In recent years haunted libraries have become popular with ghost investigators, with Evansville, Indiana's Willard Library achieving great renown for its webcams that allows users to watch for ghosts.
We decided to compile a list of Haunted Libraries within the United States. There are more ghosts in libraries than one might at first expect. Most libraries seem to be haunted due to either have former librarians remaining behind after lengthy careers, or by having past patrons with tragic circumstance determined to continue their bookworm activities! In either case, the legends are eerie and the setting fantastic for the haunting of library ghosts!
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About Our Featured Ghost Library
The two videos feature an investigation into a haunted library of New Jersey known as the Old Bernardsville Library. The investigators seek to chase down the tales and stories of the library ghost (or ghosts) that haunt the building. The original building was built in 1710, with most of the structure being built later.
As haunted libraries go, this one allegedly is haunted by the ghost of Phyllis Parker, whose ghostly apparition has been seen by witnesses. She was an innkeeper's daughter who died in the latter 1700's, being seen by local police, library staff and patrons. The library was formerly an old house-turned-tavern. So, the building has lots of history dating back to the Revolutionary time era.
The library possibly finds its haunting due to a different circumstance than most haunted libraries, and that being its former use might have provided much more emotional trauma that somehow remained attached to the building prior to becoming a library.