Illinois’ Top 10 Military Ghosts


The call to serve is only answered by a select few, and the scars of war are some of the most enduring. While Illinois is not often noted for its military history, it is home to a number of past and present military installations and prison camps. During the Civil War, Southern Illinois saw divided […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places in the Illinois Valley


Dotted with small towns and rolling hills, the Illinois River Valley runs 273 miles down from north central Illinois to the Mississippi River near St. Louis. As a major tributary of the Mississippi River, the Illinois River created one of the first areas of the state to be opened up to European settlement. The wilderness […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Central Illinois


Central Illinois encompasses a large swath of the state, from the Mississippi River in the west to the border of Indiana in the east. Mostly small towns and farmland, central Illinois also boasts many of our state’s most prominent colleges and universities. Its residents are generally salt of the earth folks. As we at Mysterious […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Colleges in Illinois


Going to college for the first time can be a very scary experience, but even more so if you plan to attend one with its own resident ghost! Almost every college and university in Illinois has a story, but what are the most haunted? After much debate, Mysterious Heartland brings you the Top 10 Most Haunted […]

Top 10 Creepiest Places in Illinois


As we at Mysterious Heartland know, the Prairie State is a very creepy place! Haunted cemeteries, colleges, abandoned hospitals, roads, forests, and schools abound. But what are the most creepy places in Illinois? After much debate, we are happy to bring you the first in a series of “top 10” places to visit if you are […]


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