By Blake Togerson
Rumors regarding the history of the Christian High campus have circulated throughout the student body for decades. The more notorious of the claims include the existence of an intricate underground tunnel system that nuns used to get around the property during war times, and even a graveyard under the softball field. It seems outlandish, but you may be surprised by how true some of these legends are.
Shadow Mountain historical archives do, in fact, reveal that the rumors about the graveyard under the current softball field are absolutely true, though the graves have been removed. Furthermore, Father Ben Davison of St. Kieran’s has confirmed that before Christian High School, there was the “Convent of the Sacred Heart” where a teaching order of nuns lead an-all girls catholic school. In fact, Mrs. Togerson was able to locate and obtain a yearbook from the “Convent of the Sacred Heart” graduating class of 1964. Another rumor confirmed! The vast tunnel system under the school, however, remains only a myth. The only tunnels are for flooding and water, not transportation (or so they claim).
So, next time your parents ask how your day was, you can say you had lunch on top of a former graveyard and that your tuna sandwich tasted phenomenal.