ONW: Ghost In OSU Students’ Apartment Turns Out To Be A Real Person Secretly Living In The Basement

As if I needed any more proof that the living are a lot creepier than the dead.

According to an article in The Ohio State University‘s newspaper, The Lantern, students sharing an apartment on 13th Avenue had started joking with each other and friends that their place was haunted. I mean, how else could you explain the kitchen cabinets opening on their own? And what about all the weird noises coming from behind the locked utility room door in the basement?

Down these stairs and around the corner lies the Haunted Utility Room
–from Gawker

Turns out there wasn’t anything paranormal going on after all. Although what was going on could hardly be considered “normal”. That’s because when maintenance workers broke the lock on the “utility room” door and took a peek inside, they didn’t find any ghosts. Instead, they found what appeared to be the living quarters of a young man who had been secretly squatting there, unbeknownst to all the other (legal) residents of the apartment.

The unhaunted apartment on 13th Avenue, complete with stranger living in basement
–from The Lantern

Other than the name “Jeremy”, not much else was known about this mysterious man, although he is believed to be a student at OSU. Regardless, he seemed enough at home in his secret hideaway that he had decorated it with pictures of himself with friends and family members.

“Jeremy” was evicted from the apartment via a note left behind on the basement door, but he was able to go in and retrieve his belongings. Where Jeremy went is anyone’s guess, but now that he’s gone and the current residents are contemplating lawsuits against the realty company, everything appears back to normal once again.


Read the original article from The Lantern (video, too) by clicking here.

Additional information can be found at Gawker. Click here to check it out.

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