Moravian College

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Moravian College dates back to the 1700s. In the 1800s it was a girls’ seminary and hospital, and a ghostly nurse and an occasional bandage patient are said to walk the halls. Several buildings on campus are said to house ghosts as well: Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority House was once an estate house, in which the maid Alicia became pregnant by the owner. When he found out about the baby, he threw Alicia down a staircase that has since been removed. Alicia is said to haunt the building, making noises, turning on and off the attic light, and turning over pictures of men. Comenius Hall’s namesake is said to haunt his building as a light that moves back and forth on the top floor. A Revolutionary War-era nurse is said to haunt the Music Building, and three spirits of people who hanged themselves here in the 1960s are said to linger in the Rau Dormitory. At Wilhelm Dormitory, banging and scratching sounds are said to come from the walls at night.

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1200 Main St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
United States

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40.629230939516894, -75.38606536370929
Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Nearest Towns:
Bethlehem, PA (0.8 mi.)
Fountain Hill, PA (2.0 mi.)
Freemansburg, PA (2.1 mi.)
Middletown, PA (3.0 mi.)
Hellertown, PA (4.2 mi.)
Fullerton, PA (4.6 mi.)
Catasauqua, PA (5.0 mi.)
North Catasauqua, PA (5.2 mi.)
Allentown, PA (5.6 mi.)
Hokendauqua, PA (6.0 mi.)

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  1. I lived in the Alpha Sigma Tau house in 2007-2008. The fire alarm in the attic would constantly go off, yet it would never register with campus safety. I also would hear movement in the attic (even though it was locked) and had some instances where doors would lock for no reason.

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