Episode 4: Hopkins Military Academy
Reality Check: "Hopkins Military Academy" never existed. The statements made on the MTV site are part of the atmosphere of "Fear". "Fear" is an entertainment show. The only reality of Fear is the participant's reactions to frightening stories and situations.
A good understanding of the difference between fact and fiction is a must! Scary stories are made up and told to the participants to increase their fear in an unfamiliar environment. The statements posted on the MTV web page are not true, they are just scary stories told to create a horror television show.
As many residents of Virginia know, this episode of Fear was filmed at a military academy in this state. This historic site is heavily guarded, so an unauthorized day trip is definitely not recommended!
Please watch this episode of Fear with respect and understand that this is just a horror show. This school has strong emotional ties for many people. It was a great school that is held sacred by it's alumni. Some alumni believe some parts of the school were haunted, others disagree. No murders were ever committed there, no cadets were abused by a teacher, and there were most certainly no satanic ritual activities. The only death that I know of was an unfortunate incident in the 1950's where a young cadet was accidentally shot.
Remember - TV is not reality, and reality TV is never what it seems.
The school that Episode 4 was filmed in wasn't the house of horrors that MTV set up for the cast, but it does have a few ghost stories. Read below, ghost hunters! Grateful thanks to the members of the AMA Alumni association who shared this article with me.
An AMA Alumni shares his feelings after watching "Fear". Thanks Michael!!
Ohio University has it's haunted Wilson Hall
Patapsco Female Institute was once a lovely school. Now it's an interesting ruin with an even more interesting story.
Salesian Prep Catholic Boys School has a shameful history and a horrifying past. See images from an investigation done by the Midwestern Paranormal Research Group at this abandoned site.
St. John University in Minnesota is one of the most haunted colleges in the country.
Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada has a sad ghost story
Sweet Briar College has a number of interesting stories to tell.
Tennessee High School has a ghost named Agnes
Urbana High School has a secret tower with strange happenings
X-Project: Haunted Colleges lists various colleges across America with spooky histories.
More spooky school entries added every Tuesday - check back often!
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