A Haunting in North Academic
Sit back, relax (if you can) and listen to a Halloween tale, a tale of an apparition. One that may be roaming the hallways of academia late at night.
And read on....if you dare.
The tale comes to us via an adjunct professor, who shall remain nameless, who was recently finishing up a web design in North Academic late one night. The adjunct readily admits he does NOT believe in ghosts, or at least DID NOT - until that fateful evening.
As he was leaving the building, heading toward his car parked outside, he was checking messages on his cell phone. He looked up as he approached the exit, and there, in the window's reflection, was an elderly man standing behind him - tall and skinny, wearing what appeared to be grey-brown cleric robes. He was surprised because he thought he was alone in the hallway, so he turned around to say hello to the gentleman, only to find.....nobody.
He was indeed, alone.
The spotting came with no other oddities - no cold temps, hairs tingling, etc., but it was a vivid sighting that made a believer, at least in this instance, out of the non-believer.
What did he see? Who knows. The adjunct was surprised, however, to learn that once upon a time the building played host to the Maryvale Seminary, where students were taught by religious seminarians, dating as far back as 1926. The building is one of three original properties left standing from the Seminary days.
File this one under MCC Campus X-Files, but the timing works out well, because just in time for Halloween, our very own Ghost Hunter will be leading a paranormal investigation of our Bedford campus next week! And you can bet he'll be making a stop in the hallways of North Academic.
MCC will host paranormal ghost hunted Ron Kolek and investigators from the New England Ghost Project at 8 p.m. next Wednesday, October 30, in the Bedford Campus Center, at 591 Springs Road. The event is free and open to the brave and adventuresome public.
"Last year, we took a group tour through the Bedford campus. Each person was given one of the devices and scanners Kolek uses on his investigations," said "Maniac" Michael Rideout, one of MCC's Academic Advisors. "Our investigation revealed energetic activity on our scanners in a variety of areas, from the fitness trail to the attic in the South Academic building."
The event is sponsored by the MCC Activities Crew. For more information about the New England Ghost Project's visit to MCC, contact "Frightening" Funmi Oyekunle at email@example.com or call 978-656-3394.
Additionally, there'll be a Bedford Fitness Trail SCAREFEST taking place just before the Ghost Hunter does his work. The MCC Outdoor Adventure Club, costumes and all, will be at the trail head of MCC's Fitness Trail beginning at 5 p.m. with popcorn and other ghoulish treats for sale. Don't be scared, we hear their cooking isn't all that bad.
Thanks, by the way, for our haunted design guru "Spooktacular" Scott Cahill for the North Academic artwork to set the mood.
A ghost of a good time is guaranteed for all. You might want to bring a friend, though. We hear things can get spooky late at night.