Illinois’ Decade of Lost Legends

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Since 2007, Illinois has lost at least seven destinations popular with legend trippers. Later this year, Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building will join this unfortunate list. Each of these locations was a historic building in Illinois, and each was home to popular legends and ghost stories. We very much regret the loss of these irreplaceable landmarks, […]

Time is Short for Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Long rumored to be haunted, Peoria State Hospital’s majestic Bowen Building in Bartonville, Illinois may soon join the list of legendary locations lost to the wrecking ball. According to WMBD News, Bartonville’s board of trustees approved a $400,000 loan earlier this month that will cover the cost to demolish the Bowen Building. The village hopes […]

Save Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building from the Wrecking Ball

Peoria State Hospital's Bowen Building in Bartonville, Illinois. Photo by Michael Kleen

By Sylvia Shults A lot of ink has been spilled in the years since 1973, when the Peoria State Hospital closed its doors. People either love the hospital or they loathe it. And either of these positions is held with grim tenacity and furious passion. Now the Bowen Building, the public face of the PSH, is […]

Interview with Janette Marie, Creator of For the Incurable Insane

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Janette Marie started college as a Marine Biology major but quickly learned that she wanted to study film and earned her BA in Cinema and Photography in 2007. Long before she decided to pursue the arts, she was interested in photography. Even in high school, she brought her film cameras and video camera nearly everywhere. […]

The March 2015 issue of Bumps in the Night!!!! is now available

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone! When will this snow and cold weather end?   They used to say March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. I sure hope that is true this year. March also brings a favorite holiday for people and that is St. Patrick’s Day.   Make sure to drink […]

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