Florida State University - Cawthon Hall

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There is allegedly a poltergeist in the Cawthon Hall dormitory of Florida State University, in Tallahassee. According to the story, a female student was struck by lightning and killed on the roof in the 1940s. Since then, residents report objects moving all on their own, unexplained noises, and the unshakeable feeling that someone is standing right next to them when no one is.

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    Cawthon Hall
    Tallahassee, FL 32304
    United States

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    30.4424435, -84.2938921
    Leon County, Florida
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    1. summer of 2000 I stayed there and when I would be sleeping at night and want to wake up, it felt like someone was holding me down and this happen at least 5 times during that summer. I believe it is haunted.

    2. Everybody on campus knows this story, but part of it isn’t written here. They say that any picture of you and your friend you have on the wall will somehow get turned upside down. Also, the hauntings supposedly get worse each floor up you go. In fact, the 5th floor where the girl used to live got so bad, they closed it. To this day, it goes unused, but plenty of my friends have told me the elevator will still randomly go up to the 5th floor instead of resting on the 1st floor like it should.

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