October 31, 2013

Weekly RoundUp: Halloween

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Despite the less-than-ideal weather, kids will dress in creative costumes and ring doorbells throughout central Illinois tonight for “just one more” piece of candy. You can find information about Halloween trick-or-treating times in the Champaign-Urbana metro area at Chambanamoms.com.

If you prefer ghost stories and cowering under the covers to snacking on Milky Way bars and Toostie Pops, check out the links below:

Top 10 Most Haunted Colleges in Illinois – Mysterious Heartland

“As one of the oldest public universities in the state of Illinois, the campus hosts a number of ghost stories. The English Building is purportedly haunted by the ghost of a student who either drowned or committed suicide there in the early 1900s during the time when the building served as a female dormitory.”

Urban Legends at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – ©2005 Annette Lesak

“The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, (UIUC) founded in 1867, has a rich history of story. There are some very recognized and known tales of the campus, and others that are lesser known. Each contribute to the tapestry of the University. I have attempted to collect the Urban Legends that exist among the University of Illinois Undergraduate student population specifically, as Undergrads are the lifeblood of this University, and contribute greatly to the stories of the campus. Many of the Urban Legends addressed on this page are associated with a physical structure located on the University of Illinois campus, whether it be a building or monument. Urban Legends and stories give character and life to buildings. “

Haunted Champaign-Urbana and Illinois author Brandon Massey on writing horror fiction – Illinois Public Media

“Storytelling is an art, but telling scary stories is a skill all its own. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with two people intimately involved with what it means to craft and share a tale meant to thrill, surprise and terrorize.”