Sylvia Shults is the author of several previous books, including Fractured Spirits and Ghosts of the Illinois River. She describes herself as an open-minded skeptic. She has been a paranormal investigator for several years. She goes into dark and spooky places, she says, so you don’t have to! She lives in Illinois. Hunting Demons: A […]
Mostly reserved for the dusty roads of the old West, ghost towns do not often come to mind when you think of the American Midwest. The Heartland, however, is filled with former towns and villages that, for whatever reason, never made it. Some disappeared when railroads connected to more prosperous towns. Some died out when […]
This October, I thought it might be fun to take our readers on a trip down memory lane. I started doing talks on the legends and lore of Illinois in 2007, and since then, I’ve been lucky to have attended many great events, meeting a lot of interesting folks in the process. Back in 2010, […]
This time of year tends to increase interest in the macabre and haunted houses and other attractions spring up. Do you plan to visit a haunted attraction this Halloween season?