The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 2

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Deep in Decatur, Illinois, The Fallen’s 1991 dark blue Toyota Corolla puttered through the white, metal gates of Greenwood Cemetery with Mike, Greg, Aurelia, and Emmet inside. Its rusted muffler hung inches from the road. “Does anyone else notice this city smells like rotten eggs?” Emmet asked over a remix of calliope music that […]

Illinois’ Top 10 Military Ghosts

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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 […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Cities in Illinois

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Illinois is a very haunted state, from Chicagoland’s famous hitchhiking ghost, Resurrection Mary, to the ghost of “Old Book” at Peoria State Hospital, to the Headless Horseman of Lakey’s Creek. Some have argued that Illinois is one of the most haunted states in the country, and there are several towns and cities that claim to […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Theaters in the Midwest

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Theaters are designed to overwhelm the senses and bring joy and excitement to their patrons, and many are believed to be haunted by at least one or two ghosts. With so many haunted theaters, it is hard to decide which have the most compelling legends. Thankfully, Mysterious Heartland is here to bring you the history […]

Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur, Illinois

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Greenwood Cemetery is rumored to be one of the most haunted locations in central Illinois. According to Troy Taylor, a popular author on haunted locations in the Midwest, the land that would become Greenwood was originally an Amerindian burial ground, and then was later used by the first white settlers to bury their dead until […]

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