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Description: Two students sitting on the north bank of Mirror Lake on the Ohio State University campus. Mirror Lake was purchased by OSU along with a piece of land from William Neil. Originally it was spring-fed but it dried up in 1891 and the water was subsequently provided by municipal water supply. Since 1990 there has been a tradition of students jumping into the lake around midnight on the Thursday night prior to the annual football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines. It is said that the the lake is haunted by multiple ghosts of students who lost their lives in unfortunate accidents in or near the lake. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07741
Subjects: Cultural Ohio--Education; History of the Ohio State University; Ohio State University--Football; Parks: Lakes & ponds; Recreation
Places: Columbus (Ohio)