Haunting Illinois contains 200 mystery sites and 85 individual illustrations. In this book, Michael not only examines the sites, but also the hobbyists and professionals who have devoted their lives to exploring the strange and unusual in our great state. Divided among eight distinct regions and listed by county, each location features a description, directions, and sources drawn from a diverse variety of books and articles. Haunting Illinois challenges you to get off the couch and start exploring our wonderful State of Illinois. You might be surprised at what you discover!
Why did hundreds of people line up bumper to bumper in rural Illinois to catch a glimpse of a scantily clad phantom along Kennedy Hill Road? Did you know that a ghost of a homicidal mother still haunts the road near her former home? What is the real history behind Independence Grove and Devil’s Gate? When these questions and more are answered, you will never look at the history of Illinois the same way. From Airtight Bridge to Western Illinois University, Paranormal Illinois discusses several locations that have never been written about before, while shedding light on others that have previously gone without much elaboration. This painstakingly researched book leaves no ghost unturned.
Published since January 2007, the Legends and Lore of Illinois has been defying convention to bring you Illinois ghostlore in an exciting, informative, and occasionally controversial format that has left readers begging for more. With this new collection, you may enjoy the first two years of the Legends and Lore of Illinois (2007 & 2008) in one convenient volume, distilled to its very best and featuring updated content. Explore haunted locations such as Bachelor’s Grove, Greenwood Cemetery, Peoria State Hospital, Sunset Haven, Peck Cemetery, Blood’s Point Road, and many more! This unique look at Illinois ghostlore is presented in a fun, entertaining way that sheds light on the dark recesses of our imagination.