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Supposedly, the place is haunted by two ghosts. One is a man who fell asleep at his desk and didn’t wake up. The other is a man who committed suicide by falling off the third floor landing onto a marble floor (you can still see the blood in the mable on the banisters). You feel like you’re being watched. Sometimes, you hear footsteps following you in the halls. Occasionally (where the books are), you hear books being thrown onto the floor.

(Submitted by James)

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Geographic Information

816 State Street
Madison, WI
United States

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43.07540170000001, -89.4000542
Dane County, Wisconsin
Nearest Towns:
Madison, WI (0.2 mi.)
Shorewood Hills, WI (2.3 mi.)
Maple Bluff, WI (3.1 mi.)
Monona, WI (3.5 mi.)
Middleton, WI (5.5 mi.)
McFarland, WI (7.1 mi.)
Waunakee, WI (8.5 mi.)
Fitchburg, WI (8.7 mi.)
Verona, WI (8.9 mi.)
Cottage Grove, WI (10.1 mi.)


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