UC Santa Cruz - Porter College

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University of California Santa Cruz – Porter College has several sites rumored to be haunted. In the A Building, the apparition of a student who committed suicide has been seen, as well as others. On the B Building’s 1st Floor, there are strange noises and voices, objects that fly across rooms and a feeling of a malicious presence. On the B Building’s 3rd Floor, students have described waking up from a dead sleep feeling as if they were being strangled. And in the Meadow, the apparition of a transient woman named Lily has been seen naked or wearing rags.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Porter-Kresge Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States

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GPS:
36.99432823893136, -122.06542396510486
County:
Santa Cruz County, California
Nearest Towns:
Paradise Park, CA (1.6 mi.)
Pasatiempo, CA (2.3 mi.)
Santa Cruz, CA (2.4 mi.)
Mount Hermon, CA (3.9 mi.)
Felton, CA (4.0 mi.)
Twin Lakes, CA (4.2 mi.)
Live Oak, CA (4.7 mi.)
Scotts Valley, CA (4.8 mi.)
Bonny Doon, CA (5.7 mi.)
Soquel, CA (6.0 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://porter.ucsc.edu/

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  1. That’s really interesting – when I lived there in early 90’s, 1st floor A dorm….I had a number of goth friends that lived in 1st floor B dorm….they loved it and called it the ‘bat caves.’ Never described any poltergeists though.

  2. As someone who worked there as a CA (RA for non-Porter people) and lived there for four years, nothing paranormal was ever reported from anyone on staff or any of the residents. The A building has been completely redone in the past few years and no one has reported anything strange. B1 or the “bat caves” can be a bit creepy but that’s mostly because of how the floor was planned out (the rooms are HUGE but the bathrooms are small, especially the one closest to the laundry room, and the hall is split in two separate corridors divided by the bike racks) I also wouldn’t trust any ghost sightings occurring in the meadow.

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