El Paso’s High School happens to be one of the oldest buildings in that city.
Eerie reports from students and faculty include urban legends surrounding the building’s fourth floor, which is said to be inhabited by a thick mist.
Some have linked the phenomena to a tragedy dating back 35 years, when a student slashed her wrists and dove from the fourth floor balcony to her death.
Her spectral shape has been sighted on the balcony, waving to visitors or recreating her fatal jump, and is also seen roaming the hallways, crying .
The picture below dated 1985, showing the unidentified woman in the center whose features are blurred and distorted. According to students who posed for the photo, no one recognized her from the day the picture was taken… and some say she was never there.
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Also a group of teachers found a small sealed-up classroom behind a brick wall. The room had been left exactly as it was when the last class left, with students’ personal items still on the desks. One such item was a love letter from a teenage girl… and a haunting suicide note.
So zakniteh, make any ghost friends in high school?
I didn’t go to EPH, but my dad did! And there are a gajillion different ghost stories and a gazillion more variations of each one. For example, I was under the impression that photograph was even before the my dad’s time (late 70’s). The closest to a ghost story I can share with you is that I had a co-worker who lived right by EPH and during the night, even blocks away, you could see shadowy figures and lights appear through the windows. OooOooOooh! For all I know it was the custodial staff, but people, including my former co-worker, swear weird stuff happens there.
As far as I know, every high school in El Paso has a ghost. By the time I graduated mine the building was barely eight years old and it already had like three or four residential ghosts. This town loves ghosts it seems.