The Bacone House may be tucked away from the main part of campus, but the spirits said to live there are not so tucked away. For years, staff, faculty, students and visitors have claimed the building is haunted. Some say people assume it is haunted because of its cultural past. Built in 1867, the house was a Baptist mission/orphanage, overseen by Cherokee Chief John Ross and his council. In 1880 it was turned into the Indian University, now known as Bacone College.