LAMBERTVILLE HIGH II

The least of learning is done in the classrooms --Thomas Merton

Lambertville High

Lambertville High School, Lambertville, New Jersey

+Roadtrip::Easter In Lambertville+

[Outside Lambertville High]   [Inside Lambertville High]   [The Old Coal Mill]

explored & photographed by: Shady

Going inside the school was most creepy. First of all, when we were getting ready to go in, my camera died. This was strange because I had just put a freshly, fully charged 3-hour battery in, yet my camera's power was suddenly drained after about only 30 minutes, just as I take my first step inside? That had never happened before, weird. I had actually heard stories about flashlights, cameras, and other electronic equipment mysteriously jamming or failing at the school, but I admit I was skeptical. Now, it seemed that I was experiencing this phenomena firsthand. Whoa.

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

After a battery reload, I shot this first pic at the entrance, where the ghostly Lambertville football player they call "Buckeye" (not his real name- duh) is said to linger. Buckeye supposedly died after suffering an injury that snapped his neck during a football game (we have actually dug up documents about a Lambertville student suffering a broken neck during a game; this was reported to have happened at another location we were told, as Lambertville High had no football field up on the hill). The legend says that if you stand at this landing, between the first and second floors, and challenge Buckeye to a game, a football will suddenly fly down the stairs right toward you, fast and hard enough to break your neck. Creepy! We didn't try it out. The eerie thing is that if you look at the pic I shot from that spot, you will see two distinct orbs to the left of the staircase, and what appears to be a ghastly face on the wall to the right. The ghoulish "face" is actually grime stained onto the wall. Eeek!

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Once inside, there was no denying that the temperature inside was many degrees lower than outside. We made our way carefully up the stairs and into the locker rooms, which were quite fascinating... the floor is totally overgrown with foliage and thorny vines are hungrily creeping over the walls.

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Strange noises echoed through the crumbling halls as we made our way though the school. We searched high and low for the infamous "changing" chalkboards, but didn't find any- we found remnants and pieces of some that were smashed beyond recognition, and none of the messages we had heard about. Too bad.

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

The third floor is said to be the site of many ghostly activities; people have reported seeing eerie lights and figures around the third floor. As you can see, the third level is not even accessible- it has completely collapsed. It's still a pretty creepy place. I shot a picture of the third level from outside, and lo and behold- I caught an orb in the photo, right below the overhang of the roof. I also got two more orbs in one of the basement rooms- I felt a chilling-cold wave of air around me, so I snapped a pic. In the pic, you can clearly see two orbs hovering on the left, similar to the two in the entry pic. Hmm, maybe I had a couple of new friends following me around??

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

As we left the dark interior of the school and headed back out into the daylight, I paused to take one last look over my shoulder. The moon hung visible in the sky, and Lambertville stood draped in black shadows despite the sunlight. I made sure to shoot 6 pics of the legendary headstone-shaped marker right in front of the school, but when I got home and downloaded the pics, all 6 jpeg files of the marker photos were corrupt and would not open. Every other picture on that disc (and all the other discs from that day) was fine, except for those 6! Crazy. So, that's why you don't see a pic of the marker here. I guess that means I just have to go back again???

We climbed back into the Lady and headed down the hill and back to civilization. We turned down a shady back road, looking for more interesting roadside sights and finds. And that's how we found the amazing old abandoned mill...

<---OUTSIDE LAMBERTVILLE HIGH           THE OLD COAL MILL--->

 

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