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Spirits of Higher Learning: Spooky Tales Coming from Schreiner University in Kerrville

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There are several stories coming out of the Texas Hill Country, Kerr Country, and in particular, Kerrville itself, with respect to hauntings, spooky sights, and eerie spirits yet wandering this world. But none appear so active as those at the campus of Schreiner University.

Spirits of Higher Learning: The Spooky Tales Coming from Schreiner University in Kerrville

Photo: Facebook/Upward Bound at Trinity University

For a number of years now, residents of Delaney Hall, a dormitory at Schreiner University, have reported seeing a young military cadet, appearing in uniform, saluting, and then disappearing. Witnesses say he’s also been known to open doors for students. And he’s not the only one who is reported to have taken up residence there. Students also claim that the hall is haunted by eight former students! Rumors have grown over the years that the school suffered from a number of freak accidents occurring in the 1950s and ‘60s, resulting in fatalities. The living residents of Delaney Hall now claim to have experienced spooky sensations and random doors slamming, while construction workers from a 2014 renovation project have noted that their tools seemed to continue to disappear or get tampered with.

Spirits of Higher Learning: The Spooky Tales Coming from Schreiner University in Kerrville

Photo: Facebook/Deep Web Enigma

The deaths that occurred in the school’s earlier years are said to consist of a suicide, as well as a fall down some stairs resulting in a broken neck. Strange occurrences have gone on at the campus, including apparitions of children seen late at night, a security guard witnessing a light flickering on and off in Delaney Hall when it was confirmed by authorities to be empty, and students being awakened at night by their radios and TVs turning on or off by themselves. The building is also rumored to have a number of oddly cold spots throughout, suggesting some sort of paranormal presence.

Spirits of Higher Learning: The Spooky Tales Coming from Schreiner University in Kerrville
Photo: Facebook/Stafford Historical Society – Stafford CT

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