Including Diamond Jim Brady and Lillian Russel as well as Presidents and holly wood celebritys.
But it also has a sad story of a ballerina .
as shown in a excerpt from Wikipedia
Legendsprima ballerina, tired from travel, decided to rest before the premiere performance, drifted off, and slept through her curtain call and the whole of the performance. The companies director, either so incensed by her missing the premiere, or so impressed by the stage presence of her understudy, decided to replace the prima ballerina with the young upstart for the remainder of the tour. The ballerina was so distraught that she took her own life that night, ashamed and humiliated that she would be replaced by the young understudy. It is now said if you were to ever take a nap or fall asleep for whatever reason in the Tansky Family Lounge, also known as the Red Room, you will always wake up just in time for whatever exam, class, meeting, appointment, etc. you may have missed. The Prima Ballerina haunts the room to make sure you never succumb to her same fate.
Another tale tells of a ghost haunting the Lillian Russell Room, room 437 within the offices of The Pitt News, in the area of Lillian Russell's former residence when the union served as the Schenley Hotel.
A notable infamous incident at the Schenley Hotel occurred on July 12, 1950, when a hotel night guard went on a shooting spree that resulted in the deaths of two men and the wounding of another.[
Is there anything to the story and legend yes there have been apparitions reported in the Red and other rooms of the Student union but is it students pulling pranks or real paranormal activity ?
Then there is the case of ghosts who have followed their former class rooms to the cathedral of learning at Pitt.
An imposing multi story building built in 1927
and many different nationality arranged to have the class rooms imported to America and they are now viewable in the cathedral of Learning . Except in some rooms its seems the former students and teachers came with them as some are said to be haunted.
Ghost or not many of the rooms are simple to spectacular like the Ukrainian room
|The Ukrainian room|