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BamaLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 11:34 AM
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The Ghost In My Dorm @ Boys State
On Thursday night we got the policeman to take us up there and show us the door. There was an even stranger plank that he had found one day at the PD station. That one had distinct features and kinda had a facial expression... it scared one kid out so bad that he actually wanted to go home. Anyway... here is the story of Condie Cunningham, a 16 year old girl that burned to death 1937 in the residence hall that I lived in for the past week @ Boys State. Montevallo University btw. :-<[br />------------

Condie Cunnihams is a tragic story . The telling of it has all the elements of a Friday the 13th or one of the more recent horror movies. It seems that at the turn of the century, she was a student living in main Residence Hall. It was and still is today a female residence hall. She and some of the other girls were fixing a hot chocolate over a burner and it tipped over. Condies gown caught fire. As the fire marshal tells us, the worst thing you can do when you are on fire is run, and that is exactly what Condie did. She ran down the hall. Subsequently, she died at the local hospital.

The legend of Condie flows from that, and it becomes more bizarre as students began to see in the wood grain panel to the door to her room the image of a woman screaming. Her hair was on fire, and the flames were shooting up. There were maintenance people who claim that they have seen the image too. It wasnt just students who saw her. A few years ago, somebody decided to put the door in storage to put the school at ease. What happened was, the ghost reappeared in the new door. So its a classic kind of story. Even today, you can talk to students who swear that Condie came into their room. Shes been known to go into the shower areas and scream her head off. Some students have felt wind when the windows were closed. They have seen the carpet on the threshold of her room ripple as if someone walked into the room. Or theyll tell the story of a door opening, and there wont be anyone there. Now there is probably a rational explanation. Its an old building, and it is probably settling. There are images in clouds called pseudo morphs, and if the brain is looking for something, it will see it. And another person comes along, and they believe you. The girls say when she roams the hall, she doesnt do it quietly. She runs and screams through the halls as if she is still on fire. One student said Condie is coming back because she is trying to livie vicariously through the young students in the hall.

Its a scary building if you approach it at night. According to everybody thats seen it, the image is still on the door. I saw it twenty years ago. The girls often will hold initiations, and one part of it is youve got to go see Condies door, and its leaning against the wall in a storage closet. It happened in the central part of the building. The wings were added later. Nobody lives in that room now because of Condie. From the standpoint of fire hazards in the early 20th century, I would say yes. From my experience teaching in various colleges, I would have to say that most female dorms have ghosts. Im not sure if there is any proof or not.


http://facstaff.uwa.edu/ab/mainresid.htm









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Modem Butterfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 11:43 AM
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1. Maybe I've got a filthy mind
But the screaming woman looks rather... gynecological to me.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 11:43 AM
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2. And what about the exclamation point on the door in "The Golden Girls"?
Huh? Explain THAT one.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 12:09 PM
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4. Huh?
n/t
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 12:27 PM
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7. Next time you watch "The Golden Girls", look at their front door.
The side that's inside the house, of course, since they don't show the other side very often. There's an exclamation point in it.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 12:09 PM
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3. Err...
All I see is a door with the varnish peeling.

As to the "ghost," sounds like a pile of bullshit to me.
Unless someone has some CONFIRMABLE evidence. (A video would help.)
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 12:12 PM
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5. sorry
just don't see it
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 12:22 PM
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6. Nope, I don't see anything either.
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BamaLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 05:30 PM
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12. WTF!
Its obvious! C'mon... look to the right of the doorknob and you will see the eyes-- then nose--- then face.
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 01:49 PM
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10. It looks like Jesus to me...
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 12:30 PM
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8. Looked like the Virgin Mary to me.
:shrug:

:P
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DaMan Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 01:22 PM
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9. That's a good story but...
Some of your friends don't have a life.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 02:24 PM
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11. There's a very rational explanation.
I figured it out from a thousand miles away looking at a picture on the Internet. Guess that makes me Bill Frist.

Anyhow, look at the first pic you posted:



It's clearly made of three planks. A quick look at the "face" will show that it's almost perfectly symmentrical. Now, compare the left plank with the far right plank. The pattern's practically identical, and guess what, it looks like the left half of the face of a woman screaming her head off with flames in her hair.

What can we conclude from this? The door is made out of three planks all cut with parallel strokes from the same same tree. Thus, the pattern made by the rings in the tree was deep enough to show up almost identically on all three planks. In the process of assembling the door, one of the planks was flipped around and attached to another plank, which created the image of the face.

The skeptic in me is proud for coming up with this simple explanation, but the fiction writer and filmmaker in me is saying "what a great story, why did you debunk it, you asshole!"
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