Haunting the Prairie: A Tourist’s Guide – Limited Edition!

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“If you are reading this, you are part of a small but dedicated group of people who relish in the exploration of the unknown… I honestly hope that you visit the places listed in this book, and always remember, the point is to have fun, get scared, and learn something along the way…” – From the Introduction.

For over a decade, Michael Kleen, author of the Legends and Lore of Illinois and the forthcoming book Paranormal Illinois, has been researching and traveling to mystery spots all over the Prairie State. Now, he has created the most organized and comprehensive guide to haunted and legendary places ever written about Illinois. Haunting the Prairie is that guide.

Haunting the Prairie contains 130 mystery sites and 60 individual illustrations, plus the only bibliographic time line of paranormal and folklore research in Illinois over the past century. In Haunting the Prairie, Michael Kleen not only examines the sites, but also the hobbyists and professionals who have devoted their lives to exploring the strange and unusual in our great state. But that’s not all, this book also contains an extended and exclusive interview with paranormal investigator Larry Wilson about his documentary Strange Williamsburg Hill.

Divided among eight distinct regions and listed by county, each location features a description, directions, and sources drawn from a diverse variety of books and articles where the reader can find out more information.

Haunting the Prairie challenges you to get off the couch and start exploring our wonderful State of Illinois. You might be surprised at what you discover!

Title: Haunting the Prairie: A Tourist’s Guide to the Weird and Wild Places of Illinois
Author: Michael Kleen
Format: 9 x 6 x 0.5
ISBN: 978-0979040146
Publisher: Black Oak Press, Illinois
Number of Pages: 154
Publication Date: January 1, 2010

About Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and freelance columnist. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He lives in Rockford, Illinois, where he was the 2013 Republican candidate for mayor.

Posted on December 17, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. My sister had an experience with a ghost in 1981 when we lived at 1215 Madison Avenue, Charleston, Illinois. It was an old 2 story white house. She was in a bedroom upstairs and a ghost/man came walking up the stairs and came into her room. He was in old army clothing with big buttoms, a hat, and what looked like a sword by his side. He had gray hair, gray mustache, and a gray beard. He had a very angry look on his face and she was so afraid. She slept with her bible for months after this. She said there was a light (or glow) to him and she could kind of see through him. She was 15 at the time. We moved shortly after this. I wonder if anyone else every saw a ghost at this house. I was her older sister and had married and moved out. I had my 1st son in 1981. My sister told the family about this at the time as she was so very scared. We never did tell anyone else about this. We were just talking about it the other day and I started searching to see if there were other reports. If you have had any we would love to know about them. Thank you!

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