The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 50

[] Deep in the Faner Building, in the back corner of the Anthropology Lab, Professor Kenneth Pangloss studied the quintet that eyed, poked, and prodded their way through his office. Aurelia, Emmet, Davin, and Greg examined the strange bric-à-brac that lined the shelves or hid behind glass doors. In stark contrast, Mike stood still. He […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Murder Scenes in Illinois

A murder is always traumatic, leaving behind physical and emotional scars that remain in the community for years. Every once in a while, however, a homicide leaves behind psychic scars, and ghost stories grow up around the murder scene. These stories help preserve popular memory of these traumatic events for generations. Mysterious Heartland has browsed […]

Southern Illinois University’s Spectral Alumni

[] Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois has had a long and colorful history. Its mascot, the Saluki, is an ancient Egyptian dog breed and a salute to the region of southern Illinois called “Little Egypt.” Nearly every campus building is said to be haunted, from the lost girl of Faner Hall to the ghost […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Cities in Illinois

Illinois is a very haunted state, from Chicagoland’s famous hitchhiking ghost, Resurrection Mary, to the ghost of “Old Book” at Peoria State Hospital, to the Headless Horseman of Lakey’s Creek. Some have argued that Illinois is one of the most haunted states in the country, and there are several towns and cities that claim to […]

Devil’s Night at Southern Illinois University

Ghostlore of Illinois Colleges and Universities by Michael Kleen is now available on and! Just in time for the fall, you can own a copy of the first book exclusively devoted to Illinois college folklore and ghost stories. Published by Crossroad Press, Ghostlore of Illinois Colleges and Universities is 166 pages and retails […]