A lot of things are taken into consideration for the first day of school, like picking out the perfect outfit (if you don’t have a uniform), a plan of action for your academic and extracurricular activities, and just all-around preparing yourself for whatever the new school year has in store for you. Of course, there are non-tangible factors to consider as well, like not signing up for a class held in a haunted classroom, making sure that you aren’t left alone on campus late at night from an evening class, or making sure that you have common breaks so you don’t end up going to the restroom alone.
Every campus has more than its fair share of creepy stories to tell, so here are a few to have in mind as you go about your first day. You’re welcome!
8. St. Paul’s University Quezon City
Many of the restrooms in the St. Paul campus aren’t furnished with mirrors even though holes and wear on the tiling suggest that at some point there used to be. They say that a girl who committed suicide is known to show herself to students in the mirrors, which is why the faculty had them taken down.
7. University of Santo Tomas
The story goes that in 2012 CCTV cameras were newly installed in one of the rooms on the 8th floor of Beato-Angelico building. The campus was closing down for the night, so guards were ushering students out of the building so that they could turn off the lights and lock up. The guards at the station saw that there were still students in one of the rooms, so they radioed one of the other guards doing rounds to head there and shoo them out. The guard arrives and tells them that the lights are off and the room is empty. His companions reply, “Hindi, may mga tao pa. Ayun o, katabi mo.”
6. UST Hospital
A staff member at the UST Hospital was taking the elevator down to the morgue, and there was only one other person with her in the elevator. The doors were still open when she saw a patient running to catch the ride, so she hurriedly pushed the button to close the doors. The man in the elevator with her asks her why she didn’t let the patient catch a ride with them, so she answered “That patient had a red wrist band – only corpses from the morgue have those.” Her companion then holds his wrist out and says “You mean like this one?”
5. Miriam College Quezon City
Two of the oldest buildings in Miriam used to house the grade school and high school levels. The campus was used as a make-shift hospital and headquarters during World War II, making these two buildings rife with ghost stories. They say that if you’re in any of the restrooms and feel something brushing your shoulders or tapping your head, you should never look up, because you’ll see the ghostly body of one of the women who committed suicide hanging from the rafters.
One of the varsity volleyball players was the last person still in the showers in the Enrique Razon Sports Center when the lights suddenly switched off. She figured the maintenance personnel turned the power off not knowing she was still there, so she got dressed and followed the neon exit sign to the elevator bay. When she got on the elevator, the car kept stopping on every floor, opening to reveal empty hallways. This kept going on from the 8th to the 3rd floor. When she got to the 2nd floor, the door opened again to an empty hallway, but the “overload” alarm suddenly started buzzing, indicating that the car was full.
3. College of Saint Benilde
There are various versions of this story, as is the case with most of them, but the most common one is that during a morning class on the first day of a new school year, one of the professors was calling out the names of the people who had registered for that subject. He had gotten through his entire list and all but one name was called, that of the girl in a plain white shirt and jeans. He asked to see her enrollment form, but she stared blankly at him, stood up, and walked out of the room – through the blackboard.
2. Ateneo De Manila University
Students from ADMU will tell you that the Communications Department building is one of the most haunted on campus. Urban legend says that the building houses a vortex to another dimension. One of the more popular stories goes that one night as a janitor was about to lock up, a guard came in and pleaded to use the bathroom. The janitor relented, and the guard went to the second floor to use the facilities. The janitor went up the check on the room and found it covered in feces. He confronted the guard, who denied that he had trashed the room. As the guard turned away, the janitor saw a handprint on the guard’s back.
1. University of the Philippines Diliman
A girl found herself the last passenger on one of the IKOT jeeps one night on campus. The jeep was approaching the stop nearest her dorm, so she asked the driver to pull over. To her surprise, the driver didn’t stop, refusing to even look at her, and proceeded to take an alternative route. The girl looked around nervously, her apprehension building, when suddenly she found herself right in front of her dormitory. She got off the jeep and was about to run inside when the driver called after her, “Neng, iniba ko na yung daan para makaiwas disgrasya, pero sunugin mo damit mo kaagad. Pag tingin ko sa rearview mirror, wala ka kasing ulo.”
What are your campus horror stories? Give us the creeps in the comments below!