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Glassboro, New Jersey

According to legend, a small girl fell down the stairs in this house, many years ago, and was killed upon her final impact with the floor. Her spirit is said to still lurk around the premises.

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B.O.R.E.D says:

August 29, 2008, 11:20 am

this story couldve been creepier if it was a little longer…’a small girl fell down, and now her spirit lurks there’ … boring! -ish !

JRGG says:

September 19, 2008, 7:44 pm

Ok so exactly how many of you have lived in this house? I read all of the comments and it seems about 20 of you have, is that possible? I live near Gboro and never heard of this story, but who’s to say it isn’t true. I think most of you are full of it, especially if this happened decades/centuries ago..some of you who claim to have remembered this or knew the family probably weren’t even alive. It’s easy to pretend to know about a haunted story because there’s never any proof.

Ben Dover says:

October 10, 2008, 12:10 am

So…Who likes soap?

Michelle says:

October 18, 2008, 3:43 pm

I grew up in Glassboro and heard about Elizabeth quite often. She lived with her grandparents who resented her quite a bit (obviously). I am not sure if it was the grandmother of grandfather who did push her PURPOSLY down the stairs (which is a regular house Staircase). There are some violent things that happened while the principle (he was my principle at Thomas E Bowe School) There was an incident when I believe his or one of his roomates guitar was smashed to bits. I don’t think that it is just the little girl that is still there I believe the grandfather or grandmother is there as welland that those violent things were that one. I believe the girl is the child heard by many playing in the yard and knocking on the windows and walking the stairs but I don’t believe she is the one pushing….????I always felt that there was much more to this story than we know and that the poor little girl just wants to understand why they were so mean to her and till that day she will probably stay.

k says:

July 1, 2009, 10:01 pm

I heard the story that there was a haunted house on the road, but never knew about the little girl. Which house is it?

sparky says:

July 18, 2009, 9:27 pm

actually there are a lot of places on or near main st. in glassboro that are haunted…most of the locations are actually at rowan university…i forget the building name..maybe something with an h…but ask anyone from rowan…they all know about it

Bada Bing Crosby says:

September 14, 2009, 4:01 am

By Glassboro/Rowan University frat row, there are many ghosts of the all the girls who gangbanged theere. Ooo-fa!

Margaret says:

February 17, 2010, 10:40 pm

I was wondering if someone could tell me where this house is exactly? The story is fascinating and I recently recieved a picture from my aunt that has a little girl in it dressed in oldtime clothing(a dress actually) staring right at the camera.

� ξ � � ± ζ α says:

August 13, 2010, 4:31 pm

± think it isz scary .
But wat happen to the lil girl ???

Jenn says:

October 30, 2010, 1:26 am

Today 6 friends and I moved into this house. We will keep you posted. Since it is homecoming a lot of old students are back and they told us about the ghost so we decided to look it up and found this thread. If there is anyone who has ACTUALLY lived in the house, please post something so we can contact you.

Sam says:

December 6, 2010, 8:47 pm

Are you Kenny’s roommate? I heard that my one friend Kenny moved into a house on Main Street that was haunted by a girl and another ghost.

Sam says:

December 6, 2010, 8:48 pm

Are you Kenny’s roommate? I heard that my one friend Kenny moved into a house on Main Street that was haunted by a girl and another ghost. What is the true story behind the haunting?

Mel says:

December 18, 2010, 10:24 pm

So last night for what ever reason I decided to look up the haunted house my boyfriend’s aunt used to live in. We didn’t know what town it was in and had to call his parents today to find out where. That when I found this site. There was also another death in the house. My boyfriend’s cousin, a girl at the age of 16, committed suicide in her room on the second floor around 1999 or 2000.

His parents also have a story with this house. When my boyfriend was two (around 1990) his father took him to “the potty” and was reading a book to him while he went. While reading the story, they both heard a girl screaming “help me”. His father ignored it the first time but as he read it happened again. My BF kept asking “what was that” and his father looked around outside thinking it could be kids playing but no one was around so he gave up searching. He sat down on the ledge of the tub again and continued to read. The voice asked again “help me” and my bf said to his father “I think I’m done now”. For the rest of the visit my BF wouldn’t use that bathroom.

Jenn says:

February 3, 2011, 11:04 am

Gabz – you must be talking about Mr. Murphy. I remember when those quilt ladies would come in to do their stories – he would leave the room and never listen to that part. He never told us what happened, but our teacher told us that he had lived their in college. Creepy stuff. I never saw her looking out the window though so I can’t say she is or isn’t real. But I sort of believe it because Mr. Murphy – I very respectable man – was truly terrified of it.

denise rowand says:

February 15, 2011, 1:03 pm

the stroys is true my grantgrandmom lived 4 houes down form elizabeth dad died in the war so she and mom move in with her mother parents at the time she was 1 years old her mom died when she 5 of illess lizzy ever got over it her grandparents had to take care of her she was so bad afatr her mom died she wood play jokes on everbody her new like hide and weat for somebody to walk by and say boo when lizzy was 8 years her uecl sammal moved in he didnot like her jokes she play on he she telled kids she play with parents her uncel sammal is bad to me and they telled lizzys grandparents and they telled to there son the things lizzy told her grandparents the things he did to her he was a sick man one day lizzy was up stairs playing with kids and she falldown the staris and died one of the kids said her uncel puch her down my graet grand mom telled the story to my grandmom and she telled me the story the story is in alot of ghostbooks i readed them all and i went to the houes 317. n .main st. in glassboro i konw the adddeess well my greatgrandmom lived 4 houes away the houes was for rent so i get out of my car and look at the houes around in the back yrad and in the winddows i was going back to my car and a man said you dont went to runt this houes i said why the man told me he lived acrss the street for 45years two grils killed them slef in in houes in some time in the 80s and he telled me he seen elizabeths looking out the winddow when he setting outsiads in the chiar at night about 11.00 i saided my greatgrand mom liveed 4 houes down when lizzy died so i telled tom i konw she is in the houes still all i kown about the story but elizabeth kowns what if someone puch her kownone konw the real story but that what i was telled

Jenn says:

April 24, 2011, 5:32 pm

Ok, as I said a few months ago, my friends and I now live in this house. Lizzy is still there, she likes to play on the stairs. She hasn’t bothered us in awhile though.

Mel- Do you know what room it was in upstairs? We knew that had happened but we could not find any information. Also, do you know her name?

And yes, the guy across the street told us all of those stories too. Actually our first coversation with him he said, “Trash goes out on Thursdays and did you know your house is haunted?”

So yes, the stories are true. We can not find her headstone. And it’s not as active or as exciting as everyone has made it out to be.

denise says:

May 16, 2011, 11:12 pm

to jenn i have been seeing and talking to spirits age of 12 and iam 42 and helped some spirits and went to help some familys with thir haunded houeses. i have been to lizzys houes 3 time one time i looked in the window and saw lizzy she has long blonde hair and she was playing with a redball and she look at me and waveed and i waved and she was gone. lizzy name is elizabeth stanger. maybe i can comeover and i an talk to lizzy and we can hlep her i live in deptford n.j

stevie says:

May 16, 2011, 11:34 pm

denies helpd me she is a very very good person and a good witche and im very happy to know her jenn she well help you too she got a little boy spirit who was crying and calling for he’s mom and denies talked to the little boy and he passover she a good witche

michelle says:

June 18, 2011, 11:37 am

well i just read a story in a book called haunted heritage by michael norman and in the book the story of a small girl named jennifer fell down the stairs and died in her houes on glassboro n.j so is her name elizabeth or jennifer? some of the story said her uncle told her ghost stroys all the time and she love them so maybe this is why she haunts her houes. there are numevous book and storys about elizabath and jennifer they are the some girls so some one got the name wrong. i look up online both names and the storys are the some

Karen says:

October 12, 2011, 10:30 am

I was raised in the house next to this so called “haunted” one. Linda Hauck was the owner. She was born in 1864 and died in the late 1960’s. My mom and her were good friends. Her sister is the one who fell down the steps and died. Wasn’t pushed or killed. It was an accident. After Linda died my parents bought the house and I would be in there by myself upstairs taking wall paper off to get ready to paint. Nothing ever happened. No chills, voices, etc. It was when the college bought the house and the kids started having scenances (sp) that the problems began. Evil spirits are real but they can only get in when “invited”…the college kids did that.

somebody says:

October 14, 2011, 1:02 am

for onething no college kids lived in the houes befor the haunts and yes elizabath did died in the houes and yes denies rowands story is true my great aunt now denies greatgrandmom so find ghost books and some books of glassboro the stroy is in about 10 books and if the story was not true it wood not be the ghost stroy books so where.

geminibabygrl90 says:

October 16, 2011, 1:25 pm

okay i dislike people when they say people are crazy and or saying its all in someones head or just imagining but i do believe in that because i have my reasons but the people that are insulting others saying that others are crazy should prove to us that that place is or not haunted if they dont believe it that “stuff” because no one in this world should insult anyone because no one is perfect everyone has their flaws actually when you thing about it nobody in this world is normal everyone is weird in their own way

DKE says:

October 23, 2011, 5:46 pm

I live in the house now and we all hear footsteps in the attic when there’s no one up there

The Chef says:

February 9, 2012, 5:33 pm

I live around the corner, a few block’s away. I’ve heard about the story of the house being haunted since I was a kid, I’m 33 now. In school, one of my teachers showed my class the book about the teacher who lived there and encounterd the ghost. The teacher in the book was Mr. Murphy, my principal at the time and I asked him if it really happened and he told me it did.
The 16 year old girl who killed herself was named Kim. One of my best friends & my girlfriend knew her very well, but I knew her a little bit. For a long time I wasn’t sure what house it was but when I met Kim I learned that she lived there. I’ve only been in the house once, I was there one night with my ex girlfrend in 2001 or 2002 so I was well aware of the history of the house at the time but nothing strange happened to me when I was there. My girlfriend at the time lived there because it was a sorority house, so yeah, alot of people lived there, for those of you who doubt the amount of people claiming to have lived there. I can’t say all of them are being honest, but I know the woman claiming to have lived there from 1982 to 2000, really lived there. She posted the correct address, and it’s a yellow house if anyone’s wondering.

Hunter says:

June 20, 2012, 11:51 am

I live less than a mile away from this house right now. Elizabeth was pushed down the stairs. If you go up to the house at 3 am and say Elizabeth 3 times a little girl come up to the window. Me and my friends were dumb enough to do it
And lets just say we didn’t get much sleep that night.

Ryan Schreck says:

June 30, 2013, 8:13 pm

I actually am currently living in this house. The story goes her uncle pushed her down the stairs. The house and other houses in the area are very old. At least 100 years. They are built very oddly and the stairs can be considered steep. As far as ghosts and spirits, some people I know say they hear stuff even before i tell them the stories. But usually the more you give into the stories the more you hear stuff. I’m trying to keep a positive mentality lol

fish says:

July 26, 2013, 4:49 pm

this ghost is real, I have met this ghost many times. I have been in the house for 3 years under different owners. She has left occasionally but I can feel her presence. Nothing is fake here, you just have to understand that ghosts arent how they seem in the movies.

Iamwhoiam Whoelsecouldibe says:

September 2, 2016, 11:47 pm

Valeri Kolessar is correct. The Kolessar family lived there during the time period she stated.

Also, Mr. R. Murphy, the principal at the Bowe School when her youngest daughter and I attended in the early 1990’s was a teacher turned dministrator who occupied the house many years before. The university in Glassboro, NJ was originally The Normal School, a teaching college before it became Glassboro College, then the Rowan College, and now Rowen University.

The story about Elizabeth is that her UNCLE pushed her down the stairs. That was in the 19th century. The stairs leading to the second floor in that house are quite steep.

Mrs. Kolessar’s youngest daughter (at the time a junior in high school) was best friends with a girl a year younger than her, (since elementary school) who found her after she had shot herself in the head on October 16, 1997 in her parents’ bedroom, on their bed. Kim didn’t die in the house. She was barely alive when found and was airlifted to the trauma center at Cooper Hospital, in Camden, NJ and died just after midnight on October 24, 1997 after spending a week in a coma.

If her BFF just hadn’t left Kim alone after school that day and stayed with her, she may have never done it.

However, 2 years before that, Kimberly took an entire bottle of sleeping pills, and when Kim told the same girl that found for her after she shot herself what she had done over the phone, 911 was called and Kim successfully wrote it off as a “joke” and no one got her therapy or help. I think her BFF didn’t tell anyone about Kim’s suicidal ideations until it was too late because she was afraid no one would believe her, and her BFF was suicidal, too, and probably wouldn’t have wanted anyone to “tell” on her, leaving her in a very bad position. After her BFF called 911 two years before, Kim didn’t speak to her for a while.
So… her BFF was depressed and suicidal like Kim was, and when Kim was about to take things to the next level, they had both been open with each other about their suicidal ideations for over a year leading up to Kim’s self inflicted GSW. I don’t know anyone who knew there was a gun in the home, and when Kim’s BFF called Kim’s house after she got home that afternoon and no one was answering, she called a friend to drive her back there because the horror of the situation became an obvious reality, no longer just an ideation; it was for real this time.
Kim lost her will to live and ultimately lost her life. That October afternoon and the subsequent fallout within the town and school destroyed what was left of that girl. She ended up running away about a year later because of the guilt she already felt and the blame that was placed upon her by Kim’s family and friends. She had to sneak into the wake and after the service was spotted by Kim’s older sister, who lost it, cursing and shaming her in a church in front of a lot of people. That girl’s father had taken her there and sat in the back and when Rene (Kim’s sister) shamed that girl (Morgan -but her name is most likely different now I would have changed my name…) her father didn’t do anything at all. No one liked her father anyway, his indifference was par for the course. Everyone, including that girl’s father, just stood there and didn’t say or do anything. She wasn’t permitted to attend the funeral, either.

Honestly, I’m surprised she survived the earnest suicide attempts she’d made over the years, she always blamed herself and never argued the placement of the blame upon her for Kim’s death from anyone. She just accepted it. I never understood that. I can’t believe that girl is still alive. That’s no kind of life to live. After it happened a lot of people in Glassboro actually thought Kim was murdered by her BFF and all kinds of rumors were flying. Some even said there was a suicide pact among Kim & others… All anyone does in that town is gossip. No wonder Morgan ran away. Anyone who has any sense has long left that town/state. She received death threats on a consistent basis when she was still there and was ostracized by almost everyone.

Kim told stories about the alleged ghost Elizabeth. Two stand out on memory. One was that she and Rene were coloring in the office and the box of crayons (64 Crayola) got knocked over and they argued over who was to clean up. They went to the laundry room, (I can’t remember if it was their mom that was home or their father) and when they came back into the office all the crayons were picked up.

Another story has to do with clothes and hangers flying around the room, but I can’t recall who Kim said was there when it happened.

That house has/had a dirt basement and there used to be a creepy painting down there at the bottom of the basement stairs depicting a soldier with gold shoulder boards and tassels, and had an old school early/mid 19th century uniform and sword. One day after school I peaked down there and I do not believe in ghosts but I swear, hand to God, that I felt an ice cold air move through me and all my hairs stood up on end with an overwhelming fear and urge to run out of the basement.

The attic is always what people say is haunted, that they see Elizabeth in the window on the unfinished side, but having spent many afternoon hiding up there during the summer when Kim’s mother came home for lunch (her parents were pretty strict, no one was supposed to be over when they weren’t home, hence hiding during lunch) I never saw or felt anything that indicated a haunting while up there.

That’s all I have to say about that.

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