Ghost, ghouls and goblins are usually saved for the Halloween season. However, this spring a true “ghost hunter” makes his way to Fulton to tell the tales of his trade.
Troy Taylor, a professional ghost hunter and author, presents “Confessions of a Ghost Hunter” as part of the President’s Concert and Lecture Series at William Woods University. The program will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Taylor has been pursuing ghosts and hauntings throughout America for more than 15 years. During that time, he has been labeled as author, editor, president, host, public speaker and expert on the subject of paranormal activity.
He has penned 25 books about the unusual happenings, including: Haunted Illinois, Spirits of the Civil War and The Ghost Hunter’s Guidebook. He is the editor of a travel guide of haunted places in America called Ghosts of the Prairie Magazine.
Taylor also serves as the president of the American Ghost Society. The society is a network of ghost hunters and has more than 450 active members in the United States and Canada. Each year, Taylor hosts a national conference with the society, bringing in several hundred people from around the U.S.
The experienced ghost hunter has been interviewed for radio and television broadcasts more than 300 times and has spoken to more than 100 groups concerning supernatural activity.
Currently, Taylor lives with his wife and daughter in Alton, Ill., where he hosts the “History & Hauntings Tours.”
The presentation to be showcased at WWU will feature stories and experiences from across America, with tales from haunted graveyards, ghost-infested houses, real-life poltergeist cases and disastrous investigations. The program promises to be “humorous, haunting and entertaining,” and sure to “please any audience.”