Bennington is located in Bennington County, Vermont in the southwestern part of the state. It is a community of approximately 16,000 residents and the largest town in southern Vermont.
Southern Vermont College Information:
Southern Vermont College is a private four-year liberal arts college. It is located on 371 acres that was was the Edward Everett Estate near Bennington, Vermont.
Southern Vermont College was founded in 1926 as St. Joseph Business School. In 1962, it became an accredited junior college known as St. Joseph College.
In 1974, the school moved to its current location on the Everett Estate and became known as Southern Vermont College.
Everett Mansion is a 27-room building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is the colleges primary administrative building as well as the location of a library, theater, Success Center, the Burgdorff Gallery Cafe, a campus shop, and eight classrooms.
Ghosts and the Paranormal at Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vermont:
Various ghosts are said to haunt Everett Hall. The ghost of Everett himself, his wife, and black hooded entity have been reported at this location by students and staff.
Mists fog up the hallways from time to time, without explanation. Students report lights flickering on and off for no good reason. Doors that are locked become unlocked inexplicably. Orbs show up in photographs taken in the building at night.
Disembodied footsteps have been reported at Everett Hall.
The Old Carriage House:
Doors lock without explanation at the Old Carriage House at Southern Vermont College. Computers purportedly shut off by themselves as well. The apparition of a man in old-fashioned clothing has also been reported.
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