Halloween Ghost Stories from Texas Tech - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/31/05

Halloween Ghost Stories from Texas Tech

Blowing wind, creaky doors, and eerie noises add to theories of urban legends at Texas Tech. Community advisor Jackie Forbus says, "you can hear things roll across the floor, jumping noises, banging noises."

But noises seem minor compared to the legend of Thompson Hall. It is rumored that the building was once a morgue and if you stay long enough, you'll see flickering lights and unidentified images in closed parts of the building.

A real-life ghost story happened in 1967 when a female custodian was murdered. Some say her ghost still wanders the halls in the Biology building.

With Tech being over 80 years old, there are a lot of stories and urban legends that go along with history, but students say the myths at Horn Hall are really true.

"I believe 100%. I was there that night," said Katie Eckstrom. Eckstrom was in her room when she and her friends first heard the noises from the fourth floor. "The story is that a maintenance guy left his son upstairs, he died of heat exhaustion and now he's up there and makes noises," said Jackie Forbus.

Some say if you pass by the window, you can catch a glimpse of the ghost, but others believe the whole story is for the birds. "There are rumors that it is birds or pigeons or old pipes, but we believe it's out resident ghost," said Forbus.

We spoke with Texas Tech Police and they said they have not recently responded to any ghost calls.

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