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      Ghost hunting company to offer tours of WIU building

      The students walking Western Illinois University's campus may not be walking the halls of Simpkins Hall alone. / File Photo

      The best place for ghosts may just be central Illinois.

      A Macomb-based company believes the community of about 18,000 people is haunted and plans to offer tours of a 1930s building at Western Illinois University.

      A Midwest Haunting has four so-called ghost hunters who hope to find the apparitions.

      Believers say Simpkins Hall is the home of "Harold the Ghost" who, as the story goes, was a janitor. He's rumored to play practical jokes on people.

      The company has offered tours of other buildings in Macomb, but stories about Simpkins Hall drew the company to the university campus.

      Co-owner Tim Weaver says ghost hunters look for clues of their ghostly prey on their investigations.

      The tours begin March 21st and run for four weeks.

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