Top 10 Most Haunted Caves in the Midwest


For tens of thousands of years, humans used caves for shelter, but familiar dwellings for our ancestors have become objects of curiosity for contemporary man. Dank, dark, and mysterious, with strange animals, rock formations, passages, and sounds, caves offer the possibility of a new world right under our feet. Not surprisingly, many caves are believed […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Southern Illinois


Southern Illinois is the most geographically distinct of all Illinois regions. It is known as “Little Egypt” because of its proximity to a vital river trade route (like the Nile delta in Egypt) and the presence of towns with names like Cairo, Thebes, Dongola, and Karnak. As one of the earliest parts of Illinois to […]

Top 10 Creepiest Woods and Parks in Illinois

Top 10 List

Tourist season is in full swing in Illinois, and so we at Mysterious Heartland have prepared a list of some of the most unusual places you can visit in the great outdoors. While these are all nice places to experience nature, you may also encounter something of the supernatural variety. Be warned, however, some of these […]

Paranormal 101: Buried Treasure


In these posts, I will provide a list of books I think anyone interested in the paranormal would benefit from reading. Each list will be arranged by topic and will be accompanied by some notes of my own. Enjoy! Chaplan, Michael. The Urban Treasure Hunter: A Practical Handbook for Beginners. Square One Publishers, 2004. Henson, […]

Skeleton Found Under Floor of Cave-in-Rock Home

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Southern Illinois’ independent newspaper, the Disclosure, has broken this story out of Hardin County: CAVE-IN-ROCK— “A remodeling project turned grisly this weekend for a family in the river town of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. Sources have told Disclosure that Hardin County Sheriff Smoky Cullison has confirmed human bones were found under the floor in an old house […]


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