Iowa State University - C.Y. Stephens Auditorium

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A friendly ghost, C.Y. Stephens himself, in fact, is known to haunt this auditorium. He has been seen in the basement tunnels or sitting in the back right corner of the 3rd balcony. He also makes himself known by cold spots and the sound of footsteps. When performers see him, it is said to be a sign of good luck.

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Geographic Information

Address:
248 Beach Ave
Ames, IA 50011
United States

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GPS:
42.0202135, -93.6380163
County:
Story County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Ames, IA (1.4 mi.)
Kelley, IA (5.0 mi.)
Gilbert, IA (6.0 mi.)
Huxley, IA (8.8 mi.)
Nevada, IA (9.5 mi.)
Luther, IA (10.0 mi.)
Slater, IA (10.1 mi.)
Cambridge, IA (10.1 mi.)
Sheldahl, IA (11.2 mi.)
Story City, IA (11.7 mi.)

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  1. I WAS THERE ON 7-15-17 FOR MY GRANDDAUGHTERS DANCE COMPETITION WHICH THEY TOOK 1ST PLACE. ANYWAYS I WENT TO THE RESTROOM BY THE DRESSING ROOM IN THE DUNGEON AND IMMEDIATELY MY HOLD BODY BECAME NUMB AND I GOT AN HEADACHE. I HURRY UP AND GOT DONE AND WENT OUT AND I WAS IMMEDIATELY DRAWN TO THE BIG GRAY DOORS SO I TOOK AN PICTURE AND WHEN I LOOKED AT THE PICTURE THERE WAS AN ORB ON THE DOOR. IT WAS ONE OF THE CREEPIEST PLACE I BEEN TOO IN A LONG TIME. THE STANLEY HOTEL IN LOVELAND CO. TAKE 1ST PLACE. THAT WAS MY EXPERINCE AT THE AUDITORUM. WHEN I GET THE PICTURE DEVELOP I WILL SEND IT TO YOU. DEBI

  2. I used to work at CY Stephens as a stagehand in college. I remember being on stage and looking up at the upper balcony and seeing a man sitting there in the far back right seat. I thought it was odd, since the auditorium is huge, and there was no one else there aside from the people setting up the stage for a performance. I saw him clear as day, looked away for a second, and when I looked back, he was gone. In that amount of time, a person would not have been able to get up and walk out of the balcony without being seen. Not long after, I was researching haunted places and what I learned about CY Stephens Auditorium helped explain what I had seen! The reports matched my experience almost exactly.

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