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Western Illinois University - Macomb IL Real Haunted Places

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  • Macomb, IL
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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 student. She hanged herself in the closet. Here witnesses have seen flickerling lights, felt cold spots and heard eerie noises. A janitor is rumored to haunt the third floor of Simpkins Hall, along with a ghostly young girl who wanders the first floor. She has been known to ask people passing by if they want to play with her. A young man's ghost haunts Tanner Hall. In 1972, he fell down an elevator shaft and has been spotted lingering the 12th floor. In Room #931 at Thompson Hall, residents have heard knocking and banging on the ceiling, doors, walls and window. Room #1217 at Washington Hall is said to be haunted by a ghostly girl who committed suicide after fighting with her boyfriend. She was found two days later. Her spirit has been spotted near the elevator and near her room. Inside her room, the phone has been known to ring when no one is on the line. Stories say it is her boyfriend trying to get in touch with her.
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  • Thompson Hall

    I was a resident about 6 years ago in Thompson hall. The building overall is pretty nice, but myself, along with most of the girls who lived on our floor, would say that floor 13(women) is beyond a doubt haunted. I could tell our stories for hours, maybe we were just a bunch of scared 18 yr old girls overreacting. But some of the things that we experienced individual or together we still talk about today and they shook us up.

    Posted 4/16/24

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  • Not haunted?

    I've been a student at WIU for 2 years now, and have not seen any ghosts or spirits whatsoever. Bayliss hall is closed, as is Tanner. Third floor of Simpkins is falling apart and decrepit, but we have had ghosts.

    Posted 11/11/21

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  • Bayliss

    Yes, confirming the post above that the girl did not hang herself. However, it was Corbin Hall where the baby was put down the trash chute, not Bayliss. The baby survived and was adopted by a local family here in Macomb. The young man fell down the elevator shaft after a water fight. The guys were sliding the hall on the wet floor, and hitting the elevator doors. Unfortunately, the doors opened, causing the fall. Barriers were put in at the end of the hallways, in front elevators after that.

    Posted 9/5/21

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  • Baylis Hall

    In the case of the girl having a baby. She did not hang herself. She became a mother and a teacher. WTF? And did no jail time! How do I know… I was the father of that baby.

    Posted 8/31/21

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