Pemberton Hall and the Ghost of Mary Hawkins

Coles County

By Michael Kleen The legend of Eastern Illinois University’s Pemberton Hall is, by far, the most famous ghost story to come out of Coles County. A variation of a well-known  folktale called “the Roommate’s Death,” it has been passed down by generations of young women at EIU and has appeared in dozens of books. One […]

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