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The College of William and Mary, the second-oldest college in the nation, has several legendary campus ghosts. One, who resides on the third floor of St. George Tucker Hall, is said to visit students who pull all-night study sessions. Another haunting happens in the Wren Building: Footsteps are said to come from ghostly French soldiers, or perhaps from the spirit of building designer Sir Christopher Wren himself. There is a statue of Lord Botetourt that is rumored to grant those who touch it a good grade, and another legend says sweethearts who walk across the bridge behind the Crim Dell and kiss at the top will marry and be happy ever after. If they split up, however, they will be cursed unless one pushes the other into the Crim Dell.

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    Ukrop Way
    Williamsburg, VA
    United States

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    37.2723284, -76.71690319999999
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