If You are Interested in the Civil War
We didn’t do this---we came for the cars--, but this is some information I picked up while there. If you are interested in the Civil War, this might be worth your time. At the Tourist and Convention Commission (352 three Springs Rd.) you can pick up maps for a self-guided driving tour that will take you past Civil War forts, memorial, and other sites relating to the war. Something we will do next time, if we get back that way.
Bowling Green Ghosts
Bowling Green - Greenwood Mall - Back in '96 a man was found dead in his pickup truck in the rear parking lot. The cause of death was never determined, and the vehicle was stolen. No one ever figured out who he was, or what he died of. These days when people park in the spot where his truck was, and leave their vehicle overnight, you can walk up to it and see a man in the passenger seat who looks to be dead or sleeping. Its always the same guy. When any of the guards on duty call a police officer over to remove the guy, they find the car empty. Every single time. The parking spot has an oil stain that looks like a face and has never washed off or changed over the years. The police have nicknamed him "the sleeper". It?s so common; when they call PD dispatch they just say, "We have a sleeper". I have not experienced this one personally, but have heard the call come over the radio.
Bowling Green - off the bridge - There is an old metal bridge with a wooden road...a girl once jumped off of the bridge and drown. The theory is if you go to the end of the bridge and turn your car off and put it in neutral the ghost of the girl will pull you across the bridge. I have experienced this one first hand and no matter what My friend said...I don't think it was the grade!
"crWestern Kentucky University"
Bowling Green - Western Kentucky University - Barnes-Campbell Hall - showers have been reported turning on and off by themselves, and chairs crashing against walls. A young man fell to his death down the dorms elevator shaft. I have heard the noises myself.
Bowling Green - Western Kentucky University - Helm Library - is known to be haunted by a student who fell to his death from the ninth floor when trying to open a window. I haven't experienced this one, but the part about the student is true.
Bowling Green - Western Kentucky University - The Kentucky Museum - Located on campus is haunted by an unknown male. He seems to enjoy pushing books from the shelves.
Bowling Green - Western Kentucky University - McClean Hall - McClean Hall on campus is supposed to haunted by Mattie McClean the woman its named for. Supposedly if you stare at a picture of her long enough in the lobby she will smile back at you. This really does work!
Bowling Green-Western KY University-Pearce Ford Tower (Dorm Hall) is supposed to be haunted by a construction worker crushed by an elevator. Some say the recent death of a student has also increased the paranormal activity.
Bowling Green - Western Kentucky University - Potter Hall - In 1977 a girl hung herself in the basement. Change has been heard dropped in soda machines but no one is there, scratching sounds of basement floor. Not sure about this one.
Bowling Green - Western Kentucky University - Schneider Hall - Objects disappear and then reappear. Knocks and strange noises during the day and night. Sudden temperature changes in certain rooms. Feelings of being watched. The stuff disapearing could be unorganized college students, but the rest really does happen.
Bowling Green - Western Kentucky University - Rhodes Harlin Hall - is haunted by a girl who jumped to her death. People hear scratching on their windows and doors (at all hours of the night).
Bowling Green - Western Kentucky University - Van Meter - Auditorium - The auditorium is reportedly haunted by a man that fell to his death there while working on one of the catwalks. Students, workers and performers have seen him. Also rumored, he fell onto the stage and his blood of course soaked into the wood. In the 1950?s and again in 1968 this stage was re-floored, and the stain again returned. This one seems to amaze the janitorial staff!