In 1950, Manitou Messenger writer U.B. Duped told a tale about the train tracks crossing St. Olaf Avenue. A Northfield man was notorious for playing an organ in a nearby building every night at the same time.
One strange night, the man took a walk and had a fateful accident with a crossing train. The man mysteriously disappeared, his estate was liquidated, and the organ was sold and stored in the new owner's attic.
Exactly a year after the fateful event, the organ suddenly began to play. The train crossed the tracks once again and the organ resonated with a loud chord and crescendo. The next morning, a mangled body appeared on the tracks.
As Halloween approaches, be wary of those alumni who may be making a return "visit" to campus.