The State University of New York at Brockport, NY began
its existence in 1841 while known as the Brockport Collegiate Institute. In
1942 it became known as SUNY Brockport. The University resides in upstate
New York, alongside the Erie Canal. Today the University is a bustling
community which supports the town that essentially grew up around it.
Like many colleges, SUNY Brockport is said to have a
lesser known paranormal population. One of the most well known of these
campus locations is Hartwell Hall. This building is one of the oldest on the
campus. Over the years the cleaning staff has claimed to hear people in the
halls, and doors opening and closing when no one else in the building. One
person has claimed to feel someone grab her shoulder while she was cleaning
a classroom. When she turned around there was no one else there. The same
person claims that one day she slipped off a ladder and some unseen force
caught her and gently placed her on the ground. Hartwell Hall used to have
an active pool in its basement. While it’s no longer there, splashing is
sometimes still heard by those who enter the basement.
One other account of paranormal activity is
from a suite at Mortimer Hall. Mortimer Hall is one of the older dorm
complexes on the campus. The suite is said to be the home of a spirit who
committed suicide there in the 1970s. A brief examination of this story
seems to support the suicide claim. The girls staying inside the suite
claimed to have personal items disappear and reappear shortly after in
different locations. The personal effects weren’t moved by the girls. One of
the students woke up one night to a bright light hovering above her bed. She
says it hovered there for a short period of time, then moved to a corner and
disappeared as she called her boyfriend in fear. Lights in the room were
said to turn themselves on in the middle of the night.
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