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Conversation with a Ghost

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From Even More History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline and Tracey Todd Bragg. My grandpa, Clyde Damron, was a fox hunter, as were many men in Hardin County in the mid-1900s. Fox hunting required the use of some type of hound, and between hunting trips, the dogs required exercise. Grandpa was […]

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The Legend of Potts’ Inn

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From Even More History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline and Tracey Todd Bragg. River Pirates, the Harpes, Mason and Bixby; these are the stories that come from this little community along the Ohio River. But no recounting of tales from Hardin County would be complete without the Legend of Billy Potts […]

The Bloody Harpe Brothers

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From More History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. In the late 1790s, the Harpe brothers, Micajah, known as Big Harpe and his brother, Wiley, known as Little Harpe left a bloody trail of at least 28 people in Tennessee, Kentucky and southern Illinois. After the especially brutal murders of Major William […]

Dead or Hypnotized?

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From More History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. Henry Blakley (1860-1912) had mastered the art of hypnotism. His talent made him very well known throughout southern Illinois and the surrounding area. Mr. Blakley believed that he could communicate with people beyond the grave. He would light candles and place them in […]

Skeleton Found Under Floor of Cave-in-Rock Home

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Southern Illinois’ independent newspaper, the Disclosure, has broken this story out of Hardin County: CAVE-IN-ROCK— “A remodeling project turned grisly this weekend for a family in the river town of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. Sources have told Disclosure that Hardin County Sheriff Smoky Cullison has confirmed human bones were found under the floor in an old house […]

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