Haunted Slippery Rock




Miller Auditorium
      Slippery Rock University's Theater was named after Emma Guffey Miller, who is believed to be the ghost that haunts the place.  There is often strange banging or pounding noises heard and when people go to see what the noise is, no one is there.  The lights also flicker and go out during rehehearsals.
      The students started the tradition of hiding "Baby" somewhere on the stage during performances to keep Emma from sabotaging the show.  Baby started out as a whole baby doll, but has degenerated to a charred multilated head.  It is rumored that if Baby is not present, the show will be a disaster.


North Hall
      Emma Guffy Miller, the ghost of Miller Auditorium, was also said th have haunted North Hall at night.  She has been seen by some crossing the sidewalks over to the hall, and watching over people in their rooms as they sleep.  Many people have also unexplainably had their doors Open in the middle of the night, despite them being locked.  It is thought to be good luck if she watches over you.


McConnell's Mill State Park
The old mill turned state park is home to many spirits who still roam the hills and Slippery Rock Creek.  When the mill was operational a man who worked there always walked the same path to work.  He carried his lunch in a box and a lantern.  Rumor is the man died because of a malfuntion in the equipment.  Some nights if you park your car right above th emill th eman can be seen walking down the hill to mill.  He goes into the mill a light seems to be on and screams are heard coming from the mill.
      There is also the spirit of a caretaker, Mose Whorton, who lived on the property from the early 1930's until his death around 1960.  Mose lived near the mill, in a cottage that no longer stands, the only home he had known since he was 20 years old.  Legend says that at the old mill in the dead of night, a honk of a car horn will summon Mose.



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