Top 10 Most Haunted Castles in the Midwest

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The word “castle” brings to mind the powerful medieval battlements or stately manors of pre-modern Europe. Though no true castles exist in the American Midwest, castle-like buildings and mansions are scattered throughout the heartland. With their picturesque stone walls, towers, and turrets, these structures ignite visitors’ imaginations. None would be complete, of course, without a […]

Hartford Castle in Hartford, Illinois

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“Hartford Castle” is the colloquial name for a mansion that formerly stood on a tract of land just outside of Hartford, Illinois, across the river from St. Louis. The mansion’s actual name was Lakeview, but few besides the original owner referred to it as such. The original owner was a French immigrant named Benjamin Biszant, […]

Flashback: Hartford Castle

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Mike, Greg, Aurelia, and Emmer stood and faced what looked like a nondescript swamp, but what, in reality, was a wide moat that ringed an island that could only be seen from the air. Somewhere on that island were the ruins of an old mansion. “It’s too bad Davin isn’t here to see this,” Emmer […]

Spotlight: Hartford Castle

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“Hartford Castle” is the colloquial name for a mansion that formerly stood on a tract of land just outside of Hartford, Illinois, across the river from St. Louis. The mansion’s actual name was Lakeview, but few besides the original owner referred to it as such. The original owner was a French immigrant named Benjamin Biszant, […]

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