UVa-Wise National Residence Hall Honorary held its annual Ghost Walk on Oct. 26. Associate Vice Chancellor of Compliance, Conduct, & Inclusion, Jewell Worley led a group of approximately 35 students around campus stopping at each building that had a ghost story.
Worley’s first stop was the Wyllie Hall where she told the story of the Lady in the white dress. The next stop was in the Betty J. Gilliam Sculpture Garden, then Zehmer Hall which was the burial cite for many of the residents of the poor farm, which was what the college was established on.
Worley stopped at several different locations around campus and told various stories of ghost sightings at each. The walk took from one end of campus to the other, concluding at Crocket Hall. Crockett Hall is the original cite of the poor farm, which was developed in the late 1850s.
After Worley was finished with the stories, the NRHH served hot chocolate and cookies for students to warm up.
Worley said throughout the tour that the college was quite lucky to have so many different buildings that were haunted because most colleges or universities do not even have one. Worley told interesting stories that kept students engaged and encourages more students to come out and hear the spooky tales.
Watch a Facebook Live video of the event here: https://www.facebook.com/highlandcav/videos/1443569989074599/