The Brown Lady has haunted Chowan University since the 19th century, when the Murfreesboro school was an all-female Baptist college. Depending on the version of the story, she jumped to her death when her beau died in the Civil War, expired from typhoid or a broken heart. This photograph, with a model posing as the ghost, appeared in the now-defunct campus paper Smoke Signals.
The Brown Lady has haunted Chowan University since the 19th century, when the Murfreesboro school was an all-female Baptist college. Depending on the version of the story, she jumped to her death when her beau died in the Civil War, expired from typhoid or a broken heart. This photograph, with a model posing as the ghost, appeared in the now-defunct campus paper Smoke Signals. Courtesy of Chowan University
The Brown Lady has haunted Chowan University since the 19th century, when the Murfreesboro school was an all-female Baptist college. Depending on the version of the story, she jumped to her death when her beau died in the Civil War, expired from typhoid or a broken heart. This photograph, with a model posing as the ghost, appeared in the now-defunct campus paper Smoke Signals. Courtesy of Chowan University

The Brown Lady, 19th-century ghost in taffeta, still haunts Chowan – Shaffer

October 30, 2016 02:59 PM

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