is so firmly believed as that which we least know (Michel de Montaigne)
G H O S T L Y
N U N O F L O R E T T O T O W E R
bell in this bell tower at Loretto Academy has not rung in
years, persistent rumors of ghostly activity in the belfry have
been whispered for as long as anyone can remember. As the legend
goes, many years ago a nun lost her life inside this towering
structure, which she haunts to this day.
the eerie Tower of Loretto Academy by the light of a Full Moon
Some say the
unfortunate nun jumped to her death from the Tower in shame over
an illicit pregnancy. Other, more sinister versions of the story
state that the hapless nun was locked away in the Tower without
food or water to conceal the secret of her shameful behavior.
There is no
evidence of the story beyond rumor and legend... however, many
people have claimed to have seen the nun's ghostly figure
gliding back and forth inside the Tower on certain moonlit
nights... some say she is lamenting her sad demise, while others
believe she is hunting for the sisters that condemned her to her
Tower prison. Either way... the Tower at night is indeed a
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