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Many ghosts are said to reside here, including one in the farm on Spear Street and another, a female in period dress, whose apparition has been seen in the Agriculture Department’s Bittersweet House. In the Center for Counseling and Testing, the ghost of retired seaman Captain Jacobs has been seen along with some poltergeist activity, and at the Center for Cultural Pluralism’s Allen House, a ghost is said to live on the top floor and emit a cold feeling. Converse Hall is believed to be haunted by a former student who committed suicide by electrocution and likes to tinker with electrical appliances; Coolidge Hall has a male apparition who wakes up students by staring at them. At Grasse Mount House witnesses have heard unexplained voices and doors on that lock or slam on the second floor. And at Living and Learning Center’s Section C, strange noises are said to come from under the staircases leading to Section B. Millis Hall is supposed to have had a female ghost in residence on the 2nd floor in 1997-1998, and another dorm, Redstone Hall, has an apparition who shows up on the back stairway and runs through walls. And lastly, some say at Simpson Hall roams the spirit of a man who once stalked a student.

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University Place
Burlington, VT 05401
United States

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44.4778528, -73.19646369999998
Chittenden County, Vermont
Nearest Towns:
Burlington, VT (0.8 mi.)
Winooski, VT (1.1 mi.)
South Burlington, VT (1.5 mi.)
Essex Junction, VT (4.3 mi.)
Colchester, VT (5.2 mi.)
Shelburne, VT (6.9 mi.)
Williston, VT (6.9 mi.)
Jericho, VT (10.0 mi.)
West Milton, VT (10.6 mi.)
Hinesburg, VT (11.1 mi.)

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