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Ghostly legend here tells of a young woman named Gottlieb, an English major who worked on the library’s fourth floor, was found hanging from an oak tree. Foul play was suspected, and after that, strange things happened at the library. Book carts moved by themselves, automatic doors opened without being triggered, and strange sounds echoed through the building. Some claimed to see a young lady with a green backpack, just like the one Gottlieb used, vanish into thin air on the fourth floor.

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4202 E Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL
United States

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28.059562285710687, -82.41218608622148
Hillsborough County, Florida
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    • I had to post ANOTHER ONE because i recently went back and this time i saw that very ghost on the 2nd floor towards the left back side of the building,, #spooky #notamajorkey

  1. Hey Khaled! Its ya girl Nikki! I was visiting the campus for a performance and witnessed this very ghost in the Sun Dome. She is all over not just in the library!!! extremely #spooky #

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