Built in 1962 could South Puget Sound Community College really be home to its own ghost? Deemed the Lady in White by those who have witnessed her, she is said to appear in the halls of building 22 and on the outskirts of the campus pond. According to the legend she started appearing in the late sixties early seventies after the building was renovated.
She has appeared as a young Native American woman dressed in a white dress and as an orb. Some say she is transparent and others say you do not even know she is a ghost until she walks through a wall.
She has been known to giggle and grin throughout the years.
Witnesses from the nighttime staff of SPSCC were to freaked out by her to even give an interview.
South Puget Sound Community College was built in 1962. It was originally named OTCC, Olympia Technical Community College. Before it was built there was only forest and a railroad that ran through the grounds. Some say that the Lady in White was a victim from a tragic railroad accident.While another legend claims she was thrown into the swamp that existed before building 22. Apparently, if your body is thrown into a swamp… your soul has trouble passing on to the other side.Thirdly people claim she started showing up when the burial remains of an Indian Tribe were disturbed during the renovation. In an interview with skeptic Dale Croes, a professor at SPSCC, he claims to have proven the nonexistence of the lady in white.Croes is locally known for his excavation of a local archeological dig in 1999 that found tribal artifacts from a buried Indian Village in Olympia (accompanying him on the dig were local students and members from the Squaxin Tribe). (I don’t know how to cite properly, but this is the website I got this from Connection.ebscohost.com/content article)
Croes in the interview explained that before any dig takes place they must have a member from the tribe bless the site and make sure the spirits are not going to be disturbed. If at any time there is an issue the dig is called off.
Upon hearing of the Lady in White Croes had a member of the Squaxin Tribe come to the college and have them walk the halls of building 22. According to Croes if she existed the tribal member would have either seen her or felt her. The member failed to do so.In the past when Croes has worked with members from the tribes the members have asked him if he could see someone sitting on the far side of the bay at one dig site. He could not. This person was apparently a spirit who was watching the dig take place.When conducting student interviews we found that even though no current students who were interviewed have seen the ghost, some of them have said they experienced a creepy sensation in building 22. When asked if they felt that the sensation could be due to a ghost they were for the most part in agreement.