Millikin University - Blackburn Hall

1184 West Main Street, Decatur, Illinois 62522

The ghost that haunts Blackburn Hall is reported to be a female student who loved the university. During a summer break she went missing only to be found murdered.

In death she returned to the one place she was happiest during life - Blackburn Hall on Millikin's campus.

Like many ghosts, the ghost in Blackburn Hall harbors a jealousy towards the living. While she has not acted out in a violent way, unlike the ghosts of Aston Hall on the same campus, she is known as a trouble maker. She will turn lights out on students that are studying for exams and is known to turn off stereos if they are played too loud for her. There are also reports of disembodied footsteps and doors opening and closing. She rarely makes an appearance, but some students have seen her gliding down hallways and staircases to only disappear into the wall.

The ghost in Blackburn Hall seems to dislike change. The maintenance staff has reported many disturbances while trying to modernize the building. Power tools would suddenly stop working, buckets of paint would be spilled over, and other things that would stall change. Projects that were scheduled for a weeks time have gone on for months because of her meddling.

The maintenance staff has been known to plead with the girl when leaving for the day to not ruin their work. Usually it's to no avail.

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Jun 27, 2010 2:06pm [ 1 ]

I went to a camp at Millikin University and was in Blackburn hall. At night time we would hear footsteps all the time. We didnt know if it was haunted or not. When we left the dorm we always turned our fans off. When we went back in there both the fans were back on.

Jun 22, 2014 11:11pm [ 2 ]

I also went to that camp. An amazing camp. I just came home Saturday. I stayed in Blackburn Hall on the first floor. We would occasionally hear footsteps but we believed it was just somebody going to the bathroom late at night (which nobody really ever did). I went out into the hallway once but nobody was there. I checked the bathroom and nobody was there. The footsteps were still occurring but at the opposite side of the hall. I ran back to the room because I was pretty scared. Haha. Blackburn was pretty scary but thank god I wasn't in Aston.

olive king
Feb 5, 2016 8:54am [ 3 ]

Hello, I'm a producer on the Syfy Channel's hit series Paranormal Witness and I'm interested in making a film about the Millikin University. If you or anyone you know has experienced strange, terrifying unexplained at Millikin it would be great to hear from you: Many Thanks, Olive

Janelle Worley
Apr 7, 2016 6:57pm [ 4 ]

I lived in Blackburn Hall for 4 years and don't remember anything spooky.

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