LAMBERTVILLE HIGH

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other --Benjamin Franklin

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School, Lambertville, New Jersey

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Click here to take a virtual walk through the foliage-filled locker rooms of Lambertville, complete with spooky noises in the background

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

We lost sense of time as we wandered through the moldering halls; we also lost count of the endless dark classrooms we found. We kept waiting to run into to some ghostly apparition or axe-wielding maniac, but nothing (besides a lingering sense of danger) made itself known. We passed rusted rows of lockers and classrooms completely filled with debris from the upper floors...

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Gaping holes in the walls provide peeks into adjoining rooms. An old punch card reader signed by "Casper" (is he friendly??) leans haphazardly in a hallway. In some spots, the original institutional-green tile peeks through the debris covering the floor. Some of the doors lie on the floor, looking like they were forced off of their hinges violently from the inside

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

This is just a glimpse at how dark and forbidding it is inside the school... and some of these pics were shot with a flash, so it was even darker in there than it seems. Cracks and holes in the ceilings occasionally shed some light, but a shadowy darkness rules the school.

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

By this time, we had all joined back up and made our way back down through the levels. I paused to get some pics  in one of the classrooms before we continued on down into the icy cold basement level, which was filled with junk and extremely dark

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

We stumbled around in the underground level for awhile... wondering if there was an end to the all the darkened rooms and crumbling hallways. Finally, we decided it was time to go, heading back up the stairs toward the warm sunlight beyond the shadowy halls of Lambertville...

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

Lambertville High School

We headed back out through the entrance, pausing to look up at the cornice above the front door one last time, before heading back to the truck and toward our next destination... leaving the doomed old high school behind up on top of the lonely hill, hidden beneath it's cloak of green foliage.

The Shady Lady sped down the hill and back onto the main road, ready to carry us on to our next adventure... the Scoobies were headed to North Princeton, a huuuuge abandoned ghost-town of a facility, but we saw security guards at the entrance, so of course we didn't even try it. We did get to drive through it, though... and it was pretty damned incredible... well, until the security guard spotted us and chased us out, anyway. Wish we had pics to show, though.

It was late in the day at this point, and we didn't have anything else on our agenda, so we started to head back toward home. Somewhere along the road, we managed to spot a treasure of a find, a grand old empty mansion nearly hidden off the side of the road. Of course we had to pull over and investigate! What we discovered there was beyond what any of us had ever imagined we would find...

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Virtual Scoob Lloyd wrote, "Hey, just wanted to say a few things. First, I love your site. It's great and filled with cool and mysterious old abandoned buildings. Second, about Lambertville High School, I recently went there in the evening, and there were alot of strange noises coming from the third floor. Also, I am a chain smoker, and keep having to light up a cig to relax me, and it was very odd that the lighter (I use a Zippo) would not work in the building at all. Could the past be trying to protect it from another fire? It was creepy. Put me on your mailing list, and keep me posted on this wonderful old high school. Thanks"

Another reader, Norbert, wrote, "I went to Lambertville school twice and i read your story about your camera that the battery died, and similar thing happened to me 1st time I went there. I had my brand new back then HP digital camera, i took little over 100 pictures of school outside and inside and what was weird that on the way back all those pictures were gone and corrupted so i had to go back there again and retake pictures. But i found it very weird that for no reason all the pictures of the school got corrupted. Just my 5 cents."

And our reader Kyle wrote, "I have been to lambertville high school numerous times. I know the story behind the high school and all. In fact one of my ex friends has a relative who went there at some point in her life. Anyway, my friends and i make a regular treck to labertville high. We have been inside and out, and in fact have some memorabilia from the old spook house. the story behind the school is it was built in the late 1800's to early 1900's. around the year 1931 the place burned down due to an accident in the science lab. many lives were lost. the school was rebuilt around 1941 to 1942 im not sure exactly. it was fully functional for a few more years when the same incident happened, except the difference is that this time most of the people inside the building perished except for a couple teachers, the principal and maybe a handful of students. the school was never rebuilt because the money invested in it last time went down the drain. I have seen all of the things inside. the pictures on the chalkboards, the cold science room, etc. it is quite a fascinating place. i will be mad if they tear it down. i know its still there as of this date, but i was not aware they were going to demolish it."

GrAffiX tells us, "I have lived in NJ most of my life in Flemington actually. A couple years ago a friend and i went to the lambertville high school and were freaked out...in front of the entrance near the "driveway" there was a baby carage...my friend took part of the carage too. When we were on the second floor standing in the long hall and we clearly heard someone walk down the stairs from the 3rd floor and stand right in front of us. We didn't see anything we just heard it and felt the presence. I have never heard anything about the school but have been looking for info on it for a about 1 year now. I am very sensitive to these types of things and instantly knew it was haunted but could never find any info. I do know that the last fire was in April. Thats about all the info the historical society will give you. Thanks for adding this school very helpful. Just dont get caught on the property the neighbors next door (my friends family) will call the police."

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