Haunted The Dalles, Oregon
The Dalles High School is host to one of the town’s most prevalent urban legends. If you search forums about The Dalles and ask about local hauntings, spooks, and urban legends, this location will absolutely be mentioned. The legend involves a young girl, or boy depending on who tells the story, who drowned in a pool in the basement of the school. The pool was then filled in and never used again. The decade of the occurrence also depends on the teller. Ever since this mysterious death, apparitions of the student have been seen throughout the school.
Is there a pool in the basement of The Dalles High School? Did any students drown in this supposed pool? Did anyone die in the school at all?? Is there fact or fiction to any of these stories? Watch the video below to find out!
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220 E 10th St, The Dalles, OR 97058
Haunted The Dalles High School Photos:
The Suicide of Frank Heckman – July 23,1935 – Frank Heckman, a 35-year old The Dalles High School teacher, killed himself in his home. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72951925/frank-r-heckman
The Car Accident of Anna Mae Wodecki -May 9,1940 – Anna Mae Wodecki, a 16-year old student died in a car accident. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/63936631/anna-may-wodecki
The Accidental Shooting of Tom Metteer – November 20,1959 – Two high school students were involved in an accidental shooting. Joseph Davis, a sophomore, accidentally shot his friend Tom Metteer, also 16, when they were playing with a gun in Davis’s home.
The Murder of Erma Orcutt – November 1,1966 – Erma Orcutt, a 17-year old The Dalles High School student, was shot and killed in her home. Larry George, 18-years old at the time, shot Erma while he was standing outside of her home. He plead guilty and received a life sentence.
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