Monday, November 17, 2008

Creepy tale from Charlesgate Hotel dorm alum

Since I first blogged about the haunted history of the Charlesgate Hotel here, I've received several e-mails from former Emerson and Boston University students who spent time in this creepy campus haunt before it was converted into an upscale condo building.

Here's the latest:

"Went to Emerson for grad school from '87 to '89. My friends lived on the sixth and the top floors. This was nicknamed the 'suicide dorm' when it was part of Boston University's campus," writes Mark in Arizona. "I always felt creeped out in that place, and though we weren't allowed, we did play with a ouija board."

Here's where it gets strange:

"It led us to find a door hidden in a closet that led to a small hidden space between walls. An old fireplace was in it and a shoe from what looked like the middle of the 20th century. After that, one of our friends who was involved became very sick and started acting strangely. Pretty creepy."

Click here for my original posting on the Boston haunt.


jim said...

"the middle of the 20th century", you mean the 50s? How are you "not allowed" to play a board game?

Anonymous said...

maybe the friend got some asbestos poisoning...?

Anonymous said...

At Emerson you were forbidden to bring either a ouija board or a hotplate into Charlesgate. You'd get written up, and possibly kicked out of the dorms. At least when I was there from 87-91.

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