Split Rock Quarry’s Terrifying Crusher

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] On July 2, 1918, a terrible explosion at a munitions factory outside Syracuse, New York claimed the lives of more than 50 workers, injuring dozens more. 15 men were incinerated beyond recognition and over 20 reported missing and presumed dead. Today, Split Rock Quarry is largely abandoned, taken over by hikers, urban explorers, curiosity […]

Lost Souls of Sheboygan’s Coast

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As a paranormal investigator based in Wisconsin, I have long noted a particularly high number of claims coming from the city of Sheboygan. On the surface, this city, located on the western shore of Lake Michigan about 50 miles north of Milwaukee, presents no obvious reasons why this should be. The quintessential American Midwestern city, […]

Ghosts of Peshtigo

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On October 8th, 1871, a fire that killed more people than any other fire in the history of the United States ravaged NE Wisconsin. Known today as The Great Peshtigo Fire, it has been largely forgotten in the annals of American history. The reason for this is due to the fact that it occurred on the exact same […]

Mysterious Heartland’s Least Popular Top 10 Lists

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Earlier this month, we brought you our list of Mysterious Heartland’s most popular top 10 lists, the most well-read of which has attracted nearly 200,000 views. Sadly, over the past four years we have published many top 10 lists that, for whatever reason, haven’t attracted much interest. It is perplexing because these include some of […]

Top 10 Most Tragic Disasters in Illinois

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As we at Mysterious Heartland know, the State of Illinois has a rich history, and unfortunately, it has also been the scene of many of the worst disasters in American history. While many of these disasters have informed our tapestry of legends and ghost stories, we also must never forget the pain of the victims or […]

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