Haunted Beauty by Tim Weldon

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Haunted Beauty: Aesthetics and Mindfulness in the Traditional Ghost Story by Tim Weldon is a brief but insightful book. Published in 2015, Haunted Beauty examines the literary tradition of the ghost story. Weldon, a Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, succinctly explains what makes ghost stories so popular. Though […]

The spirits got used to us…

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“Galena’s ghosts are a relatively benign lot. No one has reported flying furnature, blood-stained walls or possession. It seems unfortunate that television and tabloids have emphasized this facet of hauntings. Our homeowners encountered non-threatening things – such as sights, sounds and smells that could not readily be explained. Sometimes it was just a ‘feeling’ of […]

A Murder, A Hanging, and A Haunting

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From History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce Cline. It was a hot, muggy day in Murphysboro, IL on July 30, 1915.  Lizzy Martin, the wife of prominent Murphysboro attorney, James Martin, was found brutally murdered in her home on North Ninth Street.  She had been savagely beaten on her head and upper […]

Get all Your Favorite Issues of the Legends and Lore of Illinois on KINDLE

Volumes 1-3 of the Legends and Lore of Illinois are now available on Amazon KINDLE! Click the links below to order them on Amazon.com and have the Legends and Lore of Illinois instantly downloaded onto your KINDLE device. Legends and Lore of Illinois Vol. 1 Order all 12 issues of the Legends and Lore of […]

Legends and Lore of Illinois now on KINDLE

I am happy to announce that Volumes 1-3 of the Legends and Lore of Illinois are now available on Amazon KINDLE! Click the links below to order them on Amazon.com and have the Legends and Lore of Illinois instantly downloaded onto your KINDLE device. Legends and Lore of Illinois Vol. 1 Order all 12 issues […]

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