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

Breaking News

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 […]

Top 10 Lost Treasures in Illinois


Many of you may not know that Illinois is loaded with forgotten loot and buried treasure, but millions of dollars in gold and silver are right under your feet – if you can find it. Luckily, Mysterious Heartland is there to bring you the story of some of Illinois’ most notorious lost treasures! Perhaps you have […]


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