f you believe
in ghosts, keep snooping. The North Texas campus has had its share
over the years. Early students reportedly avoided the bell tower
of the old Normal Building after dark. Its ghost was prone to shrieking,
especially on windy nights.
most students live in a residence hall for a year or two, UNT has
a few who have lived in one for decades.
the most famous of UNTs ghosts lives on Bruce Halls
fourth floor and generally stays in the attic, where it is rumored
she died, says Kelly Born, Bruce Halls director.
assistant Edward Wright says that although Wanda is friendly and
mainly pulls pranks, she has scared quite a few people.
years ago, we had some contractors come out and work on the bathrooms
on the fourth floor, Wright says. They were the only
people in the building, and when they walked down the hall, doors
would slam as they passed them, and showers started turning on by
to Wanda, the boiler room ghost haunts the building.
He stays in the halls basement and opens the rooms metal
we go down and shut those doors, theyre always open when we
come back, Wright says. Theyre so heavy. Theres
no way they could open by themselves.
halls arent the only ghostly hang-outs. Radio station KNTUs
former home, Smith Hall, has its own spirit.
Smith, composer of the alma mater and former student, died, her
home became a part of the university. KNTU workers had several run-ins
with a resident spook.
I heard something blaring through the wall, says Aaron Brodie,
KNTUs chief engineer. Frank Bonner, the chief engineer
before me, had an EBS (Emergency Broadcasting System) decoder in
his office, and I thought the noise was the machine going off. It
had to be deactivated manually. But, as soon as I put my key in
the door, the noise immediately stopped. And that couldnt
have happened on its own.