University of North Alabama - Romeo and Juliet statues

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Several witnesses have reported seeing the statues of Romeo and Juliet floating around The University of North Alabama’s campus during a full moon. Every year during Halloween a pumpkin mysteriously makes its way into Romeo’s hands. Some faculty at UNA believe that Romeo goes in search of pumpkins for his love Juliet. Other’s in town report that the pumpkin’s are placed in the hands of Romeo during a pagan Halloween ritual. Student’s have reported incidents of being chased by Romeo down Shelby Way and having pumpkins thrown at them. One student reported hearing crying in the parking deck only to discover Romeos statue standing over the body of a female victim, when police came on scene to investigate no bodies or missing people were found. Another professor at UNA reported seeing Romeo in the women’s bathroom in Steven’s Hall. Some believe that Romeo roams the campus in search of new love other’s believe that Romeo roam’s to find his love Juliet. Juliet has been spotted on top of wesleyan Hall. It is said that her eyes burn red and that she is extremely jealous of all women who come onto campus. One female student reported walking across the bridge to the GUC and had her hair pulled out. When the girl looked up she saw Juliet floating above her laughing with blood red eyes.

(Submitted by Sara Finley)

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1 Harrison Plaza
Florence, AL
United States

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34.8085379, -87.6790191
Lauderdale County, Alabama
Nearest Towns:
Florence, AL (0.6 mi.)
East Florence, AL (1.7 mi.)
Sheffield, AL (3.2 mi.)
Muscle Shoals, AL (4.5 mi.)
Underwood-Petersville, AL (4.8 mi.)
St. Florian, AL (5.5 mi.)
Tuscumbia, AL (5.5 mi.)
Killen, AL (8.9 mi.)
Leighton, AL (11.3 mi.)
Littleville, AL (15.1 mi.)


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  1. as me and my friends went here we knew it was scarier then the other places because something bad tells us not to come here and when we got inside nothing happened until we saw a pumpkin get thrown at us but it was a tiny one and we did not know that was going to happen and then we heard crying we got freaked out but we stayed in the place alittle longer and then we heard footsteps behind us then it got closer then we started running then the footsteps started to become running footsteps then it stopped then we stopped we where scared then we heard laughing so we left the place and promised not to come back because it was scary

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