It seems as though every old building on campus has its share of ghostly residents, and O.M. is no exception. The most popular ghost looks about the same age as many students on campus. She is called the “Date Ghost” because she is always seen waiting on the front steps for a mysterious someone. Students who claimed to have seen the Date Ghost say that she looked real momentarily, but then disappeared before a second glance.
Orchard Meadow residents say strange happenings are always going on.
“A really freaky thing happened in my friend Isis’s room on the second floor,” said freshwoman Hazel Wheeler. “I went to her room with some other friends [while she was napping]. When she tried to get up out of bed, she said that something was holding her down so she couldn’t move. Some of the others girls went out and got something to cleanse Isis’ room and when they returned, we shut the door to perform the cleansing. When we were done I reached to open the door and I literally saw with my own eyes a dark form exit into the hall.”
Did this dark form inhabit another room in Orchard Meadow? Or did it just stay on the second floor to play tricks on some of the residents?
“My friend who lived on the second story would always hear knocking and would be like ‘come in,’ but no one would,” said junior Elil Hoole. “This one time I was in her room and we both heard the knock. She said ‘come in’ and the door opened, but there was nobody there. This happened all semester.”