Maybe it’s the late nights, the lack of sleep, or the tendency to abuse substances at traditional colleges and universities. Or you could write it off to students who clearly have too much time on their hands for their own. Or it could be, as many students and faculty believe, that the spirits of the dead are lingering in the lecture halls, libraries, and dormitories of America’s colleges.

As part of a Halloween-themed series of posts, we decided to find out what kind of stories there were out there regarding hauntings at U.S. colleges. Frankly, we were blown away by what we found. Stories of hauntings are, it seems, as much a part of the college experience as parties and junk food. While some are amusing, others are downright chilling.

Out of all the stories we found, a handful colleges came up again and again with accounts of encounters with the other side. So we decided to dedicate an infographic to the most haunted colleges in America…

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Infographic Transcript
Most Haunted School Scores
St. Charles Community College
Cottleville, Missouri
Cold spots = 0
Physical evidence = 3
Phantom sounds = 0
Poltergeist = 5
Apparitions = 2
Phantom odors = 0
Malevolent presences = 0

Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
Cold spots = 0
Physical evidence = 0
Phantom sounds = 5
Poltergeist = 2
Apparitions = 0
Phantom odors = 0
Malevolent presences = 2

Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA
Cold spots = 0
Physical evidence = 0
Phantom sounds = 4
Poltergeist = 3
Apparitions = 0
Phantom odors = 0
Malevolent presences = 4

Berea College
Springfield, OH
Cold spots = 2
Physical evidence = 2
Phantom sounds = 5
Poltergeist = 0
Apparitions = 4
Phantom odors = 0
Malevolent presences = 0

Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
Cold spots = 0
Physical evidence = 3
Phantom sounds = 5
Poltergeist = 5
Apparitions = 5
Phantom odors = 0
Malevolent presences = 3

St. John’s University
Collegeville, Minnesota
Cold spots = 0
Physical evidence = 2
Phantom sounds = 5
Poltergeist = 0
Apparitions = 3
Phantom odors = 0
Malevolent presences = 0

Albertus Magnus College
New Haven, CT
Cold spots = 0
Physical evidence = 0
Phantom sounds = 1
Poltergeist = 4
Apparitions = 3
Phantom odors = 0
Malevolent presences = 5

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA
Cold spots = 4
Physical evidence = 0
Phantom sounds = 5
Poltergeist = 0
Apparitions = 3
Phantom odors = 0
Malevolent presences = 5

Ohio University
Athens, OH
Cold spots = 3
Physical evidence = 0
Phantom sounds = 4
Poltergeist = 4
Apparitions = 5
Phantom odors = 0
Malevolent presences = 4

University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign
Urbana, IL
Cold spots = 0
Physical evidence = 0
Phantom sounds = 3
Poltergeist = 2
Apparitions = 5
Phantom odors = 0
Malevolent presences = 3

Cal State Channel Islands
Camarillo, CA
Cold spots = 0
Physical evidence = 3
Phantom sounds = 4
Poltergeist = 0
Apparitions = 5
Phantom odors = 0
Malevolent presences = 5

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