History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois, the Definitive Edition


Published by IllinoisHistory.com in 2014, the Second Edition of History, Mystery and Hauntings of Southern Illinois by Bruce L. Cline has been years in the making. This edition is a compendium of three separate books that Black Oak Media, Inc. (God rest its soul) published in 2011, 2012, and 2013, with the addition of new […]

Interview with Bruce Cline, Author of History, Mystery, and Hauntings of Southern Illinois


Bruce Cline is a paranormal investigator and ghost historian. He received B.S. and B.A. Degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Bruce has had a long time fascination with history, folklore and ghost stories. In 2007, he formed the Little Egypt Ghost Society. Since that time, other team members and he have traveled extensively […]

I was so scared that I pulled the covers over my head…


“My brother and I were spending the night at our grandparent’s house in Marion, Illinois. After a fun day of play in the garden and woodshed, we retired for the night. Of the three bedrooms in the house, we were to sleep in the middle bedroom. At some point during the night, I woke up […]

Six Terrifying Titles for Halloween


Check out the following books from Black Oak Media for all your scares this Halloween season! This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost By Amelia Cotter “The house looked imposing and the eyes of the attic windows gazed down at me as we approached. The glass had broken away from the […]


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