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Illinois College

Jacksonville, Illinois

After failing to be accepted into a sorority, a girl committed suicide in her room; that room is now haunted by her ghost. Residents of that room can leave and come back to an unlocked door. The lights, music, television, and curling irons will all be on though they were turned off before. Things move locations or will be missing for a few days without explanation. The television would also turns off randomly while one is watching it.

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Rachel Jones says:

November 14, 2005, 1:43 am

I am very interested in haunted house’s, hotel’s etc. I alway’s have been.
If there is anyway that you can email me on more of your information on it I would very much appreciate it. I love learning about this type of stuff and dream of one day being able to visit a haunted house or hotel. Thank you.
Rachel Jones

eli says:

January 2, 2006, 12:28 am

i am a ghost hunter and i like this story i also live in illinois in anna i and a couple of my friends all hunt ghosts but in my opinion the ghost haunting your house is not threatening , she is just simply in her house, here is a tip try to comunicate with it to understand her ,i try to understand all my ghosts so i can understand why they havent passed over so that in the future they may.

Ali says:

January 23, 2006, 7:13 pm

I think it’s all a load of BS…but whatever…y’all need to get laid or something…

eli says:

January 27, 2006, 9:30 pm

well ali maybe you have never been in a real haunted house, i mean your opinion is your own but my guess is if you werent interested, why did you visit this site any way, well i hope you expeiriance a reall haunted house one day

robledoc says:

March 28, 2006, 12:33 pm

it was aight *******

robledoc says:

March 28, 2006, 12:34 pm

it was alright brown pride forever *******

Sonny says:

March 30, 2006, 3:19 pm

Hey guys, im doing a term paper on haunted houses and ghosts and thigs like that if u could mail me some info or talk to me via MSN im at Im not a ghost hunter but my friends are and they have done several succsesful EVP’s. Its creepy stuff. So please talk to me if u can help. Thanks

Freak says:

April 18, 2006, 8:44 pm

Wow wat to says its gay no one has seen this

Freak says:

April 18, 2006, 8:45 pm

wow that totally dumb it means nothing

cassie says:

September 16, 2006, 8:53 pm

i really really do belive in this becaus,i heard about it and i use to stay in i understand it.but the qustion is,why should any one kill them selves over a scholrship to a school.i will be lookin into this.

Brian says:

September 25, 2006, 4:39 pm

I attended Illinois College, and so did my parents back in the early 1970s. This story is true, her name was Ellie.

Diana says:

October 4, 2006, 5:58 pm

I don’t think all things can be explained when it comes to fear. However, I do think that if ghosts exist, there is a purpose to them. What it is, I do not know. I don’t think they mean to be rude and live in someone’s home without permission. Then again, perhaps WE’RE the one’s being rude and occupying their space. Either way, we just need to dialogue with them so there isn’t a misunderstanding. If you don’t get an answer, tell them to move out. Squatter’s rights.

dani says:

October 14, 2006, 4:58 pm

i wanna get laid by david..or some hot guy…haha

hot dani

madcow says:

October 27, 2006, 1:10 pm

omg her name was so NOT elli- it was Shenequa. i was there. she was my best friend. :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

Aunyia says:

October 29, 2006, 7:12 pm

this story is sad and why did she kill herself and now wants to hunt other peoples room now since she’s gone.

BRETT says:

October 30, 2006, 3:59 pm

this is really wierd but it is kool

kristen says:

December 1, 2006, 8:07 am

wow tht is freaky…..y would some1 wanna dod tht to tht to them selfs…

i LOVE plain white t's says:

December 1, 2006, 9:42 am

my televisions done something like that i had it on channel 36 and when i cam baack it was on channel 54 and you will never guess wat they were showing on that channel some ghost stories i found that so weird!!!

mckena says:

December 28, 2006, 4:05 pm

oh my gosh! My older sister went to this collage! She said weird things happen there! Once I went to visit her their and she left me and my other sister in the room by ourselves! This guy kep staring at us in the parking lot.

tellinya says:

January 6, 2007, 6:00 pm

Cool! I live a couple of blocks away from there.

tellinya says:

January 6, 2007, 6:01 pm

I never knew that… And I just live a couple of blocks away.

loren Hamilton says:

February 18, 2007, 11:17 am

There are many stories about Illinois Coll. and downtown Jacksonville as well. Join me on my tour of haunted Jacksonville spring 07.

your mom says:

February 18, 2007, 5:40 pm

like o.m.g. this is totaly not real. like ii mean are you serious? like this makes absolutley no sence to me. and dont even say its because “o.m.g. she is a stupid blond” i am not dum i have a GPA of 2.0. thank u very much biiaatch.

Elaine says:

March 3, 2007, 3:25 am

I think just about every college has a ghostly legend or 2. I’m from Tucson, AZ, and supposedly, the U of A here is inhibited by ghosts, too. I’m not saying that these legends aren’t true, I just think it’s funny how whenever I’m reading ghost stories, whether it’s online or in a book, there’s ALWAYS a story about a haunted college. And coincidently, it also always involves a girl who committed suicide!

Colt says:

March 19, 2007, 7:30 pm

I am in love with Autumn Macica and not Jacob’s STUPID

but,let’s not talk about me,lets talk about you!

Roberto says:

March 20, 2007, 12:41 pm

this is not scary go to channig elementary school I saw a ghost walking around entering the mobils

B says:

August 18, 2007, 5:47 am

I attended this college and stayed in the dorm where this girl died (My gf at the time was a student and it was in her dorm). My former gf woke up to find a female ghost floating above her over the bed. The radio would often come on by itself, but it would always play music from the 70s or 80s even though we never left it on any stations that would play music from that time. We were also awakened by her hair dryer turning on by itself.

We were told that this girl did not kill herself over a society… she instead became ill and died in her room over one of the holiday breaks. There is a memorial plaque on one of the doors.

Amy Remmers says:

October 26, 2007, 2:25 pm

I have heard about Illinois College. I live few blocks away from Illinois College. I have few friends who attends there. They did heard lots of students talking about it. When some girls who live in dorm. Their television turned on while they were sleeping. They heard some whispers. Some girls saying that when they were in shower and they heard toliet has been flushed so they went check it out and there was nobody. U guys should check out on Illinois School for the Deaf, building is called Main Building has some weird stuffs going on and some dorms, other buildings. I can tell that Jacksonville have lots of histories. Towndown, Library, old houses, Illinois school for the deaf, and Illinois College. You guys should come and visit some histories down here. Amazing!!

Layla Wilson says:

January 27, 2008, 2:37 pm

This is all really interesting i wish i lived near somewhere like that,i live in England and nothing ever happens like that oh well
love you chicken love me x


Gus says:

February 12, 2008, 1:57 pm

Wow neat. Did any ghost hunter investigate here yet? I would also would like to join a ghost haunting team, I know a lot about ghost, poltergeist, demons. To contact me, heres my email:

Brookelynn says:

August 11, 2008, 7:30 pm

I never knew about that and I only live not even 30 minutes away from Jacksonville.
There are alot of freaky things though that i know of that has happened in Illinios and yet they have never been posted and people dont know about them.

Jennifer says:

September 21, 2009, 11:50 am

I attended Illinois College, there were 2 girls that died on campus. The one girl commited suicide by hanging herself in one of closets in the house. The other girl, Gail, was ill prior to attending Illinois College and knew she wasn’t going to live long. She died in her room in Ellis Hall. This was my dorm room years later. She was friendly, would like to move items around the room.

Emily says:

November 22, 2009, 3:44 am

She probably really wanted to be accepted. She must of worked hard and her hard work ended up not paying off. She probably was upset, and did it. It must of been a big thing for her to do such a stunt. The whole, TV turning on and off. Isn’t much of a surprise. Some spirits are curious of what they can and cant do and she probably wants to find out what she can do. She also probably is also trying to practice doing something as simple as turning something on and off so then later on she can try more difficult tasks such as picking things up.

haylee says:

June 5, 2010, 1:57 am

… there is a house there and this one girl died and there was blood left over and they coverd it up and now they say every halloween night the time that,that girl got killed the blood stain comes up in the carpet,
idk if it is true but belive what you think,

Joe Newingham says:

March 10, 2011, 11:32 pm

I live in Jacksonville and we live in a old house built in 1936, and it is haunted we have come home to lights been on or doors opening on there own.But the best was when i was home by my self and i heard music when i found were it was coming from it was in the basement were a old radio was playing it did have batteries in it but would of needed to have a butten pushed to play and I worked at a local hotel that was getting ready to be acutioned of so me and the manger was there late we were the only ones in there all the doors were locked so she comes back an tells me she is done for the night and leaves so about 5 mins later i go up to the front desk to get something and when i come back around the desk all at the same time i hear the doors shaken real hard and what sounded like pots and pans fallen in the kitchen. Now at first i thought someone was trying to break in so i grab a big flashlight and go running down there only to find nothing at all no pans on the floor or any thing so needles to say i finished up what i was doing and got the hell out of there. So the next day i tell my manger an she turns all pail and starts telling me she is sorry that she did not say any thing the night before but she left because she was at the front desk and looked up to see a dark shadow float across the wall. And that is a true story

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