Slater Hall - University of Iowa

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It is reported that on the ninth floor a student once jumped to his death. Students say his ghost roams the halls carrying an ax, and footsteps and screams may be heard at night.

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Slater Hall
Iowa City, IA 52246 ‎
United States

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41.6581315, -91.5451162
Johnson County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
University Heights, IA (0.6 mi.)
Iowa City, IA (0.8 mi.)
Coralville, IA (2.2 mi.)
North Liberty, IA (6.9 mi.)
Tiffin, IA (6.9 mi.)
Hills, IA (7.2 mi.)
West Branch, IA (10.3 mi.)
Solon, IA (10.6 mi.)
Frytown, IA (11.4 mi.)
Riverside, IA (12.5 mi.)


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  1. He jumped for the ninth floor. How does the axe play into this? When entering the “haunting realm,” is one given an accessory? A chain to rattle, a bottle of blood and brush to write on the walls, or an axe to carry?
    I briefly lived in Slater in 1978, but had to move because the nocturnal screaming kept me awake.
    I should not be so flip because I have not had any experiences.

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