Published on January 22nd, 2014 | by Ameena Rasheed

Iowa State lands spot on most haunted colleges list

Mysteries Heartland, a blog that details quirky facts about the Midwest, ranked Iowa State University number five on its top 10 list of most haunted colleges in the Midwest.

The blog mentioned that Iowa State’s Fisher Theater and Farm House Museum were supposedly haunted by ghosts.

It has been said that students have heard “disembodied voices” and other “strange sounds” in the buildings.

From Mysteries Heartland:

Fisher Theater is said to be haunted by the ghost of Frederica Shattuck. Her contributions to the theater department led to Shattuck Theater being named after her. Shattuck Theater was later torn down, and according to Cynthia Thuma and Catherine Lower’s book Creepy Colleges and Haunted Universities, Shattuck’s ghost moved to Fisher Theater. Students hear disembodied voices, and a wheelchair that belonged to Shattuck reportedly moves on its own.

See what other colleges made the list here.

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Ameena is Online Editor for Juice Magazine. E-mail her at or follow her updates on Twitter @AmeenaRasheed.

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