Paranormal Underground Radio: Sylvia Shults (Author of Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital)

In this episode of Paranormal Underground Radio, we talk with Sylvia Shults, author of Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital!

Sylvia Shults has been a paranormal investigator for several years. She began her career as a ghost hunter as a result of doing the research for her nonfiction book Ghosts of the Illinois River (Quixote Press, 2010). Her fascination with ghosts dates back to her childhood, as she is an avid reader who was raised on Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

A few years ago, Shults was inspired to write a collection of people’s supernatural experiences at the Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville, Illinois. This project quickly swelled into Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital. The book incorporates the history of the asylum ,as well as the many ghost stories that have arisen out of the asylum’s abandonment. In an effort to separate fact from fiction, Shults thoroughly explores the true history of the hospital.

Air Date: July 25, 2013
Topic: Peoria State Hospital, Haunted Sites, Paranormal Investigation
Guest: Sylvia Shults
Hosts: Karen Frazier and Rick Hale
Producer: Cheryl Knight