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Pocatello High School

Oakdale, Connecticut

Built in 1893, this high school is shrouded by a number of ghost stories. Two of the stories involve the locker room just beneath the stage. In one case, the lead actress in a play was strangled in the locker room by a jealous understudy. The understudy simply went on the stage and took the murdered girl’s place. If one stands on the balcony at night and shines a red light on center stage, he will be confront by a girl in a polka dot dress. In the other story, a girl was waiting for an audition and was raped and killed by an unknown man. Today, if one is in the locker room when all is quiet, he will hear rapid breathing and faint moans. Often, there are allegedly cool breezes accompanied by the feeling of fingers brushing lightly across the neck and shoulders.

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April 6, 2008, 6:20 pm

to those of you who say it isn’t haunted, you don’t know ****. u can’t just expect the spirits to come to you, they will come when you least expect it. faith and knowledge is the key.
i went to phs in my junior year and the first 2 weeks of my senior year before i was expelled. i felt the presence of the girl who killed herself in the 30’s-50’s. a couple of times i would be walking through the halls minding my own business and i can smell her deathly perfume. one of my friends has seen her twice.
if u say i’m crazy or just downright dumb, **** you! the dead can still communicate in many ways. it’s kinda like talking to god on a 2-way radio.
phs is not the only place i have encountered spirits. a close friend of mine knows of spirits in her house. encounters varied from metallica’s “enter sandman” playing from her boombox, the motherfucker wasn’t plugged in nor did it have batteries. one spirit lives in one of the rooms, and her 22-month-old son won’t go in that room at all because of it.
if you lack of faith and be all mr. bigshot about the phs hauntings, you are the dumbass and u have no respect for the dead.

liddy says:

May 7, 2008, 7:11 am

We would love to come to the school and do an investigation. Does anyone know who I would talk to and possibly set something up?

william strength says:

May 26, 2008, 6:46 am

look i dont know if poky is haunted or not, but i do know that i have seen some really freaky stuff when i was walking by it on garfield st on a couple of different occaisions also a few times that i passed by the old stanrod house so who knows.

i like ghosts says:

May 28, 2008, 1:49 am

Hey liddy are you a part of a ghost hunter group? if so which one? have you tried contacting pocatello high school? any luck? i’m just curious…

tammy says:

September 7, 2008, 12:55 am

If you don’t believe that Poky is haunted, then you are a fool. How can a school be that old and not be haunted? Only a fool would think different.

Brandon Blundell says:

September 10, 2008, 7:04 pm

hehe, I’m a Freshman there, but I haven’t seen anything there yet, yet Irving middle School, a few streets away I’ve had a few Encounters, and I’ve actually seen and heard a ghost, and the most common way to tell if someplace is haunted is to voice Record go around the school, one room at a time and ask for their names. Of course, my friend says what we heard was fake and it was the wind, yet how can wind make two different words, and be fake, well actually more but I couldn’t hear anythingelse and now I can’t hear it because after the last time we did the EVP’s My friend’s antenna got tooken off, he didn’t take it off, and his Phone’s Memory, guess what, IT WAS F***ING ERASED!!! I even had my own EVP, but now the voices I heard on it are F***ING GONE! So yeah, When I see/hear a ghost at poky, I’ll submit it here.

Bethany Wells says:

December 1, 2008, 1:26 pm

I am now a Sophomore at Poky High and I can tell you that the school is most definately haunted. I have seen about six ghosts and had contact with two of them. There is a girl in the auditorium that I have spoken with, and she touched me on the shoulders once. She is a very nice girl, but she is troubled. I’m not sure if I can help her to move on, bt I will do what I can.

lexus says:

March 6, 2009, 5:09 pm

to be honest i never believed in ghost until i turned 14 and my mom took me and my cousins to th stanley hotel(the hotel in The Shining) and i never for got what happened…its hard to sleep now because i always think im going to see something again or hear noise….to people who dont believe in ghost like how i didnt….believe me,anything can happen,just not to you…it just might take a while for you to find out

Sarah says:

April 17, 2009, 6:08 pm

Wow, buildings could really trap sounds and play them back? Are you talking about echoes, Ashley? I wonder if it’s true….makes me think of pockets of air under snow that people can use to breathe if they’re in an avalanche. But pockets of long-time ago sound? Hmm…I’m not sure about that, not to be rude or say you made it up or anything. I have to admit it sounds neat. Lol I haven’t seen that episode of Ghost Hunters but I want to now! 🙂 It’s my mom’s and my favorite show about ghosts.

luis says:

May 17, 2009, 2:05 pm

one day i was in that school a ive heard many stories about the area but i thought it was not true till i was in the stage area were the teacher told me the paper work was there i heard a cry in the closet i thought it was a staff member or student but when i went to go check there was nothin as i looked around i felt a cold breeze pass right through me i got scared and fell, causein the paper work to go all over the ground while i was pickin them up i seen a shadow pass in back of me thats when i left a ran through to door shakin luckly the janitor checked it out and didnt see nothin ever sinse that day i dont go alone.

Alex Cummins says:

May 21, 2009, 2:32 pm

I go to poky and i havent heard of anything. but that’d be really awesome if its haunted. i need to go there at night.

Sarah says:

May 21, 2009, 11:02 pm

I actually went to Poky for a few classes once and heard some rumors like there was a janitor that worked there and died when he fell or got pushed into a furnace in the basement. Naturally the rumors also say the basements and school are haunted by him as well. I’ve also heard it might not be true because the furnaces are too small or something for a person to fall into (either way I don’t know though). I haven’t had any experiences there, really, but once I did find a spot that creeped me out. The creepy spot was around the lunchroom I think–it is a door that looks like it’s blocked off and really old. Poky’s an old school though so I guess that’s to be expected, but it was one of those times that you get a bad vibe, you know?

I don’t recommend going to Poky alone at night, Alex, or if you are planning on going, take a bunch of people. But the school’s probably all locked at night anyway, and it could be dangerous.

I’ve stayed at a hotel in Canada, the Kilmori Hotel, that was rumored to be haunted. I had sort of an experience there. It was in the summer but there was a snowstorm that knocked the power out so there were only candles lighting the hotel. I went for a walk through the hotel with my mom and we ended up at a small staircase in the very back of the hotel and I saw a weird black figure in front of me. It looked like a person figure but didn’t move. I left after that and didn’t look back. Before I knew that it was haunted I felt uncomfortable being in the rooms when they were all dark, but most people would feel that way, huh?

A friend told me she was going at night to investigate some old dorms on campus that people thought were haunted and I hoped she wouldn’t mostly because weirdos could be hanging around. I think she ended up not going.

Jenna says:

June 9, 2009, 6:56 pm

My mom and I have been driving, around mid-summer about 7pm we stopped in front of PHS because my mom was waiting for someone she had to pick up, my mom introduced that that was Pocatello High, adn that she went there. Her and I looked at the window and saw a boy looking out with blood- red hand prints, he looked beaten, and then gradually faded. My mom and I will never forget our excpierence at PHS.

Amber says:

October 31, 2009, 1:45 pm

I do not believe its haunted ive been there at nights in the most scary places and nothing happened to me i believe in ghosts but i beilve its not haunted

Tom (Coach) Harrison says:

November 29, 2009, 2:23 am

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Chris Randell says:

November 29, 2009, 2:33 am

i hear you coach. ps my bull hole still hurts from last night with ur balls smackin my *** all night long… pss i’m gonna get u back with my double sided dill dole that rotates 90 degrees… psss i’m gonna do that felching tonight ;]]]

SEIPO says:

December 16, 2009, 6:30 pm

Pocatello High had it’s first paranormal investigation done recently by the Southeast Idaho Paranormal Organisation or SEIPO. It was chosen by the Idaho State Journal as Southeast Idaho’s most haunted location. To see the findings go to

K Dub says:

December 21, 2009, 8:42 pm

Why does this say Oakdale, Connecticut?

David Marquez says:

September 15, 2010, 12:48 am

Hey if it is haunted that is not good, but if isn’t well does it really matter? If it is haunted, i personally believe if the ghost is trying to make you afraid then get rid of it, because it is of the Devil. Yet, if it doesn’t exist then let us not bother ourselves because it holds no importance for us.

beer says:

October 3, 2010, 11:28 am

Haunted school huh..have u kids ever seen ghosts dancin’ on the beach?

Katie Tonks says:

October 17, 2010, 12:47 am

Well out of boredom I came to this website and read some of your comments. I find them quite amusing I went to poky class of ’07 baby! Anyways so my sisters went there my brother, my dad, my aunts and uncles, some great aunts and great uncles, 2nd cousins, and shot my grandpa worked there. None of them have said anything about it being haunted I’ve heard the stories but never saw or heard anything. And i find it funny every year around halloween we have our pocatello ghost busters go threw the school. Trust me people their just fun ghost stories.

leikyn moore a.k.a leo says:

January 4, 2011, 4:54 pm

I am currently a Freshman at Poky High have been loving it so far, I have heard many stories about the auditorium an locker room and things as such being haunted. My older brother went to Poky he would always tell me ghost stories about poky to scar me. For example I have heard about the two boys hanging themselves becuase they were supposedly in love with these two other girls, and, i have heard about the mines underneath Poky, the little girl venturing underneath and loosing her way and dieing but I have no clue I have never actually seen any of this but i know when i read and heard the stories about poky high it sent chills ran down my spine…

-Leikyn Moore

Amy Jones says:

February 15, 2011, 2:28 am

I do not believe; nor disbelieve, in ghosts. I did attend Poky High; graduating in 1992. I had a friend in the 10th grade who was active in choir, and would go in early to practice. She had an experience one morning while walking down the hall that she said she felt something push her from behind; and then again a few weeks later in the auditorium that really shook her up. She ended up dropping out of High School and got her GED and went to college very shortly after the second experience. All she said was that she would never again step foot into that school.

Sam says:

August 5, 2011, 5:11 pm

I am a senior at Poky. My Second year at poky I was going to the choir room. There is an entrance to the auditorium right by where I walked. I looked down the stairs and by the door I saw a girl. I looked way thinking nothing of it. when I heard crying to I turned around to ask if she was okay and there was no one there. I would have heard her leave. So I for one believe poky is haunted!

CT Resident says:

October 22, 2011, 9:59 pm

Pocatello High School is definitely not in Connecticut… you need to adjust this category! Oakdale isn’t even a town in CT; it’s just a section of Montville.

Cowgirl says:

November 30, 2011, 11:13 pm

i have been in the auditorium,in the middle of the day, with my choir and glanced up to the balcony and saw a woman standing on the edge of the balcony with a rope around her neck. I blinked and she was gone i know no one wold believe that but i know what i saw and so did one more guy in my class at the same time, he was freaking out and wanted to know if anyone else saw it.So you can say the stories arent real but if you ask anyone who has been there for longer than 2 years they will most likely tell you yes it is haunted.

l.goddard says:

January 29, 2012, 1:34 pm

iwent to school there before the remodel,and heard tons of stories,if ghosts were gonna hang out somewhere poky would be the place,,,,,i would of loved to put an evp when it was being remodeled,

Michael says:

May 22, 2013, 7:02 pm

I think pocaletto is located in Idaho not oak dale ct

Autumn says:

July 22, 2013, 1:38 pm

This school is in Pocatello, Idaho. I went there from 1990-1993 (Freshmen were a part of Junior High back then, and didn’t go to high school). UI was Student Body Sec/Treas and we had the privelege of taking detailed tours of the building – places most students don’t ever get to see. Whether or not you believe there are ghosts and if the school is haunted, the stories here that I’ve read in this thread are mostly all incorrect and stray from the original stories. Also, the school was originally built in 1892, not 1893, a bond measure was passed by the people of Pocatello in April 1892 to finish it. The first student to graduate did so in 1893, so technically I was a part of the graduating class 100 years later. Although, they celebrated 100 years in 1992 and some of us ’93s weren’t too happy about it. Additions to the building were made in 1901 and 1903, and it burned due to a problem with the boiler (to heat the building) in December of 1914, leaving just the basic framework, which was kept. At that time, the school was re-built. In the ’30s, the north and south wings were added – the new walls cutting off a staircase that now “leads nowhere” and is hidden behind the newer walls. The auditorium has a tiny apartment where caretakers once lived behind the meszzanine level, and there are a couple stories of deaths occurring in the dressing rooms below the stage – the ghosts haunt the mezzanine and the dressing rooms and the areas around and under the stage. Another prior student mentioned that you can go under the floors of the auditorium and that he reached up through holes and grabbed ankles – back in the 70s. My sisters did that, too, in the early 90s!! Troublemakers!! Haha. The city of Pocatello has a network of tunnels connecting old buildings underground, and I believe PHS is included – ghost stories commence. There is a story of a girl hanging herself in a locker (the lockers were much bigger, a person could easily fit inside) – and apparently she haunts the hidden staircase and the library. You can smell her perfume and see her shape in the library windows. There is no ghost story involving one you can see on the roof. I don’t know where that came from. I wish there were more accounts of actual history of my alma mater. It’s a beautiful building and has been preserved quite well. “We’re loyal to you, Poky High!!”

Green Alan says:

November 25, 2013, 2:59 am

House haunted issue is forgotten in my home i remember vividly that our house was haunted because there is suicide and we always hear a strange voice at night this really put us in total dilemma until we met with Evangelist Bill that use spiritual way to cleanse the house since then we are free from ghost his email is

Krista says:

January 9, 2015, 2:07 am

Go to YouTube and search for “Poky Ghost”. They caught an apparition on security footage. It’s pretty convincing.

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