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The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 4

[Mysteriousheartland.com] The rickety, wooden bridge groaned as The Cruxshadows’ “Marilyn, My Bitterness” echoed from the speakers of the dark blue, Toyota Corolla. Mike, with his thick, furled brow, nervously played with his keys dangling from the ignition, hoping the bridge over the swollen Kaskaskia River would hold. Davin, dressed in a plain black hooded sweatshirt and […]

Top 10 Witch Graves in the Midwest

Though tales of witchcraft are rare in the American Heartland, nearly every state has a remote, rural cemetery in which a witch is said to be buried. In the distant past, legends say, a recluse or eccentric woman was put to death for practicing magic and the community tried to cover it up. To this […]

Chesterville Cemetery in Chesterville, Illinois

Chesterville is a small Amish and Mennonite community that consists of no more than a few dozen houses located a couple of miles away from Rockome Gardens. If you are traveling from the direction of Arcola, you will have to cross the Kaskaskia River twice to get to Chesterville cemetery, once on Route 133 and […]

Head 2 Head: Chesterville Cemetery vs. The Tonic Room

Locations: Chesterville Cemetery in Chesterville versus The Tonic Room in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Histories: Chesterville is a small Amish and Mennonite community that consists of no more than a few dozen houses located a couple of miles away from Rockome gardens. Within the neatly trimmed grounds of Chesterville Cemetery, an old oak tree stands at […]