Brantly Hall - U of M - Missoula, MT
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N 46° 51.717 W 113° 59.264
12T E 272278 N 5194157
Quick Description: The work of Helena architects J. G. Link and C. S. Haire, this 1922 building is yet another Renaissance Revival structure. A women's residence until 1987, it is now home to several associations, foundations and various other organizations.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2018 12:58:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMZD7A
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
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Long Description:
Toward the western edge of the campus, this was originally known as North Hall and later renamed to Brantly Hall. It has since been attached to Corbin Hall, to the south, with an addition between the two.

Brantly Hall is one of three locations on the U of M campus in Missoula where paranormal events have reportedly taken place. In Brantley Hall, the ghost of a female student has been seen. She committed suicide after her family lost their ranch in the stock market crash of 1929. Along with the unfortunate girl, Brantley Hall is also home to a German Shepherd which isn't really there, according to some who have lived or worked in the building. Read the following 2000 story from The Missoulian.

Play dead
Does canine spirit haunt UM's Brantly Hall?
JOSH MAHAN for the Missoulian | Oct 31, 2000

One of Missoula's ghost stories has the makings an urban legend, serving as sort of a rite of passage: the phantom dog of Brantly Hall at the University of Montana.

The ghost dog of Brantly Hall on the UM campus is a tale that has been passed on since the days when Brantly was a dormitory. Many folks over the years have reported seeing a phantom German shepherd in various parts of the building.

Andrea Balazs, a freshman from Helena, had never heard the stories when she started school here this year. As a work study employee for university relations she is stationed on the third floor of Brantly, but her duties take her to all corners of the building.

On her second day of work, Balazs was getting ready to leave the building when a German shepherd ran up to her. "I leaned down to pet it and totally missed, which was strange because it was right next to me," said Balazs. "I turned around and it was gone. I thought maybe it had gotten outside, but when I went out the door I didn't see it."

A week later she saw the same dog running back and forth across a suite in Brantly. The sight seemed peculiar, but when she tried to approach the form disappeared up a stairwell.

"I kept asking everyone about this dog and all I would hear is that pets aren't allowed in the building," Balazs said.

Eventually, a friend showed her a copy of a book that mentioned the haunted hall and the phantom dog. Aside from the phantom dog, Brantly is rumored to house the specter of a girl who committed suicide during the stock market crash of 1929 while living there.

"I can't describe what it's like in the basement," said Balazs. "You just have to go down there. You can feel it. Everybody's afraid to go down there."

One time while going down to the basement, Balazs encountered a reflection that frightened her. "I walked past this door that has glass you can't quite see through," said Balazs. "In the reflection I could see someone standing behind me. I turned around and nobody was there, but when I looked back into the glass I could still see the figure. After that I ran upstairs."

Balazs isn't alone in sensing Brantly Hall's entities. Brantly's spectral reputation is common chit-chat among university employees, according to Rita Munzenrider, a news director at University Relations. "When I've worked late into the night I hear doors opening and closing," Munzenrider said. "I'll go out there and nobody's there. I'm not an especial believer in ghosts, but general consensus around here is that they aren't frightening."
From The Missoulian

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The building will be open during normal office hours, and probably later, into the evening.


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