Top 10 Most Haunted Insane Asylums in the Midwest

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From desolate cottages choked with weeds, to towering Victorian Gothic edifices, to musty tunnels snaking under the lawn, the abandoned sanitariums, reformatories, and asylums of the past practically invite fantastic stories. When many of these old institutions were shut down or decommissioned in the 1980s, they were overtaken by former patients and inmates, amateur photographers, […]

Illinois’ Top 10 Most Haunted Places

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In 2010, Mysterious Heartland brought you our first top 10 list, the Top 10 Creepiest Places in Illinois. That was by far our most popular list, but since then, we have thought about revising it many times. The list was meant to reflect some of the more interesting and mysterious places in Illinois, not necessarily […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Northern Illinois

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With the City of Chicago at its eastern edge, Rockford in the middle, and the Quad Cities in the west, northern Illinois is the most populated and developed area of the state. Darkened corridors of abandoned factories, old farmhouses, and foreboding roads offer a stark contrast to this image of progress, however, and there is […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Hospitals in Illinois

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Hospitals, perhaps more than any other building, witness the pains of human existence on a consistent basis. Birth, death, illness, despair, and even insanity are experienced by thousands of patients over many decades within their walls. Maybe this is why hospitals are some of the most haunted places in Illinois. But which is the most […]

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