Akron Civic Theatre’s Ghostly Trio


[Mysteriousheartland.com] Originally known as the Loews Theatre, the Akron Civic Theatre was designed by Viennese architect John Eberson in grand “Atmospheric” style. The ceiling was painted to look like the night sky, and it is one of the few theater ceilings that can rotate. The Civic is believed to be haunted by three ghosts. A […]

Mysterious Heartland’s Least Popular Top 10 Lists


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 Haunted Theaters in the Midwest


Theaters are designed to overwhelm the senses and bring joy and excitement to their patrons, and many are believed to be haunted by at least one or two ghosts. With so many haunted theaters, it is hard to decide which have the most compelling legends. Thankfully, Mysterious Heartland is here to bring you the history […]

Mission Terror, Season 2 Episode 1: Egyptian Theatre


The Greater Rockford Apparition & Ghost Group (G.R.A.G.G) is back in season two of their web series Mission Terror! In the latest episode of Mission Terror, the G.R.A.G.G team travels to DeKalb, Illinois to investigate the Egyptian Theater. The Egyptian Theater was designed by Elmer F. Behrns and built in 1928. It held regular performances until […]

Phantom Footsteps Echo in Will Rogers Theatre


Built in 1938 in Art Deco style, the Will Rogers Theatre has been a fixture of downtown Charleston, Illinois for generations. It was named after William ‘Will’ Rogers, a world famous actor, humorist, and columnist of the Progressive Era who died in a plane crash in 1935. Like many theaters, there are rumors that it […]


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