Milton Schoolhouse

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The historic Milton School, built in 1904, operated until 1986 and then stood abandoned until the early 1990s when it re-opened as a decorative glass factory. It’s believed to be haunted by a schoolgirl nicknamed Mary who was raped and murdered at the school when she stayed late to work on a project. The crime was pinned on a school janitor, who was found hanged inside the school. Witnesses say strange things happen here, such as objects disappearing, shadowy figures, footsteps and unexplained sounds. An apparition of a little girl was seen as well, and may have left X and O patterns on a worker’s keyboard occasionally.

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    1320 Milton Rd.
    Alton, Illinois
    United States

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    38.89720547564474, -90.13609750436859
    Madison County, Illinois
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      • It was never debunked, and there was a little girl who was murdered in the school, and a janitor did hang himself, there’s just not a lot of records on the schoolhouse because all the files on it were thrown away after it was left abandoned, they do that with most abandoned buildings

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