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Southeast Missouri State University’s Cheney Hall is rumored to be haunted by a female student who committed suicide in a bathtub. Folks say now the door slams by itself and unexplained noises are heard in the room. The Music Building is also said to be haunted by apparitions and slamming doors, and the Rose Theatre is believed to contain the ghost of Mary, a French trader’s wife who murdered her husband. It’s said that Mary likes to make herself known by playing tricks when a play with a violent storyline is put on. Other rumors about the theater involve the ghost of an old man and a blood stain on the concrete that can’t be removed.

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1 University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
United States

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37.3127392, -89.5309641
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Cape Girardeau, MO (0.8 mi.)
East Cape Girardeau, IL (2.2 mi.)
McClure, IL (5.5 mi.)
Scott City, MO (6.6 mi.)
Thebes, IL (7.4 mi.)
Gordonville, MO (8.1 mi.)
Dutchtown, MO (8.2 mi.)
Kelso, MO (8.5 mi.)
Jackson, MO (8.8 mi.)
Chaffee, MO (11.4 mi.)

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  1. Lived in Cheney hall for two years during college around 2006-2007 – At the time, I wore a simple silver chain, something that could not be taken off over your head, had to be unclasped to be taken off and I never took it off, truly wore it 24/7 –
    On 3 different occasions – I woke up to find my chain missing from around my neck and would find it laying on my bed in a perfect pile directly below the center of my back – also have to add that had to have been unclasped to be taken off and it was re-clasped before being put down. no roommates – never happened any other place – but it happened in two seperate rooms (first room was directly below the “bathtub room”) in Cheney –

    Plenty of other weird things happened but this was my most notable story

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