Wednesday, February 29, 2012
One thing that really stuck out about these experiences is that they all seemed to concentrate on Wilson Hall. Wilson Hall is an all-women's dormitory. It was built between 1960 and 1962, and opened as the Women's Upperclass Hall. It was re-dedicated in 1977 in honor of Ms. Damaris O. Wilson, Dean of Women from 1952-1972.
According to numerous sources, students staying in the dorms have similar experiences. The terrible nightmares mentioned do occur and are typically said to involve the students dreaming that they are being murdered, and in some cases, are committing the murder. It is also said that those who have previously shown no signs of depression or anxiety feel unaccounted for fear and sadness while staying in the dorms.
The third floor of Wilson Hall is one of the building's hot-spots. Some have seen a young girl wearing white roaming the halls. It is believed that a former student committed suicide in room 320 by hanging herself from the clothes bar in the closet. Doors opening, voices, and other noises have been observed coming from the room.
Other hot-spots seem to be the 4th floor, the basement rec room, and even the first floor, where a student observed the phantom sounds of a group of people running down the hall laughing.
If you have any personal experiences from Concord College, please submit them to Theresa's Haunted History!
UPDATE: July 2013:
I wanted to thank everyone for the overwhelming comments sharing information and personal stories of this location; it truly seems like this location is much more haunted than internet reports let on! To address a few issues:
1. I am aware that this institution has taken on the status of University. However, I chose in my personal blog to refer to it by Concord College, the name it was under when the alleged "haunting" events were said to have taken place....and the name that I see emblazoned on everything since my mother went there WAY before the name change took place, lol. This omission was done intentionally without malice, but I'll consider making changes to reflect current status.
2. Sarvay Hall and Wilson Hall are NOT the same building. However, from my research, it does appear that Wilson was originally built under the general name of Women's Upperclass Hall before a formal dedication of Wilson.
3. It appears from the comments that Sarvay Hall is way more haunted than Wilson! It's possible that certain events attributed to one building actually occurred at another, or that some legends are simply just that...legends, but I can see that this might have caused some confusion as to Sarvay and Wilson being the same place. I promise I will look into the history of the alleged events that are said to have lead to these hauntings, and try to uncover as much as possible.
Again, thanks to everyone who has visited and shared! Because of people like you, I am able to make this list of haunted locations in WV one of the biggest and most accurate and comprehensive!