Michael Kleen earned a M.A. in History from Eastern Illinois University in 2008 and a M.S. in Education from Western Illinois University in 2011. He is the author of numerous books, including Tales of Coles County, Illinois, Six Tales of Terror, Haunting Illinois: A Tourist's Guide to the Weird and Wild Places of the Prairie State, and Paranormal Illinois. Michael has spoken about local history and folklore at conventions, libraries, cafes, schools, and colleges; and he has presented research papers at the 2007 and 2010 Conference on Illinois History in Springfield.
Legends and Lore of Illinois (2009)by Michael Kleen
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First released in January 2007, the Legends and Lore of Illinois has been defying convention to bring you Illinois ghost lore in an exciting, informative, and occasionally controversial format that has left readers begging for more. This unique look at Illinois ghost lore is presented in a fun, entertaining way that sheds light on the dark recesses of our imagination. In Volume 3 (2009) Get ready to explore twelve infamous locations such as: Lebanon Road's 7 Gates to Hell, Ramsey Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery's Violin Annie, Manteno State Hospital, the Hatchet Lady of Moon Point Cemetery, Chanute Air Force Base, Ashmore Estates, Aux Sable Cemetery, Ax Man's Bridge, and more. Plus, read letters from our readers, adventurer's logs, Paranormal 101, and put your knowledge of these locations to the test with challenging trivia questions.
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