Flashback Friday: Streets of Fear

This October, I thought it might be fun to take our readers on a trip down memory lane. I started doing talks on the legends and lore of Illinois in 2007, and since then, I’ve been lucky to have attended many great events, meeting a lot of interesting folks in the process. I’ve also appeared […]

Excerpt of Sonic Fear, from Lost in the Witching Hour

The following is an excerpt from the short story “Sonic Fear” by Michael Kleen, from Breaking Fate Publishing’s latest anthology Lost in the Witching Hour. Released in August, Lost in the Witching Hour is a collection of 13 ghostly tales from up-and-coming authors like Ryan Tandy, Michael Kleen, Amelia Cotter, Jason Hughes, Walter Conley, Nicky […]

Q&A with the Author of Haunting Illinois

Michael Kleen earned a M.A. in History from Eastern Illinois University in 2008 and a M.S. in Education from Western Illinois University in 2011. He is the author of several books, including Tales of Coles County, Six Tales of Terror, and Paranormal Illinois. Michael has spoken about local history and folklore at conventions, libraries, cafes, […]

Michael Kleen on the Bobbie Ashley Morning Show

Michael Kleen talks about his book Tales of Coles County, Illinois on the Bobbie Ashley Morning Show, WIKK 103.5 The Eagle, on October 31, 2013. Haunted houses, ghost towns, buried treasure, oh my! Listen to the interview below and buy the book at…

The Old House

From Hunting Ghosts: Thrilling Tales of the Paranormal edited by Buck Weiss. Story by Michael Kleen “You explained on the phone that you were having some kind of experiences here,” Mike prompted. “Why don’t you start at the beginning? Would it help if we all sat down?” Mike and his two companions sat on the […]