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Several buildings at Penn State University are allegedly haunted, including Pattee Library, said to be visited by the spirit of Betsy Aardsma, stabbed to death in the stacks in 1969. Schwab Auditorium is haunted by a former university president (who, incidentally, also haunts the Botany department building) as well as a noisy spirit who inhabits the attic.

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Penn State University
State College, Pennsylvania
United States

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40.7982133, -77.8599084
Centre County, Pennsylvania
Nearest Towns:
State College, PA (0.3 mi.)
Lemont, PA (2.3 mi.)
Houserville, PA (2.4 mi.)
Park Forest Village, PA (3.0 mi.)
Boalsburg, PA (3.9 mi.)
Pine Grove Mills, PA (4.7 mi.)
Julian, PA (6.2 mi.)
Ramblewood, PA (7.4 mi.)
Unionville, PA (7.6 mi.)
Pleasant Gap, PA (7.6 mi.)


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