St. Bonaventure University has more than its share of campus ghosts. Francis Hall, once called Christ the King Seminary, is said to be haunted by the spirits of deceased monks. Devereux Hall is famous for stories of its Black Mass. Legend has it that in the 1960s, the students gathered to conjure a spirit. They were interrupted by a staff member who put a stop to it, but folks still say the Black Mass brought evil spirits to the building. Also, WWI veteran Willie Cooper’s ghost is said to walk Devereux’s back wing where a war memorial once stood, and a ghostly friar jogs up and down the hallways at night. At De La Roche Hall, the ghost of a student killed in a fire is said to turn on the lights late at night on the third floor. Legend has it that he was trying to finish a paper when the fire broke out, and his ghost is attempting to finish his work.
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- 3261 W State Rd
St Bonaventure, NY 14778
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- 42.07483801165976, -78.47743535039626
- Cattaraugus County, New York
- Nearest Towns:
- Saint Bonaventure, NY (0.4 mi.)
Allegany, NY (1.4 mi.)
Olean, NY (2.5 mi.)
Westons Mills, NY (5.2 mi.)
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Portville, NY (7.4 mi.)
Limestone, NY (8.5 mi.)
Eldred, PA (9.4 mi.)
Foster Brook, PA (10.0 mi.)
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