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University Chapel

Auburn, Alabama

Once used as a theater, the University Chapel was a hospital during the Civil War. When the chapel was used by theater students, it was haunted by a ghost identified as Sydney Grimlett. When the thespians moved their operations across the street to the Telfair Peet Theater, Sydney followed. Sydney Grimlett, a confederate soldier, had his leg amputated before he died. When there are theater productions, Sydney makes his presence known by opening and closing drawers, making rattling noises, locking and unlocking doors, and destroying equipment only to repair it again. There have also been reports of pianos playing and footsteps on the catwalk.

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amanda says:

October 25, 2005, 6:37 pm

i have lived in auburn for 30 year and 25 of them were no more than 5 miles from campus and this is the first time that i have ever heard of this story…… honestly i do not believe it

ned says:

October 27, 2005, 1:16 am

its true, i heard pianos playing.

Cyndie says:

March 25, 2006, 1:16 pm

I have been in the univercity.I also seen a floting paper.

Emile says:

March 29, 2006, 5:16 pm

You guys know this isn’t true and certainly not floating paper? (which you typed in wrong)Come on. Be real the University of Alabama has had a ghost story for many years, this was just made up by someone who wants to either get attention themselves or draw attention to Auburn.

Joseph Clark says:

May 23, 2006, 11:48 am

I want to hear more about those thespians. There is just something about two women together that drives me nuckin’ futs.

Hannah says:

June 7, 2006, 2:01 pm

I think this article is very cool. Not only does it tell us about ghost ghost, but about history which is my favorite subject.

p.s. none of ya’ll out there reading my comic think i’m a gody good, because I ain’t.
good bye ya’ll

Erica says:

August 5, 2006, 10:02 pm

I lived across the street from the chapel for a year and a half and had no experience with this story. I never went in, but walked past the chapel sometimes 3 times a day for all that time. I never heard this story, and never saw, heard or sensed anything. I can only speak for myself, but I don’t believe this one.

...... says:

August 27, 2006, 3:12 pm

Uh, Joseph Clark? The word ‘thespians’ is a synonym for the word ‘actors’. It has no relationship whatso ever to the word ‘lesbians’. It’s called a dictionary.

concerned20 year old says:

October 8, 2006, 3:59 pm


Melissa says:

October 27, 2006, 12:45 am

The reason why most people don’t hear or see anything in the chapel is because Sydney has moved to the Telfair Peet Theater. The rest of the story goes is that he made himself known when the Auburn Players would do an English play with southern accents as he was English and was not happy with this. I have heard this story before and actually from a tour of the university before I became a student here. I’ve also heard that if you stand in the door way of the chapel and talk or scream it will not echo. I don’t know if that is true.

katie says:

November 22, 2006, 12:57 pm

Auburn sucks…. Roll Tide Roll ( even thought we lost )

Hooky says:

November 22, 2006, 1:08 pm

this is stupid folks, im fae Edinburgh and we have preper ghosts, use should all see them!!

katie says:

November 23, 2006, 12:58 pm

Auburn sucks you guys can’t play football, thats right i said it what are you going to do about it hahahahahahaha , wow go bama roll tide roll

tim says:

November 23, 2006, 6:17 pm

thats a load who are you we won the iron bowl not you, so what now nothing to say to that thats what i thought you are cracked and your Quarter Back is a ***** *** mo fo , get over yourself your not that great , and isn’t this a ghost page , god you know what go to a football page and stop wasting my time . down with the crimson tide … go tigers

winston says:

January 8, 2007, 12:54 pm

i hear ya tim war eagle alabama offered nick saban a 40 miliion dollar contract so he can get drunk and lose to auburn every year just like mike shula mike dubose mike price dennis franchonie bill curry ( war eagle fly down the field ever to conquer never to yield war eagle fearless and true fight on you orange and blue go go go on to victory strike up the band givem hell givem hell stand up and yell hey war eagle win for auburn power of dixie land)( glory glory to ole auburn glory glory to ole auburn glory glory to ole auburn A-U-B-U-R-N)


February 11, 2007, 2:33 am

Auburn SUCKS!!!! ROLL TIDE……

Xombie777 says:

February 17, 2007, 5:49 am

wow…it’s really stupid how A.D.D you can get….I thought this was a story about a haunted chapel….honestly, I’m not much for a buch of guys running around in tight, matching outfits….slapping each other on the butt…..

Aaron says:

February 24, 2007, 3:24 am

Knew a few theater majors who claim this one is true, but who knows. I’m a little skeptical, personally.

Also, even though I hate football, hasn’t Alabama lost to Auburn the past 5 years? Get a clue, kids.

Katie says:

March 5, 2007, 3:01 pm

listen mike shula was a tool so what its all about the joe kines he is far better then mike shula and nick saban , we are alabama’s dixie pride you are not ohhhh what now , you think that your team is the best well let me just say this who as one of the best high school qb’s in alabama , ( from hoover go bucs take it home ross ) and who has one of the best defense in the countery ( miss you tyrone get better soon ) who has
oh wait its not you it alabama so you know what you cna have the iron bowl cause we will take the rest by storm , down with the tigers roll tide roll .
Yea, Alabama! Drown ‘em Tide!
Every ‘Bama man’s behind you;
Hit your stride!
Go teach the Bulldogs to behave,
Send the Yellow Jackets to a watery grave!
And if a man starts to weaken,
That’s a shame!
For ‘Bama’s pluck and grit
Have writ her name in crimson flame!
Fight on, fight on, fight on, men!
Remember the Rose Bowl we’ll win then!
Go, roll to victory,
Hit your stride,
You’re Dixie’s football pride, Crimson Tide!

Derek says:

March 7, 2007, 1:17 pm

you are crazy you relize , John Wilson is a drunken fool you lady , need to get a life and i take it you went to hoover well hoover had nothing on vestavia .
so start cheering for alabama’s true dixie pride .
go tigers .

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