Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Western Illinois


Western Illinois, or “the Tract,” has a peculiar and unique history. Politically and economically isolated from the rest of the state, this region was nicknamed after the Illinois Military Tract of 1812, which was a section of land set aside for veterans of the War of 1812. Prior to the 1970s, there were only five […]

Top 10 Ghostly Children in the Midwest


It is said that parents should never outlive their children, but sadly, this is not always the case. These tragedies leave behind a lifetime of scars, and sometimes, create ghost stories and legends that remain tied to the place where the child died. Ghostly children appear throughout the Midwest, particularly in homes, schools, and cemeteries. Mysterious […]

Head 2 Head: Abingdon Middle School vs. Devil’s Cave


Locations: Abingdon Middle School in Abingdon versus Devil’s Cave in North Aurora. Histories: Built of brick, the old Abingdon Middle School at Snyder and Washington streets was formerly North Abingdon High School. In October 1956, a teacher named Karen Moriaty tragically died at the school. During the 1970s, a tornado damaged the building and knocked […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Schools in Illinois

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At Mysterious Heartland, we know adolescence can be a particularly hard time in a person’s life, and that most of that time is spent in school. At some Illinois schools, however, homework, grades, and bullies aren’t the only thing students have to worry about. Some locker-lined hallways are stalked by the unseen. Which one will […]


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