CHAPEL OF ST. IGNATIUS, SEATTLE UNIVERSITY Catholic worship spaces are inherently scary, especially when they're empty. From massive cathedrals to tiny chapels, the cavernous architecture, stark furnishings, and pervasive silence can send a chill up anyone's spine. Seattle University's Chapel of St. Ignatius is no different, from its tall ceilings to a small side room with 600 pounds of beeswax covering the walls. Architect Steven Holl designed the place, which was built in 1997, envisioning "seven bottles of light in a stone box."

Plopped in the middle of a busy college campus, the stone box is often empty. While college students scurry to class outside, the chapel is usually devoid of life. No matter how noisy it is beyond the chapel's walls, you can hear a pin drop inside the massive wood doors. Though the architecture is new, and the space small, it still has the haunting atmosphere of an ancient cathedral.

You could call that quiet a refuge, or you could say it's the scariest place on campus. And the peculiar light in the chapel doesn't help. Multicolored windows toss a rainbow of light around the space (which also casts freakishly beautiful shadows), but with Seattle's dreary winter days, the chapel is often gray and cold. Though it's only a few years old, it definitely feels haunted. Yikes.

Would anyone hear if you screamed in the chapel? Would a teacher notice if you were late to class because you were sucked into the supernatural atmosphere of the chapel? Doubtful. AMY JENNIGES