The Haunted Halls of West Virginia University

The Haunted Halls of West Virginia University

By Haunted Halls
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Have you ever had a peculiar experience on campus? Like hearing the faint sounds of a cow mooing near Woodburn or catching a glimpse of a little girl skipping around the corridors of the MountainLair? With over 150 years of history, there’s bound to be a few past residents roaming around WVU’s campus, and the Daily Athenaeum’s newest podcast series looks to tell their stories. Each week, Appalachian Storyteller Jason Burns joins us to help uncover these stories of real WVU historical figures and places. These stories have been floating around campus for many years, begging to be remembered.
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Have you ever had a peculiar experience on campus? Like hearing the faint sounds of a cow mooing near Woodburn or catching a glimpse of a little girl skipping around the corridors of the MountainLair? With over 150 years of history, there’s bound to be a few past residents roaming around WVU’s campus, and the Daily Athenaeum’s newest podcast series looks to tell their stories. Each week, Appalachian Storyteller Jason Burns joins us to help uncover these stories of real WVU historical figures and places. These stories have been floating around campus for many years, begging to be remembered.
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Haunted Halls of WVU Ep 5: The voice behind the stories
The series of “Haunted Halls of WVU” is coming to a close, but the hundreds of stories of Morgantown’s history will live on forever. In this week’s episode, SeVohn Hunter sits down with the voice of “Haunted Halls of WVU, ”Jason Burns, to learn more about the behind the scenes work he does for the stories he has discovered. Burns has been a professional storyteller for more than a decade. This hobby has also turned him into an amateur historian. Burns believes the history behind the story is what makes them so compelling. Burns is also in the process of compiling all of the stories he has collected into a book, and this why he has only chosen a select few stories to share in this podcast series. In this final episode, Burns shares how he became a professional storyteller, the detailed process he goes through in order to put a story together from start to finish, his personal thoughts on ghosts and ghouls and much more. This interview and the complete series of “Haunted Halls of WVU” can be heard at thedaonline.com/hauntedhallspodcast. It’s also published on many major podcasting services, including Apple Podcast, Google Play, TuneIn, Anchor, Spotify and more. When you are finished with this series, there are many other podcasts to listen to from the DA. Visit thedaonline.com/podcasts for more information.
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November 18, 2019
Haunted Halls of WVU Ep 4: The Invisible Inhabitants of WISE Library
The Downtown Campus Library holds more than just books. Not many have seen what lies beyond the shelves, but if they have, it's only just a glimpse. The newest episode of the Haunted Halls of WVU features not one, but two spirits. Jason Burns, professional storyteller and WVU Arts and Entertainment staff, shares the stories behind these ghosts, one which he has personally experienced. Visit thedaonline.com/hauntedhallspodcast for more information and to listen to the podcast. We publish on many major podcasting services, including Apple Podcast, Google Play, TuneIn, Anchor, Spotify and more.
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November 10, 2019
Haunted Halls of WVU Ep 3: Woodburn Cow
Have you ever heard the faint sound of a cow mooing near Woodburn Hall? Well, you aren't the only one. Soon after the birth of West Virginia University, a prank that went wrong left behind one of the strangest ghosts on the WVU downtown campus. Listen to the newest episode of The Haunted Halls of WVU to hear all about the phantom cow of Woodburn Hall. Jason Burns, a professional storyteller and WVU Arts and Entertainment staff, shares more ghost stories during performances and appearances around Morgantown. Visit thedaonline.com/hauntedhallspodcast for more information and to listen to the podcast. We publish on many major podcasting services, including Apple Podcast, Google Play, TuneIn, Anchor, Spotify and more.
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November 3, 2019
Haunted Halls of WVU Episode 2: The Girl Who Haunts the Mountainlair
The story of the little girl in the yellow dress has been shared by many on the WVU campus. She spends her time on the second floor of the Mountainlair as a way to remember her happiest days. Though her floating figure may frighten a few, her youthful spirit is full of joy. Listen to the newest episode of The Haunted Halls of WVU where Jason Burns explains the history behind the child that haunts the Mountainlair. Jason Burns, professional storyteller and WVU Arts and Entertainment staff, will be sharing more ghost stories at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Aull Center. Burns also gives private ghost tours in Morgantown. Visit thedaonline.com/hauntedhallspodcast for more information and to listen to the podcast. We publish on many major podcasting services, including Apple Podcast, Google Play, TuneIn, Anchor, Spotify and more.
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October 27, 2019
Haunted Halls of WVU Ep 1: E. Moore Hall
Few may know the story behind the name E. Moore Hall. Elizabeth Moore was the principal of the Woodburn Female Seminary more than 150 years ago. She was known by many as a brave and courageous woman who valued education and was a consultant for WVU when it was first being built. These are the reasons why the hall was named after her, and her influence on the University is the reason why her spirit chose to stay. Hear all the hair-raising stories that have happened in this haunted hall in the very first episode of the DA’s newest podcast, The Haunted Halls of WVU. Jason Burns, professional storyteller and WVU Arts and Entertainment staff member, shares the many tales he has collected over several decades. Burns will be sharing more ghost stories at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Aull Center. Burns also gives private ghost tours in Morgantown. Visit thedaonline.com/hauntedhallspodcast for more information and to listen to the podcast. We publish podcasts on many major podcasting services, including Apple Podcast, Google Play, TuneIn, Anchor, Spotify and more.
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October 21, 2019
Haunted Halls of WVU Teaser
In the coming weeks, you’ll learn about Elizabeth Moore, the late principal of the Woodburn Female Seminary whose presence on campus was so strong in life, she still lingers today in the building bearing her name. Or Sally, a little girl who died from a Typhoid epidemic a few days after dancing the night away in the Mountainlair. This podcast will leave you looking at the halls of WVU in a whole new way. And maybe even peeking over your shoulder a little more than usual. Jason Burns is a professional storyteller and WVU Arts and Entertainment staff member. For the past few decades, he’s been uncovering the real story behind West Virginia’s legends and ghost stories. Especially the spine-chilling ones. Jason will be sharing more ghost stories at the Aull Center on October 28 at 7 p.m. Jason also gives private ghost tours in Morgantown. Visit thedaonline.com/hauntedhallspodcast for more information and to listen to the podcast. We publish podcasts on many major podcasting services, including Apple Podcast, Google Play, TuneIn, Anchor, and more.
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October 16, 2019
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