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The late-1800s Converse College has a few haunted buildings, including the Williams Dorm, said to have a ghostly boy near its laundry room who will play catch with a ball, and Hazel B. Abbott Theatre, haunted by Miss Hazel herself. The Wilson Hall has a ghost with red eyes, and Pell Hall has a ghostly lady in white who once jumped out the window into her lover’s arms so they could elope–only he didn’t catch her. Pell Hall is also said to be home to Betty Payne, who hanged herself in a room.

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580 E Main St
Spartanburg, SC 29302
United States

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34.956048, -81.918904
Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Spartanburg, SC (0.9 mi.)
Saxon, SC (2.8 mi.)
Arcadia, SC (4.1 mi.)
Glendale, SC (4.7 mi.)
Southern Shops, SC (4.8 mi.)
Fairforest, SC (5.2 mi.)
Valley Falls, SC (5.2 mi.)
Converse, SC (5.4 mi.)
Roebuck, SC (5.9 mi.)
Clifton, SC (5.9 mi.)

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  1. yes I have been there a few times. once for a concerto violin, and I felt a weird feeling. it was like someone was watching me! and then I felt something touch me. another time I went for a violin workshop (violin and viola), when I went to a room to get my lunch, then I thought I saw a dark shadow.

  2. I actually live in Williams Dorm and one night I felt something tug at my covers it scared the living daylights out of me. Another night my roommate and I both saw a shadow in our room. I have a friend who lives in west Wilson and she can see into the bell tower from her room and there is a hand print on the inside of the glass of the bell tower. One night I was walking up from the new field house which is right beside Hell’s Gates and I heard chains rattling but no foot steps and at that time there would have been footsteps in the leaves because the leaves where all over the ground. Therese do doubt in my mind that this place is haunted.

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