Ghost Tour Finale!

In honor of Halloween, we saved the spookiest story for last. We hope you have enjoyed our paranormal accounts over the last four weeks.  Make sure to stop by some of them tonight! We finish our ghost tour at the Rossborough Inn, one of the best UMD sites to experience unexplained paranormal occurrences.  The Rossborough, …

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Ghosts among the Greeks

Getting creeped out yet? If not, maybe our haunting tales this week from the homes of a number of our Greek chapters at UMD will do the trick. Let’s start with the victim of a grisly murder.  Kappa Delta house is allegedly haunted by the spirit of Alma Preinkert.  Miss Preinkert was a beloved figure …

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Ghosts on the Mall

Here’s the third in our weekly October series of posts about ghosts at UMD.  We hope you had a chance to check out the McNamee Cemetery, last week’s spooky site.  Visit Terrapin Tales again throughout the rest of the month for more paranormal postings. This week the spotlight shines on Marie Mount Hall, named for …

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Ghostly Encounters: A night at the Rossborough

In honor of Halloween, we saved the spookiest story for last.  Take a look back at the previous weeks for more ghostly tales: week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4.  We hope you have enjoyed our paranormal accounts over the last four weeks.  Make sure to stop by some of them tonight! We finish our ghost tour …

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Ghostly Encounters: Haunted Hornbake

Over the past month we’ve been telling you about some of the haunted places on campus. But did we mention we have a ghost of our own? That’s right, a ghost in Hornbake Library. We know what you’re thinking, and no, she’s not a cranky librarian shushing people from beyond the grave (although that would be …

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Ghostly Encounters: What (or who) is hiding in H.J. Patterson Hall?

H.J. Patterson Hall was constructed in 1931 and named for Harry Jacob Patterson, director of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station from 1898 to 1937 and president of the university from 1913 to 1917. The building is one of the oldest on campus, and apparently one of the creepiest according to some accounts. One evening, a …

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Ghostly Encounters: Ghosts in the Greek houses

Now that you’ve had time to make a midnight trip to the McNamee cemetery, let’s move on to something that might hit a little closer to home.  Our haunting tales this week arise from the homes of a number of our Greek chapters at UMD. Let’s start with the victim of a grisly murder.  Kappa Delta …

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Ghostly Encounters: Eerie happenings at the Diamondback

In honor of Halloween, we welcome a new ghost to campus.  Earlier last year, reports of paranormal activity emerged from the Diamondback offices in South Campus Dining Hall. Editors noticed that books in their bookcases have been re-arranged, but only titles from the 1980s, even though the books are very hard to pry off the …

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Ghostly Encounters: Have you met the McNamees?

Are you following our spooky posts about campus ghosts?  Creeped out yet by the spectral spirits of Morrill Hall and Marie Mount Hall?  Keep reading – the best is yet to come! This week finds us at the McNamee Cemetery behind the Stadium Drive Garage.  Not many people know about this spot, which looks pretty innocuous to the …

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Ghostly Encounters: What’s that bouncing in Washington Hall?

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 …

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