Western Illinois University’s Haunted Simpkins Hall

Western_Illinois_University

[Mysteriousheartland.com] For years, students and faculty in Western Illinois University’s Simpkins Hall have told stories about phantom children. Many other odd occurrences are attributed to “Harold,” a former janitor or graduate assistant who lurks among the classrooms on the third floor. After classes finish for the day, the disembodied sound of keys jingling, doors opening […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Western Illinois

Western_Illinois

Western Illinois, or “the Tract,” has a peculiar and unique history. Politically and economically isolated from the rest of the state, this region was nicknamed after the Illinois Military Tract of 1812, which was a section of land set aside for veterans of the War of 1812. Prior to the 1970s, there were only five […]

Article Published on WIU’s Haunted Simpkins Hall

From_the_Author

I first wrote about Western Illinois University’s haunted Simpkins Hall for Vol. 4 Issue 9 of the Legends and Lore of Illinois, which I elaborated on in my book Paranormal Illinois. College and university lore has always fascinated me, so much so that I wrote a book on the subject that will be released in […]

Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois

WIU 038

For years, students and faculty in Western Illinois University’s Simpkins Hall have told stories about phantom children. Many other odd occurrences are attributed to “Harold,” a former janitor or graduate assistant who lurks among the classrooms on the third floor. After classes finish for the day, the disembodied sound of keys jingling, doors opening and […]

Spotlight: Western Illinois University

Spotlight

Western Illinois University began as a teacher’s college. Originally called Western Illinois State Normal School, its classes were confined to one building, now known as Sherman Hall. Sherman Hall was then known by the unimaginative title of “Main Building.” In 1902 the university added a training school to Main Building in order to allow its […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 9,239 other followers