Former Philadelphia High School
superintendent Mr. J.E. Hurdle is said to haunt the school. After
numerous problems resulting from integration (as well as other personal
matters), Mr. Hurdle shot himself in the late sixties. His spirit is
said to roam the hall near his old office, and students at the school
late at night have noticed lights going on and off by themselves in the
room that used to house his office and doors slamming shut.