Sweet Briar College

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Sweet Briar College was founded in 1901, and since then has accumulated several ghosts. The college was founded by Indiana Fletcher Williams in memory of her daughter Daisy, who died in 1884 at age 16. “Miss Indie” died in 1900, but her ghost is said to make itself known throughout the college. Daisy’s ghost is here as well, staff say; both Indie and Daisy have visited in spirit. Daisy has been known to play with light switches. A mysterious cloud has appeared before mirrors, only to disappear shortly thereafter. One time upon finding and finally identifying a photograph of Miss Indie, ghostly laughter rang out in an empty room. And when the new gym was built and named the Daisy Williams Gymnasium, a framed bronze medallion featuring Daisy’s bust was found by the housekeeper in a supply storage area. No one had ever seen it before and no one knew where it came from. It is now mounted on the entrance hall wall just inside the doors.

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Sweet Briar Road
Sweet Briar, VA
United States

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37.5576478, -79.0828644
Amherst County, Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Amherst, VA (2.6 mi.)
Madison Heights, VA (9.0 mi.)
Lynchburg, VA (10.5 mi.)
West Lynchburg, VA (11.9 mi.)
Arrington, VA (13.2 mi.)
Big Island, VA (15.3 mi.)
Concord, VA (16.0 mi.)
Forest, VA (17.6 mi.)
Shipman, VA (17.6 mi.)
Lovingston, VA (18.2 mi.)


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  1. Elizabeth hudson  |  

    I went to go open my door to my dorm and I had it open a little bit and the door slammed back shut and when I walked in there,it was ice cold. It was in the medi glass dorms

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