Elmira College

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Spookiness abounds at Elmira College, some say. Take Cowles Hall, where some say eerie lights float down hallways and whispering comes from nowhere. Some believe the building is split down the middle, with one good and one evil half. And an empty fourth-floor room of Tompkins Hall is rumored to be haunted by a ghostly nun who has been waiting to surprise her sister with a visit–apparently she isn’t aware that her sister died on campus long ago.

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1 Park Pl
Elmira, NY 14901
United States

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42.097291658759055, -76.81519317644415
Chemung County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Elmira, NY (0.6 mi.)
West Elmira, NY (2.0 mi.)
Elmira Heights, NY (2.3 mi.)
Southport, NY (2.9 mi.)
Horseheads, NY (4.8 mi.)
Horseheads North, NY (6.6 mi.)
Breesport, NY (6.7 mi.)
Big Flats, NY (6.8 mi.)
Wellsburg, NY (7.2 mi.)
Pine Valley, NY (9.0 mi.)

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  1. I used to work at this college in the late 1990s. I was told that campus security guards refused to go into Cowles Hall alone, day or night; they only go accompanied by another guard. I toured Cowles Hall with a group, it is indeed a super spooky place.

  2. When i was doing a tour there tye teacher refused to show me the hall when i asked why he called 5 other proffessors to come with us. While walking we seen a lady floatong i screamed and ran while she came fastly at us we ran thankfully got out of there

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