23-Jul-87 16:24 MST Sb: APne 07/23 1754 UNL Ghost LS LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln man sa
23-Jul-87 16:24 MST
Sb: APne 07/23 1754 UNL Ghost LS
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A Lincoln man says a legend of a ghost haunting the
third floor of Raymond Hall at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a reality.
He swears he saw the ghost.
The man, who agreed to talk about the incident on the condition that he not
be named, said the ghost scared him so much he has vowed never again to enter
The man, an employee of Cablevision in Lincoln, said he saw the ghost last
week while working with a crew installing cable on the third floor of Raymond
Hall, in UNL's Neihardt dormitory.
"I kept catching something out of the corner of my eye, and about the fourth
time I looked, there it was," he said. "It was staring at me. It was pale. Then
He was so upset by the incident that his co-workers begrudgingly have started
to believe him.
"I honestly believe he thinks he saw something ... He wouldn't go back to
work in that building," said Cablevision employee Larry Griffing. "As shook up
as he was -- you can't fake that."
Griffing said the man first thought members of the Cablevision crew were
"He thought one of us was ducking in and out of the room," he said. "He was
getting real upset at us."
Cablevision employee Ray Frohn said it took a while, but he now believes his
co-worker saw something.
"He was really shook up," Frohn said. "And he doesn't impress me as the type
of person who would make something like that up."
Griffing said maintenance workers in Raymond Hall seemed almost nonchalant
when told about the ghost sighting.
"They said, `Oh, he saw the Raymond ghost,"' Griffing said.
Former UNL student Jay Curtiss compiled a history of the Neihardt complex
that mentions the Raymond ghost. Curtiss said the third floor of Raymond Hall
supposedly is haunted by the ghost of a coed who died during a flu epidemic in
The room where the woman died later was made into a lounge area because
students refused to live in it, according to the legend.
Wendy Buettow, assistant complex program director for Neihardt, said several
students have reported seeing the ghost through the years.
"I've had plenty of residents that would tell you they believe in it," she
There have been no signs of the ghost since last week's sighting, Griffing
"But I believe it," he said. "I'd be disappointed if there weren't such
things as ghosts."
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