Cabrini’s haunted campus

By Kaitlin Barr
October 25, 2007

Kaitlin Barr/Editor in chief

Once upon a time, there was a family that lived in a large mansion. John Durrance was the head of the household alongside his wife, as well as a father to his two daughters.

After finding out that one of his daughters was falling in love with Xavier, the stable boy, Mr. Durrance forbid his daughter to ever see him.

One day, he found out his daughter was pregnant and was not happy about it. Because she was so distraught by her fathers anger towards her, she raced through the halls, throwing herself off the balcony and onto the open floor below, killing both she and her unborn child at the same time.

When Xavier found out about his love killing herself, he feared John Durrance and committed suicide by hanging himself in the rafters of Grace Hall. Today, there is a piece of rope hanging from the rafters, which are blocked off for anyone to see.

To this day around certain times of the year, you can see where she committed suicide. If you roll back the carpet, you see blood seeping through the floor.

Some also claim that on the night of the first snow fall, you can see John Durrance walking across the lawn with a shotgun in his hand.

Kaitlin Barr

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