DeKoven Center

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There have been reports of a strange ghostly figure being seen in the hallways and in the basement. This may be the ghost of former headmaster James DeKoven, who died of natural causes in the building in the late 19th century.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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600 21st Street
Racine, WI
United States

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42.7052066, -87.78684520000002
Racine County, Wisconsin
Nearest Towns:
Racine, WI (1.5 mi.)
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Kenosha, WI (8.5 mi.)
Caledonia, WI (9.9 mi.)
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  1. Tremika Winters  |  

    Almost 10 years ago my sister and I were walking and talking along the side of the DeKoven Center going towards Wisconsin. It was like 1 am (yes ikr) and we were bored. Well we ended up walkkng where the DeKoven Center was on our right and the lake was to our left. I started feeling feeling like we were being watched so I turn to look at the DeKoven Center and there was a light flickering on and off. I also glance to my left and see out over the lake and it looked grey and foreboding. Immediately I felt compelled to run. Idk why but I ran as if my life depended on it. I still get the creeps seeing pictures of the place, something was out there and we were in danger. I joke about it with my sister a lot, but I was genuinely afraid.

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