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The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 40

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Mike smelled the musk of stale wood as the giant skeletal horse, built from driftwood and animated by some unknown force, pressed him against the wall in the foyer of the Clark Arts Center. The petrified “bones” of the creature rattled in his ears, and his muscles strained to hold back its assault. As […]

Flashback Friday: Rockford ParaCON 2010

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. Back in 2010, […]

Rockford University’s Whispers of the Past

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Rockford, Illinois’ first college, established before the city was even chartered, was Rockford Female Seminary.  Jane Addams, who would go on to fame as a social reformer and co-founder of Chicago’s Hull House, was a graduate of the seminary in 1881. In 1892 RFS became known as Rockford College, which remained a predominately female […]

What is the most haunted college or university in Illinois?

Nearly every college and university in Illinois has at least one ghost story, but which do you think is the most haunted? Vote in our poll!

Spotlight: Rockford College

Rockford College is steeped in history. It was founded in 1847 as Rockford Female Seminary and changed its name in 1892, but remained a predominately female academy until 1958. Jane Addams graduated from the school in 1881. In 1964 the campus was moved from its home along the river to its present location along State […]