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 […]

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 Central Illinois

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Central Illinois encompasses a large swath of the state, from the Mississippi River in the west to the border of Indiana in the east. Mostly small towns and farmland, central Illinois also boasts many of our state’s most prominent colleges and universities. Its residents are generally salt of the earth folks. As we at Mysterious […]

Top 10 Creepiest Cemeteries in the Midwest

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At Mysterious Heartland, we spend a lot of time crawling around the ruins of some of the most notorious and spooky places in the Heartland. Cemeteries in particular seem to attract a bevy of ghostly tales, but what are the most frightening? After much debate, we are happy to bring you the Top 10 Creepiest […]

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