It’s not just students living at Horizon Village, a residence hall on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus, as there have been numerous reports of paranormal activity occurring there. This is rather surprising as the building is only about a decade old.
Recent accounts include a sophomore named Alyssa Hagen as well as her roommates who experienced strange events. “I live on the 5th floor, no one is above us and it sounds like someone is running on the roof,” she explained, adding that they have heard a lot of unexplained banging sounds as well.
She went on to explain some pretty creepy things that happened, “One night we heard our neighbors screaming and running out; turns out they had heard banging and banged back.” “Their laundry basket and desk chair moved immediately after they did so.”
When she researched the building, she found out that a student who lived in the dorm before it was Horizon Village had passed away from a heart attack. Hagen then read that three female students had been buried underneath the dorms but that information remains unverified although it would certainly explain the ghostly activity.
Hagen and her roommates aren’t the only ones experiencing strange events as sophomore Hannah Gilbert (who lives down the hall from Hagen) claimed that she witnessed a ghostly female sitting on her couch. She then saw a tall, dark figure standing at the end of the hallway one night. Gilbert and her roommates also witnessed doors slamming on their own, door handles turning, and sinks turning on and off.
It’s not only current students that are experiencing ghostly activity as several others who once occupied the university’s dorms also had frightening encounters. In a 2015 Advance-Titan article, Jocelyn Hart, who was staying at Fletcher Hall, explained that she and her roommate began hearing strange noises and objects moving in the middle of the night as well as feeling a presence in the room with them. They even saw a figure sitting at their desk.
Then in a February 2018 Tumblr post by a student named Ethan, he claimed to have heard what sounded like a chair being dragged across the upstairs floor in Evans Hall, but when he went to investigate the sounds, there wasn’t anybody up there. When he went back down the stairs, he heard a loud bang so he immediately ran back up but couldn’t find the source of the noises.
It seems as though several student residences have some pretty creepy ghostly activity going on.