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It is said that from a third or fourth floor storage attic, a young boy’s ghost can be heard throwing a ball down the stairs. Some say he’ll knock on his door if you knock first.

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17th and University
Lubbock, TX
United States

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33.58057262379117, -101.87277746183099
Lubbock County, Texas
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  1. I used to work in this dorm as an RA (CA). I lived on both the 2nd and the 3rd floor in Horn. So the 3rd floor is the top floor, below the attic. The only access to the attic is from a staircase in each wing that is always blocked by a heavily locked door.

    At night I used to hear someone running down to the end of the hall and then back. It happened so often that as soon as I heard the pounding footsteps I’d run to my door and look out the peephole to try to catch who was running around at 2 in the morning. I never caught anyone.

    So we had a floor meeting about it and everyone seemed to be pretty fed up with the noise, but no one knew who was causing it. So the next time I heard it, I stayed in my bed and listened, maybe hoping to catch people talking. But when I really listened, I realized the noise was coming from above me… in the attic.

    After a while I just ignored it. But other freaky stuff happened to a few of my residents.

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