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Saint Mary’s College: Heffron Hall

Winona, Minnesota

Two priests were once feuding over who would be the head of the local church, and one of the men ended up being killed by the other in one of the halls on campus. There have been many reports from students that moaning is heard in this hall from the deceased priest, and one side of the hall is cold while the other is hot, when there is no heating and air conditioning in the building. Another report came from a girl who claimed that while brushing her teeth, blood came out of the faucet in place of water. Yet one more story tells of footsteps being heard leading to the bathroom, and when the chaser caught up with the footsteps in the bathroom, he was shocked to see blood appear in the toilet.

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Jasmine says:

January 16, 2006, 9:58 pm

This is the worst one I’ve heard yet

sdr says:

January 20, 2006, 11:47 am

sorry, no offense but your stories sometimes sound like fairy tales, you start the background with “one day” and “once” and stuff like that.

ED says:

February 4, 2006, 6:51 am

oo ho

joe says:

March 2, 2006, 12:36 pm

g wiz

lilo gurlo says:

March 14, 2006, 11:09 pm

ur shiet ish ga*y a$$ h3ll gurlo or wat eva u ish welps its horible dumba$$ hahahahaha

abeliever says:

March 26, 2006, 1:29 am

Are all of you who respond like ten years old? People learn how to type and if you dont have anything intelligent to say – dont say anything at all.

Eric says:

April 4, 2006, 3:55 pm

I’ve just moved to winona last summer, and find your story interesting (St. Mary’s haunting) I’ve always got a strange feeling about that place mainly because its got that Catholic/cryptic feel to it (so I thought). I am very skeptical of stories like this one, but I am going to ask the locals about it. I’d like to hear more facutual info to make this story more beleiveable. -thank you

cherry says:

May 1, 2006, 4:43 am

i have lived in winona for 14 years and i have been to saint marys many times even been in Heffron Hall but i have heard strange noises i have never had that feeling like someone was there everywhere i went i could feel it when i was in the bathroom i felt someone touch the back off my neck turned around and no one was there i left faster than i wish i would have but i was scared i have never gone back

tito is gay says:

May 10, 2006, 11:06 am

sup dudes i think this story is gay and its not true i have lived in winona for 10 years and have been in heffron hall like 5 times and have never felt anything

Billbo says:

May 28, 2006, 9:52 am

Woa nelly!

That IS bad but i have heard worse!

Go to ghostsource.com!!!
There are good ones there!

TAPS Investigator says:

May 31, 2006, 2:17 pm

OK OK Take this from a REAL MINNESOTA RESIDENT. This story is, as some of you may already know, only somewhat a fabrication. Yes there is a Saint Marys in Winona, yes there is a Heffron Hall and finally yes 2 priests did argue in this very hall and the argument DID end in one of the priests demise. HOWEVER…… The facts are not totally true. The priests were actually arguing over who turn it was to sneek into the little boys rooms and make them be naughty and who was supposed to stand in the hall and play ‘lookout’ for the perverted priest. Sick ******** them Catholic Priests.

Crazylady says:

July 12, 2006, 8:48 pm

I have lived in Winona for 22 years. I know St. Marys like the back of my hand. I’ve gone hiking, and exploring through there for as long as I can remember. I’ve had friends who’ve lived in that hall and others. Not a single one won’t admidt they think it’s haunted. I know it is, I’ve seen the ghosts. I’ve felt the hot and cold, I’ve watched the tv’s turn on and off for no reason and the channels go nuts! I’ve heard doors slam when no one was around. Every time i would go walking in the woods alone, something weird would happen. Like when my walkman would go dead even though i just put new batteries in. Or my CD would skip even though it has no scratches. It’s winona, it’s a black hole. You want a real scary story look up S.W Brown!! He’s buried in Woodlawn Cemetary. Thats a whole different kind of spooky. Thats evil spooky!

Sof says:

August 2, 2006, 3:15 pm

I am a student at Mary’s and there are weird things that go on in Heffron. I’m going to live there on the second floor and not the third. Here and there you will hear of things happening.

kal says:

August 8, 2006, 7:11 pm

I went to St. Mary’s college basketball camp. And we stayed on the 2nd floor of Hefforn Hall. And one of the nights stayed me and a couple of the other girls stayed up in the third floor. We stayed in one of the rooms there. And we heard footsteps, we quick looked outside and no one was there! But the thing they have story they have up there isn’t all true. he was killed in the church. and they weren’t aruging about going into a little boys room. they werent Mikeal Jackson. Geez.there is alot more to the story!

Jesus says:

September 16, 2006, 3:32 pm

Heres the real story.

The incidents first began in August of 1915 when bishop of the Winona diocese, Patrick Heffron, was celebrating mass in the empty chapel at St. Mary’s College. It was early in the morning and the Bishop was surprised by the sounds of someone entering the chapel. He turned to see Father Lesches, one of the college tutors, standing behind him with a gun. The priest fired and the first bullet struck Heffron in the left thigh, the second in the chest, puncturing a lung and the third bullet shattered the top of the altar. The assailant fled the church and the Bishop staggered after him, finally collapsing in the doorway of the chapel. He was discovered by Father Thomas Narmoyle, who had seen Father Lesches fleeing just seconds before.

Ten minutes later, Lesches was arrested by the Winona police. He was found in his room with the pistol and he made no effort to resist the officers. Interviews with the Bishop, who languished in the hospital for some time, revealed that the two men had known each other for seventeen years and had never gotten along. Heffron, committed to education, had single-handedly raised the funds to establish the college. He was respected and loved by the students but was known to deal ruthlessly with colleagues who failed him or who failed to meet the high standards that he set for the staff of the school. Father Lesches had never met those standards. He was known as an arrogant man with little tact or patience and few friends. Days before the attack, Lesches had pleaded with the Bishop for a parish of his own but Heffron believed the man to be too unstable of such a responsibility and refused.

Lesches was brought to trial in December with the recovering Bishop Heffron as the main witness against him. He testified that Lesches was mentally disturbed and unable to tell right from wrong. The trial lasted two days and the jury deliberated for only two hours. Lesches was acquitted on the grounds of insanity and was sent to the State Hospital for the Dangerously Insane in St. Peter, Minnesota. Lesches, although angry, cooperated with the doctors and by 1931, he was pronounced to be in sound mental health. Bishop Heffron had passed array from cancer in 1927 and his successor, Bishop Francis Relly, refused to sign the necessary papers to have Lesches released from the hospital. Lesches passed away in the hospital from a heart condition in 1943 at the age of eighty-four years. He had been hospitalized for twenty-nine of those years. His remains were returned to Winona and buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, a short distance from the campus.

But that was not the last that St. Mary’s College would hear from Father Lesches…. In 1931, twelve years before Lesches died, another strange event occurred at St. Mary’s that many people claim the mad priest was responsible for… even though he was still in the state hospital at the time.

In May, shortly after Lesches was denied release from the asylum, a maid entered the rooms of Father Edward Lynch on the St. Mary’s campus. The priest was lying dead across the bed, his body charred all over as if it had burst into flames. His bible had also been burned but nothing else in the room had even been singed, including the sheets that he was lying on.

The priest’s death was a mystery although many blamed Father Lesches, although how he managed it was unknown. Lynch and Heffron had been good friends and an enemy of Father Lesches. The two men had lived nearby one another and had argued constantly. Had Lynch’s death been the result of some sort of curse? That same year, another priest on campus died in a fire and three others were killed in an airplane crash.

In 1921, a new dormitory on the St. Mary’s campus had been named Heffron Hall after the beloved Bishop. In 1943, shortly after the death of Father Lesches, students living in the hall began reporting strange footsteps in the night, tapping sounds and cold chills and drafts on the third floor. Papers lifted from bulletin boards in the upper hallway when no wind was blowing and no natural explanations could be found for the chilling spots. Students had other strange encounters on the third floor. One student claimed to be restrained by an invisible force while another came face-to-face with the ghost of Father Lesches himself. He struck the figure in the jaw and broke nearly every bone in his hand.

The stories continued for years and in 1969, staff members of a weekly student publication on campus launched an investigation into the haunting of the building. Photographers, researchers and witnesses were brought in and the team spent two nights on the third floor of the hall, using high-speed cameras, infrared film, equipment to measure changes in temperature and tape recorders. Also present was the faculty advisor to the student publication and several other staff members.

In the early morning hours, the equipment started picking up drastic temperature drops in the long corridor and natural causes were all ruled out. There was nothing to explain this, or the sightings that have continued over the years, save for the ghost of Father Lesches, still acting out from beyond the grave.

Winona, Minnesota is located in the far southeast corner of the state, along the Mississippi River and just across the border from Wisconsin. St. Mary’s College is located on the west side of the city and Father Lesches is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, about 2 miles from campus.

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yer says:

October 4, 2006, 12:21 pm

this is so nasty

yer says:

October 4, 2006, 12:21 pm

this toally sucks

unknown says:

October 4, 2006, 12:22 pm

why won’t jesus will be on here anywaize!!!!

selene says:

October 15, 2006, 6:40 pm

do you really believe in stories like this one? I meanhow do you even know if it’s true!?!

Alex says:

October 16, 2006, 11:46 pm

Umm…it is WSU’s Lourdes hall that is haunted…3rd and 4th floor!

Kari says:

November 2, 2006, 10:39 am

I have heard all about Heffron Hall as my ex resided there for a spell!! I would like to know more about that S.W. Brown ghost at Woodlawn Cemetery!! Any info?? Email me at karilmark@hotmail.com Thanks!!

jUke boX hERo says:

November 9, 2006, 1:49 pm

Why is it that the stories on here always need to be corrected by the readers?

Oh, and as for the blood in the toilet… It would seem more logical to say that someone was probably just on the rag.

Steph says:

February 12, 2007, 8:42 pm

I have no idea whether or not the story is true. But I am always amazed at the disrespect of non-believers, name calling, etc. Some on here obviously don’t seem to speak English or slept during English class. Let’s be respectful of everyone and allow folks to express their experiences w/o ridicuol-sp? Anyway, grow up those that are so rude!

kayo says:

March 4, 2007, 4:12 pm

this is bull..i dont believe in ghosts ..or jesus.. its all a big lie to keep people entertained.

kayo says:

March 4, 2007, 4:13 pm

this is bull..i dont believe in ghosts ..or jesus.. its all a big lie to keep people entertained. and to blame their oddities and mistakes on..

Lora says:

June 14, 2007, 11:09 am

The story is true from “Jesus” . I lived by ST.Marys & went over there to hang with friends many times. It is also true about WSU Lourdes hall 3rd and 4th floor. Yes S.W. Brown grave is also brought bad luck to people who disrespect it. I have know 3 people who have died from doing bad things to the grave tomb.He is said to have been a warlock, whether or not if its true I don’t know. But Winona has many haunting sights. Knoppe Valley was built on a Indian Barriel ground. I lived there growing up. We moved there in 1988 and when I was in the basement watching t.v. I would see an Indian shadow I always thought it was because I was tired or my eyes were messing with me. Then I found out about the valley once a Indian barriel ground . It answered a lot of the strange things that happened. I was also inform that bad witch craft was going on in this town long ago & curse was put on it. I know I was walking my dog on St.Marys & in some of the very back trails I found a cat gutted hanging from a tree and there was blood on a boulder & blood smeared designs needles to say I got out of there. The grave yard where S.W. Brown is ,is also very messed up & many things have been seen & the house on the street have many haunted problems.

lifelongwinonan says:

June 19, 2007, 2:26 pm

I have lived within 5 miles of St. Mary’s my whole life. I attended college and then worked there. “Jesus” details of the events are accurate. If you choose not to believe, then why are you reading about this stuff? When I worked at St. Mary’s, I had the wits scared out of me in a stairwell, there was someone behind us going down the steps, I was with my best friend – Jackie – each time we would look behind us, no body was there. Finally when we were beyond freaked out, we grabbed each others hand and ran as fast as we could down the steps, just before reaching the door to get out of the stairwell, some strong force hit between us, breaking our hands apart and knocking Jackie to the floor. I helped her up and we ran out of the door. I don’t think I slept a wink for 3 days. The fear I felt that day was beyond anything I can express. I told my boss I would no longer work at night, and I never went anywhere alone while at St. Mary’s. Even today I dread the thought of going on campass for anything.

April says:

June 28, 2007, 5:46 am

If you dont believe in ghosts then why would you bother reading about them? And also why would you waste your time actually having to write about how you dont believe? Grow up and little and open your mind, there are ghosts all around you, and
I hope one day you will run into one and open your mind a little bit…why do people with closed minds always open their mouths?

susanna says:

June 28, 2007, 11:22 pm

This all sounds real, but only if it was in a different position. So therefor this all seems unreal. The bad ghosts dont belong to god, they belong to the devil, and in this situation those ghosts are bad. Priests dont belong to the devil, they belong to god. This story is not believeable. But if it was changed or so, remade into a story where there were no priests, then it might be, what some would say…horrifying.

Justinia says:

July 11, 2007, 3:53 pm

I agree. If you do not have a general interest in the topic at hand, there is no point in commenting. Priests are meant to be men of God, but many of them are not. Everyone belongs to God but we decide ourselves if we want Him in our lives. Just because someone is a priest doesn’t mean he wont be damned. Some people do not even consider Catholics to be christians.

Thomad says:

October 7, 2007, 4:36 pm

Well as far fetched as the story is, I cannot tell you honestly if it is true. I have stayed at Hefferon hall and it is honestly haunted. Be it priest or something else. I stayed there for one week in the summer time for some religious things; we started to get “chills” and just kind of that uncomfortable feeling. The next days just kind of got worse. I saw things that I cannot really say; I was scared shitless to say the least. Everything for lights going on and off, curtains falling off the walls, crucifix becoming animated and priest that were just as scared as the rest of us. The point is simple, don’t believe any of this, go see for yourself!

loco says:

October 16, 2007, 4:29 pm

This is for Billbo- your website is to SELL stuff relating to ghost stories. Thanks for nothing.

~ELMO'S WIFEY~ says:

October 30, 2007, 10:45 am

That was really interesting. I have never been there but lan to go there to see this very interesting place. =)

WisconsinGod says:

October 31, 2007, 3:10 pm

For the truth & the “antecdotes” about the ghost of heffron hall, there is really only 2 things to do. 1) go to Heffron hall yourself and hope to encounter the ghost yourself. or 2) hear the tales & the facts from the foremost scholar on the Ghost, Mr. Patrick Marek, VP of the Winona Post. Patrick has been researching & distinguishing fact from “tale” regarding the ghost since his days as a student & editor of the university’s paper in the 70’s. He was the first reporter to gain access to classified university files from the administration, so the truth could be told & rumors could be put on record as rumors. Check out his reports at WinonaPost.com, (click on the “Ghost of Heffron Hall” link). Also, if you have experienced the ghost, Patrick would love to collect your tale for his archives. Happy Haunting.

True Winonan says:

March 26, 2008, 11:21 pm

OK so here it is…I was born and raised in winona and have heard of the stories in heffron hall, and have sstayed there too. It is haunted and people should get their **** straight and for the person who says they lived in “knoppe valley” your a dumbass. I lived there too and if since you lived there you should know that its spelt “KNOPP VALLEY” so get your information straight before you try and play it cool like yo know everything because im pretty sure you don’t!!!

Hockey Guy says:

October 13, 2008, 9:39 pm

I’ve gone to hockey camp there with a couple of other hockey guys from my area and we all have had a real creepy feeling being there. We stayed on the 2nd floor and one night we thought i would be sweet to sneak out and go up to the 3rd floor and it was really freaky. This was when we were like 11 or 12 and now we are 23 years old and we still talk about those days at camp and specifically that night we went up there & how creepy it really was. i try not to believe in those things but i will tell you what! There is defiantly something going on in Heffron Hal hauntings l.

SMU ALUMNI says:

October 17, 2008, 11:59 pm

So I went to school at good old St. Mary’s and lived in heffron hall for two years the place is creepy and creepy things happen to me while I was living there and I wasnt even on the third floor…as for the people saying that the story shoud be changed to make it more believable because preists were used ummm ya the story cant be changed because thems are the facts and thats how it went down

SMU grad says:

October 18, 2008, 11:15 pm

I went to SMU and lived in Heffron Hall during the summer to work on campus in the mid-90’s. Something was off about that place. It was as if you were being watched. Making it creepier, even the room where the guy spontaneously combusted is boarded up.

And yes, it is all true, unexplained things happened to me and others who stayed there that summer. To this day I get goosebumps when I think about some of it.

stoltz says:

October 26, 2008, 8:07 pm

My family grew up in winona. I have heard many stories of the school and do believe in spirits. I just wanted to add a story of my own. My father told me a story of one night when he was in highschool that he and his brothers were partying around st.mary’s college and all seen a lighted cross floating over the school and floated up over the hills and dissapeared. Freaky huh. Just thought I’d share.

Rather not say says:

November 3, 2008, 2:16 am

I attended SMU and lived in Winona from birth to college graduation. One of my parents also worked there for over 25 years… I also lived in Heffron Hall the summer before my sophomore year, to work on campus.

I never felt hauntings in Heffron, just the temperature being way too hot (due to no AC). Whoever posted the story at the top of the page has a very exaggerated interpretation…. the Pat Marek story in Winona Post is correct. Google “Pat Marek Heffron” if you want to know the truth.

There are also stories of St. Yon’s Hall (the music building out in back) having priests committing suicide in the building, and the “demon door.”

These are the other confirmed deaths I know of on campus:
– Late 80’s, Rm 116 Benilde Hall. A freshman named Jay Johnson took 19 shots on his 19th birthday, and his friends dumped him in his bed face up. He died in his sleep and now the health center is named after him… I had a close friend live in that room, and he said the lights and the TV would turn on and off. A girl a year older than me also said she saw weird stuff there.
– 3 students and 2 alumni died on March 1st, 1997 in a terrible accident. Their Jeep went into the Mississippi River and were “missing” for several days. I have not heard any ghost stories about this death however.
– A student hung himself in Heffron in the early 00’s… it’s on 4th floor, all the way down the left hall, and looking out the window on that end it’s the room on the left. They had no one live there for a few years, then just recently began filling that room.

alex friedman says:

March 30, 2009, 12:28 am

wel to me it look like you do not have a ghost but a sick man who haveing a good time with all the kids but your story is a joke so stop makeing things up and find us something real

Kayla says:

June 17, 2009, 10:37 pm

what is the SW Brown story? i saw his site today but i cant find anything about the story..

sammantha says:

August 12, 2009, 2:49 pm

Just So everyone reading this has a full and legit understanding of heffron hall…i live here in winona mn, i have been in heffron hall. i know that the story goes deeper than what this site says. Yes there were two priest fighting for head positions here at this university. One of the priests resided in the hall itself before it became dormitory. The priest was in his room and at some point was reading the Holy Bible. The bible remained open when he fell asleep and the bible lay on the table beside his bed. The following morning when someone went to wake the sleeping priest, they found his body in sleep position, charred. The bible too, had been found burned.no fowl play was suspected, and no one was ever charged with the crime. The other priest had no involvement. The only freaky part was that the bible when later examined, had only one section not burnt. The section was in relation to what had happened to him, and since then things have been reported to still be happening to the students within the dorms. I had a friend who switched dorms because she felt like someone was watching her, and she heard things she couldn’t explain. I know the place is haunted and the spirit of the ghost is in those halls…and as long as the university stands….he will be there. He still is.

Samantha R. says:

August 12, 2009, 3:41 pm

The story on S.W. brown is crazy…..crazy but real. This is what i know by my own real experience. He was supposedly a warlock. At some point in his death he cast out a curse on the city of winona stating that anyone to live here will never be able to leave. This town is a F****** blackhole. I have lived many places and still somehow, my mom when i was a kid always came back here….and well thanks to her…..here i still am. Now the haunting experience part. In woodlawn cemetary, he has a crypt that is high on the bluff, on the right upper side of the location. Now people in this town are rude and because of this supposed curse, people still hate him. His gravesite is the only site i have ever seen people disrespect so bad. People throw trash into his crypt, they have tried to burgalarize it, and have just tried in general to f*** the place up, and all the other gravesites are beautiful and well taken care of. In this cemetary the place is maintained by staff, and by the families of the dead. This particular grave however is almost forgotten. Never any flowers, or stops from family morning his passing, or even regarding it for that matter. On many occasions me and a good friend of mine used to go out there and it was our special interest. Some locals who know the stories of the cemetary will tell you that if you take digital cameras and try to take pictures of certain spots the camera will die. Even one with a full battery will all of a sudden shut off. I have a million and one pics of the S.W. site, and for what showed up on film i think i am lucky to have the pictures. the first one is of my friend standing in the front looking into the gated middle section of the crypt, no one around here, and this was at about dusk. Now know i took these with her disposable camera (so i couldnt look back at what i took), midsummer, at around dusk. the next picture is strange. Facing the crypt dead on- there is a soft grassy like small hill that wraps around it leading into the bluff. the 2nd pic, i took dead on with her still in the picture, she is just turning her head around to look at me, and in the corner of the developed film, you see a smoke like fog creeping into the upper left corner at the top of the crypt. In the third developed picture you see her looking at me and the smokey fog creeeps down further and thicker around the left side of the hill surrounding the crypt, the other side is crytal clear. the fourth picture, its what scared us. the fourth picture is a gray haze, with just a hint of clearing to make out my friend standing by the entrance of the crypt, it was as if he knew that we were there and still by some means didnt want for us to have those pictures. Before the pictures were taken we spent alot of time out at his grave because Woodlawn is beautiful during the summer and is quiet and peacful. We enjoyed spending time out there, like a world outside of winona talking and discovering its mysteries. to the point that like the families of the dead we cared for his gravesite, picking up the disaster people turned his eternal home into. If i could tell you more about him i would, but between my best friend and i we isnt a monster. She even has two pieces of his crypt in her room. Two tiny pieces that are now charms for necklaces (like a token from a lost family member-not like cults and demon worship bullS***). Dont judge her either if you think that taking a part of him with her is wrong…….so is trashing a holy burial site on sacred ground with trash spit and vandalism.
We respect the dead….why cant other people?

Ryan says:

November 17, 2009, 3:17 am

I am a SMU student and I have lived in Heffron for more that a year. I can tell you tried and true that Heffron Hall IS NOT, IS NOT, IS NOT haunted. It is a fabrication. I love the story and I really want it to be true, but it is false. Also that sick M*^%#$ Fu*$!@ that said the priests were after boys is wrong, wrong, and sick in the head. The story is 100% true, and it has nothing to do with young boys as this is, and always has been a COLLEGE, not a school for young children.
The Story remains the same, and true, and Heffron, unfortunately, is not haunted.

Ryan says:

November 17, 2009, 3:29 am

Samantha R.
Please email me, I would love to discuss SW Brown
missionorange@hotmail.com

Thanks
Ryan

John Martens says:

February 8, 2010, 1:07 am

I’m having difficulty finding images of the “Demon Door” online, but I know for a fact that the Demon Door is real. I have seen it and I am searching through a huge pile of Mini-DV tapes with video footage of that very door. I hope that tape is in my pile! If I remember correctly, the wood grain of the door has a large “cloaked figure” with two angry looking faces hovering over his shoulders. I remember the faces resembled a cross between that of a bat’s and a dog’s.

I also heard that they have tried to change that door on several occasions, and each time, faces would later appear in the natural curves of the wood grain, and that they have finally given up on spending money replacing that cursed door. I kinda hope it is still there!

Do you know of any existing photographs of that door?

Will says:

June 4, 2010, 10:21 pm

I lived 3rd Heffron for a year and never saw or heard a thing. There were stories about the WWII era on campus.

Bill says:

July 23, 2010, 7:57 pm

I lived in Heffron Hall from 9/60-6/62 and was on campus for two more years after that. I saw no charred door, heard no footsteps. The story of the good Bishop being shot was barely known in those days. As indicated in the above post, the ghost came from a young man who was found in the hill that we knew as “baldy”. The young man was involved with the V-12 program in World War II. Around 1966 I escorted a youth campus and the Ghost story was completely different. Sounds a bit like the telephone game to me.

SMUstudent says:

September 27, 2010, 9:00 pm

This is the second year I’ve lived on third floor Heffron at Saint Mary’s and nothing has EVER happened to me. No strange noises, no blood in the bathroom (probably an Asian student being unhygienic as usual), and no ghosts! Saint Mary’s Hall on the other hand… Haunted as hell! I’ve seen dark figures, noises, doors closing, scary!

Ryan says:

September 29, 2010, 1:50 pm

The “Demon Door”, is the biggest joke I know. I worked maintenance this past summer for SMU and if you ask anyone at maintenance about the “Demon Door” they will laugh and ask where you hear that story. That door, as every maintenance worker here will tell you is the original door that was put on that door way. I even got in the closet behind the door…nothing spooky there, just a storage and furnace closet.

Wolf says:

November 22, 2010, 3:16 pm

I can write better stoies than this and I write action and adventure

carmela says:

December 28, 2010, 12:03 am

this is the worst story i’ve evr read!

dawn says:

February 19, 2011, 3:52 pm

I went to a hockey camp there and ghostly things randomly happening. Things were moving by them selves and we were alone we would also hear unexplained sounds all the time.

e-lady says:

April 8, 2011, 3:17 pm

I was also a St. Mary’s student, and I can assure you–it is haunted. I never experienced anything beyond the overwhelming feeling that someone was watching at me, or standing right behind me. Oh, and I have felt drafts as well. But, I don’t think the hauntings were isolated to that building alone. There were a lot of strange and creepy things that happened throughout the campus. What about the mass drownings that nobody could explain, or the woman that hung herself on one of the stair banisters? I used to run in woods right behind the dorms with a girl, and one day she refused to run with me because she swore that while she was jogging the night before someone was chasing her through the woods. She was terrified to the point that she was crying. She never ran outside again after that. Very creepy place. Oh, I also heard that WSU is haunted as well.

Bruce Miller says:

August 16, 2011, 12:21 pm

I was once walking through Heffron Hall and I noticed something tugging at my pants. I tried to hold them up but the force was too great. The next thing I knew my pants were off and they flew up and went through a doorway. My pants were gone. I was alone when this happened. I had to walk through the campus in my skivvies. I will never go back to Heffron Hall. I also never recovered my pants.

Bobbo says:

October 7, 2011, 10:25 am

I lived in Winona Since 1981 an Ive always heard about St. Mary’s. My friends an I rode our skateboards in the under ground tunnels that connect to all the buildings an you can hear an feel weird things down their too. An sometimes you can see the black light they got on in Hefforn Hall turn off an on at night.

Lisa says:

January 7, 2012, 9:08 pm

Hey guys, I’m a paranormal investigator, my team is called ‘Female Phantom Squad’ we are having our first investigation here at this college. I am the founder of my team and I am trying to get into contact with this university. Does anybody know the email or the owners name of this college? If anyone knows the name and email or phone number of the owner of the college, that would help me out alot. You can either email me personally (eve.lisa_burton@yahoo.com) or my teams and I’s email (paranormies@yahoo.com). If you would like to look at our website it is http://www.wix.com/lburton1995/femalephantomsquad. Copy and paste that link into your browser. My team and I are very interested in this story, If anyone has the information to what I asked for, that would be so helpful. Thank you for your time.

idiot says:

January 27, 2012, 10:31 pm

me nose that happe ned i red coment
oh and me REALLLLY licked it
me is a idiot byes the way

Cum Bucket says:

April 12, 2012, 1:42 am

I was brutally raped by this ghost. First orally, then vaginally (and I’m a dude), then anally. It even skull fucked my ear drums. After it tore “the *** outta me”, it took my small intestine and wrapped it around my neck, chocking the bejesus outta me. Finally, it came in my mouth so hard that my head was blown to bits like I’d gobbled a rifle. But hey- good stuff… ooga booga

Heather says:

September 18, 2013, 5:13 pm

yes both Heffron and Lourdes hall are haunted take this from someone who was BORN AND RAISED IN WINONA MN AND HAS GONE TO BOTH BUILDINGS I am not trying to be mean to the skeptics but I know they are truly haunted both

Moaning Myrtle says:

September 18, 2017, 4:32 pm

*sob Sorry about that. It was just my time of the month. *sob*

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