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East McDowell Jr. High

Marion, North Carolina

Presently the site of East McDowell Jr. High, an orphanage once stood on these grounds. One night, the orphanage was set ablaze. Everyone escaped safely, but six small children returned to the inferno to save their pets. Only three of the six survived. It is said that if one stands on the tennis courts of the school around midnight, the screeching of burning animals and children may be heard.

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Ann says:

October 26, 2005, 12:50 pm

Oh please. I have lived in NC my whole life and so far I have heard this about let’s see……..NC State Univ – Raleigh, Queens College – Charlotte and at least one other Elem School somewhere east of Raleigh.

marco says:

January 27, 2006, 9:13 pm

Yeah right I use to go to that school!!! Never heard a THING. Plus the orphanage was closed in 1928 and burned in 1929!

amanda shelton says:

February 11, 2006, 8:55 pm

ok first of all i am a student of east mcdowell jr high school i am in the 7th grade and my 2nd period teacher said that the childrens home closed ayear before the fire so there was no kids to be berned.
so if you really belive this junk you are crazy and i stood on the tiennis coart at 12:00 and didnt haer or see any thing

Ashley & A.J says:

February 27, 2006, 3:32 pm

it’s really true and i heard someone hung thereself in the library and at night you could hear the girl screaming for her last breath.

alan clark says:

April 4, 2006, 6:01 pm

well I heard if you shake your ***** too long you can ejaculate but i dont know, maybe its just a myth. or someone playing pranks on people.

Andy says:

April 25, 2006, 4:38 pm

about all i learned is that 7th graders cant type and that people depend on word of mouth waaaaaaaay to much

Shannon says:

June 21, 2006, 6:34 pm

Anyone interested in the paranormal, I am co founder of a local group in Fayetteville, North Carolina called NAM GHOST HUNTING SOCIETY. My partner and I are looking for some new members willing to go on investigations. We have already partially investigated the Vander Light haunting and are currently working on a new investigation at the Clarion Prince Charles Hotel. We still have to go back to with our equipment to Vander, but we did catch pictures of several orbs and ectoplasm. Our contact info is on our web site.
Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!!

madison says:

October 6, 2006, 9:05 am

that is so fffffffffrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

madison says:

October 6, 2006, 9:06 am

that is so fffrrreeeaaakkky

jamie says:

October 12, 2006, 10:35 am

OMG!! that is the worst story i have heard. if this really happened i would like to see it for my self

jocelyn says:

September 27, 2007, 4:08 pm

wow this really sounds interesting, um.. iâ??ve really never been looking for ghost stories really never believed in them, but iâ??m in game designing class and i want to make a game that has to do with real live ghost stories so plz tell me if there true so email me at thanks so much have a wonderful say =) sincerly yours Jaws =)

Olivia says:

May 12, 2008, 2:09 pm

I am a ghost hunter. You little freaks on here that are just dumb, please go away. Thanks.

James says:

May 25, 2008, 9:16 pm

If anyone ever wants to check any of these stories out I’d like to get a group together or something.

Jessi says:

June 22, 2008, 8:39 pm

OMG!!! I am going to East next year!!!! if I die then its yall’s fault!!!

Kalisa says:

August 3, 2008, 1:21 am

I went to East Jr. High. And I highly believe in ghost and sprits. The home did not close a year before it burned down. My senior year in high school i did a two week investagation for a report on McDowell County history. I did not experince any thing while i was on the courts. But ghosts don’t just appear on cue either. . .they show there selves when they want to.

John says:

August 8, 2008, 3:15 pm

I am from NC and have grown up hearing these same stories. I find that sometimes the stories change and a lot of times, stories get posted but are not built on facts, i.e ‘orphanage closing down a year before it burned down’. Facts like these should be known before investigated. First do research to find out if the facts support the claim.

randall dalton says:

August 29, 2008, 9:30 pm

I went to east junior high in 1956 thru 1960; but it was a high school at that time. I’m 67 years old. I also walked from STUMP TOWN to go to town. I used a short cut through the area where ELHANAN orphanage had burned down. The large front steps were cement and they were still laying there intact.I often sat on them. If I remember they were five steps high. Me and several other kids often played cowboys there. We had heard stories about the place being haunted, and we never went through there at night. It was spooky even in the daylight. Randall

Shelby Higdon says:

October 31, 2008, 4:55 pm

Ok yea i dont believe that one but i go to east mcdowell and i know that ,for a fact, it is haunted. There is an attic above the auditorium and i went up there today and i felt my heart drop to my stomach. There were boxes in there and one light bulb and a table with some chairs. The chairs were squeeking. It sounded like something was pushing them back and forth. If ya wanna know more about the experiences there email me at!!

W.S. Paranormal Investigator says:

January 30, 2009, 6:13 pm

I have been a Paranormal Investigator for more than a year now…and I have seen things , felt thing AND HEARD things you WOULD NOT believe …Karebear I too am a sensitive and my sensitivity was heightened when I was the Channel for a spirit recently… to all of thsoe who dont believe …..I KNOW the Paranormal exists

W.S. Paranormal Investigator says:

January 30, 2009, 6:16 pm

here is a websight you need to check out I forgot to add this for you Kare….

Kristopher says:

February 7, 2009, 2:51 pm

Ok. So the story about the orphanage is bogus. But to the best of my knowledge a teacher did hang in the library. I hate to ruin the murder or suicide element to the story but it was an accident.

sue sue says:

September 1, 2009, 9:35 am

i went to east too… so the orhanage hunting thing is true and somebody did get hung at the school but not in the auditorium it was in the old libray thank you so all you little kids please get ya facts straight!!!!!!!

Carolina Sector of Paranormal Investigators says:

September 2, 2009, 7:10 pm

I am the Founder of C.P.S.I. I have heard stories about this and did some research ..this is what I came up with from Haunted Places in NC….im still researching the hanging this will take some time….

East McDowell Jr. High School (Marion, NC)
In the early 1900’s an orphange sat on the lot where East McDowell Jr. High sits now. It burned to the ground and some of the children who lived at the orphanage died in the fire. At night you are supposed to be able to hear the children crying in the back parking lot, and the library is haunted by the supervisor of the orphanage who also died in the fire. You can see her on the upstairs balcony of the library
I will post my findings as soon as I get them…
Wanda Stone

Carolina Sector of Paranormal Investigators says:

September 2, 2009, 7:15 pm

I did a little more digging on the Orphanage and here is something else I found this is a link to another websight that says NO-ONE was in the building when it burned …hmmm INTERESTING!!!

im still researching the hanging

Carolina Sector of Paranormal Investigators says:

September 2, 2009, 7:16 pm
Derrr I forgot too post it….lol

LJ says:

September 30, 2009, 11:15 pm

People who don’t check out all the facts about East Jr. High are so mistaken. I went to that school all 3 year and I don’t want to say what happen to me but I can say that it is haunted.

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 1, 2009, 8:10 am

I still havent found out anything in reguard to the story about the hanging….im doing some digging and so far have found NOTHING about it…I will continue my search…I am going to try to schedule an Investigation in the School…this in itself will be difficult…I will let you all know the progress

LJ says:

October 1, 2009, 3:12 pm

Okay,I born and raise here in Marion, NC. I have been here for a long time. Here are a few facts about some stuff here to clear up the folklore! Fact number 1 – No one was hung or hung themself in the libary of East Jr. High. Fact number 2 – Miss Mattie Perry founded and operated Elhanan in 1898. It served as an orphanage and Bible-training institute and was located where the present East Junior High School is located. Elhanan operated until 1927 and the building burned in 1928. The building was still ocuppied by the new director and was killed in the fire in 1928.

This here is up to you to decide,I know what I saw when I went to school there, but this is the way it goes; East McDowell Junior High School. Built on the site of an orphanage that burned down, the schoolâ??s media center is haunted by the orphanage director who died in the fire. Her figure can be seen on the upstairs balcony.
Just thought I would share my knowlegde of being born and raised in Marion, NC.

LJ says:

October 1, 2009, 3:17 pm

Oh yeah if anyone wants to read the history of Marion, NC so you can get things striaght then here it is –

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 1, 2009, 7:22 pm

Thank You for Sharing LJ…have oyu ever thought about becoming a Paranormal Investigator???

LJ says:

October 1, 2009, 7:30 pm

Not really. I haven’t ever gave it much thought. Seems like it would be fun because the Paranormal doesn’t scare me. I welcome any spirit to visit me, just because I like things that are a mystery to most people.

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 2, 2009, 10:44 am

after doing some extensive research I CANNOT find anything to backup the claims made about someone getting hanged or hanging themselves in the school…I even talked to the clerk of court who told me they have NO documentation to back up this claim…so this is nothing more than a Urban Ledgend…although it is a good one …it is just that….
Wanda Stone
C.S.P.I. Founder

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 2, 2009, 10:51 am

Well LJ I am the founder as you can see of a Paranormal Group based in Durham and in Hoffman NC, I invite you to come and check out our website….we are likeminded peopl who want to find out EVERYTHING there is to know about the Paranormal, as well as to hlep other to find the answers they seek. We do this by doing investigaitons FREE OF CHARGE ..this helps people that have questions, experiences as well as problems get the answers they seek as well…wel have adopted the Ghost Hunters method of investigating…Go in debunking EVERYTHING then the rest is paranormal…we are everyday people like yourself that just have a LOVE of the Paranormal….here is the link to our websight….hope too see you there
Wanda Stone
C.S.P.I. Carolina Sector of Paranormal Investigators

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 2, 2009, 10:59 am


c's sister says:

October 8, 2009, 9:53 pm

I grew up there as well, I’ve heard Emerson Carter haunts the library at East McDowell Jr. High.
He was a teacher there, in the years the school served as the high school. He was murdered in his home, on Rocky Pass Road.

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 8, 2009, 11:01 pm

Thanks for Sharing c’s Sister…I will have to look that up…ill let you know what I find….

McD says:

October 11, 2009, 8:57 am

I’m a teacher at East Junior High. I can tell you no teacher ever hung himself at the school. You won’t find it in any records of the city, nor any newspaper microfilms. Didn’t happen. The end.

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 11, 2009, 9:04 am

Tnak you for Clearing that up McD ….since I couldnt find ANYTHING pertaining to the hanging as I said before it is an URBAN ledgend a GOOD one but simply that…
Wanda Stone
C.S.P.I. Founder

sue sue says:

October 12, 2009, 2:51 pm

i heard the same thing c’s sister. but anywayz all yall is wack yall think yall kno everthing and always gotta be right get a life cauz half of yall is probably lyin!!!!

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 12, 2009, 6:51 pm

Sue sue,
No-One is stating we know everything..when it comes to the Paranormal there are NO experts! I just did research to find out ANYTHING I could about the story….I did find out about the teacher that was murdered in his home that story IS true…and I found out through a reliable source…so perhaps he DOES haunt the School…we will never know because they will not allow Investigation so we cannot find out….

Jenniffer of Lenoir NC says:

October 23, 2009, 10:36 pm

First of all, all of my children have attended this school. And yes the fire was the year after the home was closed, but I went out there last night to see if there is anything to this story. Well I did not hear animals or children screaming or anything else for that matter. So this one is busted ! ! ! lol…Not true just a story someone made up to try and scare people

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 24, 2009, 10:57 am

As I said Jennifer parts if it is and Urban Myth a GOOD one but just that an Urban Myth….However that doesn’t mean that people havent seen NOR heard the things they claim they did…Spirits DO NOT perform on command and Just because you didnt have a personal experience doesn’t mean they dont exist…I happen to know they DO…

suesue says:

October 26, 2009, 11:13 am

if yall dont stop talking about that thing people tht dont even live in marion think they kno everything about this yall is so lame!!!. c.s.i person i know you tellin the truth… preach it honey!!!!

LJ says:

October 26, 2009, 6:14 pm

suesue, I have lived in marion all my life and went to East Jr. High the whole 3 years. There are things there that can’t be explained. Whether it is paranormal or not who really knows but there was strange things that happen at that school when I went there. Just to let you know that not everyone on here talking about it don’t know anything, well I know different. I only tell what I know and that is it.

suesue says:

October 27, 2009, 11:10 am

i lived in marion my whole life to 7 went to east jr high the whole 3 years 2 sooooooooooooooo….. yeah shut up LJ & suck it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LJ says:

October 27, 2009, 4:29 pm

suesue, I apologize if I offended you in anyway. My comment wasn’t meant to offend you at all. I was just stating that I was born and raised here in Marion is all.

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 28, 2009, 2:17 pm

WOW…suesue that comment was TOTALLLY un called for…he was just stating his opinion….

suesue says:

October 28, 2009, 2:38 pm

annnnnnnd i dont care he shouldt have got smart yall just keep my name out yalls mouth yall dig!!!!!

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 28, 2009, 2:44 pm

this will be the last communication we will have suesue…take care

booboo da fool says:

October 28, 2009, 2:47 pm

hold up LJ and C.S.P.I. Founder of wateva! yall needa mind ya business cuz i went to east all 3 years boo boo and i believe all the stuff that happened even though nothin crazy happened to me! sue sue is my cousin and if yall wanna scrap we can go!

sue sue says:

October 28, 2009, 2:51 pm

u can kiss my a** u dont kno me ill jump thru this computer screen u dont have no life csi founder cause ur butt is always on here!!!!

booboo da fool says:

October 28, 2009, 2:51 pm

AND yall aint gotta life! keep checkin up on here like its ya facebook or somethin. find somethin more constructive to do wit ya lives!

booboo da fool says:

October 28, 2009, 2:52 pm

AND yall aint gotta life! keep checkin up on here like its ya facebook or somethin. find somethin more constructive to do wit ya lives!!

LJ says:

October 28, 2009, 8:38 pm

An intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction!

LJ says:

October 28, 2009, 8:44 pm

So with that said, I will be moving in the opposite direction from the ones that are not intelligent at all. You will see no more comments after this from me on here. Just one thing before I go. Some people need to go back to school and learn the English language a little better!

C.S.P.I. Founder says:

October 28, 2009, 10:45 pm

Please dont let someones lack of intelligence keep you from posting here…I overlook ignorance and move ahead …we are the bigger people…. you are most welcome to post in our forum….I believe you have the websight address…moving on…I believe you when you say you have experienced things there… I would love to hear about it sometime…please visit our websight and tell us about your experiences…

sue sue says:

October 29, 2009, 1:49 pm

look honey i got intelligence LJ i have way more than you ok!!!! im just gangsta so this is how we talk on the west side so holla at me aight…..

Mariana Rico says:

November 4, 2009, 10:25 pm

Well i used to go to East Lazt year until i’ve Moved many people have told me many stories about East in Which I dont Really Believe My Social Studies teacher told me that the Orphanage was closed down a year before it had gotton on fire….so there is no possabillity that 3 kids could have been burned there :]

thompson says:

January 6, 2010, 12:46 pm

Facts about the Elhanan Orphanage are in an old newspaper from 1927 in Marion. The Orphanage was set afire a year earlier and the woman who ran Elhahan Orphanage was Mattie Perry>The first Female Preacher in Marion. The Leaders in Marion did not like how Miss Perry really could pray to God and Her Prayers WERE answered! Anyway The Orphanage was set on fire, the first time there were no injuries. But Miss Perry had no choice but to close down the orphanage. She found homes for most of the children,except for a few. They continued to stay there with two caretakers and Miss. Perry. While Miss Perry went on a trip, the orphanage was set afire again, this time, all in the old building burned. CHILDREN WERE KILLED THERE BY THE FIRE! iF ANYONE DIGS DEEP INTO mARIONS HISTORY YOU CAN FIND THE truth FOR YOURSELF! And can even see who had the most anger against Miss Perry! Guess you can say that back then in the early twenties in Marion N>C> Certain MEN really did own thw town and they did everything they wanted to get what they wanted! Even Murder!

Rachael says:

March 11, 2010, 5:33 pm

Ok heres the thing, I go to EMJH and is in the 7th grade. In science class our teacher told us that the old librarian, (Mr. Carter or Mr. Carver dont remember) and she said she hung himself in the teachers lounge which used to be the library. And she told us that the orphanage did burn down on our tennis court but no “paranormal activity” occurs in our hallways I can assure you, but both of those stories are true.

elizabeth says:

April 7, 2010, 7:10 pm

NO ONE DIED IN THE FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the orphange closed ONE WHOLE YEAR before it caught on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


April 8, 2010, 8:48 am

Yes THERE WERE CHILDREN AND ADULTS KILLED IN THAT FIRE! THE PROOF IS WITH A GENTLEMAN WHO WEAS THERE AND SAW IT HAPPEN! if you want to hear his story, e mail me and I will get you inntouch with him! He will tell you how he heard the cries of the children as he was helping hose down his fathers house as a child so the fire would not hit their house! Too bad marion NC still has hangups about the truth of her history! Marion NC still dont want anymore dirty history to be published. I checked out his story and have proof what really occured and why! Its all tied up with the cotton mills being brought into the area at the time, and the fact that MARION nc DID NOT WANT A female preacher STANDING UP AGAINST ALL THE WRONG DOINGS GOING ON AT THAT TIME!

thompson says:

April 8, 2010, 8:51 am

YES THEY DID! I have Proof! Too bad Marion NC still covers up the uglyness it took for Marion to “GROW”!

thompson says:

April 8, 2010, 8:55 am

Looks like Marion NC still continues today hiding the horrible evidence of her history! I Have Proof what happened!I discovered all of Marions little secrets, that was suppose to stay hidden with the past!


April 8, 2010, 9:39 am

tHE NEWSPAPERS OF THAT TIME, the McDowell Democrat tells of the event of the fire! I have those papers and also I personally know an eye witness to the fire, he saw it as a child! Still dont beleive it? contact me, Ill prove it to anyone who wants to know!

thompson says:

April 8, 2010, 9:41 am

the proof is in the history of Marion nc! I have it ALL!

thompson says:

April 8, 2010, 9:43 am

Apparently there are those who are too lazy to look into the history where you will find the facts!

thompson says:

April 8, 2010, 9:47 am

Yes, You are correct! But you dont realize that there was no where for the children who were not adopted to go, so the care takers stayed there where the elhanan did not burn with the children! Mattie Perry moved to Myrtle Beach to continue her CHURCH BECAUSE MARION WOULD NOT ALLOW HER TO STAY HERE! tHE ORPHANAGE WAS BURN DOWN ON PURPOSE!

thompson says:

April 8, 2010, 6:39 pm


elizabeth says:

April 24, 2010, 1:09 pm

nobody died in the fire&& i would love to know who said they heard kids screaming cause there was nobody in there when it burnt down!!

thompson says:

April 25, 2010, 7:05 am

the mans name is Frank Hunt in Marion nc. his father was the superintendant of Marion manufacturing cotton mill! He knows all the history about the Haunted history of marion nc

thompson says:

April 25, 2010, 10:42 am

elizabeth! I am so sorry that I got carried away with this story! Ever since I heard about it I had to prove where the story came from in the first place! YOU ARE CORRECT ABOUT THERE ARE thatNO SUCH THINGS AS GHOSTS! BUT THERE ARE VERY REAL AND TRUE DEMON SPIRITS THAT MANISTATE INTO WHERE EVIL HAS BEEN COMMITTED!Physical locations that have a HISTORY of violence are believed to be magnets for malevolent spirits a concept similar to that of haunted houses! the one thing I want to get across about the “Haunting’ AT eAST jR hIGH IS THIS, IN 1927 MARIONS LEADERS WANTED THE ONLY FEMALE PREACHER OUT OF mARION! sHE STOOD UP TO ALL THE EVIL THAT WAS GOING ON IN mARION1 sO MARIONS LEADERS GOT RID OF THE ORPHANAGE AND THE FEMALE PREACHER. mattie PERRY WAS ON VACATION WHEN THE SECOND FIRE OCCURED AND THE FEW LAST OF THE CHILDREN AND THEIR CARE TAKERS WERE BURNED ALIVE IN THAT FIRE! fRANK hUNT OF mARION NC TOLD ME THAT INFORMATION AND AS i SEARCHED OUT THE HISTORY OF MARION NC IT PROVES THAT PEOPLE DID DIE IN THAT FIRE! iM A CHRISTIAN AND i DO not lIE! my email is if you want to really talk about it!

Oh, please says:

April 25, 2010, 8:42 pm


It’s people like you that give ghost-believers and Christians a bad name. Maybe if you can type with even bigger capital letters and with worse grammar and spread even more unsubstantiated rumors and flood this forum with with even more posts, people will listen.

No, maybe not.

Vanna says:

May 3, 2010, 8:35 pm

This story needs to say that it has been debunked. That it is nothing more than a tale.

I went to this school and that is what drew my attention to it about a year ago. The whole story was debunked shortly before that.

helen keller says:

May 11, 2010, 9:44 am


elizabeth says:

May 25, 2010, 6:08 pm

okay you guys really need to chill. its just a story&& if you want to believe it than okay. but you don’t need to get all hung up over it. it doesn’t matter if its true or not. i go to that school now&& ave never had any experiences with a ghost or haunting.

luci says:

July 1, 2010, 10:28 pm

i might not go to that shcool but i did go there and after what i saw I DONT BELIEVE IT people who make this stuff up go to hell and stay there ( but if it is true i hope your lives go up to heven with the animals) everyone else goto hell witch is home AND stay there!!!!!

Breanna says:

August 24, 2010, 9:45 am

ill be at east this not scared…they say alot of stuff bout a teacher 1 yr stood at the top of the buildin jumped off commited suicide…a woman fell off the stairs in the library…ehhh i dnt belive in ghosts

Blondie says:

November 2, 2010, 9:55 am

8th grader at east hun. and this bull. They say that stuff to scare you as 7th graders there right it closed before the fire. and mrs blankenzhip tes you the story about the library thing to make you use it more.

Hailey says:

March 14, 2011, 11:02 am

I think this is ridiculous. I live in Marion, NC. & Me and my friend Xavier are going to go see if it is really haunted..haha. We aren’t scurred. lol. :)

rachel walker says:

April 18, 2011, 9:27 am

i got to school their now and this is no even half of that storie it is way more scary and yeah you will have nightmares if you herd it!!!!

susie says:

October 5, 2011, 11:36 pm

I heard the story a long time ago but I think you all need to research it further. The old Jr. High is where the recreation center is now..some of the original building still stands..the gym part.I heard this story a long time ago when my mother told me about the fire. She said for years after it was known as El hanen..s.p. meaning the haunted..she told me this story in 1970`s when I attended the Jr high beforeeast McDowell jr high was built.

zombie girl says:

October 28, 2011, 5:15 pm

okay I go emjh we had a dance and haunted tour and guess what? some lady stayed there last night and said she found some pretty sketchy stuff. she says she asked said “who are you?” and keep in mind she is all alone. she gets a reply of ” I am no one”.

Haley says:

October 29, 2011, 3:42 pm

I happen to liv e in Mcdowell county and I have never heard of this. It is probably not true, and if it gets your rocks off to believe it then go right on ahead honey. I just think it is too funny that yall believe **** like this claiming to be “ghost hunters” and little 7th graders who cant spell at all. LOL have a nice life yall! :)

Aliesa Terry says:

November 1, 2011, 10:38 am

This rumor is true. This paranormal chick came to my school last friday orsomething to the dance and i was up in mr.truesdells class with my two friends and she kept takin pictures of the walls and she got some stuff and she was sayin “show yourself” and the recorder got a fuzzy tone saying ” i am nobody” and it really freaked us out. As for the copy room ghost that is true one of the girls that go to my school took a picture in there when we were doing the haunted tour and she got a big shadow figure.

Brandon says:

November 24, 2011, 9:47 pm

My mom is currently the night custodian at east mcdowell jr high…she ignores most of the haunted hype but she has pictures of feet prints in the hall ways, voice recordings, and pics of black masses…she says she sees scary stuff but does her best to ignore it!

Megan says:

October 16, 2012, 6:56 pm

It’s true. East is haunted I don’t care what anyone says but I know from personal experiences I go there now I’m in 8th grade & I have heard stuff all the time last year the door creeped open and no-one was around and just the other day me and a couple friends went up stairs when no one was there at night and the lockers were slamming open! I also went upstairs in the auditorium in the room it was horrifying but I don’t believe the orphanage burned down with children in it but someone hung there self and in the auditorium a man was hung! So I believe it’s true.

chamaria johnson says:

October 30, 2013, 9:57 am

this is very very true i dont believe in ghosts but i know that this is serious i went there for a summer for a project and i just felt a serious vibe and it wasnt good so therefor i got up out of there so that i wouldnt be ghost food cause i wanna stay alive cause my boyfriend need me and i just left

East McDowell Jr High Rats & Cockroaches says:

February 28, 2014, 12:23 pm

East Story Is Real. Long Live The Bugs & Nasty Creatures That Live In The Floors Of East’s Hallway’s


me says:

March 3, 2014, 12:29 pm

east story are true cuz when it was the dance and the haunted house tore there was shadows cast on the wall and there was a wired blinking light in the hallway that was blinking red and we herd knockin noises and later on we look at were the red light was and there was nothing there

jucie says:

March 3, 2014, 12:37 pm

yea i herd about those but i didnt believe them i figured that it was jst a bunch a bull gunk

me says:

March 3, 2014, 12:41 pm

it true the stuff is true

Awesome girl says:

March 4, 2014, 12:04 pm

hey don’t make fun of east like that because its not true there is no rats or nasty creatures

Kid Geniusð???â?¢ says:

April 23, 2014, 7:48 pm

@Me if you’re referring to the Dance & Haunted House, Its a bunch of Bull.. At the dance Mr Shaw was doing all that ****, He made little fake shadows. And the haunted house was just Students including me pulling chairs and casting shadows every where with a strobe light. If you want more Info meet me at the Gym in the morning on the 8th Grade area during assembly. I’m usually sitting where all the Rock Climbing Wall Is, And Where the Pads are covering it. ð?? – Gotta Blast !!

Scoobyrocks2001 says:

April 23, 2014, 7:52 pm

^ Is that truee kid genious ???

Lesley Tollison says:

July 21, 2014, 1:52 pm

I have heard alot of stuff about East McDowell Jr. High and yes i do believe in them because if Ghost or spirits weren’t real then where did the HOLY GHOST COME FROM or the HOLY SPIRIT come from?? Use your heads people…. You think the aren’t real now but wait till you encounter them for yourself instead of hearing stories about them.. When your home alone and you hear the creaking of the stairs or footsteps down the hall.. You haven’t seen or heard ANYTHING YET………….

wade says:

December 8, 2014, 2:37 am

I went to East junior high for 8th and 9th grade and I have to say that the library is very creepy but it was never creepy until I heard that story and the way I heard it was a librarian hung herself. before you tell me I know that story is not true. but I have to say parts of the auditorium are creepy as hell with out stories!

kimi says:

June 12, 2015, 2:21 pm

Lesley tollison shut up no one cares wat u got to say we wanna hear wat all the older ppl that was around when everythin went down kno……(jk i love ya lesley)

... Me says:

December 8, 2015, 7:49 pm

I went to east for two years, but my dad was a teacher, so I’ve been there at night, and I’ll just say that I’ve seen some pretty creepy **** there. I’ve heard footsteps, screams, doors banging, auditorium seats slamming shut, I’ve seen lockers slam shut, creepy figured in the auditorium, had things pull my hair when no one was behind me, and seen shadowy figures in library, all of which happened at night when no one besides my dad, the custodian, and I were there, and often when we were all together. I’ve never really believed in ghosts, but I have no idea how else to explain some of the stuff that I have witnessed at that school.

just sayin says:

March 14, 2016, 10:57 pm

I have been involved with productions in the theater there. During down time the spot lights have pitched up or down when people are near them. We have been leaving candy in the light booth and on the spiral staircase and they stopped messing with the lights and light board because the lighting instruments would go into preprogrammed ques in maual mode.

Ben says:

March 15, 2016, 9:30 am

I would play ball with friends on the weekends on the ballfields behind the School. On a couple of occasions we would hear band instruments being played in the Back building that housed the band department. My friends and I split up and checked the windows on both sides of the building to try and catch anyone who may have been inside, but we never had any luck and after we were back on the ballfields again we would hear the band instruments again.

Person says:

October 27, 2017, 7:24 am

It was burned down after it closed. Seriously the only part that burnt down when it was open was part of a dormitory.

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