Millikin University

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Many ghosts are said to haunt the historic Millikin University, including Rail Girl, who haunts the Albert Taylor Theater. Her ghost appears, as her name suggests, along a rail in the upper part of the theater. Students have a tradition of leaving her three pieces of candy before a show to insure she doesn’t play any pranks and ruin the show. The gymnasium and Aston Hall also are believed to be haunted, as well as some of the Greek houses.

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1184 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522
United States

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39.8418079, -88.97502789999999
Macon County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Decatur, IL (1.1 mi.)
Harristown, IL (5.8 mi.)
Forsyth, IL (6.4 mi.)
Boody, IL (6.5 mi.)
Long Creek, IL (7.1 mi.)
Mount Zion, IL (7.2 mi.)
Warrensburg, IL (7.8 mi.)
Oreana, IL (8.9 mi.)
Macon, IL (9.0 mi.)
Niantic, IL (10.2 mi.)

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