Form one of the most haunted colleges in America come stories people of being touched by unseen hands. There are even rumors of marks left on some victims.
In Building J, a female form has been seen looking out windows along with sounds of scattering feet and whispering voices. Carlisle Hall is believed to be haunted by an unknown female spirit as well. In Room 313 of Kirtley Hall you may encounter the ghost of Anne Kirtley herself another girl who supposedly killed herself in that room. The doors and windows shake, there are cold spots and, more often than not, the entire room is a “cold spot”. Even in summer.
Marion also is home to the Marion Military Institute. During the civil war, battle victims were taken to the Chapel on campus, which was turned into a hospice. Directly behind the chapel the ones that didn’t survive were buried there. Since then cadets have had experiences with objects in their room being moved, unusual noises in the hallways and rooms, also experiences with paranormal activity. Some believe that the spirits that live on campus, due to their extreme mood changes, possesses some cadets. There have been no cases of violent ghosts or apparitions, but there have been several reports made about cadets having been alone and having a sudden rush of someone being there when there is not.