Several SIU buildings are claimed to be haunted

Published: Oct. 31, 2015 at 1:58 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2015 at 2:36 AM CDT
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CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Several of SIU's buildings have been called haunted.

A number of authors have published novels and compilations of ghost lore across southern Illinois.

Michael Kleen is one of those authors, and published a list of the top ten most haunted places in southern Illinois.

One story claims that a student got lost in Faner Hall, a multipurpose building on SIU's campus, and the student's spirit still roams the halls at night.

"Faner's really easy to get lost in," explained Student Emily VanWardhauizzn on Friday. "You can definitely hear the footsteps. It echoes, and just amplifies because it sounds like there's more than one person behind you."

Today's students say the story is chilling, but somehow has its merit.

Kleen said that Wheeler Hall, which was once the university's library, and Shryock auditorium are haunted as well.

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