The Two Brothers in Owen

This is one of the most prevalent ghost stories that has been passed down by brothers for a while now. I have heard several variations of it, some more realistic than others. This is the earliest written version of the story I could find:

“People used to store their stuff up in the second floor of Owen during the summer. This was before it was renovated into Pike Club. [A brother] came back early from break and was too tired to move his bed back into the house, so he decided just to spend the night out in Owen (bad Idea if you ask me). Sometime during the night he wakes up to the sight of a little boy sitting on the end of his bed. At first he was terrified, but the boy started to talk to him and turned out to be a pretty nice kid. The kid told him there was another boy with him that wasn’t so nice and was always angry. He then noticed he did hear someone else moving about the place down the hallway. The little boy finally left and the Brother eventually fell back asleep. After his experience, the brother wanted to do a little research about that particular building on our grounds. It turns out that there were two boys about the same age as the one he had been talking to that had hung themselves in the second floor of Owen during their abusive stay at the Glenn Home. The story goes on that this brother made several other evening trips to Owen and was able to continue seeing the nicer of the boys while the angry one kept to himself and ran around the east hallway.”

If you happen to know more about the two boys, or if there’s another aspect to the story we’re missing, please let us know so we can keep this updated.

A room in the 2nd floor of Owen. This is what it looks like today in the section of the building that is still boarded up.

A room in the 2nd floor of Owen. This is what it looks like today in the section of the building that is still boarded up.

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