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Sylvia Shultz

Special Guest

Sylvia Shults is the author of several books of paranormal nonfiction, including 44 Years in Darkness, Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital, and Ghosts of the Illinois River. She sits in dark, spooky, haunted places so you don’t have to. She has spent the last nineteen years working at a public library, slowly smuggling out enough words in her pockets week after week to build a book of her own. She lives a short, ten-minute motorcycle ride away from the haunted asylum that features in so many of her books. She considers it the highest privilege to share the incredible, compassionate history of the Peoria State Hospital.

After battling an intense, lifelong fear of the dark, Sylvia decided to become a ghost hunter. (What WAS she thinking?) As a paranormal investigator, she has made many media appearances, including a tiny part in the Ghost Hunters episode “Prescription for Fear”, about the Peoria State Hospital.

Sylvia loves hearing from her readers, especially when they have spooky stories of their own to share with her. She can be found at, and on Facebook at the pages for Fractured Spirits and Ghosts of the Illinois River.


Peoria State Haunting

May 31, 2021

Enjoy the AD-FREE versions of our latest episodes and our archives right now on Patreon. My special guest tonight is author Sylvia Shults who's here to share the history and the current paranormal activity at Peoria State Ho…

Guest: Sylvia Shultz
Modern History

44 Years in Darkness

April 10, 2021

Subscribe to K-Town's new podcast called Bizarre Times . Tonight, Sylvia Shultz joins me to discuss how a woman spent 44 years of her life locked away in a utica crib to the point of scratching her eyes out, pulling her teet…

Guest: Sylvia Shultz