UVoice at Arcadia is politically haunting!

March 7, 2008 12:36:29 AM PST
We visited Arcadia University, the nationally-acclaimed liberal arts school.You may remember it had once been called Beaver College, because it was originally located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania (they changed it - but that's another story).

We interviewed four students about their thoughts on the race for president, and about their haunting experiences while on campus.

YOU CAN WATCH OUR UVOICE CLIP, PLUS OUR POPULAR 'NAME THE NOMINEE' GAME, AND A SHORT STORY ON GREY TOWERS CASTLE BY CLICKING ON THE VIDEOS IN THE MEDIA CAROUSEL ABOVE

Some people say they feel strange things, particularly while in Grey Towers Castle, the focal point of the Montgomery County campus.

One of the handymen at Arcadia University took us to the top of the structure, where few are allowed to go. Much of the Glenside university's campus is visible from up there. For obvious reasons, roof access is restricted.

It is what goes on within the walls of this national historic landmark that has become so mysterious.

Construction of the grey stone structure began in 1893. William Welsh Harrison was its first resident. Arcadia officials say he is depicted in one of the gargoyle sculptures in the front.

There are numerous gargoyles - some human-like, some not so human.

Today, the castle serves as offices and a residence hall for Arcadia. Some students swear strange things happen not only here - but in buildings throughout the campus.

Harrison, the first resident, died in 1927. The school bought the castle two years later. The sale price was 712 thousand dollars. Even in this real estate market, that seems like a bargain, doesn't it?

Our UVoice participants:

Jade Mostyn (senior class president)

Jason Ford

Charles Glass

Benjamin Brennan

WEB LINK: Arcadia University

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