Nearly every college student has heard ghost stories about places in their off-campus neighborhood. Students at the University of Akron have quite a few haunted houses. Many of them have encountered odd things, seen strange shadows, and some some have even seen a ghost.
The former Sigma Nu House was built in 1888. It was used as a fraternity house for many years and now sits abandoned.
The University of Akron was founded in 1870 by the Universalist Church. The city of Akron took over ownership in 1913 and later in 1967, the school became a state university. The school is a public research institution and is part of the University System of Ohio. The college is regarded as the top leader in polymer research.
Students of UA think that the Sigma Nu House is haunted by a ghost of a young woman. According to the legend, the young woman hung herself in the boiler room of the house. Former students claim to have had encounters with the ghost. Many people have heard footsteps and witnessed shadow figures in the house. Some of them have had things thrown at them.
The Sigma Nu House is located at 464 Carroll Street, in Akron, Ohio.
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