Top 10 Most Mysterious Cemeteries in Illinois

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Cemeteries can be peaceful places in which to spend a quiet moment alone with loved ones who have passed, but they are often also a source of strange tales. Ghosts, living statues, animated toys, bleeding monuments, lights, and figures in the dark are just a few examples of the stories Mysterious Heartland has gathered at cemeteries […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Bed & Breakfasts in the Midwest

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Bed and breakfasts are meant to provide a feeling of being a home away from home, but it is easy to forget that many were actual homes where families lived and died. Some believe renovations and unfamiliar faces stir up the ghosts of these former residents, who are unhappy with the changes. Other spirits appear […]

Carbondale After Dark: An Underground History of SIU

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The following is not a fable — it all really happened and it has no morals.” I first became aware of H.B. Koplowitz’s Carbondale After Dark and Other Stories while I was doing research on Southern Illinois University for a book on the legends and lore of Illinois colleges. Carbondale After Dark was first published […]

Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois

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Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois has had a long and colorful history. Its mascot, the Saluki, is an ancient Egyptian dog breed and a salute to the region of southern Illinois called “Little Egypt.” Nearly every campus building is said to be haunted, from the lost girl of Faner Hall to the ghost of […]

Sunset Haven Demolished!

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Another landmark is destroyed as bulldozers level one of the few remaining almshouses in Illinois Carbondale, Illinois (mysteriousheartland.com) — Between October 25-27th, a crew from Southern Illinois University dismantled one of the few remaining almshouses in Illinois. Known as Sunset Haven, “Building 207,” Vivarium Annex, or just the “old asylum,” this rectangular red-brick building has attracted […]

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