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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 […]

Excerpt from the Foreword to Ghostlore of Illinois Colleges and Universities

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 […]

Pemberton Hall and the Ghost of Mary Hawkins

By Michael Kleen The legend of Eastern Illinois University’s Pemberton Hall is, by far, the most famous ghost story to come out of Coles County. A variation of a well-known  folktale called “the Roommate’s Death,” it has been passed down by generations of young women at EIU and has appeared in dozens of books. One […]