ETSU group hosts haunted campus tours for students, others
Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 23:10
Here’s something that you may have not heard at orientation: East Tennessee State University is seventh in a list of the most haunted college campuses in the United States, according to dailycaller.com.
This October, the ETSU Admissions Ambassadors are offering students a chance to discover this for themselves.
On the evenings of Oct. 24-25, the Admissions Ambassadors will be leading ETSU Ghost Tours of the spookiest places on campus.
Those participating in the Ghost Tours will be told the history of ETSU’s most well-known specters, and may even catch sight of a few of them.
From the story of “Uncle Sid” of Gilbreath Hall to the story of the “Marble Boy” of Lucille Clement, ETSU is famous for its ghostly sightings.
The tour groups will be taken through the university’s most famous haunts and will learn the stories behind them.
In addition to the good, old-fashioned, scary fun that will be had on the Ghost Tours, the Admissions Ambassadors anticipate that those who attend the tours will receive a learning experience as well.
“The haunted tours of ETSU’s campus are semi-educational and it’s a whole lot of fun hearing the stories,” says Admissions Ambassador Cheyenne Martin.
The Ghost Tours will include facts about ETSU’s unique historical background in addition to the chilling stories of things that go bump in the night on campus.
For persons interested in learning more about how to attend a Ghost Tour, there will be an information booth located near the Culp Center’s bookstore on October 17, 18, and 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admissions Ambassadors will be taking the names and email addresses of interested students and will also be giving out information regarding the cost of tickets, where the tours will begin, and more.
The Ghost Tours will be open both to the campus and local communities.