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Knight Hall

Forest Grove, Oregon

The hall, which now houses the University’s Music Department, was once a private, three-story dwelling. After the home was converted for the university, a ghost that has been named Vera would move through the halls, singing, and playing the piano. Allegedly, the stories were confirmed in 1979 by a group of young reporters. One of the reporters began to play the piano and Vera repeatedly said, “Please stop.” The reporters left and returned the next night with more friends. When they once again started to play the piano, Vera is said to have released a loud sigh.

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nicole says:

February 9, 2006, 10:06 pm

i want to annoy vera too!! I dont think that is true!! i just think it is creepy!! tell me where it is!

Lizz says:

March 7, 2006, 2:33 pm

This is supposedly a true story. My class is writing a book on the history of Forest Grove and this is one of the stories we’re going to include, along with a few other hauntings including the rumor that there is a town under Hagg Lake. Apparently the old Forest Theatre is haunted as well. We have about 30 people researching the topic. Hopefully we will find some evidence that there is truth to these rumors.

ms says:

April 2, 2006, 8:46 pm

I too am curious about the supposed town under Hagg Lake. I’m told I have in-laws who owned homes down there. I was hoping to find some photos. How is this class project coming along?

Thanks,
ms

James Boot says:

April 5, 2006, 1:51 pm

I think that ghost could use a good ole butt humping. Maybe I should go over there and see if I can get some action. I think i could get that ghost to suck my *****

Bob says:

June 15, 2006, 7:02 pm

As far as there being a town under hag lake, it wasn’t a town but there were houses there that were down in a valley. They were torn down. The lake is formed by a dam and is used for local cities water supply.

Laurie J says:

October 2, 2006, 1:15 pm

I live here in Forest Grove and can tell you there is a town under Hagg Lake. If you go there when they drain the lake yearly(around mid November) you can see the roads and where houses once were. and they plan to deepen the lake and put Cherry Grove under water too!

Elizabeth says:

November 7, 2006, 8:54 pm

Okay, James–why don’t you go on up to Portland and go stand out on 82nd and find someone to hump YOUR butt…don’t post **** that doesn’t have anything to do w/ ghosts on this site, you idiot!

Nick says:

December 18, 2006, 8:38 pm

Yea they theater is haunted just to let you guys know. I was recently in a play there and there were three diffrent “spirts” there. One keeps to himself but he is the most famous one and there is a girl who messes around with the lights in the light box and there is one of a little girl who runs up and down the walkways in the seating area.

Gabby says:

February 23, 2007, 10:55 am

I love this place it give’s you a good scare!

bob says:

March 10, 2007, 9:39 pm

that….is….creepy!

Melissa says:

June 19, 2007, 4:43 pm

I live in Forest Grove. My sister and her group of friends did a movie about the ghost Vera and stuff. My sister was writing something on a chalk board in the basement and her friend took a picture. and in the picture was a shadowy hand on her shoulder. I do have the picture. It’s really creppy. I think her and her friends spent the night there to. Didn’t see anything though.

Mika says:

July 10, 2007, 4:33 am

I went to Pacific Univ. a few years ago, and I know it to be true that she is there, I have looked in the attic, and there was a siluette of a person. and I know for a fact that there were nobody in there. And I knew a receptionist there, and When she would come into work all her stuff would be moved around! Vera is there but she is cool!

Danielle says:

July 17, 2007, 1:49 am

I grew up in Forest Grove and the stories of the music hall is one that is famous in the town. Also, the lake use to be a town. And is drain or gets very low during certain season’s. You can see roads and stuff when low. Not to mention growing up there that a lot of people have died at that lake. Some bodies not found. I know of two people personally who past away there. Include a friend who drove off the road on the dam in a serious car accident. And the other was a drowning. Some were people who last seen on there boats, but never seen again. Foul play was susspected on a case, but never proven. Also a rumor of a place to dump bodies of Mexicains that some of the hicks out there killed. But that was just rumors around my friends.

Al says:

October 1, 2007, 11:55 pm

What about the old children’s orphanage that is now part of The Grand Lodge? I met a former worker from there and he said he quit because of the ghosts that live there. Not only children but also animal ghosts. Has anyone else heard of this?

Brandi says:

October 12, 2007, 8:44 pm

I have heard about all these stories. But the main one I heard about was an illegal cemetary under Hagg Lake. I heard people were buried there and someone made it an illegal cemetary and when the lake replaced the town the spirits took over the lake. That is why they say its haunted. That and there is a town under it.

Lisa says:

January 22, 2008, 4:18 pm

Yes the Grand Lodge is haunted! So is Knight Hall and Old College Hall. I am currently writing a book using the history of Forest Grove, which I hope to have published by late summer. I also belong to a local ghost hunting group which will be conducting an investigation of these places very soon – we hope! Happy Haunting!

faith says:

February 17, 2008, 12:38 pm

Well you guys should leave her alone well im just saying you should, cause she could do somthing evil OR SHE COULD GO CRAZY so i would if i was you. And can you please tell me were this knight hall is please ill do anything to know.

Noodle says:

August 5, 2008, 12:25 am

I boat at hagg lake almost every weekend and would like to know more about the history of it. When can do they drain the lake? I would like to find out so we can go see what is under us all summer long.

Erin says:

August 18, 2008, 2:50 pm

i grew up in forest grove and have heard all of these stories. i know that the grand lodge is very haunted. i have not experienced anything myself, but have heard many stories from friends. also, hagg lake is the place where alot of dead bodies show up. even some bodies of people they didnt even know were missing. about 2 bodies a year actually are found. the lake gets really low, but i have never actually seen anything underneath. there are rumors that when the water gets low enough, you can see some kind of tower that is still there over by the dam, but i dont believe it.

brodie the badass says:

December 29, 2008, 2:37 am

I would know, this s@&* is fuked up I used to go their and my room mate and I were hanted by her, HOLY ****
I almost craped my pants

jed says:

December 29, 2008, 2:40 am

hiiiiiiiiiiiii

Jackson Stone says:

February 20, 2010, 12:47 pm

U should record the Vera ghost playing the piano and tell the music teacher u did it. Easy A! Then again they never said Vera was good at piano. And believe what faith said! Don’t wanna piss off a dam ghost. It could rape u

Morgan says:

February 24, 2010, 6:08 pm

I live on Hagg Lake and I have never seen said roads or where the buildings were. My grandma lived in the valley before it was turned into a lake and then bought a house on the edge of the valley where my mother grew up. I have always felt uneasy about being home alone but never had bad feelings down by the lake. They demolished all the houses and a church but there is still the cemetery down there. I have seen the searches for missing people. I dont think its haunted but there may be spirits around.

Alex Williams says:

March 11, 2010, 2:08 pm

There is no town under Hagg Lake. The low lying land in Scoggins Valley was bought up by the bureau of reclamation in the early 1970’s and the dam was placed in 1972. My grandparents used to own the house we live in now and it’s as close as you can get to the lake without being in the park. Yes, they want to raise the dam 40′ but recent seismic testing has confirmed a fault line that runs under the western end of the dam. The earliest the raise would happen would be 2019, and no, it will not take out Cherry Grove which is located on the other side of a ridge that has a height of approximately 580 feet that it would have to go over (that’s approximately 210 feet above the proposed dam height increase). Not to mention the cost of having to buy all the land for water. I’m trying to get the project board just to buy my front 5 acres because it’ll put my house so close to the new road location as to seriously affect our quality of life. Of course, the lake will only be about 60 feet from our property line but it’s not worth it so we can provide water to Wilsonville and Beaverton.

eric says:

April 20, 2010, 12:07 pm

Just so you know.. There was a town under Hagg lake. My grandpaw had the contract to clear timber and the buildings out. My family lived in the town schoolhouse for a week during the summer while my Father helped out. My family still has some of the old school desks and textbooks and some other misc. stuff from that school. I don’t have any info on all the spooky stuff though.

Vance says:

February 20, 2013, 8:32 pm

The old home that was the admissions office, at the university, was haunted. I learned about it from a former employee who worked there. A group of us got some information about it through the use of a Ouija Board. Apparently there were 3 ghosts.
There was another home on the slope of Cooper Mt. near Hillsboro. 3 or 4 ghosts.

Kathleen says:

May 11, 2013, 5:59 pm

I’m an alumni of Pacific and I’ve had adviser meetings in Walter Hall and have been in Knight Hall many times and never saw anything strange or any signs of ghosts but I was only there during the day.

In the theater building however, they have photography and art classes in there and I was once in the dark room by myself late at night developing film and when I was finished I turned off the dark room lamps so it was pitch black and felt my way back to the door to leave but it wouldn’t open. I kept pulling, turning the knob multiple ways but it wouldn’t budge and had become locked somehow. So, now I was stuck in the pitch black locked in the dark room.

I was a bit scared but found my way to an emergency exit in the back of the room and then walked back around to the front of the theater building to get back into the main photography classroom next to the dark room to investigate what had happened. This time I turned on the overhead bright lights in the dark room that are accessible from the room next door to investigate what was wrong with the door lock but when I re-closed the door to the dark room and tried opening it again, it worked just fine and wasn’t locked at all.

I then thought maybe someone was just messing with me but there weren’t any other students in the building that night and the campus security was nowhere in sight. It’s also the type of security door that can’t be locked and unlocked without the key and only the security people have the key so the whole thing made no sense at all.

I never figured out why the door decided to lock and unlock all by itself. But with all the ghost stories I heard while I was a student there I wonder if something ghostly was going on that night.

D.Decamp says:

July 11, 2014, 4:27 am

My grandpa lived in the town under hagg lake. He said he lived becide the church. Wich had a cemetary becide it. When they decided to make the lake most of the buildings were demolished. My grandpa has lots of pictures from it. Every few years or so the water is down far enough that you can see the steeple of the church. But it has to be november or december. And every once in a while a body is found cuz it washed up off shore. I would love to go scooba diving to see whats still left down at the bottom of hagg lake!

beth says:

January 5, 2016, 3:04 pm

I have done 5 plays at the theater in forest grove and have experienced one of the ghosts. The woman ghost who haunts the light room is pretty freaky. The lady’s restroom is right next to the light room. i was up there touching up my make up when I heard someone moving around in the light room I know that there were only two people in the theater, Me and the director of the play I was in who was down stairs. I slowly walked over to the light room door. There was definitely someone in there, I grabbed the handle side note, the handle is really cool and the key for it is a skeleton key..Yay)Any who I grabbed the handle and gently started to turn it. I felt someone else grip the handle from the inside stopping me from turning it and pushing agents my turning. I let go and ran down stars as fast as i could. I went through the curtains to the auditorium and looked up in to the light room. All of the lights were of and no-one was up there.
It was a pretty creepy experience. I have also heard crying up in the light room as well.

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April 17, 2017, 7:33 am

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Brad says:

April 19, 2017, 11:25 pm

Has anyone experienced or heard any stories about ghosts or anything at the back side of Hagg lake, up scoggins valley road past where it turns to gravel about a mile up the hill? I just bought a big plot of land out here, and moved to it a month ago to begin construction on a house. I set up a bunch of trail cameras, an I’m getting all sorts of weird lights and stuff, both in pics and video. Then 2 nights ago I SAW a glowing bright light about 100ft from where I’m staying. Scary ****… no human. I don’t think it is malicious, but I want to learn the history of the location.

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