The bell tower at St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, MD
Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg was founded in 1808. It is the second oldest Catholic college in the United States, this may be the reason it has so many accounts of campus hauntings.
One legend surrounds the Rev. Simon Brute, an early president of the college who died in 1839. His spirit is often seen around the halls, donning a long black robe.
The most haunted room on the campus is room 252 of the residence hall. Problems began 30 years ago when a priest was occupying the room. After straightening his room, he stepped out for a few moments. He returned to find his room is total disarray. Lights and other electronics also began turning on and off. Unable to deal with the occurrences, the priest moved out. The room remained vacant until 1997. Since then, every occupant has experienced some sort of disturbance.
Another ghost seen frequently is Mother Seton. The first American to be canonized, her statue stands watch over grotto above the college. Sightings report back to Civil War times, when the college was used a hospital for the injured soldiers. She is sometimes seen walking with a man carrying a doctor's bag.
St. Mary's College is an hour drive from Baltimore.