Shoe Factory Road in Hoffman Estates, Illinois


The most distinctive feature on Shoe Factory Road in Hoffman Estates is an old, derelict Spanish Colonial revival style building. Just down the street, in the direction of the Poplar Creek Forest preserve, sits an abandoned farm. Both are rumored to be haunted. The unique stone house was at one time the Charles A. Lindbergh […]

Conversation with a Ghost


From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. 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 proud of his beagles, and took […]

Flashback: Shoe Factory Road


Mike dangled a quartz crystal from a black cord clenched in his fist, but it didn’t move. “I’m not getting anything,” he replied with a heavy sigh. “Let’s go check out that barn.” Aurelia coughed. “Please,” she said. “My asthma is starting to act up. This dust is horrible.” Without waiting for the others, she […]


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