A Ghost Report from the Daily Capital Journal on April 21, 1910

Spectral EditionThe devastating 1906 earthquake in the Bay Area of San Fransisco destroyed the library at Stanford University.

Four years later, odd noises — clankings and groanings — were reported to be rising from the library’s ruins.

University officials took the reports seriously enough that they posted a night watchman.

1910-04-21 p2 Daily Captial Journal [Salem, Oregon]

Each Wednesday, I post an actual ghost report from a U.S. newspaper published between 1865 and 1918. You can also hear me read the articles on The Big Séance and the History Goes Bump podcasts — or listen to previously released recordings here.

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