The next stop in our Ghostly Encounters series is Washington Hall on South Campus, constructed in 1940 and named for Washington County, Maryland. Len Bias, one of the university’s most promising basketball stars, died of a cocaine overdose at a dorm room party with his teammates while celebrating his selection by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA draft. The campus community still mourns the loss of this great athlete, and some think his ghostly presence still lingers on campus. Occupants of the dorm room in Washington Hall where Bias died have reported hearing sounds of a bouncing basketball in the middle of the night.
Have you heard the bouncing in Washington Hall? Check back all his month for even more campus ghost legends!
Did you know you can take a University of Maryland ghost tour yourself? Just pull up our mobile ghost tour on your laptop or smartphone and read the stories as you walk around campus! That is, if you’re not too scared… http://maps.umd.edu/tours/ghost/