Every time I recall this story, I can’t sleep for at least two days after. Imagine our mother, Kenyon College, washed in warm light. The trees lining middle path are shaggy green. The student body has gone to summer in upstate New York or somewhere on the coast of Massachusetts or got an internship like a reasonable person. It’s the summer of 1995. Gambier is sleepy, but one building is full of activity.
Caples has been checked and locked down for the night, but lights and showers have been unexpectedly coming on throughout the day despite the vacancy of the building. At 5 a.m. safety officer Dan Turner recieved a call from switchboard operator, Jolynn Bryant. Three phone calls from Caples had come in rapid succession from rooms 511, 611, and 711. Each time she heard a woman scream and hang up. The sound was not mechanical but decidedly human. Safety officers arrived on the scene and another call came in from room 811. This time the voice on the other line did not scream. Instead, it breathed heavily, wimpered, and choked out the phrase “How was your weekend?”
It’s the Monday Catchup.
“I saw a baby llama taken from its mother and then returned.”
“Butterfingers are NOT the best candy, but my roomate still bought some.”
“The Kokes are good, but are they that good?”
One thing that the caples ghost and I have in common is that people are either apathetic about us or LOVE us. I think that’s comforting. One thing that your weekend and the caples ghost have in common is that they are both things of the past. Here do these new things!
What: Haunted Leonard
- Me. In. A. Morph. Suit. Scaring. You.
When: Saturday, October 27 at 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Where: 4th floor Leonard
What: Founders’ Day & Matriculation
- This is the day where you all sign a blood oath to love and respect Kenyon. Specifically, you pledge to carry a pebble form middle path in your hands at all times. A professor, fellow student, or staff person may ask you to produce this pebble to ensure you are upholding the oath you made. I’ve held my pebble so long that it has lodged itself into my hand!
When: Thursday, October 25 (Class schedule changes!!)
Where: Rosse hall!