Illinois’ Decade of Lost Legends

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Since 2007, Illinois has lost at least seven destinations popular with legend trippers. Later this year, Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building will join this unfortunate list. Each of these locations was a historic building in Illinois, and each was home to popular legends and ghost stories. We very much regret the loss of these irreplaceable landmarks, […]

The Importance of Legend Tripping in College Lore

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Ghostlore of Illinois Colleges and Universities by Michael Kleen is now available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com! 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 […]

Illinois’ Lost Destinations

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] The removal of Morgan Cottage at Manteno State Hospital in Kankakee County, Illinois has added one more landmark to the list of allegedly haunted places lost to legend-trippers over the past two decades. Some, like Alonzi’s Villa in Brookfield, the Lindbergh School on Shoe Factory Road in Hoffman Estates, and Sacred Heart Chapel at […]

Sunset Haven in Carbondale, Illinois

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Up until around the mid-1950s, people who could not take care of themselves; orphans, the elderly and infirm, epileptics, and alcoholics, often found themselves on a county farm known as a “poor farm.” A superintendent and his family would look after the residents while the residents earned their keep by farming the land, if they […]

Sunset Haven Demolished!

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Another landmark is destroyed as bulldozers level one of the few remaining almshouses in Illinois Carbondale, Illinois (mysteriousheartland.com) — Between October 25-27th, a crew from Southern Illinois University dismantled one of the few remaining almshouses in Illinois. Known as Sunset Haven, “Building 207,” Vivarium Annex, or just the “old asylum,” this rectangular red-brick building has attracted […]

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