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Folklore, Legends, and Ghost Stories

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 […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: Resurrection Cemetery

Location: Resurrection Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums is located at 7201 Archer Avenue in Justice, Illinois. Chet’s Melody Lounge is located at 7400 South Archer Road in Justice, Illinois. Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquets is located at 8900 Archer Avenue in Willow Springs, Illinois. [MysteriousHeartland.com] Resurrection Mary is undoubtedly Chicagoland’s most famous ghost. For over 70 years […]

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 […]

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: […]