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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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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 ( or my teams and I’s email ( If you would like to look at our website it is 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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