Is the Library Haunted?

July 15, 2008 on 3:46 pm | In Article | 2 Comments

The term “haunted” is used most often to define unexplained happenings.  It seems there are skeptics and believers, but there is very little hard evidence.  Ghosts or spirits can not be caught in a jar and shown to your friends or framed for display on your fireplace mantle.  There are so many varying stories of hauntings and yet there is rarely any proof.  So what should we make of this? 


I have worked in what is thought to be a “Haunted Library” for 15 years.  Many people staff and patrons alike, tell tales of unexplained happenings.  Yet there are some staff members that have worked in this building since it was built and are not convinced.  Many of the staff have smelt an unusual smell, like dead fish from time to time.  Cigar smoke and flowery cologne also has been smelt.  Soft whimpering or crying has been heard in the ladies room and “she” is sometimes referred to as “Moaning Myrtle” from Harry Potter fame. But is it a haunting or is it just unexplained phenomena?


Why is it some of us seem to have these experiences more often and others do not.

A friend and co-worker of mine thinks it is because some of us are more sensitive to spirits or energy around us.  It does seem to be the case here.  As you read the Ghost Log, you will notice that the same names do come up more than others. There is one person that has said that she does see a female shape and a male in a top hat and a “funeral coat” from time to time. 


I have a theory that there is a thin veil between the world of the dead and ours.  It seems that from time to time someone from their side and someone from ours collide.  We are asked often “where are the ghosts?”  Well as I have often heard said on one of my favorite TV shows “Ghost Hunters” on the SciFi Channel, quote “Ghosts do not appear on queue.”  The encounters are random at best and do not seem to have a pattern or plan to the sightings. I agree with the members of “Ghost Hunters”.  I have never seen a recordable pattern of happenings that could give reason for the happenings. 


The official answer to the question, “Is the Library Haunted?” is……….

“We know unexplained things happen here, but we can not prove the library is haunted.  I must say, I hope in time we will be able to show proof, but for now, we just keep making reports in the Ghost Log as they happen.” 

 Tell me your thoughts on the subject.


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  1. You don’t really say if its haunted. Is it?

    Comment by Rick E. — August 23, 2008 #

  2. Like I said, some think it is, some do not. I think there is paranormal activity here. I have had some personal things happen. If you don’t have anything happen to you, sometimes it is hard to understand it all. But things are a little quiet lately. Maybe they are on vacation.

    Comment by mgilmore — August 23, 2008 #

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