Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Haunted Archer: A Refreshing Look at Familiar Tales

An odd combination of interests led me to purchase the Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Haunted Archer. On one hand, I have been studying the ghost lore of Archer Avenue since I was in high school. The first places I visited when I began my journey to explore the strange and unusual in Illinois were located […]

An abandoned building and a few unanswered questions…

“Thusly, folklore becomes intimately connected with the tragic and macabre as a way of transmitting information about unfortunate events far beyond the actual events themselves. Inevitably, a new generation grows up and stories involving strange noises, sightings, and phantoms surround the location of the tragedy; although, unless it had been particularly well known, most people […]

Join me on ISIS Paranormal Radio Tonight

After Rockford Paracon2010, join me on ISIS Paranormal Radio from 8 to 9pm as I talk about my latest book, Paranormal Illinois. Topics will include Archer Avenue and the Enigma of Chicago’s Southwest Suburban Triangle, German Church Road and the Grimes Sisters’ Tragedy, Eastern Illinois University and the Legend of Pemberton Hall, and more. Plus, […]

Look for ‘Paranormal Illinois’ in Stores this October

Paranormal Illinois can be found at Borders and Barnes & Noble all over the state – at special “Halloween” displays or in the local interest section. Or order the book at! “Why did hundreds of people line up bumper to bumper in rural Illinois to catch a glimpse of a scantily clad phantom along […]

An Excellent Review of Paranormal Illinois

Penny Bright writes on “I was so pleasantly surprised by this book! Finally, FINALLY someone has made the effort to truly dig in to the actual documented history of some of the “known haunted” places in Illinois. Micheal Kleen has proven that the ghost stories, legend tripping, and haunted-tours-by-armchair can still be fascinating and […]