Dana Auditorium is named for Charles Dana, a philanthropist who donated a good chunk of money toward the completion of the building in the 1900s. It is said to be built where an old YMCA building once stood — seems harmless enough.
In 1990, when I was an Interlink Language Center student, I was passing in front of Dana at 8 p.m., going to Pope House. I was able to hear someone playing the piano. Maybe someone was there ... but maybe it was the ghost ... who knows?
Opening night of Reveler's (Club) Dracula, 1985, there was a giant swarm of bats circling Dana Auditorium as the sun went down behind the giant Guilford tree. Thousands of them. I had never seen anything so ominous. Later, I learned they were really just chimney swifts ... but THAT night, they were bats all the way.