Top 10 Most Haunted Places on the Great Plains

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Stretching from the northern border of North Dakota to the Texas Panhandle is a virtually unbroken line of prairie and grassland known as the Great Plains. This strip of states forms the western boundary of the American Midwest and consists mostly of mid-grass prairie. In the not-to-distant past, vast herds of bison roamed the land, […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Murder Scenes in Illinois

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A murder is always traumatic, leaving behind physical and emotional scars that remain in the community for years. Every once in a while, however, a homicide leaves behind psychic scars, and ghost stories grow up around the murder scene. These stories help preserve popular memory of these traumatic events for generations. Mysterious Heartland has browsed […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Restaurants in the Midwest

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Restaurants are often the setting for family dinners, dates, wedding receptions, and camaraderie among friends. They represent the dreams of struggling entrepreneurs. With so much emotional investment, it does not surprise Mysterious Heartland that restaurants are frequently reported to be haunted. Some of these specters are content to simply observe the hustle and bustle, while others […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Caves in the Midwest

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For tens of thousands of years, humans used caves for shelter, but familiar dwellings for our ancestors have become objects of curiosity for contemporary man. Dank, dark, and mysterious, with strange animals, rock formations, passages, and sounds, caves offer the possibility of a new world right under our feet. Not surprisingly, many caves are believed […]

5 Most Mysterious Ghost Towns in the Midwest

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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 […]

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