Noisy But Empty 3rd Floor of Graduate School of Education

By Jessica Teal

A lot of weird stuff seems to go on at 10 Seminary Place on the College Avenue Campus. I used to work there, so I know. One strange phenomenon that I have heard many accounts of and that I, myself, experienced first-hand is the mysterious "Herd of Elephants" and "Passel of Children" stomping around the otherwise empty third floor of the GSE late at night. Anybody who works late on the second floor of the GSE can attest to the amazing amount of noises like loud stomping, running, and children laughing and screaming coming from the third floor. Yet when you go up there to check it out – nobody’s home!!!

The floor is always, always empty after 9:00 pm, yet all of the hard-working, or stranger GSE employees who keep late hours know of this phenomenon and have pretty much just accepted it. One staff member told me that she heard these noises while working late one night and she wound up catching a faculty member who was leaving his office and asked him about it. He replied "I have been hearing those noises for years. I guess the ghosts are pretty lively, ha ha."

Ha-ha, indeed. Is there an illegal late-night day-care facility being run on the third floor? Are four pale, beautiful, blond children locked up there committing incestuous deeds? Are there some pretty fiesty bats duking it out with giant albino rats on the third floor?

In the name of The Truth, I will bravely attempt to get an actual audio recording of these "noises".

©Rutgers Rarities and Unexplained Phenomena, 2005