HAUNTED MICHIGAN: Mary Mayo & the Hauntings of MSU
The MSU campus has a rich history of spooks, paranormal activity and hauntings. The place that the majority of people believe is the most haunted is Mary Mayo Hall.
MARY MAYO'S STORY:
Mary Anne Mayo was on the committee of the Michigan Agricultural College (as MSU was called then) and was a huge booster of the female role on campus. At the time (late 1800's), courses for women did not exist. Mary Mayo became very active with speeches and lectures, advocating for a women’s course and women’s dormitory with the belief that the college's current curriculum offered almost nothing to women, no matter from what walks of life they came from. In 1896, a women’s course was finally created and a building was constructed, referred to as the Women’s Building (which became Morrill Hall). This hall was supposed to be named after Mary...but a hall in her name didn't happen until 18 years after she passed away. She fell sick and died in 1903.
Once the hall was built in 1931 and named in her honor, the spooky activity immediately began. Witnesses have claimed to see a shadowy female figure - presumably Mary - walking the halls; lights going on and off and the usual strange noises, like creaking, footsteps, thuds, crashes and ethereal voices. In the attic, there is a room that had been sealed off, named "the red room" where seances were rumored to have taken place in the 1930's. The occurrence that most have found freaky is the piano that seems to be played by invisible fingers once it gets dark.
Mary Mayo hall is located on the MSU campus at 361 Delta Court, East Lansing.
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