Flashback Friday: Filming Headline News

The cast of Headline News, 2011.

On a summer day in 2011, I met director Willy Adkins and his cast and crew at an office building in DeKalb, Illinois. We were there to film Headline News, a horror short based on a story I had written for my book Six Tales of Terror. Jason Sullivan adapted my story into a script. All […]

Mission Terror, Season 2 Episode 1: Egyptian Theatre


The Greater Rockford Apparition & Ghost Group (G.R.A.G.G) is back in season two of their web series Mission Terror! In the latest episode of Mission Terror, the G.R.A.G.G team travels to DeKalb, Illinois to investigate the Egyptian Theater. The Egyptian Theater was designed by Elmer F. Behrns and built in 1928. It held regular performances until […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Theaters in Illinois


As any fan of ghostlore knows, nearly every theater in Illinois is thought to have a resident ghost or two, but what are some of the eeriest and most interesting of them all? Mysterious Heartland is here to bring you the history and the ghost stories behind some of Illinois’ most notorious haunted theaters! 10. Egyptian […]

Pictures from the 2010 Indy Film Festival

Michael Kleen at the Legends and Lore of Illinois table

This past weekend, Michael Kleen of the Legends and Lore of Illinois was graciously invited to the 2010 “Festival of Fright” Indy Horror Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb. Produced by Spook Show Entertainment & Festivals of Fright, the two day event was hosted by Master Ron Fitzgerald, legendary Gothic Illusionist. Films included gems such […]

Willy Adkins on the IGH Open House


How excited are you to be celebrating the four-year anniversary of the Illinois Ghost Hunters? I’m very excited about it! Its amazing to think of all of the progress IGH has made. Not every paranormal team can say they have worked for not only residential and commercial clients but even government offices! And the most rewarding […]


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