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Illinois's Haunted Schools, College Campuses, & Universities - Get an Education in Illinois's Scariest Schools!

Did you know that many of ##Region##'s most prestigious Colleges and universities are believed to be haunted? With campuses dating back hundreds of years, and schools built upon old estates, and public properties, it's no wonder that so many ghosts and ghouls are still enrolled at some of ##Region##'s scariest schools! Find out all about ##Region##'s most haunted schools, and get an education on the haunted history of ##Region##!
 
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  •   Illinois College Jacksonville, IL
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    Illinois College was founded in 1829 and is believed to have several haunted buildings on campus. Sturtevant Hall and Beecher Hall are two locations where people have reported footsteps, strange noises and apparitions. According to talk around campus, Beecher Hall was once a medical building and the top floor was a space for storing cadavers. One of the ghosts that is said to haunt this... Read More

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    This university is rumored to have quite a few ghost stories attached to it. One tells the tale of a young boy ghost that wears a blue t-shirt and shorts while wandering around campus before vanishing. Reports say that Benedictine Hall had to be closed because it was so haunted. A clergyman was said to be the ghost that haunted the 4th floor, and in the art wing, some have reported... Read More

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  •   Milton Schoolhouse Alton, IL
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    This historic building dates back to 1904 and operated until 1986 before it stood abandoned until the early 1990's. It re-opened as a decorative glass factory and is believed to be haunted by a schoolgirl named Mary. She was raped and murdered at the school when she was there late working on a project. A school janitor was pinned for the crime and was found hanged inside the school.... Read More

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  •   Millikin University Decatur, IL
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    This university is said to be haunted by a number of ghosts. One of them is called Rail Girl, who lingers around the Albert Taylor Theater, mostly appearing along a rail in the upper part of the theater. The students of the university are said to have a tradition where they leave her three pieces of candy before a show to insure she doesn't play any pranks to ruin the event. Aston Hall... Read More

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  •   Morton College Cicero, IL
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    This college is said to be haunted by a young girl named Emily who was murdered. The murder took place at the nearby Laramie Bridge before the school was built. Security guards have reported seeing Emily at night on the rooftops and theatergoers have heard her in the theater, especially during violent plays that contain murder scenes. Read More

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    This castle dates back to 1886 and was built by real estate promoter and novelist Robert G. Givens. The property is rumored to be haunted by his Irish wife, who died before she could come to America to live in her castle. Her apparition has been seen walking up the hill to the castle door. Read More

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  •   McKendree University Lebanon, IL
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    There have been numerous tragedies that have occurred on the main campus which are reportedly the reason for the accounts of spiritual activities. There's the student who hung himself in the bell tower, the elderly woman who fell down the stairs and killed herself in the Alumni House, and her husband who hung himself after her death in the building. Then there's also the baby who died... Read More

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  •   Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL
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    The university is home to many haunted buildings. They include the Wheeler Hall, Faner Hall, Anthony Hall, Shryock Auditorium, and Mae Smith Residence Hall. Some believe the spirit of former university president Henry William Shryock exists in the auditorium. He suddenly die there in 1935. Now people believe the incidences where the stages lights would turn on and off on their own are... Read More

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  •   Lincoln College Lincoln, IL
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    The 1866 University Hall at this college is believed to have ghosts that linger. A face has appeared in the bell tower and white misty forms have appeared in the windows. Ghostly footsteps have also been heard and are believed to be a girl or boy who passed away in the late 1800's. Also, a poltergiest messes with the electronic equipment and closes the doors in Olin Sang Hall. Read More

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  •   St. Rita of Cascia Chicago, IL
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    Stories say that in the 1960's on All Souls Day (November 2nd), a harrowing experience occurred here. A small group of parishioners witnessed the organ begin to play by itself as 6 robed monks, 3 in red and 3 in white, advanced toward the churchgoers. When the parishioners tried to flee the church, they were locked in. The organ music and visions faded after about two minutes, and at... Read More

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  •   Rockford College Rockford, IL
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    There are several spots at this college that are rumored to be haunted. One of them is Adams' Arch, the only part left of the original campus, which has the sounds of a young woman laughing late at night. A man who committed suicide is said to haunt Talcott Hall and the Burpee Building. The man who designed the Clarks Art Center lingers the building and is known to make the lights... Read More

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    This university is said to be haunted by a number of spirits. In Room #1117 at Bayliss Hall, a former occupant who delivered a baby in secret is said to linger here. She gave birth to the baby and threw it down the trash chute before hanging herself in the closet. People have reported hearing moans and cries inside the room. Room #501 was the site of a suicide by a young depressed... Read More

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