A group of Ohio State University students who joked around about their off-campus housing being haunted recently learned that they were not that far off: It seems a strange man had been occupying a "secret bedroom" inside the students' house for months.
Students recalled hearing "weird noises like dings and alarms" emanating from behind a locked door in the basement that they believed was utility closet, but chalked it up to supernatural phenomena.
Later, house resident Brett Mugglin remembered running into an unknown man in the basement during the summer, and now believes that man was Jeremy.
The uninvited houseguest was allowed to retrieve his stuff before being formally evicted.
"It's funny now, but it potentially could have been extremely dangerous given that some random guy had a key to our house and was just living in our house without anyone knowing," said Mugglin.