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A Paranormal Report of Haring Hall: From 6 p.m. Until It Got Too Weird

Haring Hall is one of the oldest buildings on campus, and surprise surprise, it’s also the creepiest. As soon as you walk inside you’re transported to a zombie apocalypse movie, set in a high school from the 50s. The building is falling apart around you, there are caution signs everywhere, and you can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching you. The only reasonable conclusion to come to is that Haring Hall is definitely haunted. For your personal safety and because we really needed to procrastinate finals, The Black Sheep logged a paranormal report on the spooky happenings in Haring.

5:42 p.m.

After entering Haring we immediately see rows of lockers and wonder if we’ve transported to a high school. After some investigation, the lockers were completely empty, making them somewhat eerie. You know who has empty lockers? Ghosts, that’s who!

5:57 p.m.

A constant tapping is heard coming from this locked, inconspicuous door. Is it someone trying to get out, or lure you in? We didn’t stay to find out.

6:03 p.m.

What’s scarier than the thought of a life before smartphones? These abandoned telephone booths haunt us with nightmares of the inability to distract yourself on your phone during boring lectures. After living a life like that, it’s no wonder ghosts haunt this building.

6:12 p.m.

Our first reminder that Haring housed the vet department for forever. The horrible stench of formaldehyde left behind from all those horrible animal dissections is not forgotten. Those poor animals are probably haunting the building at this very moment.

6:30 p.m.

Stopping for a quick bathroom break, we notice an abandoned bed frame in the women’s restroom. Probably a popular spot for ghost Tinder dates. Motivated by a combination of fear and not wanting to (ghost)bust this spooky date, we immediately left.

6:54 p.m.

Biohazardous freezers like this are everywhere in Haring, and they’re probably slowing giving us all cancer. Rumor has it they used to be meat lockers for butchered cows. RIP you majestic beasts.

7:02 p.m.

The amount of exclamation points on this door should keep anyone from trying to open it. What’s this room hiding? When we peered inside it was completely empty…but that’s just what the ghosts want us to think.

7:14 p.m.

These creepy ass children’s thank you cards don’t make us feel any better about being here. Why are children the scariest villains in horror movies? But more importantly, why are they here?

7:36 p.m.

As we’re walking down this dark, empty hallway we notice a pop up sign with the words “We Dare You.” Are the spooks trying to communicate with us? What have we done? It suddenly becomes clear that we need to get out of here before sundown.

7:42 p.m.

As we leave Haring we’re thankful for the fun spooky times and a new Halloween adventure spot, but also glad to be out. One thing’s for sure, Haring definitely isn’t just any building on campus. It’s got character. Granted, that character mostly comes from the fact that out of every place on campus, you’re most likely to suddenly find yourself in a horror movie there. But hey, at least it’s got something for you to remember it by and maybe the thought of those rabid animal ghosts will keep you awake in lecture.


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