Twin Sister Hills Park is wedged between Keith Creek, 27th Street, and a shopping center called Rockford Plaza. To the south runs Charles Street, and East High School—with its own resident phantoms—stands on the opposite side of that street. Many of its students grew up sledding on Twin Sister Hills, and as they grew older, appropriated the nearby woods for less than family friendly activities. Twin Sister Woods is 8-acres enclosed on three sides by a fence on the west side of the park. An imposing willow tree, which is the focal point of several legends, sits at the entrance.
The legends of Twin Sisters are varied and quite imaginative. First told among local high school students, they eventually found their way into the Shadowlands Index of Haunted Places for Illinois…
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