The Legend of Pemberton Hall – The legend returns!
Since the 1950s, a story has been told to every generation of girls who reside in Eastern Illinois University’s legendary Pemberton Hall, the first all-female dormitory in the state of Illinois.
This story involves an infamous dorm mother named Mary Hawkins and the ghost of a girl who was allegedly murdered in the fourth floor piano room over ninety years ago. Pemberton Hall’s fourth floor has been closed for generations, adding fuel to the legend. Students wonder:
- Who was Mary Hawkins?
- What did she really look like?
- How did she die?
- How long has this story been told?
Now peer behind the locked doors and find out what really happened on that dark and stormy night at Eastern Illinois University. The answers to all your questions about this famous story are just a click away! This is the most comprehensive account of the legend ever written.
Click the link below to download it for free! Also, feel free to share this .pdf with your friends!
Citations: if you wish to use any of this in a paper or presentation, cite it in the following way (Chicago style):
Michael Kleen, The Legend of Pemberton Hall (Charleston: Black Oak Press, Illinois, 2008), page#.
Posted on October 1, 2009, in Folklore and tagged Charleston, Eastern Illinois University, Folklore, Ghost, Ghost Hunters, ghost stories, Illinois, Livingston C. Lord, Mary Hawkins, Pemberton Hall, The Roommate's Death. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.