and was told about the chapel, which served as a coffee house for studying when I was there. I went inside a few times, just briefly, and some friends showed me the stone under which the baby had been buried. It was put back in place and was obvious that it had been disturbed as it wasn’t flush with the rest of the stones. The place gave me the creeps and I never went inside to study. One friend told me he heard faint crying one night and that was the last time he ever went in…he didn’t believe in the rumours till that experience. My roommate and I skated on the pond frequently, and there were no stories about a girl that drowned, or any nun at Xavier Hall. It was just the coffee house/chapel.

  2. I am a student at Saint Joseph’s currently and I have heard many rumors of a girl who had hung herself in the shower of the Saint Joes dorm third floor bathroom. I’m not sure if it’s true, but every time I go in there alone I get chills…

    • It was the second or third. Ive heard both. Just last night something happened in saint joes dorm on the second floor. At 11:00 pm Siri said “3:30 am” and at midnight it said “she’s here” at 3:30 am the fire alarms in the whole building went off in the hallways and the RAs room, not the students room. The fire department couldn’t figure out why the alarms went off or where it started or why it was just In the halls. The RAs didn’t knock on the doors so a lot of people slept through it because they didn’t hear it.

  3. I went to SJC 2005-2009, and had many different experiences, from children laughing by the pond out in back of the chalet, to creepy mist that would roll up from the athletic center turning out the street lights. As a freshmen the call box outside of Saint Joes Hall would turn on and dial itself while we were sitting outside smoking. Overall creepy campus

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