State University of New York Brockport - Hartwell Hall

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Hartwell Hall at the State University of New York Brockport is rumored to be haunted. The ghost may be Edward P. Rowley, who was a resident in 1888. According to an old newspaper report, he fell through some planks covering a cistern and became trapped, drowning in the seven feet of water inside. Now, the apparition of a man in dark attire has been spotted in Hartwell’s hallways at night, along with moving shadows, levitating objects and disembodied voices. One college staff member fell off of a ladder here and felt as if something caught her and set her down gently.

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    College St and Utica St
    Brockport, NY 14420
    United States

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    43.211889519450224, -77.94403445719581
    Monroe County, New York
    Nearest Towns:
    Brockport, NY (0.3 mi.)
    Clarkson, NY (1.7 mi.)
    Holley, NY (4.3 mi.)
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    Churchville, NY (8.0 mi.)
    Bergen, NY (8.7 mi.)
    Hilton, NY (9.2 mi.)
    North Gates, NY (12.5 mi.)
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