The Second Annual Apparitions and Archaeology: A Haunted Campus Tour
You may also have seen some of the Campus Archaeology Program Fellows featured on MSU’s Snapchat story last week in which we were telling stories of MSU’s haunted past. These were clips from a preview our Apparitions and Archaeology Tour that we gave for MSU’s Communication and Brand Strategy team.
The Campus Archaeology Program, in conjunction with the MSU Paranormal Society, will be hosting the official second annual Apparitions and Archaeology Tour this Thursday. You may or may not have attended the tour last October. But, after the positive response we received from attendees last year, we decided to do it again this Halloween!
The tour will run very similarly to last year; however, there will be new additions. At each location, Campus Archaeology Fellows will discuss the history of some of the important landmarks on campus. We will also talk about what has been done and found archaeologically in the area, both prehistoric and historic, and what this tells us about MSU’s history.
Members of MSU’s Paranormal Society will also be present in order to tell the stories about MSU’s haunted past, including some famous haunts. The Paranormal Society will also be bringing out some of their equipment in order to demonstrate how they detect paranormal activity.
Stops along the tour will include Mary Mayo Hall, the most well known and possibly most haunted location on campus; Beaumont Tower; and Saint’s Rest, which was the first dormitory on campus, among others. You will also get an opportunity to learn about Campus Archaeology’s field school that took place over the summer and the cool, and somewhat creepy, artifacts that were found.
The Apparitions and Archaeology tour is free and family-friendly. It begins on Thursday, October 29th at 7 pm at Beaumont Tour. The walking tour is at your own pace, but should take around 30 minutes, so it is suggested that you arrive before 7:30 pm.
If you want to find out more about MSU’s haunted past, there is a YouTube video from MSU Today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq2mYNBNgjk
Author: Nicole Geske