Creepy things have been happening in this abandoned elementary school in Iowa.
The old Farrar Elementary School sits isolated with only a few buildings around it, including a 150-year-old cemetery just across the street. The school sits just 30 minutes outside of Des Moines in Farrar, an unincorporated community in Polk County.
But people who have entered the empty school building say they're definitely not alone in there.
The school was built in 1921 and officially opened to students in 1922. For 80 years, it served children in the Farrar and Bondurant areas, until it closed in 2001 when district leaders decided to consolidate and move students to Anderson Elementary in Bondurant.
Over time, as the population dwindles in the Farrar community, the only thing growing is the number of tombstones in the cemetery, the owners of the school wrote on their website.
After sitting abandoned for five years, in 2006, the building was purchased, but owners Jim and Nancy Oliver noticed something was off, according to their website.
They were told that over the last few decades before the school closed, students would notice slamming doors and strange figures wandering around. They later had their own paranormal experiences, leading them and others to believe the shuttered school building is haunted, according to the Olivers' website.
Recently, the Des Moines metal band Ghosthive recorded some music at the haunted schoolhouse as part of an ongoing series by Juice, The Des Moines Register's online publication that reports on entertainment.
What they experienced might be described by some as a bit ... paranormal.
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First, when the musicians arrived, the owners of the school refused to go upstairs.
Recording engineer Griffin Landa set up in a walk-in closet to record Ghosthive, which was playing in a classroom next to him.
Landa took one quick look at the band. The next moment, when he turned around and looked at his computer screen, it flickered off.
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"I’ve never had stuff like that happen with my recording equipment," Landa said.
Just 10 seconds later, the screen flashed back on and the volume for his headphones skyrocketed.
"It almost blew my eardrums out, but without touching anything, things like that were happening," Landa said.
Before the experience, Landa didn't believe in ghosts. Now?
I didn't think I did," Landa said. "You always want to believe it’s not real, but I didn’t necessarily believe in them until going there."
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