It might sound ridiculous to some to suggest that a dorm room can be haunted, but to others, it makes perfect sense. If you think about it, more has happened in a single dorm room than happens in most apartments or houses. There are too many reports of hauntings in dorm rooms to ignore.
There are some things to consider before you decide if your dormitory is haunted or not. To start with, ask yourself these simple questions.
- Is your dorm building new or has it been around for a while?
- Is your campus historical or newer?
- Is the location of your campus near or located on any historical sites?
- Has any major event happened near or at the location of your dorm?
Let’s dissect each of those questions and why they are vital in determining if your dorm room is truly haunted or if it’s just old plumbing that is causing all of the noises you hear. If your dorm building is older then there is more of a chance for something to have happened where you are staying. Many believe that ghosts or spirits are commonly found in locations where something major has happened before. It might not seem like a life-changing event to you, but if something happened in the past that an apparition considers vital then it is possible you may have a lingering guest.
If your campus is historical then there is also more of a chance that some major event has happened on campus. It makes sense that if your campus is haunted then the ghosts won’t just stay in one place. If you are experiencing a haunting on campus then it is likely that others are too.
If your campus is located near any historical sites that might have not-so-pleasant pasts then it is also likely that some bad energy has ended up on your campus. Lastly, if a major event happened near your dorm that could cause a haunting then you are much more likely to be experiencing a haunting.
If you or anyone else on campus has experienced the following, then it is likely you have a real haunting:
- Hearing strange noises at odd times.
- Hearing someone saying your name or speaking, even though nobody else is around.
- Doors shutting, windows slamming shut, things falling over, even though nobody is around to have done it.
- Floating objects.
- Shadows or movement that is unordinary.
- Strange reflections in mirrors.
- Sudden change in temperature.
- Unusual fog or glowing orbs in photos.
- Flickering lights.
- Abrupt loud noises that don’t seem to have an immediate source.
Reports of hauntings in dorm rooms or on campuses are common, so don’t feel alone when looking into this. Sometimes the strange things that happen can be explained away with simple logic, but in many cases, there are no logical explanations other than to admit that an actual haunting might be occurring. This article is not to give advice on what to do if you have a haunting because every situation is different and might require different action, but rather this is to help you decide if you have an actual haunting or perhaps just live in an old building where old wiring can explain your sightings.
Please take time to let us know your haunted dorm room story in the comments section.