The Saline County Poor House & Cemetery


By Bruce Cline, director of the Little Egypt Ghost Society The Saline County Pauper (poor) House, located in Harrisburg, Illinois, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As early as 1819, the Illinois General Assembly enacted a “Pauper Bill” which required County Commissioners to appoint overseers of the poor. In an effort to […]

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I had always been fascinated with ghosts…


“In late 1995 I read of Bachelor’s Grove, a tiny graveyard near the southwest suburb of Midlothian that was said to be one of the most haunted locations in the country, if not the world. I had always been fascinated with ghosts, though of a skeptical nature, so this seemed to be the perfect opportunity […]

Our Interview with Pete Crapia of

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This is an extended version of our interview with Pete Crapia that we featured in the June 2010 issue of the Legends and Lore of Illinois. Download the entire issue by clicking here. Pete Crapia is an electronics specialist and founder of the Grove Restoration Project. As web master for the Bachelor’s Grove Research Center […]

Michigan town bans Niles ghost hunter from cemetery

Buchanan officials bar ghost hunter from cemetery Associated Press January 14, 2010 BUCHANAN, Mich. – A self-styled ghost hunter will have to do his sleuthing somewhere besides a cemetery in southwest Michigan. Alex Cooper made the request at a Buchanan City Commission meeting earlier this week. But after a spirited discussion, the commission rejected the […]

Pictures from Inside Aux Sable Cemetery

The stone maintenance shed

Aux Sable Cemetery outside of Mokena has been a thorn in the side of local authorities for years. A search of the local newspaper brings up dozens of arrests that have taken place there. The cemetery itself is tucked behind a highway and rumored to be the home of the ghost of a little girl. […]


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