ALBION, Idaho — Simply three years after Idaho gained statehood, the city of Albion was greater than only a cease between Boise and Salt Lake Metropolis.
“Oh, there was four,000 individuals dwelling right here,” stated life-lengthy resident George Kelley.
His household ties to Albion return two generations earlier than he was born right here eighty two years in the past. Rising up Kelley went to grade faculty like virtually everybody else in Cassia County. “Proper right here, at Albion Regular,” he stated.
Albion State Regular Faculty was a two-yr school inbuilt 1893 to show Idaho’s future academics. It closed in 1951 and by that point some 6,000 scholar-academics had handed via this campus. However some would say a few of them, and a few of those that served them did not absolutely depart.
“Oh yeah, I’ve heard that, yeah,” stated Kelley, who admits he does not essentially consider it.
“There was the woman that might stroll throughout the grounds at two within the morning with a backpack on that was making an attempt to go to high school,” recalled Heather Mortensen. “I imply, I heard all types of tales.”
Mortensen and her husband purchased the 35-acre property at public sale 10 years in the past with the intent to show it right into a retreat and occasion middle. However each October, with the assistance of these tales, they flip the campus right into a haunted home tour.
“So, that is Comish Corridor and I feel it is round 50k sq. ft,” stated Mortensen, standing on the steps out entrance. “And it is the ladies’s dormitory.”
Due to this constructing, she says she turned satisfied haunted wasn’t only a vacation gimmick.
One yr, on Halloween night time, she says she and a few employees have been standing within the courtyard, on the shut of one other season, once they noticed a light-weight in an upstairs window of Comish Corridor.
“It seemed like a flashlight however not brilliant, it seemed like sort of a dim flashlight, sort of shifting round in there,” remembers Mortensen. However they shortly found no one was inside. “No one in the entire constructing.”
Kay Powell labored as a nightwatchman there for 10 years, and he is heard of a number of sightings of a darkish-haired lady across the ladies’s dormitory.
“She’d be on the finish of the corridor or one thing and simply kinda disappear,” Powell explains.
It was the identical lady supposedly seen by a mystical investigation workforce whereas they have been establishing their gear.
“They usually got here operating outdoors and stated, ‘We simply noticed this woman standing within the…