One College Drive, Bennington, Vermont 05201
Three stories of granite that was once known as Jennings Mansion now house the music department of Bennington College.
Students often work in the buildiing throughout the night and have witnessed a variety of haunting activity.
Many have heard voices from the corners of the rooms that they are in. When they go to investigate to see if anyone else is near they find nobody.
Others have heard footsteps walking the hallways of Jennings at night. Yet, there is no one there. At times, the instruments will begin playing themselves.
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There have been many deaths at Bennington College, so it would not be surprising to have spirits there. Our daughter died at the college in a tragic accident in 2005. (In VAPA, another building.) Also, we have heard a bit about the "Bennington Triangle", and would be interested in hearing more about it.
My mothers friend has pics not of this college but southern vermont college-everett hall the one with the red roof. A picture of orbs. Would you be interested?
andrea my e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org or if any one whants to chat on the mater emileys brige or bennington college
In 1979 I drove my car into a river near North Bennington in White Creek. I was a senior at Bennington. During that last semester, 3 people died car accidents. I was lucky to survive my accident, and there were 3 other accidents with injuries. I thought it was message from the universe for me to change my ways. Perhaps there was something else going on.
We are a investigative group based out of Bennington, VT and we are looking for more insite and other endevours that have taken place in Southern VT. If you have any please feel free to email us. TY The Society of Paranormal Research & Investigations.
My son will be going to Bennington College this year. On a final tour we went across campus with a sophomore to visit the music department at Jennings Hall. As we approached the house I tried to take a picture, and my android phone was acting strange and reversing itself on me, flipping the image. I know the phone can do that but in a year has never done that. After the tour we went to the basement cellar to see Mrs. Jennings famous wheel chair. A single bulb dimly lit a small area, we turned on another light to see a very long (60ft or so) dark hall with a locked metal gate blocking the entrance. Suddenly the light went off, all 3 of us heard a distant metal rattle like crapping sound. The sophomore said he touch the gate, but we ALL affirmed that the wheelchair was pushed and heard down the hallway. We were really convinced that this was Mrs. Jennings, she is evidently still there. When I returned home there was a photo on my phone after all. Strange.
This is absurd. I've been to Jennings many many times, wandered around the basement, spent late night time in all the little rooms upstairs, and taken countless photos in and around the house. I have friends who actually lived in the basement of Jennings. Nothing. Bennington students are creative and love the drama of a haunted house. Though Jennings looks creepy, the fact is there is nothing unusual about the house. Yes, it creeks and groans, its old old house, on a hill that gets lots of wind, practically in the forest, and there are vermin in the walls, basement, and attic, but that's it. No haunting.
Thanks to Bennington College and to the Jennings Music Library for the Free Library Interlibrary Loan program of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Because of the Jennings Music Library I was able to borrow a CD with Igor Stravinsky's Symphony in 3 Movements, The Symphony of Psalms and the Symphonies of Wind Instruments with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez. A great orchestra with Maestro Boulez and superb performances. (My personal thought on the performances: a bit too polished...I feel that Stravinsky's works should be a bit more strident and rough around the edges. The orchestral execution is flawless but the sound "sounds" as though it was poured through a sonic strainer to remove any offensive impurities.) My humble opinion. Thomas