Canyon Springs High School, 516 n. 11st. Caldwell, Idaho.
by Nick Lysiak
Several years ago, this building was the site of Van Buren Elementary School. That's what it was when I attended. I and two of my friends were staying late one night, because we were preparing for parent night, and it was just us, the teacher who was watching left to get dinner because we stayed. Anyway, we were given keys to the book room, because that's where all the decorations were, and we had just unlocked the door when a loud vlattering was heared in the basement. I opened the book room and made sure everything we needed was there, and we went to investigate. I haven't told this story to anyone, mostly because what happened next scareddl me so much. I was the one with the keys, so I was first into the basement. I swear that what I saw was a demon. The room was dark, but in the center was a tall, elongated dark spot, in the shape of a person. It moved quickly toward us and a fast rush of freezing air blew past us with it. Despite this, we pressed on into the basement, where the pounding got louder. We were close to it when one of my friends began to get very violent and began punching and screaming at us, so we left quickly. Upon reaching the top if the stairs, that same friend passed out and when we woke her up again, there were scratches down her back and neck and she was nauseous and pale. When I re-opened the book room, I looked in horror as everything that I had pulled down from the shelves lay torn to shreds. When the teacher came back, sh was not at all surprisd and told us of the time she had come across some teenagers in the basement with a Ouija board. She had also had problems with the book room, and everyone who worked in the basement complaines to the management about strange feelings. Last month I came qcross a news article about the building itself. The story as about one of the workmen who was lowering the 4000 pound sandstone blocks into place bieng crushed when a rope snapped and the block pinned him beneath it. I don't know if hs remains were removed completely or not, but the stiry was about the problem of getting them out from under the block.