University of Cambridge

You are here Home  > Colleges and Universities >  University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge dates back to 1209 and has been ranked as one of the best universities in the world. With quite a history, it should be no surprise that Cambridge has had its share of paranormal reports. In the Old Master’s Lodge, Henry Butts took his own life as his reputation was slandered; it is believed he was exorcized in 1904. In the H Staircase of Chapel Court, a foul-smelling and grotesque looking head has manifested. The Gibbs Building is said to be haunted by a teacher who was discovered dead inside of a coffin. A pale man has been seen in the dog cemetery and in Clare, a dead professor who donated his body to science apparently didn’t have his wish completely fulfilled; he now haunts this area.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

If you've had a paranormal experience here, or have any additional information about this location, please let us know!

Rate this Haunted Place

What do you think? Is this place really haunted? Voice your opinion here! Click "thumbs up" if you think its haunted, or "thumbs down" if you think its all just a tall tale.

Geographic Information

University of Cambridge
The Old Schools, Trinity Ln
Cambridge CB2 1TN, United Kingdom

Get Directions »
52.2056851, 0.11626890000002277
Nearest Towns:
Cambridge, UK (0.4 mi.)
Chesterton, UK (1.0 mi.)
Coton, UK (2.1 mi.)
Girton, UK (2.4 mi.)
Milton, UK (2.4 mi.)
Trumpington, UK (2.7 mi.)
Madingley, UK (2.9 mi.)
Histon, UK (3.1 mi.)
Cherry Hinton, UK (3.2 mi.)
Teversham, UK (3.6 mi.)


Please note: It is your responsibility to acquire appropriate permissions before investigating any location listed on this site. Private property should be respected at all times, as should all posted signs concerning trespassing, hours of operation and other local regulations. Many "ghost hunters" have been arrested because they failed to contact property owners and/or local authorities ahead of time.

Share Your Experiences

Close Comments

Share Your Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a photograph taken from this location? Use the "Browse" or "Choose File" button below to select an image to upload along with your comment.


Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.