By Sylvia Shults
The Peoria State Hospital was once the finest facility in the world for the care of the mentally ill. The asylum closed its doors in 1973, but the hilltop remains active to this day. Instead of the conversations of patients and the squeak of nurses’ shoes, the halls now echo with the beeps of KII meters and the hiss of spirit boxes. It’s still a busy place.
And for the spirits of many of its patients, it is still home.
Sylvia Shults returns to the hilltop, weaving history and paranormal investigation together to continue the story of the institution. With an introduction by renowned ghost researcher Dale Kaczmarek, a walking tour of haunted hotspots, and multimedia links to video and audio evidence, this collection of stories brings the asylum and its patients to life once more.