Providence, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island in Providence County is the capital and most populated city in the state. It is situated at the mouth of the Providence River, at the head of Narragansett Bay.
Providence was one of the first cities established in the United States. It was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of “God’s merciful Providence”. He believed it was a haven where he and his followers could safely settle.
Johnson and Wales University Information:
The Johnson and Wales University was founded in 1914. Today, the Providence campus has an enrollment of 10,000 students.
Ghosts and the Paranormal at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island:
Students have reported furniture that has been moved inexplicably in their rooms. Cold spots have been reported as well as feelings of uneasiness at this location. The spirit of a nun has been blamed for some of the paranormal phenomena at Xavier Hall. Some have reported seeing the nun’s apparition.
Johnson and Wales University (2008-2011). About JWU. Retrieved May 29, 2011 from http://www.jwu.edu/departments.aspx?id=742#fbid=xW3YsjEWEsG
Wikipedia (2011). Providence, Rhode Island. Retrieved May 28, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providence,_Rhode_Island
Shadowlord (1998). Haunted Places Index. Retrieved May 25, 2011 from http://shadowlands.net/haunted_places/rhodeisland.htm