LAMBERTVILLE HIGH

The least of learning is done in the classrooms --Thomas Merton

Lambertville High

Lambertville High School, Lambertville, New Jersey

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We swung back around and headed up this steep, narrow, spooky-ass road that lead up to a hilltop. The DEAD END sign gave us a clue that we were headed the right way. As we crested the hill, we suddenly saw the decrepit old high school, complete with empty flagpole, peeking over the ridge above. Somehow, we'd found it!!

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

The brooding red-brick structure hugs the top of the hill like a giant blood-filled tick, silently, patiently waiting for it's next visitors. We continued until we reached a clearing at the top of the hill, right in front of Lambertville High. We turned around to park the truck facing back down toward the road, in case we needed to make a hasty escape! I could hardly wait to jump out and run over to the school- it was so exciting to finally see such a legendary place in person.

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

It was exactly what we had expected- spooky, forbidding, irresistible. We knew that Lambertville had been destroyed by fire sometime in the 90's, and as far as the records show, nobody died during the blaze. However, we did find a creepy message scrawled on a wall- I DIED HERE... interesting that they could still work a spray paint can after death ;) Lambertville High is infamous for it's stories of paranormal activity. There have even been a few investigations into it's supposed hauntings, and there have been reports of photographic and EVP evidence collected at the school.

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Reports of strange noises and lights, poltergeist activity, and mysterious, macabre drawings and messages appearing on the abandoned school's chalkboards have been circulating for years- it's local legend. There are those who refuse to even go up on the hill that the school is perched on. It is definitely a spooky, spooky place. You can see from these pics how the entire third floor has completely collapsed into the school, making much of the lower level inaccessible.

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

We wandered around the entire school and the surrounding woods, hearing nothing but the crunching leaves underfoot. There were no birds singing, no crickets chirping- just utter mausoleum silence. We definitely had that hair-raising feeling of being watched, but when we scanned the numerous jagged broken windows, we saw nothing. Out behind the school, we found the remnants of a broken clock... a poignant reminder of how time is forgotten up here on the hill.

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

Lambertville High

We heard that the school was built in 1855 and rebuilt in 1926 after a fire swept through it's halls. We saw a plaque above the front door which read "1924". According to rumor, vandals set another fire in the school in 1992, this time destroying the place.

We had explored the grounds around the school for half an hour and captured a ton of pics, so now it was time to venture inside it's dark, haunted halls...

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