Southern Illinois University’s Spectral Alumni

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] 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 […]

Henry, the Ghost of Shryock Auditorium

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From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Shryock Auditorium is located on the Old Campus of Southern Illinois University. The auditorium was constructed in 1917. This historic building features strong Roman architectural influences in Neoclassicism. The auditorium was dedicated to the university’s fifth president, Henry William Shryock, who served the university […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Southern Illinois

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Southern Illinois is the most geographically distinct of all Illinois regions. It is known as “Little Egypt” because of its proximity to a vital river trade route (like the Nile delta in Egypt) and the presence of towns with names like Cairo, Thebes, Dongola, and Karnak. As one of the earliest parts of Illinois to […]

Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois

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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 of […]

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