Cabrini’s mansion: Ghost stories still float around campus

By Domenique Pinho
October 28, 2005

Jerry Zurek

Cabrini’s campus, though eerie and full of ghost stories, surprisingly doesn’t faze students who reside on this 112-acre wooded campus. Could it be the eerie atmosphere the campus provides during the fall season or the haunting ghost stories many students begin to hear their freshman year at Cabrini? One thing most students can agree with is that Cabrini’s historical Mansion is one of the spookiest sights on campus.

“I think every old house lends itself to the idea of ghosts, especially a magnificent estate like this one,” Martha Dale, the coordinator of historical exhibits for the 50th anniversary on the Mansion at Cabrini, said. Many students have heard stories in the past about the Paul family and the Dorrance family who have resided here in the past.

There were many different types of ghost stories such as a very familiar one of a young girl ghost appearing in front of Woodcrest dressed in white or blue when the first snowfall approaches Cabrini’s campus. The reason this ghosts is said to appear on our campus is because she apparently committed suicide from the balcony of the mansion.

Although this ghost story seems haunting, it is very doubtful that this ghosts exists. Dale said, “However, I don’t know of anything in particular that happened at Woodcrest that might have given rise to our ghost stories.

Domenique Pinho

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