Folklore, Legends, and Ghost Stories


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

Surely we no longer need “folk” reports…


“It might seem unlikely that legends—urban legends at that—would continue to be created in an age of widespread literacy, mass communication, and restless travel. While our pioneer ancestors may have had to rely heavily on oral traditions to pass the news along about changing events and frontier dangers, surely we no longer need “folk” reports […]

A Grisly Discovery on Munger Road


Mike led the group around the cable barrier. The further they got from the road, the stronger the strange smell became. “I don’t hear that noise at all anymore,” Davin whispered. “Do you think the smell and that noise have something to do with each other?” “We’re about to find out.” Down the grassy path, […]

Munger Road: Read This Before You Explore It


The first issue of the Legends and Lore of Illinois for 2012 has arrived! This issue, available to download in .pdf (1.2 mb), takes you to Munger Road, a fascinating stretch of rural road in the far western Chicago suburbs. Like Barrington’s Cuba Road, Munger Road has attracted a number of strange legends. The road […]

Paranormal 101: Urban Legends and Folklore


In these posts, I will provide a list of books I think anyone interested in the paranormal would benefit from reading. Each list will be arranged by topic and will be accompanied by some notes of my own. Enjoy! Brunvand, Jan Harold. Too Good to be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends. New York: […]


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