Caldwell Hall - Catholic University of America

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A ghost story told at this historic university explains some mysterious lights and an apparition that appears in Caldwell Hall’s attic window. The spirit is said to belong to a priest who took a fatal fall from the window after discovering a book on exorcism.

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    Caldwell Hall
    Washington, DC 20064
    United States

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    38.935579839221965, -77.00050440413179
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    1. I live in the Seton part of the hall- tonight I was standing waiting for the ancient elevator I heard someone whisper my name in my ear. My hair even moved as though someone were speaking. I jumped and turned around but nobody was there.. awesome.

    2. Stayed there over the summer. I heard a weird voice in my ear speaking Latin. My mom was visiting and heard it too. I heard loud noises in room next to me late at night after person moved out day before. Terribly creepy place – don’t stay there.

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