Joe Frank (the pottery instructor) and I believe the Swain Center is haunted. We’ve both been there alone at night when no one else is around, and that’s when the ghosts come out to play.
One night, Joe Frank had to stay until the wee hours of the morning (2:30 AM) baby sitting the high-fire kiln. On one occassion, he kept hearing someone walking down the hall. He’d hear the boot hit the floor and the jingle of keys. Another time, he heard the low murmur of a conversation between two people, but when he looked out into the hall, all was quite. That’s when he decided to crank up his music and drown out the creepy noises.
My own experiences haven’t been as elaborate, but I’d often hear someone walking down the hall, only to get up and look and no one be there. I once had the strong feeling that I was being watched, and the urgent need to get out of the building. When the feeling didn’t go away, I did leave, even though my shift wasn’t over. Since then I haven’t had that urgent need to leave, but I often feel as if I’m being watched.
Maybe we should get the ghost hunter guys from TAPS out there to investigate ;-) Think they’ll go for it? :-p