St. Lawrence University - Herring-Cole Hall

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Herring-Cole Hall at St. Lawrence University is a T-shaped sandstone building said to be a hot spot for spirits. Rumor has it that the haunts who live here along with the great acoustics make it a favorite spot for séances and meditation.

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    University Ave
    Canton, NY
    United States

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    44.59229759999999, -75.16391199999998
    St. Lawrence County, New York
    Nearest Towns:
    Canton, NY (0.3 mi.)
    Rensselaer Falls, NY (7.6 mi.)
    De Kalb Junction, NY (8.1 mi.)
    Hermon, NY (9.2 mi.)
    Hannawa Falls, NY (9.6 mi.)
    Potsdam, NY (10.5 mi.)
    Madrid, NY (11.0 mi.)
    Colton, NY (11.4 mi.)
    Heuvelton, NY (12.1 mi.)
    Norwood, NY (13.8 mi.)

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    1. Freshman year of college at St Lawrence University (1997/1998), tech week rehearsals for 10-Minute Play Festival taking place at Herring-Cole. One of the plays is called “Visiting Dad”, a short play about a girl taking her new boyfriend to meet her father. The catch is, daddy passed away a few years ago. When the get to the cemetery, boy tries to humor the girl’s delusion that dad will give approval, at least until Dad’s voice starts speaking to him from beyond the grave (I was the Voice of Dad, stowed away on a balcony above the audience and armed with a mic to enhance my already booming delivery).
      At one point, the girl character has a line, “It’s a sign, Mike, the universe puts out these big giant neon signs and we’re just too blind to read them.” During the final dress, the cast for the other plays was hidden from view behind a dressing screen, seated beneath a massive gilt framed portrait of some person long since passed. Soon as that line was delivered, the painting jumped off its hook and just missed crashing down on the heads of all the other cast members. We called it a night after everybody stopped screaming and was able to calm down slightly, saying must’ve been a bad hook or that the wire broke, making excuses. Of course, the wire was fully intact and the hook was still firmly nailed into the wall with no visible damage or wear on it. Luckily, no harm done as we all apologized for any offense to the ghosts as we left.

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