A look at one of the most concentrated areas of hauntings in all of New York City: Fordham University in the Bronx. This is part 1 of a look at the ghosts of Queen’s Court, the oldest dorm on campus.

Ghostly priests, secret tunnels, black dogs, poltergeist activity, multiple burial grounds, housing in an old morgue, and more abound at Fordham University, at a campus in the Bronx that’s about half a mile wide. This is part 1 of a look at Queen’s Court, the university’s oldest dorm, which was built in 1845, was once a seminary, and has a number of hauntings and urban legends attached to it.

Highlights include:
• A groundskeeper ghost who still does his rounds
• The ghost of a 19th century seminarian
• A digression about Stone Tape Theory
• A theory about why Fordham’s ghost stories were kept quiet until the 1970s
• A conceited archbishop

 

Maps showing Fordham University’s size

East-West Measurement of Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus

East-West Measurement of Fordham University’s Rose Hill Campus

North-South Measurement of Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus

North-South Measurement of Fordham University’s Rose Hill Campus

East-West Measurement of a similar sized area around Washington Square Park

East-West Measurement of a similar sized area around Washington Square Park

North-South Measurement of a similar sized area around Washington Square Park

North-South Measurement of a similar sized area around Washington Square Park

 

Pictures of Queen’s Court

 
Ghosts of Queens Court

Church with pointed steeple and St. John’s, early drawing, from the Fordham University Archives and Special Collections

Ghosts of Queens Court

St John’s Hall, Queens Court_A history of St. John’s College, Fordham, N.Y by Thomas Gaffney Taaffe, 1891

Ghosts of Queens Court

St. John’s Hall with church on the right, from the Fordham University Archives and Special Collections

Ghosts of Queens Court

St. John’s Hall with vines, from the Fordham University Archives and Special Collections

Ghosts of Queens Court

St. John’s Hall, from the Fordham University Archives and Special Collections

Ghosts of Queens Court

St. John’s Hall, Vine covered wall with several students by the fountain, from the Fordham University Archives and Special Collections

 

 

Sources consulted RE: the Ghosts of Queen’s Court

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