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Lingering spirits are many at this university! Bayliss Hall, room 1117, is haunted by a former occupant who delivered a baby in secret, threw it down the trash chute, then hung herself in the closet. Cries and moans can be heard in her room. In room 501, a severely depressed student also hung herself in the closet. Flickering lights, strange sounds, and cold spots have been witnessed here. In Simpkins Hall, a janitor is said to haunt the 3rd floor, and a little girl ghost roams the 1st. She may ask passersby if they want to play. In Tanner Hall, the ghost of a young man who fell down the elevator shaft in 1972 has been seen haunting the 12th floor. In Thompson Hall, room 931, residents have experienced banging and knocking on the walls, ceiling, doors, and window. In Washington Hall, room 1217, a distraught girl committed suicide after fighting with her boyfriend, and was found 2 days later. Her ghost has been seen near her room and around the elevator. The telephone has been known to ring in her room when no one is on the line. According to the stories, it’s her boyfriend trying to get in touch.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
GPS:
40.46258400000001, -90.681757
County:
McDonough County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Macomb, IL (0.6 mi.)
Colchester, IL (6.3 mi.)
Bardolph, IL (6.6 mi.)
Good Hope, IL (6.6 mi.)
Sciota, IL (7.7 mi.)
Tennessee, IL (9.0 mi.)
Industry, IL (10.1 mi.)
Adair, IL (10.2 mi.)
Bushnell, IL (11.1 mi.)
Blandinsville, IL (11.6 mi.)

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