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Haunting tales surround old Edwards School

By T.K. Randall
October 8, 2014 · Comment icon 11 comments

Several people have reported paranormal experiences inside the school. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Despite the school being abandoned for over ten years it seems that not everyone has left the building.
The Elizabeth V. Edwards School in New Jersey opened in 1930 and served as both an elementary school and a high school until its closure in 2004. Tales of a ghostly presence have surrounded the building for years, but it wasn't until it fell in to disuse that it would go on to cement its haunted reputation.

Maintenance coordinator Arte Walshe is just one of the staff members to have witnessed something unusual in the school.

During a routine visit to the building he once observed what he described as a translucent woman wearing a floral print dress. On a separate occasion he witnessed the same apparition again with a second indistinct figure wearing khaki pants next to her. "I believe I saw Ms. Edwards," he said.
Transportation and security coordinator Bill Cox also experienced something unexplained one night when he went to the old Board of Education office near the school at 2 a.m. to investigate an alarm that had been triggered. As he was leaving he noticed that the second-floor lights were turned on in the main building but decided to come back the next day as it was late and the weather was bad.

When he returned he went up to the rooms in which the lights had been turned on and found that none of the light fittings had bulbs in them - all the bulbs were instead piled up on the floor.

It turned out that the bulbs had been removed over a week before and hadn't been touched since.

Source: USA Today | Comments (11)




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Comment icon #2 Posted by QuiteContrary 10 years ago
School haunts a lot of us. Even into middle age and beyond.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Paranomaly 10 years ago
Cue the scary holloween music!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jyre Cayce 10 years ago
I like it. Spooky, well written, the title needs work but the story is chilling.
Comment icon #5 Posted by pallidin 10 years ago
I want to go back to school. THAT school.
Comment icon #6 Posted by mesuma 10 years ago
Nope, no chance. As soon as the ladder was moved it's a change of smalls and a new job.
Comment icon #7 Posted by highdesert50 10 years ago
So, based on these observations, one has to ask the inevitable question of why are these events occurring and occurring in this manner. If it is a paranormal event, why, for example, would a semi-transparent entity, that is, an entity lacking significant mass so as to appear almost vaporous, need to or even be able to open a door or move a ladder? Do we question the viability that a former teachers biological countenance and neurological engrams were translated, after death, into a spirit capable of physical acts. Or, might we question the viability of the source of the information ... detecti... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by legadema 10 years ago
one thing we are sure........ spirits are true and they are just around us........there existence is not new to us even before in ancient times... ..
Comment icon #9 Posted by unconventional 10 years ago
I wish I could visit it.
Comment icon #10 Posted by walter the hunter 10 years ago
I understand haunted places like schools, houses have inhabitants. This entities live repeating and doing the same actions. Entities like these perform always the same routine, there are variations in the way they scare people but their esence remains the same. People have the power to get rid of these ghosts when entities listen to many people claiming god, entities understand Kindness because they react with emotions. Entities do understand a little because their mind is like a programm, an entitie programmed to scare will perform the same routine always (different ways but the same reaction... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by MidnightLady 10 years ago
Yes, we here in Jersey are not only weird but haunted.


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