The Stump Pond Monster

Little_Egypt3

From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Strange creatures and monsters are common in southern Illinois. One of the oldest stories was first reported in from Stump Pond. In 1879, a man was fishing from his boat on Stump Pond when he noticed a very large submerged object was plowing through […]

The Phantom Spectre Hunter

Little_Egypt3

From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. In the mid-1700s, a mysterious entity was often seen on dark and stormy nights near the Cahokia Indian Mounds. When lightning flashed, frightened travelers would see a tall man dressed in sackcloth carrying a powder horn on his wildcat skin belt. They called it […]

Boomer the Three Legged Hero Hound

Little_Egypt3

From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Across from the boardwalk in Makanda next to a picnic shelter by the railroad tracks you will find a monument to a hound dog named Boomer. The inscription on the monument reads: “In memory of Boomer the hound dog. Tradition says he dashed his […]

Henry, the Ghost of Shryock Auditorium

Little_Egypt3

From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Shryock Auditorium is located on the Old Campus of Southern Illinois University. The auditorium was constructed in 1917. This historic building features strong Roman architectural influences in Neoclassicism. The auditorium was dedicated to the university’s fifth president, Henry William Shryock, who served the university […]

Rose Hotel Featured in the Daily Egyptian

The Rose Hotel, Photo by Michael Kleen

The Daily Egyptian, newspaper of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, has featured the haunted Rose Hotel in a recent issue. The Rose Hotel is owned by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and operates as a bed and breakfast. Built by James McFarland around 1830, with additions added in 1848 and 1866, it is the […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 9,241 other followers