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There are three halls rumored to be haunted at Central Washington University. Apparitions are seen in Beck Hall, and Room C-37 of Barton Hall is believed to be haunted by a former student. Witnesses have seen his apparition and heard strange noises. Also, Kamola Hall is said to be haunted by the ghost of a student who hanged herself from the rafters upon learning that her fiancé was killed in the war.

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1202 N Chestnut
Ellensburg, WA 98926
United States

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47.004193868016465, -120.53609946367942
Kittitas County, Washington
Nearest Towns:
Ellensburg, WA (0.8 mi.)
Kittitas, WA (5.8 mi.)
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Cle Elum, WA (23.1 mi.)
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Tieton, WA (23.3 mi.)
Eschbach, WA (23.6 mi.)
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  1. In your description of the ghosts of CWU, Kamola Hall is listed third, as an afterthought. There’s not even a picture of Kamola Hall, which is thought of as the most haunted place at CWU.

  2. Barto hall is haunted by susan. Showers turn on, stalls slam, I hear her crying sometimes. She was killed by ted bundy. Susan rancort. I know she’s still here I see shadows in the hall sometimes. I got a weird feeling when I first moved in then learned the history later when I was googling barto, when I typed it in it said Barton hall can haunted so apparently I’m not the only one with experiances.

  3. Susan Rancourt was abducted and killed by Ted Bundy here in Ellensburg, Washington. That type of death leads to a vengful ghost and it has been proven on many accounts. She is know to cause trouble and I think that this needs to be mentioned in this article.

  4. I lived in Kamola hall the beginning of my sophomore year. In that short time I experienced an immense amount anxiety and uncomfortable feelings. I was showering around 11 pm one night and experienced the lights turning off and it getting extremely cold in the shower hall. I shouted to see if someone was messing with me and not a soul was around. When I got out of my shower I saw a woman in a crème colored dress walk in the hallway in front of me and stopped and gave me the most chilling and stomach wrenching looks I have ever seen. I moved out immediately the next day.

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