BARNEGAT, N.J. – Little evidence of life remains inside the Elizabeth V. Edwards School. The building has remained mostly vacant since its last class of students left in 2004.
But some school officials
believe the building — which served as both a high school and an
elementary school since its completion in 1930 — is still inhabited by
something, or someone, otherworldly.
"It's always just been kind
of mischievous," said Bill Cox, transportation and security coordinator
for Barnegat schools, of the supernatural experiences. "We don't know if
Lizzy (Edwards) is haunting the school, but if she is, she's a good
People who've worked in the building in years past say the
"good ghost" — and maybe a few of her late colleagues — pass the time
slamming lockers, turning lights on and off, and playing 1940s music for
no one in particular. The Edwards School's ghostly reputation has
attracted the attention of the Syfy network's Ghost Hunters, famous for investigating suspicions of paranormal activity across the nation.
Walshe, a maintenance worker in the school district, thinks the
haunting might be authentic. He said he saw an apparition — the image of
a translucent woman wearing a floral print dress with her hair piled up
high onto her head.
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