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 (2008)by Michael Kleen
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First published 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 2 (2008) Get ready to explore twelve infamous locations such as: Archer Cemetery, Sunset Have, Peoria State Hospital (Bartonville Asylum), Airtight Bridge, University of Illinois, Calvary Cemetery and Seaweed Charlie, Lakey's Creek, Peck Cemetery, Blood's Point Road, Old Union Cemetery, Hartford Castle, and more. Plus, read letters from our readers, book reviews, ghostly games, and put your knowledge of these locations to the test with challenging trivia questions.
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