The ‘Ghost’ in this College Student’s Closet was Actually a Dude

A University of North Carolina student told the local news that she thought there was a ghost in her room. As it turns out, that ghost was actually just a guy named Drew.

Andrew Swofford
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Eerie Noises

The UNCG student, identified as Maddie, said she always kept her door locked. She also noted that there were no signs of a break-in at her off-campus apartment. So, when she heard weird noises, she thought perhaps her room might be haunted.

However, she’d also noticed pieces of her clothing had gone missing here and there.

Greensboro police said that on February 3, the woman heard a strange noise in her closet.


Was it a ghost? An animal? No… it was a dude.

Finding Drew
“I just hear rattling in my closet. It sounded like a raccoon in my closet,” she told Fox 8. “I’m like, ‘Who’s there?’ And somebody answers, ‘Me.’ He’s like, ‘Oh my name is Drew.’ I open the door and he’s in there, wearing all of my clothes. My socks. My shoes. And he has a book bag full of my clothes.”

That’s right, this was no raccoon, it was a man.

“I told him, I said, you need to take my clothes off. He took my clothes off,” said the student.

While the man was not threatening or violent, that’s still a frighteningly creepy thing to encounter.

Prior Incidents

This wasn’t the first time that Maddie and her roommate had encountered strange people in their apartment. It also makes one wonder how Drew got in.

Apparently, back in December, Maddie and her roommate had come home to two strangers in their living room. At the time, the apartment complex changed the locks to the apartment in response to the intrusion.

Moving Out

Maddie and her roommate were both freaked out, as one might expect. As a result, they both decided to move out immediately.

“I can’t stay here. My closet, it stinks,” Maddie told Fox 8. “Every time I go in there, it’s like ew, there’s a bad vibe. I’m just ready to leave.”

As for the man in their closet, 30-year-old Andrew Swofford has been incarcerated at the Guilford County Jail.

He not only faces charges in respect to this incident, in total there are 14 felony charges against him. They include larceny and identify theft and failure to appear in court for several previous cases.



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