Illinois’ Top 10 Military Ghosts


The call to serve is only answered by a select few, and the scars of war are some of the most enduring. While Illinois is not often noted for its military history, it is home to a number of past and present military installations and prison camps. During the Civil War, Southern Illinois saw divided […]

Big Muddy Bridge Haunting


From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. The Big Muddy River railroad bridge just north of Carbondale on RT 51 was the site of an encampment of Union soldiers during the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln personally directed that a company of militia be stationed in Carbondale to guard the Big […]

Mystery of the Woodlawn Sarcophagus

Woodlawn Sarcophagus

By Bruce Cline, director of the Little Egypt Ghost Society Located on the east side of a hill at Woodlawn Cemetery in Carbondale, Illinois, there is a stone sarcophagus raised a few feet above the ground. Any inscriptions on the stone have long since been obliterated by the ravages of time. There are at least […]


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