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Salina Central High School
650 E Crawford St
Salina, Ks 67401

County: Saline County
GPS: 38.8253175, -97.6019188
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The belief is that it is haunted by a teacher (identity unknown). Witnesses have experienced many noises, footsteps, doors closing, banging, and lights going on and off by themselves. All the 3rd shift janitors carry boomboxes so they cannot hear the noises she makes. No one has ever seen her but everyone has had pranks played on them by her. This haunting was also discussed on AM 1150 radio as one of Salina`s famous hauntings. December 2003 Update/correction: this one is rather accurate but the version that the submitter of this correction/update has heard from many is that it is haunted by a girl that was the lead in a play and killed in a car accident on the way to opening night. They would hear scratching on the office windows and pounding on the ceiling and doors, while possibly caused by a spiritual presence they believe most of the noises are caused by a living presence for the place is plagued with bats that fly through the halls all through the night. September 2004 Update: it is actually said that the girl seen is the girl that had the lead part in a play. She was to clean the red curtains in Salina Central High auditorium. The night of the play, she was in a horrible car accident and the curtains were in her hand. The curtains were returned to the school and it is said she is seen at night dancing on the stage throughout the curtains. But, the nights of concerts, she is seen backstage with a scowl on her face. She had long blonde hair and was considered very beautiful. She has been seen behind the band dancing to the music being played. Slight breezes would flow throughout the stage and curtains would be moved.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 22164     10/28/2008 5:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

This stuff is true I have gone to this school and heard about this, know im afried to go any where by my self.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 28014     3/1/2009 11:04:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

that is scary:0!!!!! GO MUSATNGS

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 48703     2/22/2010 6:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

My boyfriend says he has spoken to the ghost.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 49459     3/11/2010 12:27:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i had a horriable expirence my freshman year at central with joyce is the ghosts name.... I THINK ITS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53020     6/11/2010 3:07:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

As a member of a team at central who often gets back from trips a 1 or 2 am, I can tell you that the janitors DO NOT listen to music when they are working lol. They would be rather happy to hear from Joyce, I assume. We blame Joyce for everything. We believe her to be present in other parts of the school too, because you feel the same in the auditorium as you do in the art rooms, some of the upstairs science rooms and the rooms in the 250's.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 54033     7/8/2010 7:04:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

my brother goes 2 central and he doesnt beleive, i do! when i went 2 a play ther out in the woods with my bffl we felt a chill the curtains were sway and if u blink super fast u can see her walking around the aditorium! we were spooked!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 57592     9/4/2010 9:04:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

the true story is that joyce died in a car accident when another school had been where central lies today. i am a freshman at this school. the story is that she helps ppl. a cuple of yrs ago a kid almost fell from the lights. she had pulled him back up. another kid had almost fell off the stage while a black out throught out the school and she had caught him. Joyce is nt bad and is very nice. the story wld be that the curtains were from the school she went to in 1960 or 1970 she had followed the curtains to Central.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 63206     11/25/2010 9:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I currently go to Salina central and i am in the schools choir. we were rehearsing in the auditorium the day before our concert and out of nowhere the curtains started moving and the light were flickering. we all believe we were in the precense of Joyce.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 65152     1/7/2011 5:54:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

this is true i went the and the ghost grbs my feet and i couldt mve

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 66078     1/27/2011 7:50:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

It isn't a teacher. it's a student. She haunts the auditorium. There is a water spot behind the curtain that resembles a face. It shifts to follow you when you walk past. It is unclear whether she was a Central student, or if she went to Washington High, which burnt down and prompted the construction of Central. The stage curtains are the only remnant of Washington now. And she didn't die as a high school student. She died in a car accident during her freshman year at KU, but for whatever reason, she returned here. They are superstitious about the play she was in her senior year, "Death Takes a Holiday." I don't think it has been put on more than once or twice since. She seems more active when it is being put on. On an unrelated note, "Death Takes a Holiday" is the basis for the movie "Meet Joe Black"

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 75952     1/14/2012 8:45:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Well it's nice to know that no one who goes to my school can spell correctly!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79311     8/19/2012 12:53:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I've had an experience with Joyce. I was running IDA Draw at a Forensics tournament in the auditorium and every now and again one set of lights would go off and on throughout the day.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79959     10/12/2012 7:51:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

My roomate in college went to Salina Central.  Though he never recalls a personal incident with "Joyce" he had heard the stories in his tenure at Central.  He told stories that he had heard from other students that closely match those that you all have described.  However, I heard that the student was a student at the old "Washington High" and she died holding the curtains that now reside in Central.  I imagine if someone did some serious research theyd find more about it.  Would be an interesting read.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81984     4/25/2013 5:20:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I used to be a thespian at central, and was the set chief in many plays, so I was there late nights, sometimes till 1 or 2 in the morning taking down the set. The ghosts name is Joyce Forrester. I have had my experiences, such as, row J and row F stair lights on the balcony were out for the longest time (her initials). I was completely alone in the entire school, no janitors, no students, but in the auditorium there was a faint music. Many new thespian that had no knowledge of Joyce said they saw someone they didn't recognize backstage during a play. She was nice tho and she was a good person to blame when one of us broke something and didn't want to be in trouble (never worked)




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